When You Don’t Know What To Do…

21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.

22 He who finds a wife finds what is good
and receives favor from the LORD.

Two great verses from today’s study.

I have the great pleasure of being mentored by an awesome man of God.  Dr. Bob Abramson of http://www.mentoringministry.com has given me and one of my “besties” Tyler Whittington (that’s right I used the word bestie, so shoot me! I have a couple of em!) the opportunity to meet with him on a weekly basis in order to help mold and shape our lives to live for Christ.

During one of those meetings the question was asked “What are some things that a Christian should do.”  It was a tough question because we know all the things a Christian SHOULDN’T do… don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t fornicate, don’t swear, don’t, don’t, don’t… where are the dos?  The answers were somewhat vague, “Whatever God wants us to” etc etc.  Then we were asked what if we don’t know what God wants us to do?

My answer was one that I’ve relied on for a long time now.  When you don’t know what to do, bless someone.

You can NEVER go wrong when you bless someone.  You can’t out-give God.  Ever.  Those of you stuck in the “I don’t know what to do” boat.  Give something to someone.  Buy someone lunch.  Give something to someone. Do something!

I once heard of a man who put a dollar in his pocket every day.  Each day he looked for someone to give that dollar to.  Eventually, he was so blessed that he started giving $5 a day.  (That’s $150 a month)  His goal was to give away $100 a day.  I don’t know if he ever met that goal, but wouldn’t that be awesome??  How would you like to be on the receiving end of that?  I know I would.  But, you know what I’d want more than that?  To be on the giving end.  Why?  Because that means I’d have over $3000 a month to spare.  That would mean God blessed me with much because He found I was a good steward.

God is so faithful to give to us… when you don’t know what to do, bless someone.

Proverbs 18

1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends;
he defies all sound judgment.

2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding
but delights in airing his own opinions.

3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt,
and with shame comes disgrace.

4 The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters,
but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked
or to deprive the innocent of justice.

6 A fool’s lips bring him strife,
and his mouth invites a beating.

7 A fool’s mouth is his undoing,
and his lips are a snare to his soul.

8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
they go down to a man’s inmost parts.

9 One who is slack in his work
is brother to one who destroys.

10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.

11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;
they imagine it an unscalable wall.

12 Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud,
but humility comes before honor.

13 He who answers before listening—
that is his folly and his shame.

14 A man’s spirit sustains him in sickness,
but a crushed spirit who can bear?

15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge;
the ears of the wise seek it out.

16 A gift opens the way for the giver
and ushers him into the presence of the great.

17 The first to present his case seems right,
till another comes forward and questions him.

18 Casting the lot settles disputes
and keeps strong opponents apart.

19 An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city,
and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.

20 From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is filled;
with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.

21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.

22 He who finds a wife finds what is good
and receives favor from the LORD.

23 A poor man pleads for mercy,
but a rich man answers harshly.

24 A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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