Lessons Learned

I’ve thought about what lessons God has taught me through this experience.  Here is what I  came up with.

1.  Listen to what God is telling you.  There’s a reason you feel the nudging and we know He has our best interest at heart.  If He’s leading you to do something, do it.

2.  People want peace and security. The true answer to both of these issues is a relationship with Christ.  We don’t know what is going on in people’s lives but we know we all have issues.  Don’t be afraid to share about Jesus.  The worst thing they could say is they aren’t interested.  And that’s OK.  We don’t make anyone believe.

3.  Sharing with people really does start with a relationship or a conversation.  The easiest way to start is to smile at them.  It’s a free gift to them.  Smile at everyone and see what God does.

4.  Ask questions.  Most people enjoy talking about themselves and their life.  Be sincere and truly ask because you care.  People can see if you are authentic or not.

5.  Remember names and use them when you are talking to that person.  It’s more important than you think.

6.  As an American Christian, I am no longer going to depend or rely on my church to “give” me opportunities to serve.  My responsibility as a believer is to always be aware of others around me wherever I am and to serve them when possible.  Like Sam said from the beginning of all of this adventure– find a hobby, job, etc. and join a group that you see regularly and start ministering!

7.  Enjoy your life wherever you are!

Wow, this is really convicting me and makes me realize I have a lot to work on.  I definitely don’t have all these down, but it’s a good place to start.  Have a great day!

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