Be the Gift

“The cells that only benefits themselves are known as cancer” Ann Voskamp – The Broken Way    #bethegift

From Ann Voskamp’s new book there is this quote. The jest of the book is about being broken and even through our brokenness we find a way to “be the gift” to others. We have an option, you know.  We can either stay buried in the muck of the brokenness or we can rise above with the help of the Lord.  We all have brokenness of some variety which stems from some past experiences. This quote is saying that we are the cells, we can make decisions that only benefits  our self and cause harm or pain to others  or we can find ways to break out of our brokenness through helping others.  Cancer cells live solely to feed themselves for their benefit of survival. Are we going to live as cancer cells or are we going to “be the gift”?

Matthew 7:12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

3 John 1:11 Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

I am not unfamiliar with brokenness and I have done my share of burying myself in the muck.  The only thing  that has gotten me out of that muck is actively working to have a true and strong relationship with Jesus.  Knowing Him as a loving friend.  Understand God as the Father that loves and never causes harm. Allowing His Spirit to guide my steps and my thoughts.  Without that I would still be in the muck. Because of my relationship with Him, I choose to “be the gift” and not the cancer.

So I challenge you to actively work on relationship with Him. Let Him pull you through the muck to a fabulous life of peace and love.

Lord, I thank You for being my all.  I thank You for loving me more than I knew I could be loved.  For being a firm foundation for my steps and for guiding me through the fire and bringing me to the other side even better then before.  I pray for You to help me remember my purpose here and I ask You to give me the words I need when I need them.  Wrap Your arms around those that don’t know You yet.  Amen!

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