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!

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Real Joy…Real Life!

MY LIFE JOURNAL

Scripture

“For you, O Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will sing joyfully at the works of Your hands.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:4‬ ‭MEV‬‬

“You thrill me, LORD, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Observation

We have a reason to be amazed!  God is GREATER!  I have JOY not because of my condition, I have JOY because of all that He has done for me.  Grace provided a way for me to encounter life, and simply living is enough to have real JOY, not conditional JOY!

Application

God never ceases to amaze us in all he has done and continues to do in us.  I am astounded and amazed at the grace and mercy of God.  I see my family and the work I get to do and I am so amazed at what God is doing.   Go ahead,  smile!  Let the stress of life fade away in light of the greatness of Your God.  He has done great things!  So sing a new song and allow JOY to impact your situation regardless of your condition!

Prayer

Lord help me to never lose the joy of your salvation, help me to never lose my sight of what you are truly doing.  You are up to some great things in my life. You have done some amazing things and Real Joy is found in Real life and that is in YOU!