Did you have a fabulous weekend?? We had a GREAT time in Birmingham over the weekend.
I really liked that place....totally wanted to move there. ;)
Lets get the disappointing news over with first.....
1. No trip to World Series in Disney for our 10 yr old guys. Lets just say those Alabama Bombers are "it!" WOW! Had a fun, fun time but didn't make it to Orlando in August.
2. Games were pushed back Sunday morning and that completely messed up my ability to go hear David Platt at the Church of Brook Hills. VERY VERY SAD about that.
Ok....that's the "not so fun" news so lets move onto some food for thought. And, boy, have I been thinking on this one.
Got a question for you. Its been gnawing at me all weekend long.
What is your passion??
I tell ya one thing....there are some intense parents during competitive sporting events. I could cut some tension with a knife during a few games. I've come a long way in this area of my life.
By nature, I'm very competitive. So....when a game gets going....you better watch out. However, this part of my life is now under control and the sweet Lord has been able to tame this crazy girl and this part of my life. I've learned to "settle down."
However, there are some parents out there who get really...really worked up during some games. Sometimes that's ok and sometimes you just want to say, "chill out...its just a 10 yr old baseball game."
What if I took that passionate, competitive nature that God gave me and channeled it into something for the Kingdom. Hmmmmm.....
I want you to pray about and think about what you are passionate about regarding the kingdom.
Can you name one or two things??
And, are you going after them?? With that same passion and intensity that you might have in other areas of your life??
I'll be honest.....I am not going after some things that I would really love to do for His church.
Why??? Fear. Failure. Missing the mark.
So....I'm praying now for some "take it up a notch" intensity when it comes to His Kingdom.
What is your passion?? Are you pursuing it?? We all have passions. But, what is yours for the church and for Him??
Go after it!! We each have a calling.
Ephesians 4:1 "As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received."
I want to live my life worthy of the calling He has given me. I bet you do too.
Blessings and hugs~
Monday, May 12, 2008