It’s the close of another month of life. Today is the final day of July 2018 . This is it. You will never, ever in all of eternity get this again. So the question is, what did you do with it? How will July 2018 be remembered? WILL it be remembered? Did you make it worth remembering? Did you make decisions and choices that will positively impact all your future days? Did you take photos that will outlive you? Did you make life better for someone else? Did you seize the moments and savor them, or did this month just pass?
In Luke 12:48 Jesus tells a story and he says “When someone has been given much, much will be required in return.”
You and I have indeed been given much this month. 31 days. That’s 44,640 minutes. Much was expected of us in return. The master wants to know what you have to show for what he has given you in July. What progress did you make? What did you enjoy fully? What do you want to remember forever?
Each month on the final day, I challenge the women I get to mentor in BIG Life Mentoring to take a few minutes and review that month of life, then make a list of their successes. In essence we are making an account for what we did with what we were given. We are saying God, you gave me 31 days and this is what I did with them. There were 31 sunsets and 31 sunrises, how many of them did you take the time to watch? There were 31 opportunities wake up on time. 31 opportunities to create a good morning routine, how many of those did you nail? 31 opportunities to go to bed proud of the day of life you lived, how many of those days did you actually live up to your potential?
Indeed, you and I have been given much this month. So, very much. Maybe God brought you through some pretty tough stuff. Maybe God is still in the process of bringing you through some pretty tough stuff. Well, that’s just that much MORE we have been given. More provision, more grace, more miraculous works of God on our behalf … he does expect something in return.
When someone has been given much, much will be required in return. You and I stand together as the recipients of MUCH. So, so, so much. This month will go down as one of the most chaotic and overwhelming months of my life. July has left my head spinning. And I get to choose, was it overwhelmingly bad, or is my overwhelm from God’s provision and protection through it all? You see, you get to choose your overwhelm. We all have months we are overwhelmed, maybe July was one of those for you too. Choose now how you view it. God brought you through. Focus on that! God made a way. Focus on that. Gosh, look at all we have been given. And we’re just listing what we do see. Imagine all the behind the scenes work God did on our behalf through this that we’re not even aware of. Now, we have some things to do in return.
In honor of this month of life which God has given us, how about we do 3 simple things to recognize all we have been given.
1. Spend time with him today.
Go for a walk with Jesus today. Or go for a drive with him. Sip your coffee with him. Just dwell in his presence. Think of him. Talk to him. Sing to him.
2. Be grateful for what you have today.
Look around at all your blessings. Remember, all of this is by the grace of God. All of it. The roof over your head, the clothes on your back, the family and friends you share life with, your job, your health. You are literally drowning in blessings, up to your eyeballs in all God has provided for you. Open your eyes wide and see it all for what it truly is and be grateful for it today. Whisper a million thank yous today with your awareness of just how fortunate you are.Wouldn’t it be a great idea to write him a thank you letter today? That’s exactly what your list of successes can be. A written list of “God, you gave me so much and this is what I did with it! Thank you.”
3. Use what you have today.
You have been given energy today, use it. Get up and do something. You have been given grace and mercy today, accept it. You have been given opportunities today, grab them. Opportunities to love, so won’t you love today. Opportunities to get better, won’t you? Opportunities to make memories, won’t you be there and make them? What you have been given today by your almighty creator comes with an expectation … and expectation to be faithful in how you use it. You have been given so, so, so much. Don’t waste it. If you won’t use what you have been given, there’s someone else who will. Don’t put God to the test. You don’t want him to take from you that which you have not been faithful with and give it to someone who would be faithful.
You are the recipient of much, now much is required in return. You’ve been given life, you’re expected to show up and live your life! Remember our plan today: Spend time with God today, be grateful for what you have today, use what you have today.
This is how we end it right my friend. This is how we take a month of life where God showed up for us, and show up for him. The final day of July is here. End it right!
Each month I personally mentor 300 women in our online mentoring program called BIG Life Mentoring. This is where I get to see lives radically change. Ah-ha moments are in abundance, connections are made, and next steps are taken. The cost is $29 per month and I have 50 spots opening for August. And here’s what we have coming this month: BOOTCAMP!!!!
Is your life worth the work?
Are your dreams worth the grind?
Do your goals deserve your best effort?
In August, I will be leading you through BIG Life Bootcamp. A continual reminder of what you want, who you are, and what you’re capable of. As your mentor I will push you to taste what you have down deep in you.
What is that?
The ability to live a life you’re proud of.
The ability to makes your dreams a reality.
The ability to achieve your goals.
How do I know you have this ability? Because I know your creator!
Are you ready for BIG Life BOOTCAMP?
First session is this Sunday!
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What area of your life do you want to improve?
Bootcamp is your answer.
I am your mentor!