Early this week my blog talked about how to find yourself. To be yourself and enjoy what you do. Its time to live your dream. Today I got to meet several people who were doing just that. Is it a coincidence that they worked for the same ministry as my friend Elton? I think not, While going thru the different departments I was able to meet people who had different passions for lots of small parts that made up a bigger ministry. With each of them doing the little part they loved to do, it made the entire operation run that much better. We all need to do what we can do to make this world work.
Then I met a man we will call him Randy. He is an older gentleman with a heart of gold. we all get set in our ways in life, and it could close the field of people we are able to reach. Randy had many people that he could reach in his world that I could never reach cause of the way I look and dress. What we both have in common is a heart for people, I will never be able to reach the people he does and he could not connect with the people I could.
Then I got to talk to my neighbor at the campsite I was on all week, Jerry. A great man who has a great story, ever story he told had to do with his daddy. His and mine, our heavenly father. This man could tell you great story’s how his place on this earth is so great, he calls himself a bond servant, Or slave of Jesus.
What all of these people have in common we all have the same message. Changing lives of people we meet. You need to realize on this earth you will change peoples lives when you come in contact with them, you could give them a message of hope or a message of failure. What ever your message is you will speak it either with your mouth, or your actions.
So since your spreading a message, I’ll give you some pointers I like to use to help me help others.
1. Be Genuine. This is to say be yourself. you can reach more people being that person that God made you to be. Me I look different then my dad, he has short gray hair and a mustache, I have long stringy hair and a stubble face. That is me it has been me for years, those years that were spent in my life to try to look like he does, or act like does were the hardest years of my life. It was not natural to me, the feeling of uncomfortable trying to act like someone else. Zig used to say if you think the church has hypocrites in it, come join there is room for one more.
2. Make sure you live your message. This is a little different then the first point. There are things in Jerry’s life, and Randy’s life that they have walked thru. I personally am still working thru some of those challenges in my life. I’m not a the place where I could take a stand for them. Therefore I need to not try to send out a message about them yet. That is part of Gods plan for our lives, once we have gone thru something, we can then lead others thru it. If you still have a battle with drinking alcohol,or a battle with smoking, you are not yet called to speak on those things. You may not win those battles on this earth. That is OK, life is a journey, not a destination. If you learn to spread your message on the things that you have gone thru, You will find that others need your leading thru those troubled waters.
3. Enjoy this life. While these people have different views. They enjoyed the place they have been put or they enjoy the place they are passing thru. you need to enjoy the path you are on. If you are waiting to reach a certain place to start enjoying life. ITS A JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION. In watching the movie a few years ago The Pursuit Of Happyness. Will Smith played the character of a man who was on a journey, he said that we are given the right to the pursuit of happiness, it may not be attainable. I say make life a joy. Joy is something that you are not a feeling, you decide to be joyful, make the choice to put a smile on your face and enjoy the journey of life. I take great pleasure in hearing a man like Jerry tell his journey, when he smiles as he tells the story of the hardship that ended in a joyful journey.
So take these points to heart, Your life is a blessing to someone. Each day you get to spread your message tell it like its yours.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Get ready to be a RockStar in your world.