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Do you know someone who gets up every morning, most mornings, and feels alive? You are amazed at how positive they are and ready to get up and tackle the day?
Are you one of these?
I know both types. I always or usually try to thank God that I have one more chance. Another day to help someone else. Another chance to let God know I am willing to do as he wishes and a day to ask for prayers and forgiveness.
I feel sorry for those who wake-up feeling as if there is zero reason to be alive; let alone awake. How sad a life it must be.
What are your thoughts on morning wakes?
Leaving a Lasting Impact
On this Independence Day, consider the question, How do you use the gift of freedom? God gives all believers true liberty through His Son Jesus Christ. Do you squander that blessing or share it with others? The problem is, some people are so focused on their own needs and desires that they fail to impact even their closest neighbor.
Think about the people you see every week. Do you know how many of your neighbors are sick? Are there people in your church who struggle to make it from day to day? Do you know if any of your coworkers are going through hardships? Most likely, there are individuals all around you who could use assistance. But being self-focused limits our ability to notice those people, let alone reach out to them.
Jesus taught His disciples, “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men” (Matt. 5:13). In order for salt to remain useful, it must maintain its purity and potency. Likewise, we must endeavor to lead holy, humble, and loving lives, focusingon the Savior’s will rather than our own.
God has prepared the good works that we are to walk in (Eph. 2:10). Our job is to choose to do so.
Whether or not we affect our world positively depends on the focus of our heart. Do you look inward to consider how you can do more to get ahead and add to your lot in life? Or do you look outward and think about ways that you can do more to serve others?