Do You Need A Change of Perspective?

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

Today I was privileged to be a part of a Ministers Enrichment Seminar in Lake Worth.  During that time I heard about how Jesus has led a young family to plant a Christian business in a sensitive country.  (I can't say where.)  I spoke to a woman, who is physically challenged, leaving next week to spend a year in another country that I cannot mention.  I listened to another missionary and his wife talk about the orphans in Latin and South America countries who need our help.  I was privileged to hear one minister talk about how God is leading him to quit his current job and become a lead pastor.  I always love to hear the excitement of those who minister to youth and young adults, their passion and their determination to make a difference in lives.  Person after person, story after story I see people reaching their Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth.  

Regardless of who you are and what you are doing today, you are unique.  No one else is going where you are going.  No one else is going to have the opportunities you are going to have today.  What are you going to do with those opportunities? 

It is the presence of the Holy Spirit that will change your perspective.  You might see a workplace where you get a paycheck.  The Holy Spirit sees a mission field that needs a missionary (that's you).  

You might hear someone gripe and complain how life isn't fair (and it isn't).  But the Holy Spirit hears someone who needs a message of hope in a hopeless world.  

The Holy Spirit (Third member of the Trinity) takes us out of our fears and focuses us on our faith in Christ.  That is why Paul could say, Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Yes!  Yes, you can!

PRAY  Dear Jesus, let me make a difference today!  AMEN


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