Being Called In The Kingdom

“And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with… Read more “Being Called In The Kingdom”


A Better You

For those who are regulars in reading our postings, you know that I am a person who likes to engage in a reflective moment from time to time. The purpose is to see if there is an area in which I need to grow. It is also to help others determine if they need to complete a self-check as well.

I have come to realize that there is no harm in trying to become a better ‘you’. In our current state, the world can definitely use “a few good men (and women)”. This can only take place if we each recognize the need for change within. If we turn a blind eye to our deficits, we will continue to stumble through our lives and never mature to our fullest potential.

God ordains and creates special ‘aha’ moments for us to highlight the areas we need to work on. This is not because He wants to condemn us and make us feel as though there is no way out of our situation. But He does this because He wants us to realize that we can become better than who we currently are.

If you are willing to be a better ‘you’, then take the next few moments to reflect on your life. Once your reflection is complete, ask God to help you to see what He sees. Ask Him to help you get to that place in your life. It will be well worth it in the end.

Love God…love people…love yourself…

What Happens…

What happens when a person is at the end of their life’s journey? Will they look back and see a legacy of good deeds? Will they see a life that honored God? As I lie here with my iPad and thinking, much has happened over the past week since I had my accident. I have had a lot of time to spend on my patio to engage in some reflections about my life. Old memories have flooded my mind. Things I have not thought of in years.

I always try to find the teachable moment in every situation. Even if it is a lesson I do not wish to learn. What happens if I ignore the lesson? I am bound to have to engage in the learning process continuously until I complete it. However, I have learned several things during this brief period.

One I have learned is that life is short. I need to maximize every moment with things that matter. If there is time remaining for nonessential things, then I will gladly add them to the schedule. What happens if I do not do this? I will find myself doing a lot of work, but nothing of any significance. This leaves me with little to no time left to do the things that do matter.

Another thing I have learned is that I am not happy where I am currently in life. Although I smile a lot, beneath the smile is sadness. Why? I want more. Not in a selfish sense. I do not want to work for anyone else anymore. I would like to engage in full-time ministry and building the Kingdom. Establishing an organization which does this is a major consideration at this moment. What happens if I were to take that initial step to move beyond the world of virtual ministry? I understand that there is a lot of work involved in building a startup anything. But I would be happy.

Something else I have learned is that being a man is difficult work. The way we think, speak, and act reveals a great deal about us. There are moments wherein I feel as though I can conquer the world. Then, those moments arise when I feel like the world’s biggest loser. Some days I completely confident in myself. Other days, I lack the confidence to even make any attempt at all. What happens if I allowed my feelings to dictate my actions? Many things will be left undone and my purpose left unfulfilled.

What happens if I do not take any of these thoughts seriously enough to do something about them? How do I explain this to God when my time on earth is done?