The orientation of our hearts as Christians in America is often: “I will stay here unless I am called there.” But, what if we changed that perspective to: “I will go there unless I am called to stay here," and "if I stay here, it will be because I can send or give in a way that makes a bigger impact there." Let us first examine closely the desires of our hearts and see if we might then have a more accurate picture of who we are truly following: the gifts of God or the giver Himself.
"The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." -Luke 6:45
Let us stop laying our “treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven… For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6: 19, 21).
Let us not arouse arguments that only distract like a noisy gong or clanging cymbals. Allow us to break stereotypes and "shine as lights in the world" (Philippians 2:15).
God designed the complementary roles of men and women to bring joy to us and glory to Him.