Triage, by definition is —noun
1. the process of sorting victims, as of a battle or disaster, to determine medical priority in order to increase the number of survivors.
When I write, when I pray, what I see all leads me to triage of hearts, minds and souls. My life, my words, my actions are meant for more than just a bandaid. A bandaid only covers a wound and masks it, if you will. But triage is willing to investigate. Triage is a willingness to get down deep with people. Triage is making yourself available and approachable by others...building relationship that only comes with time spent together doing life together.
What gifts has God bestowed on you? What makes your heart stir and drives you? What compels you to get up everyday and keep at it? What is your reason? All of life is an opportunity to make choices and decisions that are hopefully leading somewhere good and plentiful. But you have got to be intentional. You’ve got to dig deep. . . Deep within yourself, but also a willingness to go deep with people.
GO DEEP WITH PEOPLE
People all around are suffering in their souls. People everywhere are crying on the inside. Their tears may not show outwardly, but inside they suffer, they wonder, they merely meander through life. We will never know the details of a person until we walk beside them and demonstrate true commitment to them.
My Mom used to always say that “when people sweat together they become bonded together”. There is no team work like persevering toward a goal together. Together is always better. Always be diligent to invest in others all the while being careful who you allow to invest in you. And remember. . .
Salt is a micronutrient. All the rage in fitness is “macronutrients”...macros, macros, macros. Well, guess what, we need micronutrients also. Salt is a preservative. It also helps us retain moisture. It assists in hydration. We don’t need a lot of it, but we need it. Too little of it combined with excessive water is actually toxic and you could die! So let’s make sure when we are adding moisture, we are also adding salt, figuratively speaking.
Good things come to those who wait while becoming ever saltier to the taste! Be patient, loving and kind.
KINDNESS IS THE DEW OF HEAVEN
I pray today you receive all the added moisture you need. There truly are people who believe in you and value what you do!
Always add flavor everywhere you go. You never know what kind of triage it will perform on a dry, dusty or thirsty soul.
“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? . . . In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father”
Matthew 5:13 &16