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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Insignificant?

Ever feel like you're nothin'...nobody notices you...you're mediocre on your best day...you'll never make an impact no matter how hard you try!?  I know what you mean.  I think deep down everyone dreams about being somebody.  I've never met a person who's life goal was to be a nobody.  Our society overwhelms us with this concept that we all have to try as hard as we can and do whatever it takes to be noticed/heard/to be important! 

Jesus tells us the opposite:
  • to strive for humility
  • to be quiet, mild, and gentle
  • to care about virtue...not stuff or fame
  • to show mercy
  • to pursue peace
Matthew 5:3-10:  3 God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. 4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. 6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. 7 God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God. 9 God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. 10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs."

Jesus taught people to have a mindset opposite that of the world!  Wanna make a big splash?  Wanna do something big?  Wanna change eternity together?  Get yourself out of the way and put God and others first.

Example:  21 years ago, a small group of students in the town of Burleson, TX decided that they were going to make a difference:  not by being the most popular, not by being the captain of the football team or cheerleading squad, not by getting the best grades, having the most money, the best clothes, the funniest one-liners, the coolest car...but by simply praying

They prayed for a few schools during a weekend youth retreat, and word spread for students in local youth groups to gather together on their campuses when school started and pray.  That September day in 1990, over 56,000 students on 1,200 different campuses met to pray at the first See You At The Pole Rally.  Today, millions of students all over the globe will CONVERGE and pray for their friends, schools, and nations at their school's flagpole...all because 10 students over 20 years ago decided to put their wants and desires aside and simply obey the calling of God. 



Never underestimate the significance obeying God can have...make the most of every opportunity He gives you.  Stay strong.

tim

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