Monday, July 14, 2014

Shoot for the Moon

The last few days I have been thinking about shaping the future. God has given us a wonderful opportunity to make a difference. However, often this entails working through situations we would rather not face. One of my mentors used to say, "God gives us beautiful opportunities brilliantly disguised as problems." We just need to take the time to unwrap them and find the present inside. This takes faith.

Hebrews 11:1 (HCSB) says: "Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen." And a few verses later, the author states: "Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him."

God gives us the opportunity to serve Him, and when He does, He challenges us to stretch to our full potential. We often need to challenge ourselves to reach beyond what we think is our limit - so God challenges us the same way. Are you up to the challenge? Are you ready to reach farther than you have before? As the writer says - "I would rather shoot for the moon and hit the streetlight, than to shoot for the streetlight and miss everything."

So---- go ahead and shoot!

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