How to make lemonade without lemons.
Updated: Oct 22, 2019
Real Love Changes has an event coming up to provide for the less fortunate. We have been standing in agreement with our supporters that we will make a major impact in the community during this event, and start the catalyst for being able to provide a long term solution for the homeless and unemployed sector here in Atlanta (and then THE WORLD..lol!). However, it crossed my mind to postpone the event due to financial constraints and the possibility that we may not be able to make the impact we desire. Our last blogs have referenced having faith in the planner, and patience, knowing that the planner’s will has no mistakes in it, and maintaining the stance of not being double-minded in that belief. In addition to financial conflicts, our organization is also experiencing scheduling conflicts. Just as we were about to concede to the thought that we should reschedule God convicted me and said: “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself...” (James 2:8).
Ask yourself, would you postpone your own blessing? Would you say, "ahh God come back next week I know your a little busy?" Or, "God... I know you only have a little blessing to give me... so just hold on to it until you have more blessings you can give me all at one time." I don’t know about you, but I can use even the little blessing!
Additionally, James continues in verse 17 by saying “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” It is great to believe in the plan, and have faith that God is a provider. However, to not work your faith or operate in your assignment because of what you feel you don’t have, or to look at the planner and say you are missing materials is a direct contradiction of the faith we say we have. Don’t sit on the little you have, but be effective in your community with what you have been given and be effective in your assignment with what you've been given. God, our planner, is more than capable to meet the need and expectations placed on him. He also does not miscalculate in his plan. I encourage you to push through the place of just believing and not working. Work your faith, work your assignment, and work your community.
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