This morning I’ve just been pondering the power of our thoughts. One author was encouraging me to keep an “eternal perspective.” He meant that in each situation that comes into my day to remember that it is not just about the moment. It’s about eternity. It’s not about whether I get my way or credit for the work I just finished. It’s about getting the work done right, people cared for and thereby sharing the love of Christ. God knows what we are and are not doing, being, thinking…. Sometimes I make this waaaaay to hard. I think living for Christ involves becoming a missionary or other vocational ministry worker. WRONG. It means being you where-ever you are. (period) My friend Arlin said it this way this morning. (He is finishing up some business meetings in Chicago I think.)
My little patch has plenty of opportunities to make a difference for people. This week as I have been involved in groups talking life and legacy plans – I have heard the words – I want to make a difference – on many reports and discussions. I have been convicted that life is not about making a difference – it is about being a difference. That little change of words – from make to be – is a significant change in responsibility. God convicted me that I can make a difference without really doing all that much myself. It is a matter of getting others focused and managing their output. If we are going to be a difference – we have to do something. That is what God desires – for us to go and do things in order to be a difference. We need to follow God’s lead to help us truly change people’s lives by being what God desires. Are you ready to be? Another day of Masterminds before we head home tomorrow. God is so good. (Emphasis mine)
Everyday, where-ever you are is the world you live in and the opportunities God has given YOU to live for and with Him. Is that the attitude you have today? If not, give it a shot and see if it makes a difference in your day. Then share about your day with us! We’d love to hear what you do or do not notice.