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Fill in the Blank…

steaming tea cup and journal
November 12, 2020

Fill in the blank: Today I will be_________.
I always loved fill in the blank tests and worksheets in school. I would get a little hit of dopamine when I would “guess“ correctly. I still love fill in the blanks. Doing Bible studies, I try to get ahead and see if I can read the teacher’s mind and get that answer in there even before it’s taught and it makes me feel smarter when I nail it.
But here’s a fill in the blank that we can all do, every day. Today I will be______.
Every day we have a choice- not always about what we do vocationally, but always about who we will be. So fill in the blank today! You get to decide. You can choose to be fearful, angry, divisive… lots of people do after all. You can choose to be distracted, discouraged or impatient. You can choose to give in to whatever feelings you have at the moment because after all, it’s been a hard year and you could “justify” your behavior. People will understand. But…as a Jesus follower, who we are is a reflection of our faith and the very character of God. So I challenge you today to fill in your blank. I’m gonna fill in mine this way and the Lord will help me do it.
Today I will be…about the Father’s business. I am God’s co-worker and invited into His Kingdom work on this earth. And so are you. How awesome is that!
“We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith…”
‭‭-Paul, 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭

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