YOU ARE BECOMING WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW
The phrase, "You are becoming what you are doing right now", is one of my favorite words of wisdom and a phrase that I used with my two sons often. It is simple, yet profound and is applicable to just about every area of our lives.
Let's say that you desire a close relationship with your spouse. What are you doing right now that is either drawing you closer or driving you further apart? Are your actions consistent with your goal? If this is your goal (and I hope it is with all married readers), your actions TODAY should be stepping in that direction - they should be selfless actions showing love, encouragement, and support.
As we desire to walk closer with God, we also need to show it by our daily actions and thought patterns. We may say that we want a close relationship with the Lord, but if we aren't taking the steps right now that build a close relationship, then we are moving in the opposite direction - further from God's love and His will for our lives. This principle is rooted in Galatians 6:7-9, "What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others - ignoring God! - harvests a crop of weeds. All he'll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God's Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life. So, let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit."
As we enter the New Year, my personal goal is to have a significant impact for the Lord this year and to make Him more famous throughout the world. I hope that is your goal too. If so, we should start acting like LifeChangers today, and then continue it each day after. Pray and ask God to show you how you can help in reaching a lost and dying world with His love. Pray that God will place a region or people group on your heart and show you how to make a difference in their lives. At Global Action, we have many, many ways that you can be involved - reach out to us firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help and serve.
2018 is a year of growth, promise and impact. However, if we don't take the steps today to realize that potential, it will be quickly gone without significance. Let's work together to ensure that we Change the World this year - we can do it together as we run through the exciting doors that God opens for us.