Find A Way
There was this little boy at church the other night. He has dwarfism. His name is Titus. He is the sweetest thing you’ll ever see. His smile lights up a room, and his personality makes you want to be a better person.
I walked into the fellowship hall where he and the other kids were playing, and I saw him move. Usually, him and his family, who also have dwarfism, have to move their legs awkwardly, it’s slow and they don’t get very far quick. When I walked in, he was doing something very different. He kicked his legs in front of him, like a German goose step. It was awesome. I stood amazed at the creativity he had used to get around a problem.
We can do that too.
“Where there’s a will — there’s a way.”
1. Find a way to spend more time with God
Luke 10:38–42, Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
There’s always something to cut out of our busy schedules. Perhaps you need to watch one less television show, spend one less hour on Netflix. Maybe it’s time to set a goal for cutting back on social media, get an accountability partner.
It’s time to start rearranging.
Put God first in your life. What else could be more important than Him?
It’s everything from cutting back on wasted time, to prioritizing Him in the morning before life hits you. You may need to start waking up earlier. You may need to rearrange your schedule. You might need to completely readjust everything — but I promise, if God wants it to happen, there is a way.
2. Find a way to share the word of God
Unless you’re living in a hole of sorts, you come in contact with people every day. Every time you make contact with an individual you have an opportunity to change their future. It will be done whether you’re trying to or not, that’s how the future works, but you decide how strong your impact will be and whether or not it will be a positive one.
Last night, I helped babysit a large group of kids while their parents were in foster care training. One of the teens that was there to help babysit caught my attention. She stayed against the wall, she didn’t talk much.
As soon as I saw her — I knew what God was telling me to do. I was going to talk to her. I was going to impact her. I learned a lot about this girl. She’s from Michigan. She was a foster kid before they sent her back home to her mom after eleven years. The maturity with which she told me about that story and the way she reflected upon it was fascinating and inspiring. I mentioned God a couple of times. If I had had a chance to utter a few more sentences to her before she left, I would have told her that she could conquer anything with God.
You can even conquer your fears about talking to someone about their salvation.
Find a way.
3. Find a way to share the love of God
Give more hugs. Say more kind things. Have more deep conversations. Be nicer. Love more often. Speak sweetly and encouragingly about everyone. Never let the Christ attitude leave you.
Then, share it with someone else. There’s this girl Savannah that I talked to the other day. She told me she believed in God, but said she wasn’t religious.
She obviously hadn’t truly experienced the love of God.
I’d like to write about this in detail later, but the Bible is not just a set of rules. The New Testament shares a true story about God bringing redemption to His people in the greatest act of love possible — which really can’t be fully described because we are incapable of fully understanding it. You have experienced this overwhelming love.
Find a way to share it with someone else.
We’re all in a different situation and know different kinds of people, but we are around others — and even the strongest of Christians need to see the love of Christ in us.
Proverbs 3:5–6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
The life you are living is yours. No one else can make the choices that you need to make. Think outside of the box. Kick your legs up in a goose step.
Find a way.