by Matt Kleinschmit, HBAL President
Have you ever set out to help another and walked away feeling you were the one helped?
In my life, I have been making a point to always reach toward an underlining goal. My goal is actually two parts, first identify the platforms I have and second to use my platforms wisely!
As I reflect this year, I think about a few of my platforms (Husband, Father, Brother, Son, Uncle, Friend, Employer, Contractor, Parishioner, HBAL President) and I ask myself, “Have I used my platforms wisely?” or in other words “Have I made a difference that is noticed by God?”
This year in particular, I have challenged myself to openly talk about God, inspire others to think about their relationship with God and be a reflection of God through my actions. This leads me to my opening question, “Have you ever set out to help another and walked away feeling you were the one helped?”
My platform with the HBAL presidency started out with my goals in mind. However, I soon realized I was the one benefiting most from my actions. The monthly President’s Message has given me an opportunity to reflect on my own journey with God, prayer before our board meetings has helped me keep God first in the daily routine and my goal of being a reflection of God has helped feel the love from others.
What a Blessing it has been, the enrichment I have received as a member of HBAL is something I could have never imagined. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your HBAL President.
Luke 12:48 “who has been given much, much will be required.”