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We are non-denominational missionaries working with pastors, churches, schools, and the local hospital in Chiquimula, Guatemala. We host training seminars for pastors, leaders, and youth from rural areas and we help supply the congregations with Biblical materials to minister to their communities. We are currently building a Ministry Center to host the events. We visit several public schools to share a Biblical story and play with the kids. We also pray in the local hospital and give out toys, toiletries, and Biblical materials. Ways to Be a Part of this Ministry: Come - We need pastors and leaders to come and teach these pastors and leaders here in Guatemala. Or you could bring a group to work in the churches or schools with construction or evangelism. Financially Support - If you would like to support this ministry, please visit our website at www.eyeswideopenministries.com to donate online or send your donation to: Killen UMC Mission P.O.Box 249 Killen, Alabama 35645 Make your checks payable to Killen UMC Missions and designate the check to Daniel McIntyre All donations are tax-deductible. Pray - Please pray we will follow God's leading in all we do.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Use what you got

Have you ever felt like you weren't doing enough or needed to do more? Sometimes I feel like we need to be doing more, but when I look at my days and our calendar there just doesn't seem to be any more time to do more. So then I look at what we are doing to make sure that there aren't things that need to be cut out to do more of something else and all of it seems to be what God has called us to do. So then I wonder if it is just my flesh or pride that is telling me this. Last week I looked at another ministries webpage and it made me feel like we were doing nothing compared to them. This is a lie...I know but I still felt that way after watching their videos and seeing all their projects. So then I go to praying and asking God if there is something more we can do. And God spoke to me through the Word. I was reading in Matthew 25 and read the parable that we all know and have read so many times, but this time I saw something in the parable that answered my questions about doing more. I heard God say to me that He is the one that gives us our plans and abilities to do things. It was like He said, "I am the one who gives you your assignment." And according to this parable some assignments are bigger than others but nothing is mentioned about being more important or valuable b/c He congratulates the man with 10 more the exact same way He does to the one with 4 more. BUT!! The one who did nothing was condemned and what he had was taken away from him. So God told me to relax and stop worrying about doing more or not doing more. He has given us our assignment and also has given us exactly what we need to do that assignment ,and then I can only do and work with the things that He has given me. If he only gives me 2 then I can only work with two. If he gives me 5 then obviously I could do more with 5 than with 2 but according to God they are both equally important and what He wants! So I need to focus on what He has assigned ME to do and not look at what everyone else is assigned to do. But I am still held responsible for what He has given me to do but....no more than that. Isn't God just and fair! We often don't feel like He is but that is during the times when our pride gets in the way or our feelings and we start focusing on the world's standards and what we want rather than God's already supplied plan and purpose for us that is very enjoyable and peaceful and fulfilling and satisfying and perfect!! Gos is amazing and it is wonderful to be His servant and worker!! Well....there you go. I'll try and have a more humorous story next time.

2 comments:

  1. Good one, Dippy! :) Thanks for sharing. I have a big problem (or should I say sin) with comparing myself to others. I look back and didn't really do that before but since "growing up" (if you want to call it that) and going out into the real world, I started struggling with it and it REALLY came to fruition how bad I would compare or even just be hard on myself when I had kids. I will catch myself comparing myself to other moms alot like - "she seems to have it more together than I do", "she seems happier as a mom than me, what's wrong with me", etc..and being a stay at home mom I REALLY get hit sometimes with feeling I'm not doing anything or not doing enough! It's hard sometimes when you don't even leave the four walls or your house to really see that there is a ministry within my four walls that I am responsible for. Anyway, sorry if I jabbered too much :) Here is a verse I kind of liked about comparing too: "Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to someone else." Galatians 6:4
    Love you!

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  2. Sweet Leigh. Hang in there and hope you are ready for more time in the house with more coming???? Y'all are crazy!! And I pray for your ministry all the time! You have an amazing ministry!! And a very difficult one with the world fixer upper and his filing cabinet of how to do everything! HAHA

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