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Tuesday, October 04, 2011


Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.” (Romans 15:20-21)

Take a moment and think back to your childhood years, to the times where depending on your parents really meant everything. From picking out your clothes for school to preparing your food to eat, your parents/guardians were an important part of your upbringing. What the family prepared for dinner, you ate, what religious body your family chose, you attended, what house your family chose, you slept there, whatever political party the family supported, you rallied with them. Why…because the trail was already blazed for you.

Then as you grew older, you can probably recall the age when what mom “chose” for you to wear was not on your list of favorites, the car they drove embarrassed you in front of your friends; how often you had to “go to church” irritated you, especially when your friends were hanging out on Friday night; the political party of choice became annoying as it was discussed in the place of family time, and watched on every television in the house. You may look back and say, “I remember those days” or you may be reading this and saying “nothing has changed.”

According to Paul in Romans 15:20-21, there will come a time in our lives when a change will need to be made so others may get the message; and so others can have a relationship with Christ. Not taking away from what your parents did, but at some point, you have to blaze a new trail. Trail blazing is defined as making or pointing a new way. It’s not a change of doctrine, but a change of direction to fulfill the doctrine.

Even as women, we have a charge to teach others about Christ. Today someone needs to hear about Him through you. There is something inside of you that will help advance the kingdom of God. The calling God placed in you can lead others to Him. Is something hindering you? Will you blaze a new trail to reach someone that others haven’t? If not, is it because you don’t see a path already laid out before you? Be encouraged that once you begin to blaze your own trail, God will strengthen you along the way and it will leave a mark for others to follow.

Things to Consider:
  1. Don’t ask God what’s already been done. Ask God what your role is in advancing His kingdom.
  2. Don’t give up on your goals to be a better mother, a better wife, a better student, a better daughter, a better friend, a better worker. Your goals just may lead someone to Christ.
  3. Don’t sit on your blaze(talents). Don’t be afraid of obstacles. Don’t be afraid of mistakes. Don’t be afraid of naysayers. Don’t be afraid of satan.

Scriptures to Reflect on:

Psalm 25:10, 12; 37:23
Jeremiah 42:3
Matthew 18:11-14

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  1. I was just having this discussion with my husband the other day. This is confirmation for me to follow the dream that is within me. I have for far too long gone the way that is expected of me and our family. Thank you for giving me the courage to blaze my own trail.

  2. With God all things are possible! God won't lead you to areas that displease him! Let your trailblazing begin. It's in you, don't sit on your blaze! Thanks for your feedback. Follow what God has placed within you!


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