Wednesday, March 4, 2009

From Existing to Prospering

Many years ago while I was in college we were associated with a furniture store. My husband was taking a payment one day from a lady who was always faithful about paying. Her daughter happened to be with her on one particular day and she was bemoaning the fact that she did not have nice things like her mother did.

Her mother had the answer for this dilemma, "Well, Baby, just have a few more kids and you can."


I could not believe it when my husband came home and told me. I could not fathom that kind of advise for my own children.

I have noted, over the years that there are people that are content with just existing. They go through life, barely making it, struggling all the time, relying on others to help them get by.

Now, please don't misunderstand me, I am by no means talking about someone who is doing the best that they can in their circumstance, not at all.

I am talking about those who never even get close to the best they can be, those that make no effort to reach higher. It is not a money issue, it is a laying down at night in your bed and feeling good about your day, about your contribution to humanity, about the example you are being to those around you, to your family.

Back when my children were small we struggled. There were times when we survived on potato sandwiches and cracker burgers.

I decided to go back to school to get my nursing degree. It was hard, very hard. At times my husband and I both had more than one job just trying to make it through. And make it we did.

My parents never told me I could not do something. They instilled in me that drive that lead me to believe in myself and my abilities. And because of that I never doubted that I would make it, that I would get as far as I have. I have never been content with just getting by. I want to be the best that I can be at whatever I undertake.

The same goes with my walk with God. I am not content to sit on a pew, just exist in the church. I want to push myself to new places, reach new heights in my relationship with Him.

I don't want to be another body draining the life out of the church, there to get what I can get, I want to GIVE!!

I want to be used, I want to win souls, I want to be somebody to the One who is my everything!!

Anybody can be a nobody! I want to be a vessel of honor!!!

I want to have a faith rich with testimony, a life with an overabundance of His glory!

I don't want to just exist, I want to prosper!!!!

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