I came across this poem by Alice Taylor recently and it really articulates the journey I’ve been on in relation to living in the truth of God’s love.
I thought I’d share it with you.
Undoubtedly, my favourite TV show of all time is The West Wing. It followed the staff of a fictional President in a fictional White House. The president in the show, Jed Bartlett, had a simple saying: “What’s Next?” He said it after every victory, after every defeat. He said it on the good days and the bad days.
I want to live with a “What’s Next?” spirit.
Because there is more. I may have messed up, let someone down but I need to step up from that and say, “What’s Next?” This defeat does not define me. It refines me.
There is more. I may have achieved my dream and be basking in the glory of a job well done but I need to say, “What’s Next?” There’s another level. May this success makes way for another.
You may be reading this from a position of defeat or success. I don’t know. But can I encourage you to ask this same question?
There’s more inside of you than you realise. Move on – whether that involves picking yourself up off the floor or jumping down from cloud nine, keep moving.
The future is the most amazing gift you have – unwrap it.
A couple of weeks ago I gave you an update on the book I am writing and I promised you some sneak peeks. Well here is the first one.
Before I even thought about writing a book – any book, not just this book – I was struggling with my singleness and having a moan to God about it and he said to me,
“If you feel like you’re on the shelf, then fill that shelf with three things – worship, friendship and purpose.”
…So what prompted me to write this book? One day I was praying and asking God for a husband and I was using the scripture that is quoted at every Christian wedding, “one shall put 1000 to flight and two shall put 10,000 to flight.” I was earnestly praying, “Lord, I want to increase my potential for you to use me. Give me someone so I can increase my power by 10-fold.” It was all very heartfelt and earnest and I felt for very righteous, godly reasons. Suddenly God spoke back to me and said, “Why would I trust you to put to flight 10,000 when you haven’t even put to flight the 1000 I’ve already entrusted to you.” Woah!!! Talk about a slap up the face.
But all of a sudden in that moment I got it. I saw that there was reason and purpose for my life as it was in that very moment. That God could use me just as I was, single, broke, insecure, the list goes on and on. I still had 1000 to put to flight….
Stay tuned to the blog for more little glimpses
You are reading post 100
I remember post 1.
It was a lazy Saturday afternoon and I was sat in front of the computer in my pyjamas just mucking around trying to see how easy it would be to set up a blog – turns out it’s quite easy.
It was only 1.
From then till now has been quite a road trip. It never entered my head that I’d write 100. But yet here I am. It’s amazing what can come from just one.
If you are beginning something, you may think 1 is insignificant. Don’t let that stop you. After 1, go on to number 2, then 3 and so on. Before you know it you’ll be like me at 100.
You offer up 1 and he takes it to 100.
With God 1 is enough.