I had a busy day yesterday. The school holiday is about to
start which means camps! I went to visit a camp site yesterday
and was quite pumped after viewing it. Our kids will love it there.
But on the way back to work I saw two things……firstly I saw
a mountain bike in the middle of the road! I tell you the truth.
It was in the middle of the road upright and no rider in sight.
What made it weird was the road we were on was deserted.
So to see this bike in upright position in the middle of the
road was something!!!
I thought of taking a picture but the idea came too late. 😦
It was funny and weird, not something you see everyday!
The other thing I saw were kids in school uniform. On our way
to see the camp site we saw kids in uniform but didn’t
take any notice of them but on our way back the driver told
us that these were the same kids we passed as we came. These kids
had to walk about 15 kilometers back home and that means they
had to make the same journey to school.
Everyday they walk an average of 30km!
Instantly, I thanked God for all He had given me. And I thank
Him on a daily basis for His goodness. That got me thinking
though. Why do we have what we have? There are so many
people all over the world who struggle to get a meal a day,
who can’t get basic education, who live on the streets, who don’t
have any clothes and the list goes on.
As I see it,
I could of been born homeless but I wasn’t.
I could of been the child with no family but I have one!
I could of been the one scraping the bins for something,
just something to eat that would take me through the next
I could of been the one freezing with no clothes, having
nothing to keep me warm through the night,
It could of been me…..
This is what I concluded:
God gave me all that I have so I could be a blessing!
He gave me all that I have so I could make a difference in
I am humbled by all that He has given me and I realize I am
to use it for the advancement of His kingdom. He didn’t give
me all that I have so I could lavish it all on myself.
This is not about condemning those who have but I want
you to realize God has more planned for you that extends
His plan for your life is rarely about you alone, it’s about other
people, touching others. He wants us to spread the love of
Christ to others.
When you think about God’s plan for your life understand
that God wants you to touch others.
It may be as simple as giving a blanket to someone who needs
buying some food for that person on the streets,
giving money to the beggar,
befriending the unpopular kid in school,
telling someone about Christ,
and the list goes on.
Be thankful for what you have. Don’t take it for granted!
This is a hard message! It was not easy writing it. I look
at my life and realize I should be doing more. The story of
the ten talents come to mind. I want to be faithful with the
talents God has given me.
The things I have been through, the experiences I have had,
the testimony I have is part of God’s plan to touch people.
God is so good…..