Isn’t it amazing that today we have the opportunity to make a course change in our lives that can ultimately change the very course of our world. “Change”…what a powerful word! What I choose to do today can set a course for the rest of my life…or not. Actually, not doing anything, is still setting a course…to nowhere. This makes the decisions I make today so important.
I believe every person has one call. (What they are to do for God with their life.) But they also have many gifts. Your Call has a specific location and specific actions. You Gifts are different, they can be used everywhere and at any time. They are your talents and abilities. YOU can decide when and where to use them…or be stingy with them. Most people don’t realize this truth, and don’t realize how much God needs them. Take every opportunity to use the gifts God has given you.
The blood of our fallen heroes cries out that we be true to the values they died for. I am so thankful for the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for me and my family. Jesus said, “No greater love has any man than that he would lay down his life for his brother.” Remember, on this day also, to give thanks for Christ’s sacrifice. He won the greatest war.
I heard T.D. Jakes say, "As you take a step forward into what God has for you, the foot behind you must give up where it's at. It must yield to where you are going. The past must yield to the future. What do you need to give up to step up?
In John 4:35 Jesus said (paraphrase), "Lift up your eyes, look to the fields, they are ripe, ready to harvest." Every day, we walk right by people who are searching for answers, ready to ask God to be a part of their lives. Don't be so busy that you keep your eyes down...lift them up!
I think we don’t yet, have a real grasp on the enormous ramifications of having a Free Will. The great gift God gave mankind was to make us in His image. But that great blessing can also be a great curse depending on how we use it. The only way for God to really give us a free will is to then also make a decision to let us decide our fate. He helps, He guides, but the decision is ours.