Good morning and Happy Friday! 😊
I was thinking about the conveniences that I have provided for my grandchildren. I wondered if I am teaching them to see things through when it gets tough. How are they ever going to get strong faith muscles if every problem is quickly solved, and every obstacle is moved through with ease? Many adults like my grandchildren want the reward without the work. OUCH!😒
If we are going to project faith, we have to take the good with the bad. We have to assume the job of trusting rather than reaching quick resolution which may not be a resolution at all. If you’re going to do something mighty for God you have to throw yourself into the call and do what is needed, whether or not it is convenient to you. If you do not have that specific belief or as my friend would state it: "that's not what I subscribe to"👌, any call requires the same application process.
If some of us are asked to do a little extra work for free we act like martyrs who are doing something extremely sacrificial. A little inconvenience or discomfort is enough to cause upset and complaining. If you are asked to do a little more than what is usually asked, don't start griping 💬that the extra task is not a part of your job description, or you did not sign up for this. Perhaps you do not feel called to make an impact. I do! 🤞
I feel the need every day as I get several updates weekly across my desk as it relates to TGCN's mission. Every time I hear of a parent's neglect or abuse of a child, or the death of a parent and the grandparents have to take the child, I feel the impact. Every time I read a post about a tired grandparent who doesn't feel like they can make it another day-Folks I feel the impact of the call! This may turn out to be the least popular post that I have written,🤷♀️ And it is okay. If none of it applies in your life, then count yourself remarkably blessed!
-Stay connected if you feel called.