Friday, January 6, 2012

When Your Best Isn't Good Enough

Good Afternoon Saints!
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Our lives are what we make them, so make yours wonderful. Lately, I have been thinking about the former statement, and how I can apply it to my life on a daily basis. Every day, we strive to give our best to our families, jobs, friends and churches. And, this is just a short list of our responsibilities! As we extend ourselves and give our best, we may feel that we are not appreciated and that our best is just not good enough. That's the rub. So, what's the solution?

The solution is in how we approach the situation. Do we approach it with prayer, meditation and an open heart? Or, are we looking for a pat on the back from those around us? These questions need serious consideration. Approaching our daily lives in prayer, meditation and an open heart, takes faith and determination. When we are giving of ourselves because the Lord has tugged our heart strings to do so, is totally different than giving for recognition or self-fulfillment. The Lord's calling is spiritual food for our souls and causes us to be satisfied  Just the mere service to others becomes a balm for our hearts and souls. We serve to become more like our Father and to sit at His feet. So, the next time you feel unappreciated and unrecognized, align your thoughts with "why" you are serving and your soul will be uplifted and fulfilled. This is my testimony. Be blessed, saints and continue your journey with the Lord.

1 Peter 4: 10-11

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.


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