Jan 12 2012

Speak life and possibility

You probably have both of these kinds of people in your life.  The ones that complain about everything, and the ones that seem to find the bright side in every circumstance. 

A friend of mine said his new years resolution is to “speak life and possibility” into people’s lives.  I love that.  I think it starts at home.

Every night as a part of the bedtime routine with the kids I tell them what I am “most proud of them for” that day. Maybe it’s playing nicely with their siblings, or helping Mommy put away the groceries.  

For as much time as they spend in Time Out, they need me to tell them what they are good at too. 

I think, once we speak life and possibility into the lives of our children, they speak it into the lives of their friends, and the lives of their children, and their Grandchildren. 

If you’re searching for significance in your life, there it is right there.  It’s not about making a million dollars so you can give 10 percent of it away.  It’s about speaking life and possibility into the lives of the people that God puts in your path.  You’re his Good Will Ambassador at school, at work, in your car.

If you really want to change the way the world sees God, then more people hear the words, “I believe in you.” instead of “You’re not good enough.”

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Jan 11 2012

What Defines You

You know how when you meet someone new or at a party…they ask so what do you do for a living…you tell them about your job, or your family…but your thinking inside, there’s gotta be more than that!

What defines you?

It could be your job, the fact that you are a parent, or maybe it’s the things you own like a car you love or your home. 

The problem is what happens when you loose it.  Lose your job, kids grow up and move out, then what?

When you define who you are with what you do for a living, or the objects that you own, it’s temporary, your identity is fragile.

I saw where Entertainment News Reporter Guiliana Rancic is undergoing a redefinition of who she is after having breast cancer, and a double mastectomy . 

She works in Hollywood where your body defines you, and now part of it is gone.  She said that some people told her that this surgery could have put her job in jeopardy.  Her response was, “if my job was defined by my body and gorgeous gowns then I’m in the wrong business.”

She went on to explain that having gone through this experience she sees religion in a new light   She and her husband Bill, had always prayed on their own, but now they praying together.

She has learned that your job, your things, your body are temporary, and if you let them define, your setting yourself up for loss and great disappointment.  The only thing permanent, the only thing that defines you, is if you have a relationship with God.

What He says about you matters.  When you believe in Jesus, He calls you His child, your sins are forgiven, He doesn’t hold your past against you, He doesn’t count up all the things you’ve done wrong

The bible says, He is enthralled with your beauty, and rejoices over you with singing, not because of what you look like or do for a living, just the way you are.

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