Sunday, January 10, 2016

Singled Out

The greatest joy we can have going into this new season is understanding our position as God’s children and knowing where we should place all of our hopes and dreams.  We are not in any way responsible for another’s actions or the lack of, however we are in fact responsible for our own actions, we are responsible for showing the love of Christ and knowing that in many cases our actions will be judged. Our wisdom shared will not be met with praise by another who only sees from their limited understanding.  Don’t let this become your trophy. Don’t let others dictate to you how you will respond to the wonderful gifts that God has for you.

The only guarantee that we have as human beings is death. None of us will escape it. Some will meet death prematurely and some by natural means.  This is the end. The end of placing others on a pedestal. The end of expecting an action from someone who clearly has no desire or capacity to fulfil. The end of reaching out and not seeing a hand reached back. Now, when I say this I do not mean it in the sense of doing for another. I mean this in the sense of reaching out to people who make the excuses of, I am so busy, etc. You must be specific in making connections and friendships with those who show a desire to have and be the same.

On this day, Sunday, January 10, 2016, I am in meditation mode. I am reviewing my goals, outlining my steps to achieve those goals, and forgiving myself for not reaching the goals I had set for myself in 2015. Holding on to something that no longer serves a purpose will keep you from pursuing your current goals with joy and peace. We all have fell short in something and we will fall again, and again.  You must get up and bounce back. Don’t give up and don’t give in because you were singled out for a purpose. Pick yourself up and square your shoulders. Put a smile on your face and let it reach your heart. Make connections with those doing what it is that you desire to do. Research, read, write, and lastly, enjoy your living because when death comes, that is the end.

My brothers and sisters, take you rightful place as heir to the throne of grace. Jeremiah 29:11 NLT says this, “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope”.

Stand up and shed the weights. The weights of inferiority, mediocrity, lack, low self-esteem, and loneliness. Get busy being the best you that you can be. Start and end every day with prayer as the Father is the author and finisher. Surrender your will to His will and walk in the authentic purpose that God has for you. Shed the weights of trying to force a connection of friendship, anything real and worthy will not take hard work to achieve. Loving the unloving is a hard thing, but you cannot stop loving them or yourself.  You have a job to do and you cannot drag anyone or anything with you that has no capacity to be fruitful.  How are you living?

Be Blessed

1 comment:

  1. This post really spoke to my heart. I have some serious issues with low self esteem and loneliness. But I am working at remembering that God has not given me anything that I can't handle. Thank you so much for the reminder!