Greetings and Salutations, sorry I haven't been very good about posting new blogs here of late, in fact some of you have even been calling me a "blog slacker." So to get those of you who have been bugging me to post more blogs off my back, here you go, I hope you're happy.
One thing I love about not having a lot of staff around the ranch this time of year is that you get to really spend some real quality time with God and the few staff that are around, I have had the opportunity to have some really fun and interesting conversations with some people I really haven't had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with up until now.
For example, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine a couple of days ago, and we were kind've sharing life experiences and he asked me this question, "Tuck, if you could be God for a day and you could go back in time and change anything in your life what would it be?"
I thought about it for a couple of minutes then told him that I wouldn't change anything. While not all of my life experiences have been pleasant, and some of the choices I've made have turned out to be painful ones, I honestly believe that even if I had the ability to change those things I wouldn't, because if I did then the Tucker that sits here today would not exist. All of my life experiences God has used to shape and form the person I am today. In fact I am grateful that God has put some of the challanges that I've faced in my life. It makes my story that more effective to some people, now I can minister to and touch people in ways that I wouldn't be able to if I hadn't faced those challanges.
Which leads me to another point, occasionally I get really frustrated because I want God to use me for something big and dramatic. I get jealous of the guys that are great preachers, or great writers, or great leaders, and I just want to be part of God's plan. I want to fit somewhere. And it took a great friend to help me realize that God is using me, I may never be a firery orator or a great writer, but God uses me in the small things that I sometimes take for granted.
Those who know me, know my struggles an yet they see me press on, they admire the fact that no matter what life throws at me that I have the faith that God is somehow going to pull me through, they respect me for fighting through things they know are hard for me. That is my ministry, SIMPLY LIVING, isn't that AWESOME!!! That God is so powerful that He can use a life as ridiculous as mine to prove His existance and to draw people to HIM!!! Of course that is how He has always worked, He has always used the seemingly small and insignificant things of this world to fulfill His purposes.
My constant and unceasing prayer for yall guys is that yall rejoice in being small and insignificant, because in your weakness our God is made powerful through us.
Until next time, keep smiling and may God richly bless ya.