it’s always tough to hear a good word. That is, it’s tough when you hear a good word and it digs deeply into that conviction place.

I’d been listening to a good word when the tough part of said word struck me right across the face. And so, here is the tough, good word. Something I’ve chewed on for weeks, and will more than likely continue to do so as I grow in this ever-changing world.

I’m not sure the last time you were challenged about your decision-making process, but this was the word in which I was convicted of my own process. You see, the speaker said just a few simple words, and I needed a Band-Aide I was cut so bad.

He said “You say you aren’t sharing the gospel or loving your neighbor because ‘you hadn’t heard God calling you to do those specific things’, yet, I wonder if you’d asked God whether or not you were called to go to that movie last night or go on that shopping spree for yourself?”

Case and point. I’ll go no further. Of course God could use movies and shopping sprees for His Glory, but I challenge you to really truly consider these situations as much as you would a five-year missions trip to Costa Rica.

It seems I, and perhaps we if some of you were honest enough with your self, have some re-evaluating to do when it comes to what we stamp God’s name on and what we choose not to stamp His name on with our decision-making process.

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13.34-35