There are moments in life when we question our ability and believe the lie
that our life is not meant to be extraordinary. What we must always
remember is that God has created each of us with a special plan and purpose
in mind that is meant to make a difference in this world. The Lord has
given us differing gifts that are each meant to accomplish and fulfill its
own purpose. We shouldn't look at what someone else is doing and wish we
had their ability, but rather we should be confident in what God has given
us and realize that we are just as blessed as our neighbor. (Romans 12:4-8)
If you are finding yourself stagnant and uninspired, I encourage you to
get involved in making a difference. We cannot allow ourselves to become
lackadaisical and simply let our days pass us by because if we do, years
will pass without us accomplishing anything worth mentioning. It is for
this reason that we must believe in ourselves again and know that our life
can be used for greatness whether it be to help our family or a stranger
whon we may never see again. (Philippians 4:13) (James 4:13-14) (Luke 6:35-36)
Be encouraged to believe in yourself and set your mind on making a
difference that can never be erased. Volunteer your time, mentor the
underprivileged, give of your finances and simply become active in making
a difference. When you do, you will find your heart filled with a joy
that is incomprehensible. That is God filling us with a knowing that we
did good. (1 Peter 1:7-9) (Psalm 16:8-11) (James 1:22-25)
I hope this message challenges your heart to want to make a difference in
this world. Your life though it be singular can touch multitudes in a
positive way. You simply must believe in yourself again.
DOING SOMETHING GREAT
When was the last time you were challenged to do something really...
President Abraham Lincoln helped me to understand that there is a bit of
greatness within all of us. It is said that he often slipped out of the
White House on Wednesday evenings to listen to the sermons of Dr. Phineas
Gurley at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.
He generally preferred to come and go unnoticed, so when Dr. Gurley knew
the president was coming, he left his study door open. On one of those
occasions, the president quietly entered through a side door of the
church, took his seat in the minister's study, located just off the
sanctuary, and propped the door open just wide enough to hear the preacher.
During the walk home one Wednesday evening, an aide asked Mr. Lincoln his
appraisal of the sermon. The president thoughtfully replied, “The content
was excellent...he delivered with eloquence...he had put work into the
“Then you thought it was an excellent sermon?” questioned the aide.
“No,” Lincoln answered.
“But you said that the content was excellent, it was delivered with
eloquence and it showed much work,” the aide pressed.
“That's true,” Lincoln said. “But Dr. Gurley forgot the most important
ingredient. He forgot to ask us to do something great.”
There is nothing wrong with average lives and average accomplishments.
Most of the good of the world is built on the accumulated efforts of
everyday people. But, as Lincoln seemed to know, a life should strive for
Are you part of a relationship that, if given more effort, could be
outstanding? Or do you volunteer for an organization which is truly doing
something excellent? Have you joined a cause that is attempting something
great? Or have you ever said to yourself concerning a beautiful dream, “I
could never do that,” while knowing that if you were to attempt it and
succeed, you just might accomplish something significant?
If Abraham Lincoln is right, then every life should strive to reach a
little further today than it did yesterday, for there is some greatness in
each of us.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but
be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is
that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus says, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon
earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through
and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor
steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Philippians 2:3-7 “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in
lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not
every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the
form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself
of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in
the likeness of men.”
John 13:12-15 “So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His
garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have
done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If
I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash
one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as
I have done to you.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: REACHING OUT
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Today’s Selected Testimony: MY LIFE CHANGE
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry