be the one

I was half asleep, somewhere in the zone where asleep and awake collide,  of fuzzy thoughts and drowsy dreams, when God interrupted with a message.

I had been praying for my drama class. After weeks of rehearsing, running lines, rehearsing again, blocking, dancing, more rehearsing again (because you still haven’t given your all), my troops were weary and timid and wondering: Did they have what it takes to knock it out on stage? I wanted them to quit holding back and open their mouths and hearts and give their all so God would get the glory. I couldn’t wait to tell them.

The next day during our pre-rehearsal prayer time pep talk, I rallied my students by telling them the message God gave me for them:

be the one.

Would they to be the one to use their gifts? Would they be the one who’d leave it all on the stage, to

? Would they be the one who’d stop living small, hiding in the shadows, and step into the light and live large?

What about you?

Can you be the one? Can you be the one to say yes, to say no, to stand up, to hold your ground?  Can you be the one to speak up, speak out, speak for?

Can you be the one to pray, to believe, to walk, to run, to fight, to love, to forgive? Can you be the one to tear down walls, take down giants, and tell mountains to move?

Can you be the one to tell the world, your neighbors, your friends, your enemies that Jesus loves them? Can you be the one to speak truth, to speak hope, to speak faith?

Life today is filled with pressures to do more, be more and achieve more. But God has called you to do one thing, to be the one He created you to be.

Be the one.

“Conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.” Philippians 1:27

Action points

  1. Be the one at work who goes the extra mile, who doesn’t complain, and who encourages others.
  2. Be the one at home who loves with no return, gives forgiveness, and offers a second, third, twentieth, or two hundredth chance.
  3. Be the one at church who  lifts a burden, who gives from the heart, and serves like Jesus is coming back today.

How can you be the one?

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