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Check-Ins

There was a season when I truly believed creating YouTube videos on the Grateful Gwen Channel was the correct vehicle for me to share gratitude, growth mindset concepts, Philippians 4 mindfulness meditations, and 1 Corinthians 13:13 Faith, Hope and LOVE.


Today I am not as certain about all of that.

Growth Mindset is still one of my Top Ten Life Lessons as demonstrated in the video link below.


In my personal growth motivated by my faith walk and spiritual journey with my God, I am discovering this truth:




"Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones..." Luke 16:10

As God tests my integrity and fidelity it becomes more evident that He is calling me to be faithful in the daily check-ins with loved ones and those placed in my care or in need of prayer, as opposed to some great ministry that presents itself as a mission, vocation, business, or great social media platform to reach more people (while simultaneously stroking my ego.)




I hear you Lord. Thank you for answering my prayers and providing clarity for my next steps. It is truly a Win-Win (Habit #4 from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.) For example, I used to complain daily about my stressful, traffic-laden commute to work. Now, as a result of check-in phone calls, lifelong learning listening to podcasts and YouTube videos, or praise and worship through music my drive flies by; joyfully arriving at work, blissfully unaware of the overly congested Southern California freeway systems already behind me.


I have been relieved of the bondage of self, even if only temporarily one day at a time.


Another example of how my call to Luke 16:10 fits in the Think Win-Win category is the sheer amount of time, energy, effort and pressure alleviated by no longer requiring myself to plan, prepare, perform, edit, and upload videos. This is not to say that I will never create another video again, because I rarely say "never." But I no longer feel compelled to do so. At this time I am not experiencing a Holy Spirit prompting in that direction. Naturally, that could change in the future, so I will not be deleting the channel just yet. Also, I may occasionally choose to share a live video, community post, or short just for fun.




In what ways have you heard "the call" from The Lord to ministry? I would really love to hear your story!


In what ways have you experienced a "Win-Win" situation in your life?


How can you be faithful in the small things in order to be entrusted with the larger things?


Any constructive comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions are welcome here!


Leaps of Faith and personal commentaries are also encouraged and WELCOME here!



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