Do Hard ThingsRich Stigall
Recently, we had a chance to sit down with two ladies who care for kids. They’re great moms, love their husbands, and are very gifted in a number of areas. God pierced their hearts for His children in Haiti this year, and in the process, He ruined them for the average. One of them told us about how her time in Haiti even changed the way she makes breakfast for her family. They came to ask us, “Now what? What can we do?”
“We’re ready to tell The GO Project Story,” they began. “Which story do you want us to tell?’
On the wall behind us was a beautiful picture of Renise. Many of you know the story of how God pulled this 15-year girl from the ashes and is making all things new. What story should be told?
“Renise’s life is one of the most amazing stories about the transforming power of love that we’ve ever seen,” we said.
Our friends nodded. They had met Renise and knew her story.
“But, that’s not the best story for you to tell. We’d encourage you to tell your own story. The story about how you never thought you’d go to Haiti, and now, how you can’t wait to go back. The story about how God gave you love for a ten-year-old orphan as if he were your own and how this love is spilling into your own daily life here in KC; the story you just told us about how you see cooking breakfast as a gift; even scrambling eggs standing in your kitchen with your children at the table is different now. Tell that story – the story that God is writing in your life.”
Tears welled up in our friend’s eyes. Sometimes it’s hard to put on paper all that God is doing in our heart, but at times, God wants us to do hard things for Him. So now she’s writing, and whatever comes from this will become part of her God-GO Project story as well.
What’s the best GO Story to tell?Ã‚Â Your own!Ã‚Â It’s one of God’s gifts to you this Christmas.