Monday, March 1, 2010

Motivational Monday :)

On this day, God wants you to know...



... that your love is a gift to the world. Let your love radiate out to all you meet. Let your love touch the hearts of people you don't even know. Let your love reach to the far corners of the earth. Love is what is saving the world.
 
So on facebook, there is an app called "Message from God"   I have been given grief about the likelihood of God speaking to us through the internet these days.... but I LOVE the app.  And you can't TELL me that if God needs to remind you of something, he will not use whatever means necessary. 
I can't tell you how many times this tiny little message sent to my facebook page has put a smile on my face, given me something inspirational to focus on & just plain hit the nail on the head.
 
Last week was kinda tough for me.  (see previous blog)  
But I had a really good weekend and realized I was letting myself focus on the WRONG THINGS. 
THEN - this morning - I got this sweet little message on facebook.
And I remembered that God does give gifts and HE uses those gifts to His glory not our own.
You see, I didn't feel as though my gifts from God included TEACHING or PUBLIC SPEAKING.....
{insert self doubt and second guessing myself here.....}
BUT - I do believe God gave me an uncanny ability to SHARE, RELATE & LOVE (no matter what)!!!!!!
...these are the gifts I use for Him.
I have always said God gave me a heart bigger than I deserve.  I may be hard to get to know.... and I have walls like you wouldn't believe.  But the thing with me is.... once your are in....  YOU ARE IN!  I may get mad, I may get my feelings hurt... but I can never un-love you.  I think I have shared this before... no matter HOW bad I have been hurt, years later a person could come to me needing something and I'm there.  That used to drive me crazy, but at the same time...I am soooo thankful for that gift.
 
To the world you may just be one person, but to one person you might just be the world.
You just never know when someone is depending on YOU to make a difference.
 
So I am starting my week with a new focus on life.  God is using me in sooo many ways and its time I start being thankful for that and know that no matter what bumps I go over down the road, there is a bigger plan than I can see  =)
 
Start your week today, on the dreaded MONDAY, with a new outlook on life!  Remember when you get up each day to be thankful for all the GOOD things in your life!
I have soooooo much good in my life, why in the world would I want to get caught up and pulled down by technicalities?!!
 
What are your gifts that you can be thankful for? 
and are you using them or just storing them on a shelf for a special occassion???!!  =)
 
PS - thanks sooooooooooo much for all the kind words after my breakdown blog on Friday.  I got prayers and encouragement from all over the world. 
THAT my friends is an AMAZING thing  =)

14 comments:

The Sierra Home Companion said...

Thank you for that post. Agree that it is easier to be downcast, but it is a choice to be thankful for what God has done. There is a great song with the lyrics God gives and God takes away but He is still God. Have a wonderful blessed week.
Rebecca

singedwingangel said...

OH I so feel ya. My mom says I trust anyone, but I don't really but I am one of those honey look what followed me home people.. if they do me wrong I am like well God I did what I could and the rest is up to you I never feel bad for being good to people

Nocona said...

Amen!

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

What a great post..thank you for sharing!

MJ said...

Tami -
I LOOVEEE that app. The very first one I received made me sit dumb-founded for 10 minutes because it was something I had been struggling with.
The big & forgiving heart is a blessing, truly it is, but it does allow us to be hurt - even though we did make them jump through hoops to make sure we don't. BUT I wouldn't give it up for the world because it does allow me to serve Him in a way that he has called me to.
xo MJ

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I have the gift of snarky comments and ranting...still haven't found a great use for them yet ;)

Glad you're outta the funk!

Stacey said...

I have had asked God questions before, and I have received messages through the app on facebook the next day. I was talking with my cousin one night and I said, "why doesn't God just show everyone that he is there?" The next morning it said, "on this day God wants you to know that he does not have to prove himself to anyone!" That was the first app I had seen, and it was enough for me. lol

LMJ said...

It's great to read you're looking at things with a new focus!
That Facebook application sounds real interesting. I will have to check it out later!

leigh said...

You have the most beautiful heart. I really admire you!

Secretia said...

You are a person with a natural ability to give people hope!

Crystal Escobar said...

I just read your last post as well, and I can tell you, that I have felt that same way before. I went on an 18 month christian mission in Germany when I was 21, and the whole year before I left had people making me feel like I was crazy, and how shocking it was that I was actually going to teach people about Christ. It was so hard feeling like people didn't believe in me and that I wasn't worthy of such a task. It's so hard to reach for big goals and dreams when you have people in the stands laughing at every move you make.
I've kind of been a little down in the dumbs lately too, which I believe happens to us all from time to time.
Anyway, thank you for sharing, I am truly glad I met you via our blogs :) You're a very inspirational person.

Raising Z said...

Wow what an uplifting post :) I wish I had read this yesterday! I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and very blue...this would have been the perfect pick me up. You are so inspirational.

Double Wide Mom said...

What an inspirational message this morning. I'm so glad I came across your blog. thanks for the reminder to use our gifts for His glory!

Life Laugh Latte said...

Shoot...had to do this twice...my computer hiccuped. Proud of you for using your gifts, and love learning more about who you are. I have the same feeling about people in my life...I can't catch and release...it isn't who I am. Holly