The late Zig Ziglar remind us ….”if you give enough other people what they want, you will get what you want”.
In our selfish worldly society, its easy to make things all about YOU. I know this well, being the only son (and youngest child) of a family of five. Until recently, my heart was right, but the actions sometimes did not equate. Then, the transformation- THANK GOD! My pastor says you are not a man until you are 30…and i love my 30′s~!
We all have “it” in us- the ability to love, to give gifts of kindness, leadership, compassion, trust, mercy, forgiveness and sacrifice. It’s God given- a gift to us. So now we have an obligation to reciprocate. The issue is, our mainstream world does not always promote that- or its masked with sin, greed and pride. It’s all about ME– or is it all about something, someone, a cause and a mission greater?
Believers encounter this way of living every day…and when we see the light- the bright light of compassion leads to JOY. we know joy is not a reaction or a conditional response- it’s what and who we are! Yes, and it’s a choice.
What can we do to live in JOY and do what we love- that causes impact and give gifts to others.
- Accept the TRUTH – and extend GRACE to others. It’s hard- just do it NOW!
- Pray and meditate on what JOY looks like- ask for help and embrace change
- Help your spouse, family, loved ones and strangers- it get’s your mind off YOU.
- Learn from mistakes, all of them…The word “TEST” is in the word “TESTIMONY”.
- Be thankful for your mistakes, and please then turn the page
- find a way NOW to forgive your enemies- maybe they don’t know what they did or just need help too- get over it!
- prepare to be blessed- you are here for Impact, Love, and to make positive Change
- Give away your time, talents, treasure with discipline to others–it’s not your stuff- it belongs to your Creator to share
- LUNGE forward and get uncomfortable- if you are comfortable- you are not doing enough work that matters
- BE AUTHENTIC- yourself, YOU…be funny, laugh, smile and apply some affection to loved ones
Now, GO- GO NOW and do this work with family, friends, co-workers and strangers– and make this crazy world a better place- WE NEED YOU!