Jeanie and I were praying and reading the Word of God this morning and she pointed out a recent letter sent to us from the Joyce Meyer Ministries. She shared it with me and had a big smile on her face in light of what I have been working on and what she has been proof reading.
First, what she has been proof reading was the sharing in this newsletter on pages one and two, titled “Lifestyle Influences.” The letter she shared with me from the Joyce Meyer Ministries was very similar. Of course it reflected her dynamic style of presentation and ability to hit the mark on subjects.
Here are some excerpts from it:
You see, God didn’t create you to look or act like everyone else. You don’t have to conform to the world by doing what the rest of society is doing. In fact, the very opposite is true.
You’re not called to be a people pleaser. You weren’t created to just fit in with the crowd. No, God has destined you for something greater...something different!
The world is broken and dysfunctional...but you are different!
The world is dark and depressed ... but you are different!
The world is full of fear and frustration ... but you are different!
God didn’t want me to constantly be focused on myself and my problems. He wanted me to be different. As He started changing my heart, I began to see there were hurting, broken, confused people all around me ... and this is why my passion in life is to share the love of Christ with as many people as I possibly can.
In an ungodly world, you can stand out and be different no matter where you are or what you do. Your life can encourage others by showing them the love of God, not just by what you say, but by how you live.
Above all else, we walk as sons of God, with God in Christ in us! Walk boldly!
- Bob Lindfelt