Friday, May 25, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Opportunity


We have so many amazing opportunities to be salt and light in the world. We take this seriously.  We get this.  We want to fulfill the Great Commission in small tangible ways everyday, starting at home within our small circles until the ripples end up extending outward to the whole world.  We love these opportunities.

But do you know what I struggle with?  The opportunities to show that same salt and light to fellow Christians.  Especially when I am hurt by fellow Christians.  This is an area God has been growing me in for years.  I need to be a reflection of Christ with everyone.    We have an opportunity for growth and we have the opportunity to help others grow.

The question we embrace these opportunities or do we go into a tailspin of hurt?  Quite the challenge.  Can you do it?  With Christ all things are possible.  So, go forward..determined to rise to the challenge of opportunity.  I dare you... you will be amazed at what God does.



1 of the Creekside Team said...

... oh yes, the hurt can put a quick halt to things, raising issues of safety and trust ...

thankfully, the Lover of our souls is always safe, always faithful, always trustworthy!


Alene said...

Happy 5MF! Girl - you are striking a nerve here. Yes, loving on those who have hurt us is hard. Especially those "Christian" friends who know better. But such is life, a painful journey at times. Thank goodness we have the ultimate example in Christ as He showed us opportunity after opportunity of how to love those who hurt us. blessings

Leanne Penny said...

absolutely true. When we are hurt by family it's far easier to feel justified in our anger. They knew better!

When in the end, we are all in need of grace.