Did you "do the most good?" for the "greatest amount" with the "resources you had" in 2017?
We talked about the "Most Good" in our previous discussion. Let's jump into the "Greatest Amount."
The greatest amount can vary for all of us. Just to clarify, we are talking about people - those we affect in our lives. They can be strangers, or the person sleeping beside us - or both. We need to look at these people with the eyes of Jesus.
How do we see them as Jesus saw them? Oh, my friend, that is the great challenge. Because our thoughts are colored by emotion and sealed by circumstance. Like the pharisee, we sometimes harbor a predefined category for certain people groups. However, we have a supernatural remedy to overcome our cultural imprint - GRACE.
God's Grace is what enables us to walk into God's calling. To see with the eyes of Jesus. To activate the compassion he's placed in our hearts and be moved to connect with...
I didn't say this quote. Bill Gates did. And it hit me right between the eyes.
No wonder he's so successful!
Reflecting on 2017, I looked at the good, the bad, and the ugly. It appeared mostly good, thank God! But then I asked myself, "did you do the most good?, for the greatest amount of people?, with everything you had?"
I don't believe in focusing on the past. My energy is best expended on right now and how I can make that better. So, I thought, what is the "most good" for me? Is it going to church on Sunday and seeing my friends and coming into agreement how great Jesus is? Is it putting a check in the mail to a ministry outreach that feeds starving kids from Africa? Is it seeing some homeless man and sending up a quick prayer to heaven for his poor soul? That's all good, but it's not the MOST good. Not for me.
This new year, I want to put out a challenge to you and ME. Let's ask ourselves, and be...