Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Flourishing Life for God's Glory

"Those who try to hold on to their lives will give up true life.  Those who give up their lives for me will hold on to true life."  Mathew 10:39

This verse I'm sure holds many meanings, for me, or how this verse speaks to me is this:  I must pursue my God given talents in order to live a bright Flourishing Life so that I can give God Glory.

I believe God gives us dreams, talents and passions which we are all uniquely gifted in for God's Glory.  Essentially, pursuing one's gifting is true living- it may not always be the easiest path or widest route, but true living is taking risks and pursuing our unique true gifting and talents.  It's like a ripple effect, when I'm actively working at my gifting in sport I'm happier, joy full, filled with's like a ripple effect that opens opportunities to give God the Glory and introduce others to Him by illustrating a Flourishing life.

It's not always easy to follow your heart in a society that pushes "box living", materialism, the dependence on money for comfort and 9-5 jobs.  My security is in God.  My security is in Jesus living strong in my heart.  As a result of this, I have a burning desire to live effectively, passionately pursuing God's path for my life, which vitally means pursuing my talents even if the path is not always clear or visible, in faith I move forward......all I know is I must pursue my God given gift in sport for God's Glory.

God is truth. God, Jesus and Holy Spirit is Love.


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