Sometimes I think certain things are just not possible for me to do. I try but I just can’t seem to make as much progress as I would like to. I start to think this is impossible. Recently, I struggled to put a drawer back in the refrigerator after cleaning it out. The drawer got stuck and I kept trying to force it back in it’s space, but it was impossible. The final score was Refrigerator: 1 Me: 0 I lost and I didn’t really understand why the drawer I took out would not go back in. I finally gave up because it just didn’t make sense to me. I stepped back and thought about how living healthy, living financially fit, living spiritually fit and keeping relationships alive at work, home and church can seem impossible to manage at times. It could be like that drawer in my refrigerator and trying to force things back into place is not always the best course to take. Sometimes you have to pull things out, throw away old stuff, and even put things aside for a minute and reconfigure life. I’ve learned to examine myself but never give up, because it seems impossible. I know that with God all things are possible!
Have you ever found yourself being busy but doing nothing? You ever been full of ideas and goals but not really accomplishing them? I can be honest and tell you that I have. I have come to realize spinning wheels don’t go anywhere, they just spin. It’s time to get clear about those goals and start doing what you said you were going to do. That’s my little speech to myself today. Life can get so busy and we end up just being busy and that’s all. No filters here, I’m feeling a little stagnant. This is not a good feeling. I trust God so I’m asking Him for help to accomplish certain goals. I ask God for wisdom to go confidently in the right direction. I’m asking God for clarity and also for a disciplined heart. I ask God to remove my fears and doubts that surface from time to time. I am asking God for His purpose to be fulfilled in my life. I ask God to show me the way and remove distractions. I don’t really want to be stuck in the same old busy place with a lot of action and no activity, no fruit, no evidence of the hand of God moving. I must pray about this and dedicate myself to doing what is required. I desire to live purposefully on pitch for God and to do His will. Do you ever feel too busy or stagnant in life? How do you get unstuck? How do you focus to accomplish your goals? Share your thoughts and let’s pray for each other.
Recently I spent time away at a lovely resort. The grounds were perfectly landscaped, lots of cars were being valet parked by attendants, people were relaxing and playing golf, taking dips in the various pools, enjoying spa treatments and casually strolling through the shops in the plaza. I could tell it was a very nice place to relax and I imagined many would think of this place as heaven. I sat still and thought about heaven as I listened to the birds singing and felt the breeze blowing through my room’s windows. Heaven is not a resort I thought. While the property was beautiful, large and well kept, it was not heaven. There are no resort fees in heaven, no taxes and no self or valet parking options. This resort did not even compare to heaven. While I enjoyed the amenities and took time to relax, I think heaven is a much better place than any resort I could get away to. I look forward to going to heaven to jump in a pool of praise and adoration to the King of King’s and Lord of Lords. It’s what I live for. Don’t you want to go?
I love to watch the show The Voice. I especially like the segments where the coaches help the singers and encourage them to use everything in them to perform their song on stage. We sing a song at church that says I will bless the Lord ,oh my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name. When I think about all that is within me, that means everything inside of this forty-something soul. My joy has to bless His name, my sorrow has to bless His name, my heart and my mind have to bless His name. I may not be on stage performing but I am going to sing out loud because God has done so many great things. How loud are you singing the song God placed in your heart? Let all that is within you give God praise today.
I have two words for you today and they are build up! So many people are being torn down these days. The Bible says we are to esteem others better than ourselves. As I grow in my walk with Christ, I’m learning how to live on pitch. I learned Christians don’t chop up, they build up. We must not be influenced by television, radio, music and the language spoken throughout the day. There are so many images that are negative and it’s easy to be influenced by ungodly people and the world’s view but I encourage you to find someone to build up today. I want to be more like Christ today. Here are just a few small ways I will do just that:
- Be kind
- Share a smile
- Say thank you
- Give someone a compliment
- Tell someone good job
- Let people know I’m praying for them