Dr. Beckwith’s Friday Inspiration For August 5th

Happy Friday, Team!

As this week ends, I find myself ready for a break. I am feeling fatigued. I think we take one step forward and two steps back. I don’t know about you, but I will be the first to admit that I am not perfect. I get stubborn, frustrated, agitated, and downright exhausted when my expectations are not met. Whether I am at home or work, I am the same person. I don’t want to enter my house after work and find “stuff” out of place. I like order, but I also like flexibility. I like those who step up, take ownership, and do what it takes to make us succeed. I like good work ethics and positive attitudes. But I also want due diligence to evaluate all aspects of the issue before proceeding. I know. That’s a lot, and I bet those who must deal with me say to themselves, “it is hard to please her.” And that would be the truth!

The truth is, we ALL have shortcomings and are not at our best when we deal with frustration. We all frustrate others, and others discourage us. But, hopefully, we will find ways of coping with the stress. There are ways of dealing with turmoil and inner conflict, and one way is to stop and breathe, go for a walk, take a time-out, or engage in a spiritual practice—stop and pray.

The Bible tells us in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” So, we can stop and ask God how to proceed when dealing with a frustrating situation. Some of us confront, and others avoid stressful situations. That’s okay at times, but these mechanisms may not be productive in the long term. Figuring out what to do, requires wisdom, and the Holy Spirit will reveal His knowledge to us.

Remember, God desires to give this gift to us because He loves us.

Comments are closed.
Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!