Some time ago I decided to focus as much a possible on the positive, on the good, and to pay goodness forward. In fact, if it were not for the generosity, goodness and love of true friends, a wonderful church and close family, I may not be here today. However, it is not just because others loved me, even when I felt I was not lovable or worthy of love, it is because of my faith and knowledge of the love Christ has for us all. There is no testimony without a test. In tough or uncertain times I try to ask myself these top 5 following questions:
1.) What is God trying to teach me?
2.) What may I learn from this?
3.) What blessings can I count, and list, no matter how small
4.) Who can I serve today?
5.) What positive impact can I make in the lives of others, even if it is just one person, with a word of encouragement or a simple smile?
Friends, we can dwell in anguish, or celebrate each blessing no matter how small. We can tear others down with our words, or we can lift them up and inspire them. We can be consumed with fear and spread it like another virus, or we can be courageous an rebuke the tactics of the adversary in Jesus name. Personally I prefer looking for the good, the silver lining in as much as possible, and as in as many people as possible. I prefer being the salt and light. To encourage. To extend grace. To choose faith over fear. To constantly look for the good. How about you?
“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works” — Hebrews 10:24
“Let brotherly love continue.” Hebrews 13:1
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that[a] they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” — Matthew 5:16
~ Bro Martin, Blessed Dad, Business Cloud & Telecommunications Specialist, Writer, Christian Biker, Business Catalyzer, Encourager