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Write yourself a letter?

Man writing on the paper in the officeThis week my brother Casey sent me an amazing article about Ryan Leaf and his life experiences.  What was so amazing about the article is that it was Ryan Leaf writing a letter to his younger self.  If you want to read it just click here you won’t be disappointed. But it made me think about what if I were to write a letter to my younger self and what would be the things that I would want to share.  Here are just a few of the highlights that I would share with my younger self:

  • Don’t let what people say about you or to you determine what you see in yourself.
  • Just because they are people that go to church doesn’t mean that they represent Jesus.
  • Know that when you experience heart break that it is leading you to the woman that you will spend the rest of your life with.
  • Just because there is a job that you want doesn’t necessarily mean that is that job that you need. God’s vision for you is bigger then your vision for you.
  • Enjoy the process and don’t always look for the next step.
  • Remember that your accomplishments are not in what you do but who you do them with in life.  There are three kids in your life that will change you and grow you more then you will ever know.

This is just a little of what I think that I would write to a younger Scott Bloyer.  What are some things that you would write down and tell your younger self if you could?  Looking back is always a good thing, just remember to not stay there. (Share one of your bullet points here.)


At The Bottom?

Feeling at the Bottom

So this last week I have to be honest I was struggling with some of the things in my life.  I was not happy with where certain things in my life were going.  I was not happy with how I was feeling physically.  I was not happy with the sound that the bird was making outside the house.  I was not happy with . . . well you put it in there I was just not happy.  I don’t know about you but for me it was one of those poor me days.  I just want you to know that I hate you if you don’t know what I am talking about. (Just kidding, not really.)

So I just started looking at twitter.  If you don’t know what that is . . . then get out of your cave.  Maybe that is why you don’t have poor me days either, your hiding away in a cave.  (Just kidding, not really.)  While I was reading about all the great things that was happening in this church,  or all of the cool things that were happening in this persons life,  and about how this person got a new job.  I found one tweet from Catalyst that had a link to a video and there I watched a video that really spoke to me.  Check this one out!

http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/videos-for-pastors/170811-don-miller-on-the-greatness-of-jospeh.html

There I heard Donald Miller ask the question, ‘If God came to you and said it is going to work out great.  Do you think that you are going to have to go through a lot of hard times?”

As I listened to the rest of the video I realized that I was obviously not Joseph but I felt like everything was hard at the specific time.  That in my heart and my head I was wondering really if all that we were doing was worth it? For me I knew the story of Joseph and how his family had sold him off, that he was a slave that was accused of misconduct, and who spent many years in jail forgotten.  Until ONE DAY! ONE DAY he was brought in before the King and then ONE DAY he was put in charge of everything. (If you don’t know his story read here in the bible: Genesis chapter 37 – chapter 46.)

What I want to know is are you so tired of fighting, or are you so tired of being alone, or are you so tired of not having enough money, or are you just so tired that you feel that you are at your bottom?  You see there is going to be that ONE DAY.  But what if your ONE DAY is tomorrow and you quit today?  But what if your ONE DAY is next week and you give up on Sunday?  But what if your ONE DAY is next year and you quit on New Years Eve?

I want you to know that God is going to do what God is going to do, because He is God. I also want you to know that right now maybe as you look from the bottom of what ever it is in your life.  I want you to know that God is able to do something great.

What is that great thing with you? I don’t know God does ask him.

If you want to know more about what means to have a relationship with God then please feel free to contact me. Especially if you feel that you are at the BOTTOM.


Spending Time

Casey, Royce, & Me

This last Saturday I had the great opportunity to spend the evening with my brother Casey and Peter Boyle.  It was dinner and it was then watching some local MMA fights with KICK DOWN MMA 110.  It was a lot of fun being able to be a part of a great event and a great night.  But what I enjoyed the most was the time that I was able to spend with my brother and with Peter here is why:

  • That when you spend time with people you get to hear things about their life that you might not hear if you are just passing through.
  • That when you spend time with someone you get to know even more about them if you understand that you need to listen.
  • That when you spend time with someone you might just experience something that you never thought you would. (Meeting Royce Gracie)
  • That when you spend time with someone you see them enjoy life and share life with them.

But the problem is that most of us are so busy that we don’t take the time to really be with people.  We are checking our phones, we are watching TV, we are on our IPADS, or we are just not paying attention to the people around us.  Here is my challenge to you this week. SPEND TIME with someone, don’t do it with the TV on, don’t do it with your phone in your hand, and don’t do it just on your terms.  SPEND TIME being with someone.  So parents plan out time to SPEND TIME with your kids, if you are married SPEND TIME with your spouse, (Date your Mate, blog for another day.) and if you have people that you are just getting to know SPEND TIME getting to know them. By the way thanks Casey and Peter for spending time with me, it is much appreciated and I hope and pray that we get to SPEND more TIME.


Prayer Traps

One of the things that I have realized over the last couple of months is that our prayer life is a great place to view our spiritual maturity.  How we spend our time praying allows us to see where we are in our relationship with Jesus.  I have noticed that when it comes to our prayer life for most followers of Jesus prayer is something that we do by reaction.  When really it should be something that we do proactively.  Instead of waiting for life to change our prayer life why not have our prayer life change our life.  I love the Aramaic word for prayer it is slotha it means to set a trap. When a hunter sets a trap it is in the expectancy that something is going to get caught in the trap.  When you spend time in prayer, do you expect your prayers to make a difference?  Do you expect God to do something with them?  This week I challenge you to pray proactively and to pray with the expectancy that God will work with in your prayer life.


You can’t grow on your OWN.

I have been so blessed to have some very special men in my life that have given of their time and expertise.  They have taken the time to speak into my life and to enable me to become a better follower of Jesus because of it. Which in turn made me a better husband and father because of who I was becoming in Christ.  Some of these men have been through school, work, and sports. One of the areas of the body of Christ that enables you to grow more then anything is by investing in the lives of others.  It also enables the body of Christ to grow.  Wouldn’t it be amazing to see all the spiritually mature people in the church body to start caring for the younger ones.  To spend time talking with them and doing life with them when it comes to be a husband and wife, or parents, or just being an employee.
Titus 2:4-7 (NLT)  These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, [5] to live wisely and be pure, to take care of their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.
[6] In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely in all they do. [7] And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good deeds of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.
As you read through the New testament you will see more and more that growth comes through being involved in the lives of those around you. That by either being lead or by leading you are putting into life the principles of being a disciple.  Where are you when it comes to taking next steps in your ability to grow?  Who are you living life with?  Because without each other when cannot be all that God has called us to be.  That is what we are going to talk about tomorrow.

Facebook a Faith Feature

Ok I get a hard time from lots of people about being on Facebook to much.  Well I have to be honest I am facebook through my phone and I love being able to do it.  In fact I think that this is a great opportunity in this day and age to be able to share life with people all over the place.  It is an opportunity to not only talk about life but how faith and your life meet.

It is an awesome place to be not just a fake person but a real person that walks through life in faith.  The question that I have is what are the ways that are you using Facebook to reach people with the gospel?  How are you using a great tool to let people now about what God is doing in your life?  If you are not what can you be doing? There is nothing holding us back but our lack of creativity.


Tell your Story

One of the greatest ways that you can let people know about your life is to tell your story.  We all have grown up around at least one family member that is a great story teller, they have a great way of capturing our attention and sharing with us what has gone on in their life.  Well each one of us has an amazing story to tell.  You can be the story that God uses in another persons life to make them think about who Jesus is and what he can do in their life.  Check out one of those stories:

Who are you telling your story too today?