It’s Not About Me – Tis The Season?

What Can I Give

This morning I was filling up my car with gas on the way to work. Excited because for the first time in 3 weeks my bank account isn’t negative. I was thinking about how I want to turn my fiances around. I went to the bank yesterday and talked with them and got them to reverse some overdraft charges on my account. My morning was starting out all about ME. As I come back to my car from purchasing a breakfast burrito and energy drink a very sweet older lady names Donna approached me at my car. She new exactly what she wanted to say and she said everything in one breath to make sure I wouldn’t brush her off. Donna, “Good Morning, I am believing this morning that God will provide for me and my roommate. She was laid off work last month and we do not have enough money to pay our rent. Is there anything you can do to help us.” I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to ask, how much is your rent I would love to bless you. But instead I was honest. I told her I didn’t have any cash, she asked if I had change because everything helps. I did not unfortunately I had used the last of the change yesterday to buy myself a dollar menu item for lunch at work. My mind went to the thought of the fight I had the week before because I gave away the last of the money in our account to help someone in need. As I was about to walk away I felt the Holy Spirit telling me to stop like a gentle whisper. I turned back around and I told her. Donna God will provide your rent for you, He knows your every need, don’t give up. I saw the fear in her eyes start to leave as a smile came across her face. She then asked if I would pray for her and have my church pray for their situation. I stopped right there and prayed and then she went on her way and I got in my car and headed to work.

It’s Not About Me

As I got in my car and pulled away I was disappointed I had nothing to give to this women and need. So I prayed that God would send a compassionate person who is able to write out a check for more than what she needs. I know God provides even if it’s not through me. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks, It’s not about me. With the holiday’s quickly approaching many of us are thinking about what we want for Christmas, what we will buy on Black Friday (those in the USA).

In this moment of reality I began to feel like the little drummer boy. I had nothing to give but my words of encouragement and hope. What I have, I give to you to the best of my abilities. In this season I may not have much to give, but I will use every talent I have to bless those around me.

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum 
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum 
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum 
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum, 
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum, 
When we come. 

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum 
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum 
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum 
That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum, 
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, 

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum, 
On my drum? 

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum 
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum 
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum 
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum, 
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, 

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum 
Me and my drum.

The Little Drummer Boy ~ Katherine Kennicott Davis

Have an amazing day. You are wonderfully made. You are Beautiful, Strong, and Desired. The world is a better place because you are here. You bring joy and peace with you everywhere you go. I am happy you are apart of my life. Be blessed in this Holiday Season and a blessing to those around you.

~ Kathryn Vaughn ~

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17 thoughts on “It’s Not About Me – Tis The Season?

  1. I love this so much!!! A few months back I too was getting lunc at work; a king size snickers, two of em In fact. As I got in my car, I saw a couple with a puppy on the curb. Something told me to give them one of those snickers but then I thought no Trina that’s silly, but the feeling wouldn’t leave. So I got out and asked if they’d like one, bc let’s face it, nobody needs two king sized snickers bars. The look on their faces was priceless and I felt so good to help them. I guess God works in us everyday we just have to listen!

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  2. It saddens me that there are con artists out there who try and trick us out of our not easily obtained money, because then those who really need it have a hard time getting through to us. It is discouraging when you get asked for money for food, but when you actually give them food, they turn up their noses and throw it away. Your post reminded me to be less jaded. There are people in need and I can make a tiny difference in their lives.

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