Your Monday morning pep talk

When you get to the blank below, insert the place where you are investing yourself this week–work, family, school, marriage, relationship, whatever. Be specific. Make sure you personalize it.

‘I have chosen you.’

Keep that note of greatness in your creed.

It is not that you have got God but that He has got you.

Here, in this _____________, God is at work, bending, breaking, moulding, doing just as He chooses.

Why He is doing it, we do not know; He is doing it for one purpose only – that He may be able to say, This is My man, My woman.

We have to be in God’s hand so that He can plant men on the Rock as He has planted us.

- Oswald Chambers

Now go forth in confidence that God is using this week’s unpredictability and chaos to dent your world with grace.

About the Author


If you could take a pill that imparted encouragement and big picture perspective the whole world would change. In Charlotte, NC I try to help New Life 91.9 radio to be that pill. I also team up with my wife Brenda, and our daughters and sons-in-law, to try to dent the world with a bit of hope and encouragement.

  • SeaStarArts

    so needed this today. bless you!

    • Gary Morland

      You never get too many pep talks. Thanks jeni

  • Lynn

    Gary — Just a gentle reminder that “have got” is not correct English. It needs to read: “It’s not that you have God, but that He has you.” Unfortunately, it’s become very common to mis-use that. Another of my favorites (not) is being asked “These ones?” as in “Oh, would you like these ones?” I totally enjoy your blog….

  • Lynn

    Oh. How. Embarrassing. I was correcting Oswald Chambers! Hmmm…sorry Gary. But the fact remains. :-) Guess next time I’ll read further before I start commenting. I do really enjoy your blog. You have share your unique way of looking at the world. It’s refreshing and a real blessing.

    • Gary Morland

      Ha! Even without the quote you can find plenty of bad English here! (Was that just an example?) Thanks for caring enough to say something. And thanks for the encouragement Lynn.