Friday, January 27, 2012

Sometimes I have to stop and wonder if I'm using what God has given me to its highest potential?  Do I just constantly take from Him and hoard it unto myself?  God gives me health- do I use that to help the ones that are sick and dying, physically or spiritually?  God has given me friends and family- do I use that to comfort the lonely and give friendship to the overlooked, the uncool, the outcast?  God has given me sunny days- do I soak it up in myself or do I box it up in a smile and pass it on to help clear away the rainclouds in someone else's day?  To be honest, sometimes I get the opinion that life is all about me; I seem to think that God placed me on this earth because I am just that special.  How sad, how extremely sad.  The sole reason I was placed upon this planet was so that I can praise God and help my fellow earth-inhabitants.  When I think about it like that, it kind of changes the perspective on the all-important ME, doesn't it?  "Lord, make me Your Servant.  Take all that I am and all that I have and use it for You! Amen."