Think About Others!

What keeps you going through the tough times?  The promise that I made to God when I was in a really bad situation.    

I’m far from perfect.  But this was a particularly low point in my life where everything was going bad.  My knee was a mess. They were saying I was going to have to go in for a second surgery.  I was hiding my car from the Repo Man. I was getting evicted from my apartment. Everything was awful.  I was told I couldn’t be a mechanic again, which was everything I worked at for 26 years of my life up to that point.

I remember getting on the knee I had left and saying, “God, I’m willing to do anything.  I don’t care what it is. You call me in to ministry; you can do anything you want. There’s got to be a calling for me.  There’s got to be something I can do. And if you get me out of this …” I was thinking, depending on your beliefs, that if God was testing me … he had my attention.

My life couldn’t get any worse.  I would always tell people that when you’re in the gutter, just remember you can still roll over and look up.   So when I get up every day, I just know that what comes very quickly can leave quickly. I want to continue to be a vessel.  I want to continue to pour into people.

For people that are struggling and reading this message, stop thinking about you.  Just stop thinking about you. I know that’s difficult. I’ve been there.

So when life was bad for me, it was “How am ‘I’ going to get money”,  “How am ‘I’ going to support my family” …. “I”, “I”, “I” … every sentence had an “I” in it.  And it wasn’t until I got around people that were saying if you help other people get what they need, you’ll never have to worry about another thing in your life!  When I say that, people don’t get it right away.

But if you think about the multi-millionaires and multi-billionaires on the planet, they figured out something that served humanity.  They figured out a way to get people to use a product that would be simpler and easier to use. They are constantly thinking about how to get other people in it.

A lot of people look at capitalism and people that are innovators and inventors as being bad.  But I’d like them to live one day without this stuff that man created.

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Robert Hollis
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