So, I felt led to send this one out to everyone today! Check out today’s daily devotional from 365 with Heather BELOW!
Are you a Cheerleader or a Critic?
So, yesterday I was on the plane headed towards Atlanta. I was watching my alumni team, Michigan State take on Maryland. I’m a HUGE MSU fan and I was silently yelling at the screen. haha!
It’s safe to say that in beginning of the first half, we were getting blown out. (And we ended up catching up, then losing at the end)
As we were getting blown out, I caught a glimpse of the cheerleaders. They were on the sidelines smiling, cheering and acting as if our team wasn’t getting blown out.
They were cheering as if they just won the national championship.
Are you still cheering for YOURSELF and OTHERS even when it appears that their life and your life is “losing?”
Are you still smiling, believing the best, walking by faith and still standing in the midst of hard times?
Or, were you like me on the plane? Being critical — yelling at the screen and.. wondering WHY MSU kept missing so many shots and rebounds.
It’s easy for me to talk about a game I am not physically playing.
It’s easy for you to talk other peoples lives when you’re in the stands while they are in the christian game — living this thing.
Let’s bring it closer.
It’s easy for you to talk about the pastor when you don’t serve and you just attend church.
It’s easy to talk about people when you won’t take off your shoes to walk in their shoes.
It’s easy to talk about your boss when you barely show up for work on time.
It’s easy for you to tell people how to parent but you may not have kids.
It’s easy for you to tell someone to trust God but you, yourself aren’t really trusting Him.
GET IN THE GAME.
And, KEEP CHEERING yourself ON!
The reality is, hard times will come.
Frustrating times will come.
You will “lose” at times.
Doors will close.
But what is your response?
1 Samuel 30:6 says that David STIRRED himself up in the Lord in the mist of attacks.
Nobody is rooting for you?
CHEER YOSELF ON.
Nobody is supporting you?
Remind YOURSELF that GOD IS AS YOU LIVE FOR HIM! IF HE called you to that thing, HE WILL FINISH WHAT HE STARTED IN YOU! Remember that you’re doing what you do for HIM and NOT HUMANS. Now, humans get some benefits but our hearts are to FIRST serve Jesus.
Nobody loves you?
God loves you so MUCH THAT HE SENT HIS ONLY SON TO DIE FOR YOU.
You see, sometimes we just need a perspective check.
So, let’s SET our minds to CHEER others on. Cheering others on won’t take away from what God is doing in your life. What God has for YOU is for YOU.
Let’s SET our minds to “get in the game” of this Christian walk and stop hanging out on the sidelines.
Let’s REFUSE to be critical of others. Instead, pray for them. Yes, I know they ain’t right but you aren’t perfect either. We are ALL working out our salvation. #Grace
The scripture for this week:
“Isaiah 54:17 King James Version (KJV)
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
Just a few things:
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God loves you like crazy,
Few last things!
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