It came to me in a whirlwind today, and yet was as still as a quiet whisper in my ear.
Get clear on what matters by letting go of what doesn’t.
I was stunned. I said, “but Lord, everything I’m doing is so worthwhile. I’m really making a difference! (Aren’t I?)” And yet, the thought persisted.
Some of you know I’ve been clearing my house of clutter. Well, maybe now it’s time to clear my life.
What really matters to me? What will matter for eternity? I don’t want any regrets.
I want to look at what I’m good at, what my talents are, where my spiritual gifts lie. Where can I be most effectively used by God?
Wyatt and I were just at the Grace Evangelical Society Conference. Steve Thurman spoke on “Spiritual gifts, the ultimate WHY.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 is what was jumping off the page to me. “There are a variety of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. And there are varieties of effects, but the same God Who works all things in all persons.” Wait, did you catch that? Different gifts, different ministries and different effects! We are not all the same. Even if God has given two of us the same gift, the ministry may be very different. Even if God places us in the same ministry, the effect of our ministry may be very different. This is life changing for me. I want to trust God that He will use me to do whatever it is that HE has planned. And my ministry and life will not look like someone else’s. How freeing is that?
An article came across my desk today. I subscribe to a ADHD daily post. Today hit me between the eyes – it was talking about harnessing my super-powers. Instead of constantly being reminded of my weaknesses, should I not offer up to God the very best that I have? Sure, even my strength looks like weakness to Him, but I want to be available in His hands.
So, what AM I passionate about? What matters? I don’t know how much time I have left on this earth, but I do know that I want every day to matter.
I feel the wind of change in my life. Not sure where He will take me, but I’m willing.
“Without faith, it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 11:6
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