Somewhere deep within my soul I discover a longing that refuses to go away. Is this it? I often find myself asking that question. Life is exciting, challenging, and full of adventure for sure, but it seems as if my heart longs for more. The craziest thing about is I can’t put my finger on what that more is. More adventure? Not sure. More challenges? Perhaps. More fame? Definitely not. However, it is a longing that desires to be a part of something bigger than myself. To be a part of God’s plan. I’ve come to realize that just because I’m doing “ministry” doesn’t neccasarily mean I am running in the direction God has called me to. I can busy myself with Bible studies, speaking engagements, and leadership conferences, but none of that means anything if my heart for the Kingdom is removed. I’m realizing today that God doesn’t care about how much I get done, how many people I impact, or what my name means in this world. All He cares about is the inside of my heart. What motivates it? WHO motivates it? Why do I do the things I do? Would I be willing to erase my name from every human on earth for the sake of knowing Him more? I pray that I would. I pray that my eyes would forever lock on what is unseen. I pray that the longing that refuses to go away would only be satisfied in HIM!
-The Monday Mindset
“I know I don’t have all the answers, but I daily read a book that does. I know that I’m not always quick to forgive others who wrong me, but I follow a God who is. I know I’m not always the greatest at listening to others problems, but I pray to One who is. I know I have so many flaws and imperfectipons, but I follow Someone who has not one. I know I don’t have it all together, but I believe in a Savior that does. I know I can be filled with pride sometimes, or should I say all the time, but I follow a Humble Servant who has nothing but humility within Him. So as I come to these realizations I ask that you don’t look at me, but please focus on the Jesus that lives in me!
-The Monday Mindset