AuthorJon Fuller

Gifts-Talents-Hardwork- And You

 

 

 

 

 

Whenever I think of hard work and talent, it makes me think of college football. I was fortunate enough to play on a scholarship at a division II school. Believe me, there was talent in abundance. I saw guys from all over the nation that were bigger, faster, and better than anyone I had ever had the privilege of playing with. What was interesting is that many of the guys I had played with had been scouted by Division I schools or even came from important well-known schools but couldn’t make the grades or ACT scores to play at their school of choice. This was now their second chance to get to play at a competitive level, and hopefully still get drafted for the NFL. Over the two years I played there, there was one guy that stood out to everyone, the team star. He was a few years ahead of me and wholesale jerseys had been transferred in from a Junior College. He was well built, impressively fast, had loads of natural talent. There was no doubt he was a stand out with his natural abilities, and he even got by with hanging out on the side lines and watching us work hard most of the time. He did practice some, but never at quite the level most of us did. Personally, I had to work harder than a lot of the other men, because I was the shortest guy on the team for most of my career. I was 5’ teriyaki 6” and weighed 180 pounds as a tailback. I had my own natural abilities to help me close the Space gap and make me more competitive including; speed, strength, hard work ethic and a lot of determination. If my memory serves me correctly, our star player led our conference on yards for 1-2 years and made a name for him self in college football. His senior year he along with a few others were drafted, and there was a lot of excitement on our team. What I came to learn over the next year was very surprising. This young man led the NFL in rushing as a rookie and was doing great, except for one thing, his work ethic was zero. During his years in college he was never pushed to work hard or develop his talent to the level he was capable. Even though he was a complete stud in college and doing great as a rookie in the NFL he got cut from the team. I heard he got picked up by another team and did great again leading in rushing yards but would eventually get cut again due to no 9.11.! effort and his cheap jerseys inability to work hard. By the following year he was working on a loading dock for a beer company, not because of a lack of talent, but because of a lack of work ethic. I believe, every one of us has been given a Chillventa certain level of talent in different areas and it should be our goal to use those gifts and Post talents to go out and make a difference where God has placed us. If you know where you are gifted then do your absolute best to excel no matter how big or small you may think it is. We are all called to make a difference in our sphere of influence and are specifically called as Christians to bring a heavenly experience to earth. Whether it’s in business, education, entertainment, government, media, sports or any other area that affects society I encourage you to go out and be the change. You were created with a purpose, and with specific gifts, talents and natural abilities that no one else can specifically do quite the way you can. You are as unique as a snowflake. Maybe you look like all the others when you fall to the ground but you are an individual. Made to stand out, and make a difference in this life. For those of you who just aren’t sure what your talent is, I encourage you to pursue finding it. Find books, take a DISK test, do what ever you need to do and find cheap NFL jerseys your purpose. Ask yourself when I look back on my life in 30, 40 or 50 years from now will I be content knowing I did all I could to develop what was placed in me or will you look back and be filled with regret? There are people around you that need YOU to fulfill your purpose because of the difference you make. Find it, cultivate it, work hard at it, and change the culture around you!

 

To Your Success,

Jon Fuller

 

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Clearing Emotional Space for Spiritual Growth

growthThere’s a story about a little boy who went to the doctor’s office. Once inside the examination room, the nurse checked Arabian his height, weight and heart. She could see he was a bit nervous. Believing that involving him in the process might calm his little boy nerves, she asked if he’d like to hear his heart with the stethoscope. When she placed the earpieces in his ears his expression changed to shock, surprise, and then delight. “Is that Jesus knocking on the door of my heart?” he exclaimed. The nurse, was surprised too. She’d never had anyone respond that way. She was a believer and told him “Yes, it is. You’d better make sure you answer Him!”

There are a whole lot of things knocking on the door of our hearts; and for many of us, there might be quite a lot banging around on the inside as well! For the sake of our devotional series, imagine your heart as if it were a garden. What’s growing in it? How’s the quality of your soil? Are there places that need pruning, watering, or fertilizing? Are there bugs eating away at any of it?

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do cheap jerseys the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just Systems as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such wholesale nba jerseys things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self- control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:16-23 NASB

After reading that Scripture passage, what is one thing you wish was growing better in your life? What’s one thing you feel needs pruning?

During a season in my Christian growth as a younger Christian I was at a loss to really wrap my arms around this whole fruit of the Spirit thing. My life wasn’t defined by either list. I was stuck in this limbo place, wanting the fullness and fruitfulness of Christ, but having a hard time finding the access point. After much prayer and the faithful prayer of a mentor I shared my struggle with, the Lord opened my eyes to the roadblock in my growth.

I was approaching the cheap nfl jerseys Fruit of the Spirit and Льв?вщин? Fruit of the Flesh concept as if it was an on/off switch. While this is true, it is a somewhat one dimensional perspective. It wasn’t as if I could say, “Well, Lord I don’t do witchcraft, go to drunken cheap nfl jerseys parties or sleep around… so how come I’m not oozing with Your peace and joy?”

Cultivating a life of either fruitful varieties is more like a journey with a goal or destination. If Video the Fruit of the Spirit is our goal then different issues for each of us will rear their ugly head as roadblocks. For me, the roadblock in my journey was unsanctified emotions. Depression and discouragement drained my wholesale jerseys joy. Insecurities ate away at my peace. Unforgiveness robbed love. And so on.

This journey to greater fruitfulness in Christ began with an intense study of emotions throughout Scripture and prayer over how to apply the wisdom from those words to my emotional responses so that through obedience to the Word my life would be better positioned for the Holy Spirit to work in me.

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