Be Different

BEDIFFERENTWhat a hard lesson.

We’re so easily persuaded that we’re not good enough, smart enough, or special enough that we don’t bring our uniqueness to what we do.

We’ve all tried to be like someone we’re impressed by.

We’ve all looked at what works for others and tried to do the same. Sometimes it even works, but too often duplicates that work only spawn more duplicates and eventually we’re just one of a crowd that’s eventually is seen as uninteresting and more of the same!

Even originals suffer if they do not continue to differentiate themselves from those so likely to copy them. One’s greater hope today is to be him or herself better than and to a greater degree than ever before and then regularly do what those likely to copy them don’t expect. One of one is always harder to copy and steal from than one of many…

God’s Real…

I met God. He’s in my life. I talk to Him, feel Him, and know that He’s changed me and is continuing to do so.

Maybe you’ve read a book called The Bible or at least heard of it? It presents the history of the Earth, explains mankind’s fall, and there’s a lot about God in there. Ultimately the hero of the book is God’s son who is named Jesus. There are a lot of heroes in there, villains too, but the super hero of the story is Jesus. God sent His Son to make a way for us to actually be redeemed… I know it sounds weird, but it’s really pretty cool!

Jesus is amazing! I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing, but I’m so thankful that He died for me. Yes, He died for me. That’s the deal actually, as a sinner I was facing the penalty of death. Jesus went to the cross and died for me. He actually did that for whoever believes in Him and invites Him into their lives. Whoever!

It’s complicated, but it’s neat. Yes it sounds a bit religious, but don’t let that confuse or dissuade you if you’re interested. All you’ve got to do is start talking to God… Maybe read the Bible a bit if you’d like to know more or go to where they read and learn from it, so someone can teach you some more… God will show you He’s real, if you are willing to put some faith in Him.

Rock on!!! I love you.

I wrote this last week on my Facebook page

Here And Now…

I’m glad to be here and now.HANDN

I’m thankful God loves me and has watched over me throughout my life, that He’s helped me to get here, and that He’s secured my future. I’m thankful for my parents who at this time in my life are a big factor in my enjoyment of such.  I’m thankful for the people who talk to me as well as listen; they add immeasurably to my being.

I’m recognizing that in trusting God’s secured my future, I am better served to spend my time focusing on now. I of course don’t need God any less now, but now is all I have. God’s had it all from the beginning.  Just in handling now, I need His help. I’m limited, but fortunately He is not.

My small life is most important to those who love me, to those I am able to bless, and of course to those who God will bring into those positions. That’s becoming enough for me, not that I’m without an ego that sometimes prompts me to think myself more important.  I’m not more important than that, but that’s important.

I’ve leaned that I can’t control the future or even will myself into one of my own making. What little I’ve gotten from such trial and error is small in comparison to the moments lost.  My best was never within or birthed from my ambition, but in moments experienced with those who mattered.

Today I’m not really a threat to anyone’s future or even their current prosperity. I cannot instruct anyone on how to achieve more than I’ve achieved, nor should I try. What little I can give to others is a blessing for me to give. My hope is that it’s a blessing to receive.

To be alive, to love these people in my life, to be able to option daily my current existence is such a gift. I’m glad to be here. This alone is enough. Every blessing beyond and or created from it is proof that God loves us even more than we realize.