Hustle…work hard at leading

My my life Journal encouragement today…HUSTLE!

Scripture

“Whoever has the gift of encouraging others should encourage. Whoever has the gift of giving to others should give freely. Anyone who has the gift of being a leader should try hard when he leads. Whoever has the gift of showing mercy to others should do so with joy.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:8‬ ‭NCV‬‬

Observation

If you have a gift use the gift you have …encourage, give, mercy, lead…the leader that does not try hard is not using their gift. Just because you have a gift does not make it easier to do life…life still comes at you hard. You have to posture yourself to work harder.

Application

We often think a gift will make it easier to live, to serve to grow…but there is a part of you that has to be attached to the gift! Effort! Your work ethics do your effo to try hard matters. The gift to lead is a great gift to use to impact people, but if we sit on our  gift, if we only use our gift when it benefits us, then we are not truly using our gift.

My encouragement today is to hustle! I can still hear my little league coach yell at us when we did not move fast enough…HUSTLE!!  My challenge today is to try harder using the gift to lead.  We see so many that have so much potential, but they choose the easy route, they choose the average route.  Don’t be that person!!!  Choose to lead from a place where you lay it all out on the field.  Hustle is what we do, and when we hustle and use the gift to lead we will see more move around us!

Lord, help us to always remember to give our very best, to work harder and try harder…and most of all HUSTLE!

Living with people in mind.

“Paul said, “Whether it is a short or a long time, I pray to God that not only you but every person listening to me today would be saved and be like me—except for these chains I have.””
‭‭Acts‬ ‭26:29‬ ‭NCV‬‬
Paul was in prison and he was speaking to King Agrippa who wanted to hear his story.  When he heard it, he said are you trying to make me a believer in a short time.  Paul says basically,  whatever it takes I want you to be saved.  This is living with purpose.  This is living with people in mind.  The situation would have seemed appropriate to talk his way out of, he was a Ronan citizen.  But, he simply shares the truth of the Gospel and the truth of his life changing experience.
Our purpose in life is to reach people… so when we are given an opportunity, we can seize it or avoid it.  We can grab onto it, or we can let it slip thru our grasp. What will we do with the opportunities we hear to reach people?
Lord help us to seize the opportunities inn front of us.  Help us to see what you are up to .  Help us to focus our attention on the truth of the gospel and share our experience.  God you are so good.