Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. I have been thinking about some thing that Mother Teresa stated during her life time. What she said encourages me to realize that I do not have to be limited by my limitations.
“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.” Mother Teresa
The quote reminds me that I can actively offer who I am as an individual to a living and loving God. The quote gives me hope, because I realize that I do not rely on my own efforts. Instead, I can open myself up to the care of a loving God to guide and use my life, beyond the scope of my imagination.
I can surrender my hopes and my dreams to a loving God — to live my life beyond my hopes and dreams. I can offer my will and my life – as a child offered his 2 small fishes and 5 loaves of bread to a loving God who fed the 5000– and see Him multiply my perceived lack and limitations to feed the individuals that He brings into my life.
I can be used — as an instrument — in the hands of a loving God to live beyond my understanding. I can offer my life — as a vessel — to live my life beyond my life. I can seek to be — an instrument — of His peace. I can seek to instill faith, hope and love. I can seek to console. I can seek to understand, instead of seeking to be understood. I can seek to pardon and forgive.
I can seek to live my life — as part of the solution — and I will live my life beyond my years.
“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” Mother Teresa
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