"You weren't called to make a point....you were called to make a difference. You weren't called to be successfull but
to be significant! Took me years to except these things but I have been shown over the last three years that they are so true....... There are times of challenge for me.... But mostly I find that in these things I have found continment."
Surrender the desire to reach for success.... but instead reach for significance.... how do you do this? Feel your heart? Do you feel your heart beat? Then YOU are called to be significant!! Encouarge another....
someone will be in your path today... some one needs to laugh... someone needs to feel needed.... someone needs to know that they matter!
key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”
do not fault anyone who desires success.... but over the years I found myself reaching, reaching, longing to reach the success that was placed in front of me in the world of sales..... I entered this field at the age of 19...... always reaching for more, working
to achieve the goals placed in front of me..... because of my health I was always making great strides in this direction and then would be down physically and not able to continue in the direction I was going.... with sales... you must be consistent... once
you slow down... it is like climbing a slippery mountain to regain your footing! I played this game for many years..... then my health took a steep decline with fatigue being overwhelming for months...... I felt so worthless becasue I could not obtain the
"success" and meet the goals set before me in the corporate world.....
Then I realized.... that I HAD been successful! Why? How? Because in someones life I had made a difference
even if it had only been for a moment....no one had to know about it.... no one needed to thank me.... I just needed to know that I had done my part, and been an encouragement to someone. I choose to believe the moments we shared made a larger, more
profound difference in the days ahead!
Mybe you find yourself in a situation, your health maybe has slowed you down, or maybe you were once in a position that has changed leaving
you feeling worthless, unsuccessful? I challenge you to reach for significance!
I looked back over my years in the field of sales....... the times that I had been in homes
of complete strangers showing them a product that I represented...I was usually in 5 to 10 homes a week....begining as strangers and leaving as a friend.......whether they purchased or not... didn't matter...... after 45 min or so of product presentation,
I would often find myself in their home for another hour and some times more talking about how good God had been in my life.... listening to them tell of the struggles they were having in their family, jobs, life..... many times I went to the car and brought
in my Bible..... sit down and found words of LIFE.... words of Encouragement ....we would talk to God about it often times right there together........ I would tell them ...."You CAN leave this ALL in His hands right now!" And we would! No their problems were
not magically taken away.... but there is something "magical" about giving it to your master! Letting him take the burden from your shoulders! When you give it to Him... you can simply follow the doors in your life as they open... and simply do what you can...
and know that He has the end all wrapped up in His plan anyway! Why worry about it?
I have had people call me the day after a show and confirm that they had a new found peace
in the situation at hand ............We need to be His hands... His feet... His voice.....
I realized then that I had reached success..... because I had learned to be an encouragment
to someone in my path.......even if it was a small thing.... that no one else noticed....... and through this I had truly reached the ulitmate success!!
So when I'm given
a "Monie Moment" ....LOL .... I choose to believe that this is first of all for me.... I find laughter in these moments.... that in return keeps joy flowing abundently.... and second of all for you.... to share laughter with you!
I went through several Months of little laughter.... I allowed circumstances around me to litterally steal my laughter, "briefly" ........ I know what it is like to be in a dark place.... I know what
it is like to feel like you will never have laughter again....I wrote "Shoes for my heart" (Found in a tab under the welcome tab) during this time. Through this time I slowly began to give these "things" to God.... It seemed like a LONG, Dry
place where I cried as hard as I now laugh... .... but I came through it and I believe I laugh harder than ever did now!!! Through that dark time... I can honestly say... deep down inside me there was Joy that never left.. it was a different kind of joy...
a peace that is tough to explain.... one that only Christ can give.
I may give you more of the story at some time... but for now...if you are at that place.... where life has
you beat down.... know that "real joy" is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ... and as difficult as it may seem... joy and peace He will give you through it all! The choice is ours...... it's a choice you make to carry the load yourself... or give it
to Him and experience Peace and Joy in living! Maybe you are one of those who feel you do not count.... you slip in church... unnoticed... I challenge you to remember that if you have a heart beat... you can be significant today!
Being significant in the lives of thoes you encounter every day IS true success! Even if it is your children, your spouse .... neighbor.. if you are dealing with sickness, doctors, nurses, everyone
you encounter has a story... and every one needs you to be a significant moment in their life. (See SERVE, in the tabs under the welcome tab)
So shoot for Significance.... and success
“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps
and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”