You may not have packed the bags you are carrying around through life, but at some point, you have to take responsibility and understand that you are the only one who can begin the process of letting them go.
There are opportunities around every corner to make a difference in the lives of the people and the world around you.
The reason most people don’t take advantage of these opportunities is that they don’t recognize them, and if they do, they aren’t ready for them.
Stay alert. Be ready.
Do what you say you’re going to do no matter the cost, even if the only person it costs is you.
You can only pastor a person to the degree they will allow.
No matter what you say. No matter what you do. No matter how much energy you spend. The person you are trying to help is the only one who can decide to listen and act.
But you can never give up.
Look for one opportunity to improve the day of someone else. Buy someone a cup of coffee. Compliment a stranger. Ask someone how they are doing and listen to their response.
Think about the one thing that someone could do for you that would make your day, and then do that for someone else.
What kind of impact would that make if you did that EVERY SINGLE DAY? What kind of impact would it make it EVERY SINGLE PERSON did that EVERY SINGLE DAY?
The world really can be a better place; we just need to be willing to put in the time.
PEACE should be the umpire for every decision in your life. You need to learn to listen to and trust PEACE. PEACE is life’s greatest commodity. PEACE is the language of the Holy Spirit.