You, with your specific gifting and life experience, are valuable to the Body of Christ. It’s so tempting to look at the gifts of others and become envious of what they have or have been afforded. But that’s the wrong perspective, but an easy trap to fall into. Instead of being jealous of another person, what if we devoted that energy toward practicing and honing the gift that God has given us?
In movies, characters are always keenly aware of their uniqueness and see it as a negative. I wonder, how many times do we take on this negative perspective each day?
I encourage you to grieve when you need. It doesn’t matter if a loved one has died, a friendship or partnership dissolved, a marriage and family divided, a job has been lost, or a deal fell through, these are all forms of loss that deserve to be mourned.
I put my faith in my GPS, trusting that it will get me to my destinatioan, yet often I don’t want to do what it’s saying. As I drove around in the darkness, getting lost and frustrating Siri, I thought to myself “I wonder how many times I do this to God”. How often do we pray and ask God for directions, but then refuse to follow his voice?
What do you do when God begins to press down on those areas that give us pain?
Prayer isn’t a tool to be used to correct someone else, but to correct yourself. Whether you’re married or not, looking or not, happy or not, pray for your spouse. And when you do, pray for yourself. I’m not talking about selfish prayers, but selfless prayers.
I encourage you to ask the Lord for clarity about what success means for you. What if success looks different than numbers or revenue generated or clicks on a page? What if success looks like connecting with another human being?
Whether you’re going through a time of sunshine or fog, invite God into this season.
If you feel invisible right now, let me just tell you that God sees you. He knows exactly who you are, where you are, and what you’re struggling with. More than that, he knows your character, your future, and your past. When you’re passed over or someone turns a blind eye toward you, that could potentially be the best gift He could ever give you. In that moment, he’s giving you more time to spend with Him.
“…That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet.” Have you ever thought about why