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No Pressure / Big Potential

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Do you ever feel like you have to do everything right for God to accept you? Do you ever think that your circumstances or what you’ve been through negate your opportunity to be a light for Him in this world?

God isn’t looking for perfection, or for us to reach some bar or level in life. It’s our heart that matters, as in, what we do with our lives. We all have the ability to do something with our lives, regardless of what they’ve been like to this point.

Whether you have a million dollars or if you have 10 cents. Whether it’s been a life of mostly walking the straight and narrow path or if you’ve wandered all over the place. You have potential and can serve God and make a positive impact during this life!

Some of the greatest blessings in this world come from people in the latter category of both of those comparisons – giving completely of themselves, even though they have very little money or even though they’ve lived much of their lives away from God.

I have seen this personally from many people who have “nothing” in terms of finances or status, and from people have experienced truly terrible things in their lives. It doesn’t seem to matter to them; they just serve others and do the best with what they have, and in spite of their past. It inspires me.

Let’s get back to that first question. No one should feel pressure to perform for God; He loves us, period. Instead, every day is just a great opportunity to serve Him, regardless of who we are, what we’ve done or where we come from. This can be done in so many different ways. Inspiration is so needed in this world and it can be found almost anywhere, and provided by anyone. So thankful for that!

Have a great day.

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You Know the Feeling (But You Can Do Something About It)

You know the feeling.

It could be big or small, but someone just did something that hurt you. Careless words were said. A friend just cancelled plans with you, and it’s not the first time it’s happened. Your husband or wife is doing that one thing that really drives you nuts. Someone just failed to meet your expectations in some way. You got dumped. Someone cut you off in traffic. Your boss overlooked you for a promotion. It can be major or it can be minor, but the list goes on and on.

As I said before, you know the feeling when this stuff happens. Let me see if this covers it: sadness, anger, frustration, resentment, rejection, bitterness, and maybe even the tiniest desire to be spiteful or try to get some sort of revenge.

Sound familiar?

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