When you’re tired of changing diapers…..keep pushing!
When you get another bill in the mail…..keep pushing!
When your boss undermines your performance to make them look good…..keep pushing!
When you’ve prayed about a situation that hasn’t changed yet…..keep pushing!
When you’ve given your all in relationship that seems like it’s going nowhere…..keep pushing!
When your child brings you news you dread to hear…..keep pushing!
When the door you thought would be open is closed…..create your own!
When you’re tired (like I am right now)…..keep pushing!
When you don’t know what else to do…..keep pushing!
Forgiving in life is like driving with a clear windshield in front of you.
The forgiving: So many new paths to take, so many new opportunities, and many more new possibilities.
Recently, I had to come to grips with an episode of my life in ministry that required months, let me not lie, YEARS to get over. STUFF happens, even in the church. What happened, I wish on no one. What came out of it, I hope the same for everyone- A MUCH BETTER PERSON.
Thank God for a supportive wife, my dad, and few close friends! I couldn’t have faced the situation without them. I had to meet with someone face to face to describe how I felt after certain decisions were made. I didn’t understand at the time that it was for my good. Too often, we try to figure out why God allows painful stuff to take place. While, I don’t understand everything…… God is faithful to our destiny in life, even when we least expect it.
Since, my meeting I feel better, relieved, and like a load has been lifted from me.
The forgetting: in the past, old stuff, lost memories (or at least you try not to think about it), end of chapters.
Forget as we may try. It’s not always possible. The main thing, is to treat those places as references in your rearview mirror. Stuff we’ve overcome to remind us of how strong we are and what lies ahead.
I don’t know about you, but I’m smiling more confidently about ministry now. God knows it hurt. I cried. Tried to rationalize how could it happen in the church.
Hurt I was, Healed I am. Why? Because I chose to forgive. You can do the same.
Keep driving people!
“If” by Rudyard Kipling is one of my favorite poems. What’s one of yours?
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!