I Think I’m Being Watched!

Good Wednesday Everyone!

Over the past few days, I’ve been hearing from a bunch of amazing people about how much you’re enjoying the blog site. I mean the stats are pretty impressive and I can tell that lots and lots of people are reading away… but it’s VERY encouraging to find out specifically WHO is out there in this growing circle!

DAILY blogging has been a VERY big challenge for me. This is because of the JOURNAL factor and the fact that most of us have a very hard time separating our FEELINGS from the thoughts, words, and actions we need to pass on to the people we are influencing.

I remember when this challenge was on a much smaller level. Way back in 1991 right after Emily and I had given our lives to the Lord and we were going to a tiny store front church. Since there were only a few of us… guess who got asked to teach Sunday School to the toddlers? Yes, ME!

These kids had been growing up in “Christian” homes and their moms and dads were all about “family devotions”… and all of them KNEW the BIBLE like a pack of snot nosed theologians! LOL And since I was NEW AT THIS… they chewed me up and spit me out. Every time I mispronounced a bible character, one of them would start giggling and a few hands would go up to correct me… in front of a bunch of 8 year olds!!! It was very humbling and very educational. So, there you have it everyone… I learned the Bible from a group of lovely tots!

The real challenge at that time wasn’t the lesson or the correct pronunciation of Biblical terms. It was being able to teach on an early Sunday morning after SCRAPPING with Emily the night before! I mean, we had some pretty bad fights in those early days… it was REAL BAD at times… ok, I admit it… I was a horrible person back then… and Emily was a beautiful little angel! LOL

I remember calling my Pastor at like 1:00AM to tell him I wouldn’t be able to teach the next morning because I was an evil person. And he would always explain to me that I was a working progress… he would pray with me… and explain that teaching when my heart is broken or right after I have eaten a great big piece of humble pie was a healthy thing for me to do! He told me that nobody is perfect… and that God wanted to use MY WEAKNESS to showcase HIS STRENGTH! 

Little did I know that THIS would be the story of my entire future! That someday, I would be teaching and inspiring people EVERY SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE… and that my imperfect life would put GODS STRENGTH on display OVER AND OVER AGAIN! 

Transparency is not about putting our weaknesses on display… it is all about showcasing GODS OMNIPOTENT STRENGTH! To live DAILY in front of a world thats desperate for a message, we must be able to SHOWCASE Gods strength over our weakness… Gods love over our hatred… Gods mercy over our judgment… Gods ability over our inability… and the million and one ways GOD ALWAYS BRINGS US THROUGH everything we face! 

Even though we are not all DAILY bloggers… we are all LIVING DAILY in front of an audience. Our lives are OPEN to our friends, families, co-workers, neighbors, and all the other people we have to LIVE in FRONT OF EVERY SINGLE DAY OF OUR LIVES. And we cannot quit life… so we have to figure out how to showcase Gods attributes as DAILY MESSAGES to all who READ OUR OPEN JOURNALS! 

2 Corinthians 3:2-3 “You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”

So then, we are ALL LIVING BLOGGERS adding tremendous value to everyone else’s amazing life! I pray you have a super duper day… please leave a comment, let us know where you are from and what you’re all about… tootaloo!

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6 thoughts on “I Think I’m Being Watched!

  1. Chuck – I just met your blog through my Aunt Jenny's facebook page! I absolutely loved this message – I can so see the image of you serving the Lord back in 1991 soon after giving yourself to Christ – I wish more pastors were like the one you had then! I believe we would have a lot more disciples today if that were the case. Then on the letter thing- I have a feeling God is trying to get this through to me…just last week I lead a ladies Bible study on us being envelopes carrying His message! Very Good!!! Can't wait until tomorrow to read your detox message as I have ben attempting this (physically) for the last week and a half & have not felt so hot a few times! Anyway, nice to have met you. Blessings, Andrea

    • Nice to meet you Andrea Boval! Sounds like you have an exciting life going on! Way to go on the bible study… very cool illustration! Your Aunt Jenny is a wonderful lady… poor thing has to suffer the WHITE SAND beaches and the TROPICAL BREEZES… we need to PRAY for her dont we! LOL

      Ok… about tomorrow blog. It's all HUMOR and I'm thinking that only a few readers will walk away with practical tips for better living. But since you're on the subject of ellimination… it will give you a SERIOUS BELLY LAUGH!

      Have a super night… and thanks again! 🙂

  2. WOW! That is what i needed this morning. With my emotions trying to control my responses, hear ing that God still is in control TOTALY, makes it easier. Thanks.

  3. Pastor Chuck,
    Todays blog is a message that I needed. This week has not been the best and the enemy trying to take control in my life. After reading this my spirits have been lifted up knowing our God is in control and I just need turn my problems over to him and he will take care of me. Im so blessed to have a wonderful Pastor like you!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!!

  4. Greg… I am praying for you 15 times a day or more these past few days… God is carrying you and its such a testimony! Love you man!

    Donna… thank you so much for saying such kind words to me this morning! I pray that YOU have a wonderful day as well! You are SUCH a blessing to Destiny Family Center… your SMILE is a BREATH OF FRESH AIR and it is ALWAYS there! Thank you for trusting that God is IN OUR HEARTS and that HE is bigger than anything we may do or face. You will be glad you stayed for the journey… because things are really going to get exciting from here!

    Both of you have SUPER DAYS!!! Love you guys… and everyone else in this blog family! 🙂