Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Made to Make a Difference

Silencing the lie: "I can't change the world. I'm nothing special."

"Change the world? Really? Yea right! I'm just one person." This has been a part of my belief system since I was a young girl. But I always remember having a deep desire to make a difference, to change the world. Over time, I've begun to silence that lie in my life and believe that I can.

I believe we really can change the world, because you can change your world. What does your world look like? Who does it consist of? The choices we make never affect just us. They always affect those around us. So your world- your family, your friends, your household, your peers, your co-workers, the cashier you see every week, your decision to say yes or no, to go here or there, to lead or follow, to take a stand or to remain silent.... your world.
"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. And that which I can do, by the grace of God, I will do!" -D.L. Moody
What if? What if we woke up each morning letting Jesus love us fully and completely. (Then we'd be reminded of just how special we really are.) We woke up praising Him, thanking Him for another day and asking Him to lead & guide us all day long. To show us what "success" for that day looks like. Take it day by day. Then embrace the passions and call that God has placed in your heart, in your life. We are each unique, an original. There is something that each of us can offer the world, that no one else can do quite like we would. You may be "only one" like D.L. Moody says, but that "one" is a very powerful, special, miraculous, irreplaceable, one-of-a-kind person.

Resolve to make a difference, it's what you were made for!!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wake Up

So I've been known to be a bit of a perfectionsist and people-pleaser in my life.... I'm learning that I have to let go of some really high expectations I place on myself and others to live in the peace, rest, joy and freedom that life with Jesus gives. How that applies to my little blog is recognizing I'll rarely, if ever, have a solid block of time where I can focus, write and put my all into it. So my goal is to share a little bit of truth I experience on the daily, whether it's my writing or something that inspired me that day.

This song is what woke me up this morning and I hope it wakes you up too.

We've seen and know all too well the pain that has shaped our hearts. This pain and darkness in our lives can seem to envelope our very being and suck the hope right out of us. The pain we are surrounded with in this world can be overwhelming.    

But.... We have seen the hope of His healing!!! Be reminded today of a time you've experienced this hope, this healing. Remind your soul of that. His light will always shine through this overwhelming darkness, just give it a chance.

"God rescued me from the grave, and now my life is filled with light." (Job 33:28 NLT)

So sing over yourself today, speak with authority over your mind, body, spirit, emotions.... Wake up, Stand up, Hands up.... And watch as you come to life and your life is filled with light.

Whatever has been put to sleep, put to death in your life, those things the enemy of your soul has stolen from you... wake them up! Let your aborted dreams be stirred back to life. Let your unbelief be transformed into a powerful, life-changing belief. Breathe Him in. Draw close to Him.

"But now we have a confidence in a better hope, through which we draw near to God." (Hebrews 7:19 NLT)

Not our will, but Yours be done. Today and everyday.