May 25th marked 7 years of preaching the Gospel. So many were there to support me when I preached my first sermon, “Christian Growth.”
I’m so fortunate and so blessed to be strategically placed around ministers, teachers and wise Bible-based brothers and sisters who are strong in their relationship with God and Christ! I’m so fortunate to be around people on my job, at church and around friends who help me to maintain checks and balances in my relationship with God as well as my mindset and attitude.
I’ve learned more and more…its not about me!
It never was about me to begin with!
So much has happened in my life from my childhood up to my current days. I’ve been through a lot, been to a lot of places, experienced a lot of things and met a lot of people. I credit God and Christ Jesus. Let me say that again…”I” credit and give Thanks to God and Christ Jesus!
Before the weekend started, I admitted to a co-worker that the same junk I used to listen too and watch when I was younger and even while in ministry, I just don’t have the same taste for anymore. I told him that I felt the urgency to do more studying of the scriptures and really prepare for genuine ministry to others. My friend visited the website and he read one of my bios.
Then…reality set in! I was not placing my Faith in front like I should.
Luke 9:23-26 really hit me:
“23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. 25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? 26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels (New International Version).”
I spent a good amount of my time searching and searching for what my purpose was supposed to be. I was blessed to be able to find that blogging and writing fits hugely into a even greater plan that God has for me. Unfortunately, certain things were not being done to place Christ in the forefront of the operation. When my friend pointed this out to me…I wasn’t angry…I was embarrassed. Because of this, I chose to make some decisions that will change “Cartoon Daily News” for the better and at the same time improve the other platforms that God placed on my heart as well, like “Purpose Move” and “Eccentric Nation.”
With that, here’s what I learned from this text and from my time spent with God on this matter of blogging, cartoons, writing and more:
1. Seek God’s Will!
2. Avoid seeking numbers and stats!
3. Daily Deny Myself!!!
4. Deal with my “Cross” issues (in other words, embrace my times of suffering knowing Jesus did that for me and ALL of us plus more).