There are many people in this world who don't believe that they have
anything good left in their lives to offer this world. They may have
suffered setback, tragedy or loss and they allow their past deficiencies
to affect how they see themselves right now. Instead of using those
negative experiences to excel and reach even greater heights in life, they
linger, become stagnant and believe the lie that they have nothing special
to offer. What we must quickly realize is that every challenge in life
serves a purpose. Every negative situation, every heartbreak and every
trial that we think is too difficult to overcome serves a priceless
purpose. We may not see it in that moment, but when it comes time to
reflect, we will see how every negative situation made us better, wiser
and stronger than we were before it.
The way that we quickly overcome the problem is to recognize the blessing
of the problem while we are still in the midst of it. Knowing that we are
going to come out of a bad situation better than we were before it will
cause us to not lose heart or become discouraged while we are in that
situation. Using every negative situation to our benefit will strengthen
our faith, will keep us in peace and we will have an unwavered knowing
that all things will work together for our good in the end. Be encouraged
to see that you have much to offer this world. You can use all that you
have gone through to your benefit. Every loss, every discouragement,
every hurt can be turned around and the lessons that they brought can
serve us in this present time and in the future to come.
I encourage you again to never allow your past to define you. See that
your gifts, your talents and your abilities are needed to make this world
a better place. There is not another you alive on this planet and only
you possess the abilities and qualities that are needed to make better
those around you. As long as you have breath within your being then your
story isn't finished yet. See that you are valuable and needed and do all
that you can to use all that you have to leave a legacy that will never be
erased or forgotten.
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see that no
matter the challenges that come our way, we can use them to our benefit
and to our betterment.
HOW MUCH MUSIC CAN YOU MAKE?
Imagine this. A concert violinist is performing a difficult piece in front
of a large audience. Suddenly there is a loud snap that reverberates
throughout the auditorium. The audience immediately knows that a string
has broken and fully expects the concert to be suspended until another
string, or instrument, is brought to the musician.
But instead, the violinist composes herself, closes her eyes and then
signals the conductor to begin again. The orchestra resumes where they had
left off and now the musician plays the music on three strings. In her
mind she works out new fingering to compensate for the missing string. A
work that few people can play well on four strings, the violinist with the
broken string plays on three.
When she finishes, an awesome silence hangs in the room. And then as one,
the crowd rises to their feet and cheers wildly. The violinist smiles and
wipes perspiration from her brow. When silence returns to the great room,
she explains why she continued to play in spite of a broken string. “You
know,” she says, still breathless, “sometimes it is the artist's task to
find out how much music you can still make with what you have left.”
We know what she means, don't we? Maybe we've lived most of our lives and
we have only a little time left. Can we still make music?
Maybe disease has robbed us of our capacity to work. Can we still make music?
Perhaps a financial loss has left us impoverished. Can we still make music?
Or maybe a meaningful relationship has ended and we feel alone in the
world. Can we still make music?
There will come a time when we all experience loss. Like the violinist,
will we find the courage to discover just how much music we can still make
with what we have left? How much good we can still do? How much joy we can
still share? For I'm convinced that the world, more than ever, needs the
music only you can make.
And if it takes extra courage to make the music, many will applaud your
effort. For some people have lost more than others, and these brave souls
inspire the rest of us to greater heights.
Just how much music can you make with what you have left?
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 40:1-4 “I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me,
and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the
miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And He
hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see
it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh
the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside
Ezekiel 36:26-27 “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will
I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put My spirit within
you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments,
and do them.”
Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed
on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for
in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.”
Psalm 37:23-27 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging
bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. Depart
from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: A STRONG WOMAN...
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Today’s Selected Testimony: WHEN OUR BOAT SANK
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry