Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead...

Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead...

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Time to Build

Do you remember when your were a child and you created so much within your imagination?  The world seemed limitless with possibilities.  There were amazing shapes, colors, and textures to work with...  You could insert people, animals, buildings, places and lifestyles where you desired.  You lived the way you imagined.  Life was exciting.  Then, some how our imagination diminished.  Suddenly, we were taught that our lives were supposed to resemble others.  We lost our imagination, dreams, and hope.  Now, we wake up to the daily grind of life and wonder if this is all there is to life.

Well, I am giving YOU permission to dream a little!  Would you like to try new things?  Do you want to see some new places?  Will you reach out to new people?  Could you learn some new skills?  God does not cease to bring us new opportunities just because we've reached what the "world" calls success in life.  (ex:  an education, a job, a spouse, a child, or a certain yearly dollar amount...)  If He is drawing you to a "new thing", He will use that experience in some way to impact another person's life or even your life for His glory!

Yes, even learning a new craft could lead to mission, ministry, or gift to brighten someone's day.  Our lives are not our own, we were bought with a price.  What we do with our lives counts in eternity, but it isn't limited by what the "world" displays as "fulfilling".  Never stop growing, learning, and building your life on the Rock.  God will show you new and exciting ways to shine His light into this world.  Today, dream a little, then take action!

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