Friday, September 14, 2018

So many books I’ve read recently reiterate that we should not

get caught up in letting social media define who we are. 
 Tim Tebow gives us practical ways to focus on who God says we are – 
“ Although pursuing my dream and giving everything I’ve got is important, life is more than crushing every game. It’s about  meaning and purpose. 
It’s about believing in whatever you do, whether you’re a stay-at-home parent changing diapers, an executive running meetings, or a college student turning in papers … 
God can do something significant in whatever your hands do.”
This is the Day – encourages us to stop putting off our lives, our dreams, our goals, our enjoyment of being present; instead, Tim encourages us to embrace each day and live the life God intends for us to live. This book is easy to read and, while filled with lots of sports references [duh - ] that I didn’t quite understand, I found it to be very encouraging.
I love that he shared Bible verses to remind us of what God says about us and that He has a plan, a purpose for our lives. Honestly, I know very little about Tim Tebow the sports personality, but this book helped me see how he tries to live his days with the intention of showing God’s love to others. And while his jet-setting lifestyle is so very different from my own I was also able to apply these same principles to my day-to-day life.
“I promise you this: if you open your eyes to actually see people, you’ll begin to uniquely see certain people... Ask God to take the blinders of distraction off your eyes and show you people who need you. Then use the opportunity to help out, 
lift up their spirits, or guide them where they need to go.”
The book concludes with this thought - "Each day tugs us in different directions..
It’s easy to get to lose perspective. It’s easy to get lost. It’s easy to get wrapped up in whatever we’re trying to do or whatever we’re struggling with. 
Without constantly reminding ourselves of what God says is most important, 
we’ll stumble around, void of purpose, never leaving a mark on this world. 
Each day requires us to go back to the well. 
That’s where we find truth. That’s where we find comfort. That’s where we find hope. That’s where we will always be reminded that as believers in Jesus we serve a God who is always working behind the scenes, all over the world. “
  I want to be a part of that don’t you?
This is the day to look at what God has for you. 
Right now. Right here.
 – Be present – Be real – 
Trust His timing and guidance. 
Note: I recieved a copyof this book for review purposes. 
ALL opinions are my own.

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