Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Inspiration Can Come From Most Anywhere

Inspiration can come from most anywhere...

Here's a quick thought: God can use most anything to speak to us about something we've been praying on.
 
I finally got to watch "The Homecoming," that wonderful story that started what later became The Waltons TV show. It's a Christmas story but December was too busy. At the very end, John Walton says to his son, "I don't know anything about the writin' trade, son, but if you want to be a writer, you've got to give it your best." Well--that line spoke to my heart. I haven't been doing nearly as much writing as I'm capable of. I wasn't giving it my best. 

What about you? Is there an area you've been gifted in but having been using to its full potential? Without knowing anything about it I can say with full assurance that whatever it is, "you've got to give it your best."
The Lord, who gifts each of us individually and as He chooses, has planned these good works for us to walk in. (Eph. 2:10) And the Bible often admonishes us not to go off to the left or the right--stay on the path. Complete the course. Finish the race. 

Then He'll say, "Well done, good and faithful servant. Welcome into the joy of your Lord." (Mt. 25:21)

Thank You, Lord, for speaking to my heart through an old movie. Encourage us and empower us, we pray, to give our best to the works you've called us to do!

What work or trade has God called you to do? Are you giving it your best? 


2 comments:

chaplaindebbie said...

I taught Sunday School for over 20 years....on a break now. God has blessed me with the joy of crafting right now....for fun and a little pay now and then.
I would love to hear those wonderful words from Him one day!

Anne Payne said...

Linore, I needed to read this today! My husband and I were just talking about that very thing in regards to one of our children but I am guilty of not giving my best in several areas. Thank you so much for sharing your heart. And to hear those words one day will be pure joy!