We suffered the loss of a few family members unexpectedly the past few years that shook us up, but we have continued to be blessed and somewhat content. Now you can probably see where this is headed, right? Only as God can orchestrate, He started putting things and people in place years ago to accomplish His purpose. I believe that I first met Doug Harrell back in when he visited the automobile dealership where I was the sales manager. We agreed to advertise in the paper and continued to do so over the next 5 years. I enjoyed the friendship Doug and I developed over the years and I looked forward to our time together each month as he would usually stop in just to say hello and see if we needed anything.
It was on one such visit in or that I told Doug how I would love to be part of such an important ministry someday. After all, he was on a mission from God. For the next 5 months, I became so unsettled at work. Looking back, I know now that God through the Holy Spirit was working on me but at the time, I just felt frustrated at work constantly.
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The owner of the dealership was so kind and accommodating and my team there were great. It made no sense. I called Doug just to let him know that I was leaving the dealership so that he could stop by and get another contact for the advertising there. I started adverting to do tractor work and since I had a life and health insurance license, I put some ads on social media to generate income. I felt so unsure and out of place with what I was doing. Doug called and asked me to have lunch with him which I agreed. I thought that was a great idea, so I planned on coming to their office in Spruce Pine to sign an agreement to work on a commission basis.
Somehow, I left there without signing any kind of agreement and went back to Morganton. I was so upset and confused that I hardly slept at all.
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It was like I had no control over what happened next. I constructed an email and sent it to Doug. I told him I wanted to buy the paper and I offered all the money my wife and I had saved, my k…everything! For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Doug replied to my email that he and Barbara would talk about it and pray about it and would try to get back to me by Monday or Tuesday the following week. I was on my knees at the altar during church that Sunday and prayed for God to forgive me for every sin known and unknown and that said I would commit to this work in the name of Jesus if He was sure I was the one to do it.
I was pretty much a nervous wreck by this time. When we got home from church, I had a voicemail from Doug. I cried and doubted everything. Satan was working hard to put doubt in my mind.
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I asked my mother-in-law, Cathy Pritchard, if she would be willing to help with editing and accounting at the paper. What does it mean to be great? Conversely, and on my good days, being great feels a lot like loving my family well, seeing more deeply how God designed me, serving the world outside of me, and finding significance in that which is real. Less, what does being great look like for you?
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What were you really asking in your question? Hearing that man say that made me sad.
Learning to be great, at its very core, is an exercise in facing inward. My hope is that our view of greatness is directly proportional to how joyful we are; how kind and good we are; how loving and in control of our emotions we are. In short, how the fruits of our spirit are on display.
Less, what if instead of thinking about our next vocational, world changing, culture making move—what if you and I took a serious inventory of how the people around us are affected by our lives. Am I truly seeking Jesus?
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Do my kids respect me? Do my friends know I care for them?
functerswhunfo.tk Do I even have friends? I also felt that feeling when I took a job with IJM , because I knew the work would be immensely fulfilling and honoring to how God has equipped me. However, I also felt destined for greatness when my crappy college band played our first show to literally nobody and I had dreams of rock-stardom. See the difference? Greatness can be defined by God calling you to something wonderful and new.
Or, it can be you trying to define yourself by making mini-gods out of things that will never really leave you feeling that great.