There’s something so serene and satisfying with being comfortable. It’s convenient, easy, and predictable. It lacks passion, determination, a sense of urgency, and risk. A lot of times to have faith in comfort-ability – is unneeded.
I DARE YOU TO DO SOMETHING…..
and transition out of familiar and challenge yourself to sweat a little.
Stop choosing problems that you already and easily know the answer to – pick a critical thinking question – one that deserves a little more time and thought.
Challenge yourself by CHALLENGING YOURSELF!
Rather it’s on a job – a particular position; a fear – public speaking; a talent – singing/acting, writing, play writing, Youtube channel, dance, etc. Go beyond what you are use to.
Cast down in the name of Jesus Christ every thought that says;
- I can’t….
- I’m unqualified….
- I don’t have time….
- I don’t have the money….
- I’m afraid….
- What if I look silly….
- What if I mess up….
- I tried already ….
- I’ve never done that before…..
- That’s not me….
- Insert whatever excuse is holding you back here:__________________________________________________________…..
It will be uncomfortable, a little challenging, require a little more effort, thought, passion, determination, and FAITH! But like my dance instructor says,
“if it feels like you look crazy, you’re probably doing it right!”
Stop being your worst critic and allow yourself to grow.
Allow God to show you who you are.
I decided to push myself!
I am not going to wait until the
New Year to start a new thing…
I decided to start now.
Even though I’m always reading the word of God, but I find myself reading scriptures that are more familiar with me. Since I haven’t read the entire bible, I am pushing myself to read it in it’s entirety. This plan is not “JUST” to say that I have read the whole bible, however to learn, grow and to study to show myself approved unto God.
I know that there is so much of God’s word that I do not know, and even though I am lead by awesome leadership at my Church, it’s still our responsibility to study for ourselves.
So if anyone is interested in starting this reading plan with me, fill free to join me. I am starting from Genesis and working my way through. I will also throw psalms and proverbs in the midst as well.
I’ll keep you posted with the dates and plans..
Please comment and let me know if you will be joining me! I would love to have an accountability partner!
I don’t want to LOVE only when someone loves me back. Or when everything is going well and everything’s roses and lilies.
BUT, I want to love when it’s most difficult. When it hurts, when it’s uncomfortable, when it’s the least expected.
I want to surprise others with Love.
It’s not from my own strength but I know that it would be the Love of the Lord within me, that would allow me to do such a big task.
And I don’t want it to be a chore, but an HONOR.
I know that I would be “dying” to my fleshy desires and doing the will of my Father!
And I all want to do is please God with my obedience.
For God said, If you LOVE Me, you’ll keep my commandments!
I challenge you my brothers/sisters in the Lord: LOVE BEYOND THE SURFACE!
Today. Give someone a complimemt…..just because.
Not because you want or need something. Not because you want a compliment in return.
Don’t be upset if the don’t smile nor say thank you.
Do so just because.
A stranger. A family member. Someone who has recently hurt you. A difficult person to get along with. The lunch Lady. Your sibling. Wife. Husband. Boss. ANYONE.
We never know what someone is going through. But what we do know is that kind words are like honey to the soul. (Proverbs 16:24)