Friday, January 4, 2013

Five Minute Friday ~ Opportunity

How many opportunities have I missed because I shrugged off the little heart tugs? You know, that little yearning that says, "Reach out!" or "Say something!" yet fear stops those tugs dead in their tracks. 

Fear shouts outs, "LOOK THE OTHER WAY!", "Don't intrude!" or "M.Y.O.B." (mind your own business ~remember that from grade school?)

Could these heart tugs be the Holy Spirit trying to lead me? Quite possibly and by not following the direct call of God, by missing the opportunity to touch another human being with the love of Christ, I am failing God miserably. 

As I embrace my Year of Relationship, the year of loving like Jesus, I need to embrace each heart tug. I need to rid myself of caution and fear so that I may love selflessly, with compassion and with an attitude of servitude. 


 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

Jesus loved us so much that he lay down his life......he died for you and me! That's how I want to love. 



7 comments:

  1. love this laurie. those "heart tugs". yes to listening to them! yes to moving when he prompts us to move! -kris

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  2. Oh my goodness, girl. Were you listening in on my phone conversation I had with a dear friend today? I confessed to her that I feel like I haven't been responding to those nudges lately. (One of the reasons for my "One Word"--which I'll talk about later).

    I like heart tugs better. because they leave a mark when I ignore them...a scar of regret :SIGH:

    Here's to submitting to those opportunities He gives to be a part of the big picture! :)

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  3. This is so good Laurie! Yes - to pay more attention to those little promptings... it would do us all good! Happy New Year!

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  4. Thank you for stopping by, my friends! :)
    I'm praying that you each have a year of fearlessly following your heart and His leadings!

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  5. Stopping by from FMF. I appreciate your comments. I have been experiencing similar tugs lately. Sometimes I wonder if I am missing God's leading. I hope you pursue every opportunity He gives you in 2013!

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  6. Welcome Diane! Thank you for stopping by!

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