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Let me be short and sweet today because I know you have a lot to do. I would always dislike getting lost in neighborhoods with long streets that turned into a cul-de-sac. I thought I was getting ahead of the traffic of life, I thought I would make good time and beat everyone to the punch, but in the end realized I had to turn around, go back, and find another way or get back in line further back. I heard a preacher say one time, "You can make good time going in the wrong direction."
Without even realizing it, we've allowed ourselves to become cul-de-sacs with the gifts and talents we've received from God. Each and everyone of us has something so great inside of us to give to others. But we've learned, either by the trappings of this life or from other people, to keep it to ourselves. So, everything we've received never goes out to bless someone else. We've become spiritual hoarders, gift hoarders, and blessing hoarders with what God has given us. Hoarding those things only delays the greatness in you and others.
The world is waiting for people like you to rise up and spread Greatness. We can't do that if we are acting as a cul-de-sac. If you want to spread Greatness in this life, let me challenge you to start being a Conduit. If you allow yourself to be a Conduit rather than a cul-de-sac with what you receive, you become a mechanism that spreads Greatness!
conduit- a pipe, channel, or means of access. A similar natural passage. A fountain.