When I pick up the paper and read about the latest crime wave, weather catastrophe or of a frustrating and clearly un-Godly decision our elected officials have made I have a choice. I can become angry, stomp my feet and lash out….put myself in a place that more destruction comes from rather than building up. I can become silent, depressed, overwhelmed. Or, I can acknowledge there is indeed a negative force working to destroy all that is good and positive. And, make a conscious decision to be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem. Don’t get me wrong, I do not put my head in the sand and pretend life is nirvana. But, I do look for a way to do my part to make a positive difference today for maybe even just one person.
How I would love to thank the person who taught me that lesson. I would like to think it was through the Holy Spirit I came to live this revelation. Those bible studies do slowly mold and shape me, convict me. I give them credit for making me a better person. So, “thank you Lord!”
I truly believe that if God leads me to do something, I should not second guess it. I need to fully embrace it. He will see that each piece of the plan falls into place, to use my energy to move forward rather than looking back over my shoulder.
It all boils down to trust in the Lord. I want to give my worries up to Him. I want to live my life as an example of all that is right, positive and good. I will be the first to admit I have a long road ahead of me, but, I will not be disheartened. I know I can change the world.