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Fixer Upper

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As I was making my tea this morning, a few of my Magnolia purchases had me thinking on Chip & Joanna Gaines. Call me silly, but the Lord uses ordinary things to remind me of the call He has on our lives.

Chip & JoJo have taken what many would call “non-traditional ministry gifts” and turned what WE think of as ministry on it’s head. They influence millions on a daily basis simply because she has great style, and he knows how to wield a hammer. And WHOA do they shine.

It’s Monday. We’re all starting our week… Maybe headed back to work, or at home with our kids, & perhaps you’re feeling a bit exhausted with going through the motions. And the question begs “am I really making a difference?”

My friend… God has given you specific gifts for a reason, and can use them to encourage, bless and give LIFE to others in such a way that can end up leaving you baffled. I’m sure Chip & Joanna are still scratching their heads over a few things  🙂  Ecclesiastes 9:10 says “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all of your might”… So whatever gifts God has blessed you with, whatever passion He has placed within your heart, don’t discount them because they may not look a bit differently than other people’s gifts.

God has placed you here for a reason & your life is meant to make a difference in people’s lives, whatever it’s shape or size.

So go ALL IN. Don’t shy away from your purpose. Don’t discount it’s importance. And most of all, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone for fear that you may fail. Realize who is on your side, and my friend…go SHINE.

And P.S. Be patient with yourself… We’re all a #fixerupper 😉

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