“Life is an uphill battle. But it’s our choice whether or not we make it up the mountain. We can choose to give up or keep climbing to see the view at the top. The view is almost always worth the climb.”-Alexis Wohler. God put this saying on my heart when I was going through […]
I pray that I don’t let my mouth take control of my heart and that I don’t let nasty words that I can’t take back, come out. I pray that I would see people as He does. I pray that I would try and love people around me as He does. I pray for you to do the same.
Once we truly start viewing people through the lens of Christ – we must start to realize, that loving them is impossible to accomplish unless Jesus shows up in our hearts, souls and minds. But it is not only about dreaming big about how Jesus has influenced us in our lives and how He will influence us, but actually dreaming with Him in how He wants to use us to influence and impact the people we have around us
You have been assigned to be a family member to many people. Always being there for them isn’t easy. Some days it can even make you angry. They may not always appreciate you for the things you do for them, or they may not tell you thank you all the time. But, don’t let that stop you from being the Godly example that you know you can be. It is easier to help those who need it the most when we don’t expect anything in return, when you do it out of the goodness of your own heart. Look at it this way- if you are wanting recognition for anything and everything you do for others, are you really looking to glorify God, or are you looking to glorify yourself and draw attention to yourself?
Where you live and where you work are your main groups you are called to serve. You see, when we dream things that are within our own means to accomplish, it only promotes us. But when we start dreaming and partnering with Him, we get to step into the realm of impossibilities. When we start to do things that the world will look at and know there is no way we could have done that on our own, that’s when Jesus gets His reward, instead of us getting an award for doing it ourselves. That is when Jesus shows His glory to everyone. Wouldn’t you rather be able to give God the glory for what He has done in your life and for the things He is about to do in your life? Wouldn’t you rather pray for Him to work in many other amazing ways in the lives of people around you, instead of drawing attention to yourself? Wouldn’t you rather acknowledge the One who helped you realize the things you need to change in your life and be a witness for Him, rather than feeling like the world needs to look at you?
We often feel like God has abandoned us when we don’t feel His presence, but that is when He shows up in ways that we can only fathom. That is when He shows His never-ending love and power in our lives. He shows us that He has had a plan all along, and that if we just believe in Him, it will all come to pass in His timing and in His ways.