Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"Serve Or Be Served?: That is the Question!"

"I am touching on a topic that seems to get overlooked, especially with our fast-paced lives today. It's about choosing to serve others or serving ourselves? Which do you do? The answer is we all do both. There is a bit of selfishness in all of us. I mean ,we live in a fallen world. We live in a place where we are pretty much told eat or be eaten! There are so many distractions.  For most of us, it isn't natural to take the time and reach out to seek the needs of others. This can be and a lot of times is a foreign task. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of people helping others in need. What I'm saying is, how different a place this would be if we ALL pitched in to help our brothers and sisters. Now, when I'm speaking of helping meet other's needs, I'm not just speaking about monetary. Meeting a need could be be met in many ways. It be simply taking the time to listening to someone. How many times have we all needed a ear to bend? Just ask God who you can help. He will always lead you the right way.
However, if we all got real for a moment, we would all come to the conclusion that we all need someone. I for one, have tried to "John Wayne" it through some pretty difficult life situations only to land flat on my face. And to be real honest, life in a way, has gotten harder (with the physical disability), however what has changed (and made the most difference) is my attitude about my circumstances. My attitude truly determines my position on the situation. And that is the same for all of us. (Ephesians 4:23 "to be made new in the attitude of your minds;") If our attitude is in the right place, then our problems (as hard as they may be) might not be as difficult to get through. Again, I am only sharing my own personal journey and how my attitude has helped me overcome the greatest hurdle of the problem, MY Mind! So, I challenge us all to seek out and help others.

Monday, August 10, 2015

"God CAN and WILL use you!"

"God wants to use you! Don't believe the lie that you have to have all your stuff together, including any struggles we fight with daily, before God can use you. If God has called you to do something, by faith, just step out and put one foot in front of the other. He will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5-Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”). If we all waited to do what God has called us to do until we felt like we had our struggles under control we would never get to the calling that God has called us to do. It's not about us it's about Him. If God has called you to do something then He will equip you. Again, He will equip you; we just need to be open and ready for the equipping! However, He does expect us to move out in faith first and then He will give us what we need (Acts 20:24-"However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace..) I challenge each and every one of us to try this. God is good and faithful! Stay awesome and encouraged my friends!"