So last evening, I was honored as the 2018 REALTOR of the Year for the West Metro Board of REALTORS. I am humbled yet grateful for the honor. I’m thankful to serve my fellow REALTORS and I’m thankful for my wonderful clients and customers whom I get to serve their real estate needs. I believe it’s a call from the Lord to serve others. I find much joy in serving others. The Lord knows my strengths and my weaknesses, and He uses me anyway.
I read a bit of Paul’s journey and he was simply an open book before everyone. He was willing to share his victories and his embarrassing mistakes. He realized that the Lord was in charge of his life for sure. Check this out….
So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.
8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. 9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:7b-10 NLT)
I want to daily surrender all of my opportunities and my success before the Lord. I want Him to be seen in how I conduct myself in whatever situation I find myself. I realize that I like to have fun and laugh a lot. I also want to have the courage to stand up and speak out when I seem something that is going in the wrong direction. I don’t want to be timid when it comes to leading. I also don’t want to be arrogant and proud of any position I hold. I believe leadership and notoriety should be held very loosely because it’s temporary and subject to change. I want to spend my time working on following the Lord closely and when given any honor or opportunity, I will give Him all the glory for shaping me into who I am. When I am weak, He is strong. If I’m strong, He gave me the strength.