Doing the Most With What You Have

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It is people like Kyle Maynard who truly inspire me. I referred to Kyle’s story in my Sunday morning message. Kyle was born with congenital amputation, which meant he did not have hands or feet.

What would you do if that was your situation? I’m really not sure what I would do, but we do know what Kyle did.

Instead of focusing on what he didn’t have, he concentrated on what he did have and how he would maximize it. It was the will to live, the will to live well, the will to live well and by doing so, flourish personally and make a difference in others.

He became a champion wrestler.
He became a serious weightlifter.
He learned Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
He competed in mixed martial arts.
He became a mountain climber.
He became an entrepreneur (No Excuses Gym).
He wrote a book.
He became an inspiration.

All because he chose to maximize the resources given to him instead of lamenting what he didn’t have.

Here is a video clip of Kyle reflecting on his own story:

Mary Oliver asks, “Tell me, what are you going to do with your one wild and precious life?” 

You are loaded with resources from God—gifts, strengths, blessings, opportunities, options, character, knowledge, experiences, friends, health, etc. Above all, with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit dwelling in you, you can always do much more than you think or imagine.

I pray you will make the most of the resources God has given to you. Push to your full potential as one who is in Christ and who has Christ in you.

Pastor Brian

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