Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Are you Better for having Known Me?

Eph. 2:10 and 1 Peter 3:15
God has called us all to do his work. So much of what this means can be summed up in the word relationships. We come into contact with so many people in our lives it can be difficult to keep track. Are the people that have met me better for having done so? Have those with whom I have developed relationships better as a result?

These questions are incredibly important as part of the reflective process we call self-evaluation. When I asked them to myself I was initially discouraged--there some people that I have just not been able to bring closer to the Lord. But then God showed me how important it is to understand my mistakes as learning experiences. Perhaps there are people God has planned for me to meet someday that will need the encouragement I can offer as a result of what I've been through.

What about you? Do you seek to move people closer to fellowship with the Lord? Are you building into the lives of others? Ask God to help you see with his eyes. There are people all around you that can benefit from us if we are only alert.


  1. Jason, you are doing a good job with these postings. you are candid, vulnerable and challenging. a great combo that only a humble guy could pull off. keep at it! Elaine Allen