As I’ve stated before, my family and I have been going through some changes. This year has been a rough unexpected road. As you may know when obstacles in life happen it can be very hard to stay afloat. I have a past of being depressed and getting easily stressed, or what I would say overly stressed. After much prayer, this is something over the years God has worked in my life and has been much better. As I’ve stated in my previous blog “Thankful” I would basically draw stress on myself from trying to take control of situations. I’ve learned that God’s peace surpasses anything I can do to try and control a situation. I’ve learned to allow God to take the wheel and sit as a passenger. I’ve also learned in the midst of a trial instead of putting all my focus on the situation I am facing and allowing it to consume my life I should instead put my focus on serving others. Let me be honest I feel like I can improve in the area of serving. Sure I serve others that I know but I know I can definitely work on serving those that I do not know. When serving those I don’t know and bringing God’s word to them I get so nervous. I get nervous because I feel scared that they may reject God. I know how amazing He is and how He can transform ones life that the rejection breaks my heart. I pray and pray for God to take away my nerves and help me as I speak and that it be Him speaking through me. God blows my mind every time because as I am praying for His will to be done as He uses me I normally think of how He will work in others lives. I do not normally think of how He will use and impact my life in the process. God gets me every time as I speak to people about His goodness and faithfulness because when they share things with me it amazes me how someone I would not think God will use to speak to me is the very one that He does. You see there is something about the way God works in your life when serving others. It’s not that you feel good about helping others but it’s how getting to know the people you are serving God sparks something in your life. I thank God for all these moments because it confirms how He can use anyone of us no matter who we are, what our situation is, or what background we come from. As you face hardships and trials I challenge you to not focus on your mountain but on serving others. Don’t allow the temporary situation to get in the way of the calling God has over your life to use your gift(s). Serve with your all and allow God to minister to you as you serve. Be ready for God to use you and expect to be changed as He uses you. As I challenge myself I challenge you to stop allowing life situations to hinder the calling God calls over your life.
1 Peter 4:10 “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
Prayer: Father God, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I ask that You move in mine and everyone’s heart that is reading this. That we have a shift to serve You more and more each day. Help us to not be stagnant people but to use our gift(s) to their full potential. As we serve You Lord please minister to our lives in a way that causes a change. Guide us to follow Your will for our lives to not be a silent, no action generation. But instead that we become a generation who is unafraid to serve Your kingdom. Draw out all our fears and doubts we have in serving and following Your will for our lives. Have your way in our lives Lord! Amen!