Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Live Your Life Tour

This last month at Home Depot, I have had alot of ups and downs, many days I have found myself wishing that they would just fire me! It feels like many of the people at work, like to shift the responsibility of their own actions on to others and then strive for more power and responsibility. People ask me, how my people work at Home Depot? And I will say about half of them.

One day while facing the cleaning aisle, it hit me; I AM NOT LIVING MY LIFE! I don’t do what I want on most days. I am not free. There are many things that I want to do but have been too afraid to ask for.

I decided that it was time for me to take a stand and if they were not willing to accommodate my request, then I would quit!

That night I made my list.

I want to go to John Clark’s Wedding at Andrews University
I want to go to Australia in November
I want to go to GYC in Louisville, KY

It’s a pretty big list, especially since all the events take place in a two month period. But I had to make it big, if it was going to be worth quitting for. Plus it had to be big enough to face resistance from management. That next morning I presented my request to the store manager. Surprisingly, my boss agreed to my entire request! There was no compromising or even coaxing required.

The story doesn’t end there; two weeks ago I also go promoted. I am now the Associate Coordinator, which is a pretty legitimate job, a job that would be appropriate for someone with a college education. I handle all of the stores human resource stuff as well as make the employees work schedule. This is a very nice perk because I now have control over my own schedule.

Its funny how things work.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Enemy Occupied Territory

If you could do anything for Christ and success would be guaranteed, what would you do?

Now is the time to act! We are living in the last days of earth’s history, detrimental times for those who do not know Christ. It is time to stand up. It is time that we make Christ first, last, and everything in our lives. We are being called to extreme purity, now, today is the day to throw out all of those things that have been getting in between us and God. Our silence is consent and we can no long afford to be quiet. It is time to let there be indifference and even war, for that is what we are already in.

“Enemy-occupied territory-that is what this world is, Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us to take part in a great campaign of sabotage.”

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Page 46

We must make the bold choice to serve God or face the shocking alternative, eternal separation from Christ. The latter choice is much easier to make especially if we continue to remain lukewarm. We can’t keep riding the line. It is time to burn some bridges. We can not remind neutral. We must be courageous and follow Christ faithfully.

For such a time as this, God is calling us to serve Him with everything that we are.

I don’t have a plan but God does, which is much better then anything I could ever scheme up. I want to be in a committed relationship with our Creator. I don’t know what to do yet, but I am praying about. We all have a great work to do in these last days. What will you do? Please join me in this great campaign of sabotage.