How precious also are your thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! (Psalms 139:17)
Most of us are good at criticizing ourselves and finding fault with what we have done or failed to do. I'd like to suggest an alternate plan---spend some of your leisure time finding pleasure and satisfaction in what you have done as well as in who and what you are. Sound too liberal? Why? Since when is a good self-esteem liberal?
There are times we need to tell ourselves, "Good job!" when we know that is true. That isn't conceited pride, my friend. It's acknowledging in words the feelings of the heart. The Lord knows that we hear more than enough internal put-downs! Communicating in times of leisure includes self-affirmation, acknowledging, of course, that God ultimately gets the glory. After all, He's the One who makes the experience possible.
Strengthening Your Grip
The first scripture verse that comes to mind is Matthew 25:21...
His lord said unto him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.
As Christians, those have to be the words we most look forward to hearing from our Lord and Savior, Jesus on the day when we are before His Presence. Those words alone should motivate all of us into continuous Christian service that is molded in such a way that it will bring glory to God in every single area of our lives. Talk about encouraging!
My personal motivation behind the creation of my blog, Christian Living is to continue to build on the anticipation of one day hearing those words from Jesus. It is that exact motivation that that also enables me to continue seek God's face and give Him glory in every other area of my life. My hope and prayer is that all of you who read this post will also be motivated in the Lord to not only hear "well done, good and faithful servant", but to also be "rulers over many things".
That is one one of the most beautiful promises in the Bible. God knows absolutely everything we desire to achieve in our lives. God has placed the desire that is unique to our present circumstances so that we can make an eternal impact in the lives of everyone we cross paths with as well as those He has surrounded us with. There is so much more to this verse than meets the eye. This short post would not do any justice whatsoever. All I can suggest in regards to the "ruler" part is that we ask God Himself to help us to be the godly stewards of everything that He provides so that we are not only blessed, but we can also be a blessing to others.
Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-).