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Uncommon Places

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Being a parent you come accustom to SOME of the things your kids like. One of those are animated movies. We are quite the movie junkies. One of our favorite movies is Kung Fu Panda. My kids can watch the same movie over and over again and still look at it as if it were their 1st time. The other night they so happened to be watching it and as I was in the bathroom doing my hair something dawned on me that I never thought about before. As I was listening, the Master named him as the Dragon Warrior. I heard all the remarks of others questioning the decision that was made. They judged him by his outer appearance and assumed he couldn’t handle the task at hand. They had no confidience that he could do it and neither did he. Their custom was when the scroll was opened by the Dragon Warrior he would be given great powers. When Kong Fu Panda opened the scroll nothing magical happened and there were no great powers given to him. All that was there was his image. He then realized that the power lied within himself. Once he realized that he believed in himself to be the Dragon Warrior and once he believed it he conquered everything that came in his path and saved his town. It is obvious to know where someone strengths lies when it can be seen from the outside. It is when we can’t pinpoint what is obvious that throws us off. We have lost and ruined a lot of people because we judged and misjudged what we thought people posed. Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” Thank God He doesn’t think like we do. He uses uncommon places to store His greatest gifts, talents and anointing because no one can take the credit or get the glory out of what isn’t obvious to man. The next time you try to judge some one’s capability by their outward apperance remember David slayed Goliath and Sampson ripped up the city gates with his bear hands.

Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

/>Follow You by Todd Dulaney

A couple of days ago my front desk received a new credit card machine. I had the option to take the new one or to keep the old one and of course with the excitement of it being “new” I took that one. It was smaller than the other one, had new fancy gadgets and because it was “new” it probably was more efficient. The 1st day I noticed that in fact it was faster in speed but every time I made a transaction it went off-line and had to reconnect again before accepting the transaction. Then today I made an error in the dollar amount and needed to void the transaction which was a longer process in itself. On the older cc machine all I had to do was press void and enter the ref#. Well with the “new” one there was no void nor cancel button. In fact I had to call the 1-800# to get help with making a void transaction. What I thought would be an easier, quicker or more efficient process ended up adding a lot of unnecessary steps all because I judged a book by its cover thinking it would be better and actually it wasn’t. Now I’m stuck with it. It is just like us in life we up grade our cars, our homes, our churches, our friends, our spouse or our relationships all because we think the grass is greener on the other side when in actuality it’s not. Don’t get me wrong , some up grades are necessary. It’s all how we look and value what we have. Like a house that over time builds up equity we look at it as a debt instead of an investment. In a relationship we only scratch the surface of who they really are because it is too much work, but if we ever dug beneath the surface, underneath the dirt and hit the core of who they really are we would find we have a diamond in the rough, a jewel of great value. If we can ever learn to take care of our own grass flowers will grow eventually. #CLEANTHISHOUSE