How to respond when others put you down (and what God is doing in your life)

IMG_0104I’ve heard it every time I’ve moved. No matter the city, the region, or the country, someone always has something negative to say about it…

Every. Time.

When I moved to Indianapolis: “Indianapolis? What’s in Indianapolis that you’d want to go there? Car racing? Pffff!”

When I moved to Cincinnati: “Cincinnati? What’s in Cincinnati that you’d want to go there? The Reds? Pffff!”

When I moved to Miami: “Miami? What’s in Miami that you’d want to go there? Crime and hurricanes? Pffff!”

And, now that I’ve moved to Little Rock, I’ve heard it again!: “Little Rock? What’s in Little Rock that you’d want to be there? Pffff!”

Yup! Every time.

Maintaining the HUGE distances… it reminds me of something someone said of Jesus, who was born in a small town, and raised in a different yet small town as well:

Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” (John 1:46)

I ask you… did anything good come out of Nazareth?

Let’s go and see…

His life has parted history in two. His life has changed millions of others, and has even dictated values for a whole hemisphere of people, many of whom don’t follow Him. He performs miracles. He forgives the unforgiven. He died on a cross and came back to life on the third day. He is alive TODAY! And, He will come back again.

…Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. (1 Corinthians 14:3-6)

Here’s the truth… anything that God is doing is not originated in a town. It comes straight from Him.

So, when People ask me:29ec427d8ca1b84e9f23f7aeef385c46

“What’s in Indianapolis?” The answer is: God is there.

“What’s in Cincinnati?” The answer is: God is there.

“What’s in Miami?” The answer is: God is there.

“What’s in Little Rock?” The answer is: God is there.

Because He calls us where He already is!

Can anything good come out of whatever and wherever God is doing in your life?

Let them react to whatever and wherever God is working on.

The answer? ¨God is there! Come and see!¨

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