Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Thank You Holley"

I love this girl..
Love her heart, love her words..
Love her love of God..
Meaningful, giving, inspiring words always..

Posted: 27 Sep 2011 07:00 AM PDT

A friend of mine and I recently talked about how we both felt guilty for not being more like each other. I lamented to her, “I wish I could cook like you and make my house cozy like yours!” She also saw qualities and skills in me she’d like to have.
Next time we chatted we both laughed and shook our heads at our silly comparison game. But it reminded us that it’s easy to lose sight of God’s heart and unique purpose for each of us.
As women, it seems we often compare ourselves to each other. If someone is gifted in different ways than we are, we feel inadequate and wish we could change. Perhaps some of that perspective is encouraged by our individualistic society. We believe that one person could (and should) do it all.
But God has a completely different plan. Rather than making us self-sufficient He places us within the body of Christ with a specific role to fulfill. “If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?” (1 Corinthians 12:17). 
In The Cure for the Common Life Max Lucado says, “With God, every day matters, every person counts. And that includes you. You do something no one else does, in a manner no one else does it. And when your uniqueness meets God’s purpose, both of you will rejoice.” 
Those around you will rejoice too. The body of Christ needs you, just as you are, and no one can take your place.
The world only gets one you.
You with your gifts.
You with your smile.
You with those things you do.
So take your place,
take your chances,
take this moment to know...
You’ve got something to offer.
Something good and right and true.
Something God-given,
Heart-of-Heaven created. 
And the rest of us need it, need you.
Oh, you think it’s no big deal.
Anyone could be that way.
Anyone could do it.
Not true.
There’s just one irreplaceable you.

Blessings to all..Celebrate the You that You are!

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