This is how my brain works. I hear a word and I immediately associate it with a song. And then I go a step further, and I break out into song. Yes, I have a self-diagnosis of MTS: “Musical Tourette’s Syndrome.”
While writing this blog I use the word “Secret” and sure enough my MTS kicked in and this lyric came to mind:
I’ve got a secret. I’ve been hiding…under my skin!
Does anybody know what song that lyric comes from and which 80s band sang it? Yes, it’s “Mr.Roboto” by the rocker band Styx.
Well, I do have a secret; a secret that is key to manifesting your vision into your reality. Actually, it’s not a secret. Jesus talked about this during his ministry.
Love God (easy) and love each other (hard). Simple, but not easy. How does love help you manifest your vision?
You show God you love Him by reflecting His love to everybody. And when you obey that command, God says in Exodus 20:6, “But I’m unswervingly loyal to the thousands who love me and keep my commandments.” God is going to be faithful to you as you go after your vision- no matter what obstacles try to take you off your path.
One of the best ways to show love is to serve people you encounter along your path to your vision.
Look what it says in Hebrews 10:24 (MSG):
Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out.
Just this past week, my mom witnessed people on social media becoming very inventive in how they encourage and help someone out.
This is what Julie wants to share:
I have followed along and witnessed over 200 people from around the world help a woman who is a publisher of an artist’s magazine. This woman suffered a crushing financial blow when her magazine’s distributor declared bankruptcy. She and her family were then in turn facing bankruptcy until her subscribers stepped in to help.
You see, she ran her business with a “service” mindset. It is a small magazine serving a small niche of jewelry artists. Every issue this woman featured one or more fellow artists with several pictures of their work and many step-by-step and how–to projects. Those featured artists increased their status and sales due to her featured articles.
Well, the artists decided they needed to step in and give back. So far over 200 people have donated over $15,000 to help cover costs and prevent this woman from declaring bankruptcy. It’s so wonderful to see all the outpouring of love directed to someone in need. She is overwhelmed – never asking for help but enormously grateful.
When God has set you on your path toward your vision, no matter what happens, He is with you. He is the master of taking a bad situation and turning it into something wonderful when His children are in need. How he does it is through YOU and ME. God is in us! It’s His Holy Spirit that prompts us to be inventive in our love.
I want you to reflect back on your life when you faced a huge obstacle or a devastating situation that almost caused you to give up on your vision. How did God intervene? Keeping with this theme of sharing miracles, we would love to hear your story!! Now, take a moment to thank Him. If you already thanked God, thank Him AGAIN!
This is what Christian Fellowship is all about and why it is so important. We share with each other the wonderful blessings and miracles in our life so as our friends face difficulties, they know that God is alive and intervening and helping all His children every day.
So as you are stepping out in faith and moving along the path toward your vision, keep your eyes open and look who you encounter on your path. Are they facing a struggle or obstacle that’s blocking their vision. Stop and share your resources- lend a hand to help move that obstacle. Don’t be surprised when you hit a brick wall, that same person will come up next to you with a sledgehammer and help YOU keep moving toward your vision!