I love ending the week on such a completely positive, uplifting & encouraging note!
A couple of years ago we used the Hilton Garden Inn in Dallas for our Tues nite business meetings. Me & my besties usually hosted the door, so we were there early. We had the honor & privilege of working with a man named Richard. He always went above & beyond to make sure we had everything we needed to have a perfect meeting.
Everyone has a story if you just take the time to listen. His story was amazing & we couldn’t wait to see how God used his ill-fate, talents & abilities to help others. Today Glenda told me about his website & I’m in awe of the faithfulness of God.
Please read his testimony of being wrongfully accused & spending 15 years in a Texas prison. Going in at age 19 & leaving at age 34 meant he spent the formative years of his life incarcerated. He did use that time to obtain an education which he furthered once released.
During our weekly visits, we recognized there were seeds of greatness in him knowing he would definitely pay it forward by helping others. The thing I appreciate most was that he never represented a victim mentality nor was he an angry man with an entitlement mentality. Never! He had a servant’s heart & put others first. He was tested even after being exonerated, but……his dream & passion for others consumed him. How inspiring to see how he followed his dream not only in offering others a hand up, but sowing into the community. He kept his eyes focused on the prize & an attitude of resilience. After all…..attitude is the difference maker!
It truly makes me ponder how many other people I know who allow a simple obstacle prevent them from cultivating the gifts & talents God has placed in them. How many am I allowing to lay dormant? We may not be behind bars, but who or what are we allowing to hold us captive & steal our future? What measure of guilt & condemnation are we allowing to take up residence in our minds developing self sabotage & even more limiting beliefs? In the past 2 days I’ve been challenged to really set some things in motion & this completely sealed the deal! I think it’s self-evaluation time! How about YOU???
You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.-Genesis 50:20