It’s happened again. You’ve gotten my attention. And, quite frankly, it stings, hurts and challenges me all at the same time. While I would like to ignore it, I can’t. And even if I could, You wouldn’t let me because You know it’s something I need to address.
So here’s what You’ve helped me realize. I need to stop fixing other people – and start worrying about myself. I have to quit being judgmental – and start being a whole lot more compassionate. And I had better stop trying to be in charge – and start letting You lead.
This is not some kind of “I sure am bad” confession. It’s just reality. And I can talk about it openly because of Your unconditional love, Your investment in me and Your desire for me to thrive as Your child.
So keep coming at me. Again and again if need be. Let me welcome Your involvement in my life. Let me become more humble. Let me grow in love. Then grow some more. And then grow even more. Because what You are doing in my life is a precious gift.
I pray this in Jesus’ name – Amen.
What do you love to do? What stirs your soul? What brings you joy? Whatever it is, that’s your passion. But remember, because God has given you your passion for a reason, you can’t just keep it to yourself. You’ve got to unleash it to touch someone, be a difference maker and share God’s boundless love. So go ahead and take a bold step today. Put your passion to work. And discover the divine difference it makes for God, for others and for you.
The fact of the matter is that not every day will be the best day of your life, a rousing success or even filled with more positive than negative experiences. But there’s never a day God doesn’t love you, never a day God isn’t reaching out to you and never a day God isn’t doing everything possible to help you experience the difference God wants to make in your life. So why is God so persistent in being so faithful? The answer’s quite simple. God never wastes any opportunity.
God has given you today to live as if it is the only day you’ll ever have. So what’s the best way to do this? Seek God with all your heart, soul, mind and heart. Open yourself completely to God. Love God with everything you’ve got. Let God’s love fill you to overflowing. Welcome God’s love that changes you. And discover how God is God walking with you all day long. Sure, this is all pretty basic. But when you focus on the basics, you’ll discover the gift of God’s abundance.
You become depressed doing things you’ve always done. You get bored by things that used to bring you joy. You wonder whether there’s more to life than you’re experiencing. So you decide to change your life by moving somewhere else, marrying someone else or doing something else. And life changes – for a little while – until you soon feel just like you felt. That’s why it’s time to realize the best way to change your life is to let God’s love change you from the inside out!