Thursday, October 20, 2011

I Need to Act

Man has life been busy lately. I find myself complaining a lot and frankly it's making me sick. Who wants to be around a complainer? Day in and day out I sit and think about all the things I have going on in MY life and all the things I HAVE to get done and the things I MUST fit into my day. What do I have to complain about? What do I have to stress about? So many times I think we create our own drama and our own stress for no apparent reason. I just watched a video that really made me think a lot about this. I constantly have things on my mind that quite frankly at the end of the day have nothing to do with the kingdom of God. Here is the video link:

It really just hit me hard when he said stop and think about what is going on in THIS moment. When I do that I think about the homeless man I see almost every day on my way to work. The people I met and prayed with in Guatemala the past two years that I still think about often and wonder how they are doing. The sex-slaves victims I just did a presentation on in one of my classes. The faces of the children on the World Vision flyer's that were passed out at the Women of Faith conference. Thinking about these people and where they are right now, makes me want to tape my mouth shut. What right do I have to complain? I am so blessed beyond my  needs and I still have the "its not good enough" attitude? Thinking of all of this has made me realize that I need to do more than just think. I need to act. I find no absolute enjoyment in allowing myself to continue to worry about me me me all of the time. God has put this on my heart a while ago and i'm ashamed to say that I was ignoring it for a while. I probably created every excuse in the book to defer it longer and longer. I'll be a bit more honest. Maybe you can relate. I don't vow much. I don't commit to specific things whole heartily very often. I think in the back of my mind I always had that "failing perception" and I don't want to let anyone down. Especially God. But today I've decided to take a step towards obedience. I'm going to challenge myself. This will probably be very difficult to say the least... but at the end of the day.. I know with everything in me, that it will be worth it. I challenge you to think about your life. What you do day in and day out. How you spend your time. How you spend your money. What you put your energy into. At the end of the day, does it really fulfill your wildest dreams? Or are you just going through the day doing what it is you know and think you love? Pray about it and give it to the Lord. Seek him for guidance and ask him to change your heart. 

Matthew 25 :
vs.40- The King will reply, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." vs 45- "I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me."

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