Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


April 23, 2012

It may be now or never

Greensburg — I just read a passage from the Old Testament of the Holy Bible that says, "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? Are not his days like the days of a hireling?" Job 7:1

I was having coffee with a dear friend this morning and we discussed how life is not certain. We do not know when that time will come when we will face eternity. Until that time it is important that we works towards fulfilling the mission or vision we have.

If you are not motivated to fulfill your assignment in this life, you need hope. A vision is so important in our daily living. A vision gives us hope even when the going is difficult.

Re-visit your vision or goals for life. What does that picture look like today as compared to the first stages of development of the vision? What have you accomplished in your goal for the vision?

Are you stymied? Seek out those with whom you can share your goals and vision. Share with someone that you are struggling and need some direction in getting started. But, don't take your vision to someone that you know is negative. You will not be able to get any assistance from that person other than getting dragged into their negativity.

I know, a battery needs both a positive and a negative in order to operate. True, but I am not referring to helpful input. I am referring to outright negativism and, it really does exist. There have been many times when colleagues in ministry have been negative toward vision which I had shared with them.

It's the old axiom, Is the glass half full or half empty? How do you perceive your life, your hopes, your aspirations? If what is available to you is not enough to bring your dream or vision to fruition, make it your seed. That thought is a seed. Plant it in your spirit. Commit it to prayer and then allow God to give the increase in your life.

Jesus once said that He could not work miracles in a certain location because of their unbelief. This is a classic example of seeking out someone who can look at your goal or vision and give you constructive input. That is a skill and not everyone has it.

Set your sights high and do something significant. Today! Seek out a faith partner to agree with you in prayer concerning what you want to do in life. Don't give up too quickly. Doing so will cause the seed you have planted to not be fertilized with faith. Hang on and if you know that God is up to something, act like it. Hold your head high, begin to feel good about your relationship with the Lord.

If you are not in a relationship with Jesus Christ, I urge you to consider developing one. It really is not difficult and one may say, "I'm just not religious." Good! You don't have to be religious to have a relationship with the Lord. Religion will come about in time and you will learn how to deal with it if you continue a daily relationship with the Lord through prayer and reading the Bible.


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