February 27, 2017

What is it you know and do? What is it, if you shared from your knowledge and experience and others followed your direction they would not only benefit from, but save years of trial and error getting to where you are in life? What if you stepped out in faith and courage and chose from an intention of love to do just that? How would you feel? How would others feel about themselves if they followed through and were the recipients of what you had to offer them?

You have been gifted and graced exactly what you need to fulfill your destiny and purpose on this earth, if you if simply follow through and be who you were created to be. You have influence and the ability to positively empower others to become the best version of themselves and impact this world powerfully for the next generation. This will only happen when you make a decision to become such a person.

Your life experiences and story provide you with a unique perspective and insights no one else possesses. These open the door for you to present what you know and do in a way no one else can. No matter how many others may be in the world seeking to share similar thoughts and ideas, your uniqueness is exactly what will reach and benefit a number of people who need to hear from you and you alone. You are their hope to the achievement of their goals and dreams. Your life has purpose and meaning. Don’t “bail” on your self, or others who are counting on you.

Jesus set an example in this process for us. John records His words for us in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Jesus makes seven “I am” statements which reveal what He knows and what He did.
1. John 6:35, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”
2. John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
3. John 10:9, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.”
4. John 10:11, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
5. John 11:25, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies”
6. John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
7. John 15:1, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.”

Jesus was willing to demonstrate not only through His words, but through His actions what it was He knew and did. Those who followed Him reaped the benefits of what He had to offer. Years later the Apostle John would write in 1 John 1:5-7, “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. {6} If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. {7} But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”

How will you respond to impact the lives of others? Your greatest strength is what you know and do?

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