Used To

“I can’t do what I used to do.” This is my 87 year-old grandfather’s favorite statement. No disrespect, Pap, but maybe that’s how the good Lord intended it. It seems that we often become so used to what we used to do that we essentially become useless. I’m not saying that we are no longer useful; none of us are all used up. If you’re still breathing, God has a plan for you; He still wants to use you. Perhaps, though, this feeling of uselessness is there for us to instinctively know when it’s time to move on . . . to do something different . . . to learn new skills . . . to change strategies . . . to challenge the status quo . . . to be used elsewhere. How can you use the color of your past to paint yourself a new future? What is it that God wants to do through you now? Does the journey toward your vision need a revision? How does your pursuit need to change to fulfill your destiny?

Don’t get caught up in the used up mentality, allow yesterday’s regrets to thrust you into today’s accomplishments. Let go of yesterday’s potential, embrace today’s power.


2 responses to “Used To

  1. cornishevangelist

    Never Be Deceived America

    Is it possible that today a counterfeit gospel and counterfeit Jesus is being preached in our nation and in the world at large? Just because someone says that they believe in Jesus, does that really mean that they are Christians? Should we believe every person regardless of the way that they live their lives and what they believe in scripture?

    Well, I believe that we should not. For we read in scripture that their will be some who will try to trouble us, by perverting the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Now, the Bible makes it very clear, if someone comes to you preaching another gospel, which is not found in the Word of God, or another Jesus that we have not read about in scripture, then we are on no account to receive them as followers of Christ. Paul the apostle of Jesus Christ, was not fooled he said “they profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him,”

    In 2 John v 9, we read “Whosoever transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ hath not God, he that abideth in the doctrine of Christ; he hath both the Father and the Son.” So if anyone comes to you and says, “we believe in Jesus”, but not in the word of God as it is written in the Holy Bible, then we do not receive them, or welcome them, for they are trying to make you doubt God’s Word, and trying to weaken your faith. It is written, “If there come any unto you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed,” {2 John v 10}.

    So beware in these last days do not listen to anyone who does not bring you sound doctrine, always check out everything that you hear in the Holy Scriptures. If you do you will never be deceived, for we must remember the Words of Jesus, “For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that if it were possible they shall deceive the very elect,” {Matthew 24 v 24}.

    Dear Saints, let us hold on to God’s Word filling our minds with His truth, if we do we shall never be deceived by what we hear or see.


  2. Embracing today’s power–neat way to put it, man.

    Read that and it is sticking with me. Thanks for blogging about our worthwhileness as human beings. We should never take that for granted.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s