It’s not about you and it’s not about me.
From the words of Bono, It’s a beautiful day. Made it back to the farm a couple of weeks ago and the guys and I have been preparing for our next hunters to arrive. Getting ready for the next hunt is always busy, but enjoyable. Being surrounded by such bright spirits that the Xhosa people are is always humbling. As I try to share pieces of God’s love with them, I can see that much of His message is already filled inside these men and that they express this through the joy they carry with them wherever they go. Seeing God’s love expressed through them makes me wonder how our lives sometimes seem unfulfilled, with the abundance of shtuff God has given us.
I feel so fulfilled to be around these men, because it reminds me that it’s not about me and it’s not about you or who and what may make us comfortable. It’s about sharing God’s love and his message in all that we do, to all that we meet, wherever we are. Being around these men I hear, see and feel this emotion and relation of Love throughout the day, it seems no matter what the circumstances.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). This message was delivered to the Jewish people while in exile and enslaved. But, it didn’t necessarily mean they all would see the Promised Land. A lot of these people wouldn’t even make it through the “70” years.
However, this should give us all hope, but not necessarily in tomorrow, for tomorrow may not come. It gives us hope in today, right here right now (Cheers! if you caught the Jesus Jones lyrics). God’s motives are not necessarily our motives and it’s best that you and I keep this in perspective. We may hope for things in the future, but his work and spirit are alive and well doing their work today, and waiting to be shared by you and me with others, right here and right now.
From the farm, God bless and Enjoy!