… let your light shine

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I can’t say that I don’t enjoy a good “starting place”….. However, I can say that change, starting, and entering into the unknown for an unknown result is scary. Challenging. And, often causes some stutter stepping.

The planner, impatient person in me likes (read loves) to GO! I don’t like to wait, pause, take a break, or anything that would slow progress. For me, when things STOP…… Well, they stop. And, it’s hard for me to get started again.
So, I am working very hard to start this task that I will continue to have a passion for that won’t allow me to break – no matter how much I feel I cannot continue.

This year, I have quite a few mini goals that will get us to “the” goals we have set and I would like to set this year.

My umbrella action item this year is to consistently ACT in a way that allows others to see Christ’s heart in me. To “allow my light to shine among men so that God can be glorified”.

This scripture is my MAIN goal for the year. The goal that will dictate the success of every relationship, interaction, and any other goal I will set/have this year.

What I realize is that in setting spiritually based goals, you will always position yourself to become the best person you can be.
Meeting the goal I’ve set for myself daily will require a passion & a love for God and the Body of Christ. It will cause me to learn more about who God is and strengthen my relationship with Him. The more I know about God and the closer I walk with Him, the more equipped I’ll be to better get along with every person I come in contact with. Those sandpaper people who rub me the wrong way are only giving me the opportunity to BE the Christian I profess to be and work on becoming the one God desires. They’re giving me an opportunity to allow my light to shine The great thing about these frustrating situations is that after the sandpaper has rubbed and scratched me, all that’s left over is a smoother more beautiful surface. On both sides.

Here is how God remarkably planned the body to change the world…..
The more sandpaper rubs against any surface, the less effective it becomes. That scratchy surface becomes much smoother because of the interactions of other surfaces!
That is the benefit of the Body being the people God chose us to be! If we all humble ourselves, serve others, live passionately for Christ with a fervor to love like He did – we will cast out all darkness. We will truly cause others to become lights and brighten up their little corner of world.

We have to decide to live for someone greater than ourselves. For the good of others. Ultimately for the glory of God.

When we take care of each other, we are all taken care of.

….. Here’s to choosing to actively, passionately, confidently, and shamelessly living and loving for Christ.

…. To living out & being obedient o the Word which is God’s plan for His children.

Welcome, 2013.

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