I hope that I am reaching everyone doing well. I, myself, am good. I do have from time to time have my doubts about my Purpose and what I should be doing as a Child, Christian, and Woman of God. It is very easy to become complacent and comfortable in the love of Christ. What I mean by that is God does and gives so much to us that we may catch ourselves in a place where we are not giving back. You know, just reaping in the joys and protection and riches of God's everything and nothing more.
I think we all know that HE gives to us to give to others. Or, HE gives to us so that we may use what we have to Glorify His name in thoughts, words, and deeds. When are Blessed with that new job, car, home, dress, coat, shoes, groceries, paid utilities, health, happy relationships either with spouse, friends, families or all above, we are to Praise and give God the THANKS! When you find that penny on the ground, or did well on the job, or someone compliments you for that positive attitude or that testimony you gave that encouraged someone, ALL of that came from our Heavenly Father. We must take all that He gives us and give back, not just take it as if we are entitled.
And, Yes I know there are times, we don't get that then we thought we needed, or we get depressed because we did not pass that test or that guy did not call or that girl likes someone other than you, or we missed payment on the utility bill, or we weren't able to get our Child that coat that he or she needed. In all of that turmoil and sadness, and not knowing, we are still to be Thankful and tell the world that I may be lacking now but, I know that this will pass as JESUS is Real and He is Able to meet ALL my Needs.
So, while we know that Jesus is Able let us to be the same. Let us be real and able to give Thanks to God by being mindful daily, that what we have---Is what GOD gives us---and cannot be kept for us and only those we love but give and keeping giving especially to those we don't know or love.
When you do say....I do this because JESUS IS REAL AND HE WAS ABLE TO HELP ME HELP YOU!!!