Do you feel misunderstood?
Do you feel there is nobody who understands you?
Do you disapprove of how your look. . .physically, mentally or spiritually?
Do you stay within your comfort zone. . .because of how you view yourself?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions. . .then I need to introduce you to my Image Consultant. . .as He has a unique way of looking at and dealing with people.
Here are two quotes that underscore your need for a makeover by an Image Consultant.
Can you imagine how Moses must have felt?
The first time he tried to help his people he ended up on the backside of the desert.
Talk about discouragement . . .Moses had every reason to be discouraged.
He was going to change the world! He was going to create a better environment for his people! He was going to make a difference! But instead he was rejected by his people. . .exiled from power and lost his position of prominence.
Life as Moses had known it . . .was over.
The first 40 years of his life, Moses had been somebody.
For the next forty years of his life, he was a nobody.
The definitions stirred in me through a sermon that I read by a pastor Dallas Henry from Maine. Some of them are his, some of them are mine… Google gets some credit and God gets all the glory.
Backfield-in-Motion– Walking out the sanctuary during the sermon to visit the restroom or water fountain.
Bench warmer - Those who do not sing, pray, work, or do anything but sit in church.
Blitz - The rush for the restaurants following the closing prayer of morning worship.
This morning, I felt the Lord directing me to encourage you in your struggles. It was like He said to tell you that you may be down, but take heart. . . encourage yourself in His Word. You may be down … but you’re definitely coming up.
I understand this completely. . .there have been several times when I was down in my life. . .a time or two, as they say in boxing, I could have been down for the count . . . BUT God.
That’s right, no matter how far you’ve been down or what evil has come against you . . .God will bring you up.
Proverbs 24: 15,16 in the Message Bible warns anyone who comes against His own:
Just over a year ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a proclamation making me an Admiral in the Texas Navy. I was humbled and honored … not as much by the act as by the recommendation letter from my staff that prompted the appointment.
And yes, there is a Texas Navy and the only way you can be a part of it. . .is through appointment by the Governor.
Do I enjoy being an Admiral? Absolutely.
In fact, in the words of Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise . . .this is the Admiral’s Log 1.29.12. Notice the smile on my face. . .okay, back to business.