Make a Difference: Event or Adventure?

Event or Adventure?

It’s fall, and the calendar is filling.

Football games.

Homecoming.

Weddings.

Events fill the tiny squares that make up life. My stress level rises with each addition.

Until.

Until I remember, it’s not the what that’s so important, it’s the who. Each event presents an opportunity to make a difference.

To encourage.

To pray.

To plant a seed.

To share a struggle—or a victory.

To do life together.

To show those we rub shoulders with for this season that God makes a difference in our lives. Every day. Every week.

The items on your calendar aren’t there by accident. God has placed you and your family in the middle of that sports team, music ensemble, or classroom for a reason: to make a difference. He’s hidden an adventure among the motley crew that is your group.

Are you willing to dig for the hidden treasure? Because you’ll never find the adventure if you stay in your clique or keep to yourself.

Remember how tough it is to break into an established group? Who looks new? Reach out. Make the first move.

Colossians 4:5 (NIV) reads, “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; making the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”

Look at the calendar with fresh eyes. See the people behind the event, and get your adventure on.

Question:

Have you considered how God brings people into our lives for a season? (Sometimes for a literal sports or school season.)

With what groups will you interact this fall?

Are you willing to get out of your comfort zone?

How would you feel if you missed an opportunity to make a difference?

Pray that God will reveal your adventure.

Tweetables:

It’s not the what that’s so important, it’s the who. Click to tweet.

Each event presents an opportunity to make a difference. Click to tweet.

God’s hidden an adventure among the motley crew that is your group. Click to tweet.

You’ll never find the adventure if you stay in your clique or keep to yourself. Click to tweet.

See the people behind the event, and get your adventure on. Click to tweet.

 

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