I went to church this weekend (yup, I dodged the lightning) and the message for the sermon was regarding “Giving God Your Best.” I am not one to put a religious figure up on a pedastal but my Pastor put his foot in this message and it resonated with me….. So much that I am still thinking about the concept days later.
He not only talked about being the best Christian you can be but also about life. He asked the following questions “Are you giving your children your best? How about your relationship with your significant other? Your job?”
Basically, we each have been given gifts and talents, are we living up to our full potential? Are we giving our best selves to the people we love and to ourselves?
I can honestly say that right now, I am not giving anything my absolute best. That’s the truth. I may be at 75% in some areas and 90% in others. I am a firm believer that we get messages exactly when we need to hear them. Sometimes we ignore them. Sometimes we hear but we table our responses for a later time hoping the message will go away. Then there are times when we hear it but totally think it can’t be OUR message. Heck, you know I’m perfect right? LOL
Well, as I sat in church, I realized that it was a direct message for me. A reminder that doing too much and not doing any of it well is not a good thing. I needed to stop and refocus my efforts. Take stock of my long term and personal goals.
Just wanted to share that message with you today. Are you in a place where you are spinning your wheels? Are you giving the people you love the best you that you can? Are you taking care of yourself? Are you focused at your job? What can you do to better utilize all of your gifts and talents?
Me? I just signed up for my first Sprint triathalon. (We’ll talk more later. I’m still in shock.) I had a meeting with my boss and told her about a few issues I was having and we moved towards a resolution. I plan on spending more time with my boys and I resolve to be more supportive and less evil with Mr. 1969. I also started inquiring about completing culinary classes. I plan on listening to my message and not ignoring it this time.
How about you?