God Recyles


THERE IS A PRETTY MAJOR GROCERY CHAIN AT ONE OF THE SHOPPING CENTERS THAT I MANAGE THAT I HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH. THEY ARE ALL ABOUT BUILDING COMMUNITY AND ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY AND I JUST LOVE IT. WE HAD A SITUATION WHERE THE RETURN CART STATIONS IN THE PARKING LOT HAS SOME BROKEN RECYCLE CANS OR SOME OF THE CART STATIONS ACTUALLY HAD MISSING RECYCLE CANS. WITH SOME OF THESE RECYCLE CANS MISSING OR BROKEN, IT CAUSED AN ISSUE IN OUR PARKING LOT WHERE WE HAD CIRCULARS ALL OVER THE PLACE. HAVING THESE CIRCULARS FLYING ALL OVER THE LOT SORT OF “ENCOURAGED” FOLKS TO JUST EMPTY OUT THEIR CAR OF ANY REGULAR TRASH RIGHT AT THE PARKING SPACE WITHOUT GOING BACK TOWARDS THE STORE USING THE TRASH CANS BY THE DOORS.

I CAME UP WITH A RESOLUTION TO GET THEM TO FOR ONE, REPLACE MISSING AND DAMAGED RECYCLE CANS AND TWO, GET TRASH CANS ATTACHED TO THE CART STATIONS SO CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE THE CHOICE TO USE BOTH THE TRASH AND RECYCLE CAN IF THEY NEED AS THEY ARE LEAVING OUR LOT. NEEDLESS THE SAY THEY IMMEDIATELY REPLACED THOSE RECYCLE BINS AND THEY LOOK GREAT, BUT I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND OUT THEY ONLY HAVE A RECYCLE PROGRAM AND MY LITTLE IDEA OF ADDING GARBAGE CANS WILL TAKE A LITTLE LONGER….IF IT HAPPENS AT ALL.

CALL ME DEEP BUT THIS HAD ME THINKING. HMMM….THIS GROCERY STORE IS SOUNDING A LOT LIKE GOD’S PLAN WAS FOR US. I’M THINKING WOW, GOD TOO ONLY HAS A RECYCLE PROGRAM. THERE IS NO CHOICE WITH HIM EITHER….HE DOESN’T HAVE GARBAGE CANS TO THROW HIS CHILDREN AWAY. WE ARE NOT A WASTE AND NOTHING IN OUR LIFE IS WASTED WITH HIM. HE REDEEMED US AT THE CROSS THROUGH HIS SON JESUS AND HE STILL RECYCLES THROUGH SEASONS IN OUR LIVES. WE THROW AWAY AND WE GET THROWN AWAY IN SO MANY WAYS. WE THROW EACH OTHER AWAY IN RELATIONSHIPS…WE THROW PEOPLE AWAY IN MINISTRY…UH OH YES I WENT THERE…..BECAUSE IT HAPPENS ALL TOO OFTEN. BUT IT’S OKAY BECAUSE WHAT ONE DEEMS AS TRASH, WILL BE GOD’S TREASURE EVERY TIME. IN FACT HE PUT HIS TREASURE INSIDE OF US. TALKING ABOUT A RECYCLED TRASH TO TREASURE VALUE INCREASE! THAT’S LIKE PICKING UP SOMETHING SOMEONE THREW OUT IN THEIR FRONT YARD AND YOU TAKE IT HOME AND TOTALLY BRING IT BACK TO LIFE WITH YOUR SPECIAL TOUCH AND IF YOU SELL IT, IT GOES FOR A HIGH PRICE.

GET YOURSELF OUT OF THE GARBAGE CAN. STOP MOVING ALONG IN LIFE FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF THROWING YOUR OWN SELF AWAY. OUR SIN THE OLD MAN IS PUT AWAY. SO THE GARBAGE CAN YOU KEEP THROWING YOURSELF IN BELONGS TO YOU NOT GOD. AND IF YOU SAY YOU DON’T OWN A GARBAGE CAN THAT MEANS YOU ARE IN A GARBAGE CAN SOMEONE PREPARED FOR YOU AND IF YOU ARE IN THAT GARBAGE CAN…….WELL THEN YOU ARE “REAL SPECIAL”. OUR GOD RECYLES. OH SO-IN-SO UNFRIENDED ME AND I DID NOTHING WRONG. I DID NOT GET THAT BUSINESS DEAL MY BUSINESS WILL NEVER GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL. SO-IN-SO IS SPEAKING LIES AGAINST ME. SO-IN-SO DID NOT CALL OR TEXT ME BACK. I DID NOT GET THE PROMOTION WHAT AM I GOING TO DO NOW. SO IN SO DID NOT CALL ME TO PREACH AT THEIR CONFERENCE. NO ONE INVITED ME TO THE GATHERING. SUCH IN SUCH THIS AND SUCH IN SUCH THAT…..I ENCOURAGE YOU TO BE QUIET! GET RID OF YOUR GARBAGE CAN. TELL YOUR MIND TO BE QUIET! TELL YOUR EMOTIONS TO BE QUIET! YOU ARE WORTH SO MUCH MORE THAN YOUR SMALL MIND CAN THINK. GOD NEEDS US TO COME UP HIGHER IN OUR THINKING. I HAD TO LEARN THIS AND GET IT DEEP IN MY SPIRIT OVER SOME TIME BECAUSE IT HURTS WHEN PEOPLE REJECT YOU. AND THE LEVELS I HAVE BEEN REJECTED ON OVER THE YEARS DOESN’T COMPARE TO AN UNFRIEND. I AM NOT JUDGING YOU IF THAT IS YOUR LEVEL, EVERYONE’S LEVEL OF REJECTION IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT. BUT I GUARANTEE, ONCE YOU FIND OUT WHO YOU REALLY ARE AND WHO YOU REALLY BELONG TO, AND THAT YOU TOO HAVE A HOPE AND A FUTURE, AND ONCE YOU REALIZE HOW POWERFUL THAT IS, REJECTION OF ANY KIND WILL NO LONGER HAVE AN EFFECT ON YOUR LIFE.

REMEMBER, WHATEVER GIFT AND TALENT THAT WAS REJECTED OVER THERE, GOD WILL USE IN ANOTHER PLACE THAT WILL APPRECIATE AND HONOR WHAT GOD HAS PLACED INSIDE OF YOU. AND THIS NEW PLACE WILL BE HONORED TO HAVE YOU ON THEIR TEAM OR IN THEIR LIFE WHEN IT COMES TO MINISTRY OR RELATIONSHIPS. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE A TROUBLE MAKER, I AM NOT TALKING TO YOU RIGHT NOW. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND OUT OF YOUR FLESH AND ALLOW GOD TO HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU WHOLE FIRST SO YOU CAN STOP CAUSING TROUBLE IN YOUR LIFE AND IN THE LIFE OF THOSE AROUND YOU. I AM PRAYING FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE STILL RECYCLABLE AND NOT A THROW AWAY. ONE THING HE DOES HAVE A TRASH CAN FOR IS SIN OF ALL KINDS. SO… GET IT RIGHT…LET HIM TAKE THE OLD AND MAKE IT NEW. AMEN AND AMEN.

OKAY NOW GETTING BACK…..HERE IS THE THING YOU HAVE TO BE SURE OF….YOUR GIFTS (MARKETPLACE OR MINISTRY) AND YOUR CALLING GOES WITH YOU. IT DOES NOT GET LEFT BEHIND IN THE PLACE OF REJECTION. THERE IS AN ENVIROMENT FOR YOU TO BE RECYCLED IN AND FOR YOU TO THRIVE USING WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU. THAT RIGHT THERE IS A BLESSING IN ITSELF. THE ONE WHO GAVE IT WILL NOT TAKE IT BACK OR LET SOMEONE ELSE TAKE IT TO KEEP FOR THEMSELVES. IT IS YOURS. I REPEAT IT IS YOURS.

GOD RECYCLED SAUL. HE WENT FROM PERSECUTING CHRISTIANS TO BECOMING ONE OF THE GREATEST UNAPOLOGETIC RADICAL APOSTLES THAT EVER LIVED WRITING THE MOST POWERFUL LIFE CHANGING LETTERS (BOOKS) IN THE BIBLE. GOD RECYCLED JOSEPH (YES HE WAS A LITTLE SPOILED) BUT HE WENT FROM THE REJECTION OF HIS BROTHERS SELLING HIM OFF INTO SLAVERY TO BEING THE SECOND IN COMMAND THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN EGYPT….. AND IN THE END GOD PUT THOSE SAME ONES WHO REJECTED HIM RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM NOT TO BOAST, NOT TO JUDGE, NOT TO GET REVENGE BUT TO LOVE ON AND BRING PROVISION.

GOD RECYCLED US. WE WENT FROM….…TO BEING….…. (YOU FILL IN THE BLANKS)

WE ALL HAVE A POWERFUL STORY OF HOW GOD RECYCLED US AND HOW HE IS STILL RECYCLING US. WE GO FROM FAITH TO FAITH, STRENGTH TO STRENGTH AND GLORY TO GLORY. THERE IS STILL SO MUCH MORE AHEAD. GOD WILL BRING YOU FULL CIRCLE. YOUR ‘GOD RECYCLES’ STORY IS NOT OVER!

PRAYER

GREAT AND MIGHTY ARE YOU GOD! I GIVE YOU ALL THE GLORY DUE TO YOUR NAME. YOU ARE SO WONDERFUL. NO ONE COMPARES TO YOU GOD. NO ONE COMPARES TO YOUR GREAT UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. THANK YOU FOR NEVER GIVING UP ON ME. THANK YOU FOR USING ME AND RE-USING ME FOR YOUR GLORY. THANK YOU FOR THE TIMES YOU PATIENTLY WAITED FOR ME TO RETURN MY HEART BACK TO YOU. THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME SURVIVE REJECTION. WHEN OTHERS DID NOT WANT TO BE BOTHERED, YOU GAVE ME ALL DAY. THANK YOU FOR TEACHING ME TO TRUST AND LEAN ON YOU. THANK YOU FOR SETTING IT UP FOR MY LIFE GIFTS AND CALLING TO BE IN YOUR HANDS AND NOT IN THE HANDS OF ANOTHER. I AM CONFIDENT THAT I WILL SEE YOUR GOODNESS WHILE I AM YET LIVING. THANK YOU FOR MY YOUTH, RENEWING MY YOUTH, AND ALLOWING ME TO FLOURISH EVEN IN OLD AGE. AS LONG AS I AM STILL BREATHING I STILL HAVE PURPOSE TO YET BE FULFILLED AND I AM NOT BACKING DOWN. YOU WILL GET THE GLORY OUT OF MY LIFE. IN JESUS NAME. AMEN.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Amplified Bible (AMP)

17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].

Corinthians 4:7 (KJV)

7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Romans 11:29 (AMP)

29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable [for He does not withdraw what He has given, nor does He change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call].

Psalm 31:19 Amplified Bible (AMP)

19 How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who [reverently] fear You, Which You have prepared for those who take refuge in You, [a]Before the sons of man!




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