My morning has been extremely interesting! I have discovered I have difficulty following directions. Now, I have spent over seven decades successfully following directions for everything under the sun, but my senior moments seem to be taking complete control of my existence! I turn left when I am told to turn right, and that is just the icing on my cake(life)! I believe my brain is telling me I am on information overload! I wonder if I could filter out the unnecessary tidbits of knowledge and keep only what I really need. With the little hints I have been receiving lately, that may very well be a huge mistake!
Well, one mistake I will definitely never make is to stop listening to My Heavenly Father! That line of communication will always be open and busy. God has answers to all questions, even the ones that have not been asked. I search for answers and solutions from multiple sources, knowing God has all the answers in His Infinite Knowledge, and all I have to do is have FAITH and BELIEVE! He will never lead me astray! I can depend on HIM. I do not have to live in fear. He Loves ME.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 NIV
I have learned when God wants me to step out of my comfort zone and do something for HIM, I need to get busy and do what he asks me to do. I have become that crazy person who sees someone, usually a stranger, and roll down my car window or walk up to them and say, “I love the message on your shirt. God Bless you, and keep shining for Jesus.” “You have a beautiful smile. It warms my heart. Keep smiling for Jesus.” “You have a God Given talent. Please share it with others for Jesus.” Clyde always told me I needed to be careful about sending mixed signals because I could get in serious trouble! I think if I can share my thoughts and feelings with others I can shine for Jesus. When I was teaching, I always tried to make sure my students and peers knew I cared and believed in them. Old habits die hard. Some habits never die; they just fade away.
Step out of your comfort zone and Shine for JESUS! Please pray for me and all God’s children, as I am praying for you!