Are you a starter or a finisher? Most people I meet are excellent starters, at least in some area of their lives. I love starting and I also think I am pretty good at it. Let’s see if you can relate to any parts of this scenario:
I love mountaintop moments. I wish they would last longer and happen more often because in those moments, life is amazing. In those moments, the cares and troubles of the day are silent and we get to be completely engaged and immersed in a thrilling experience.
One of the things that makes your journey - and my journey - extraordinary is the fact that we are different. We, as human beings, are different from each other. We each have unique gifts, talents, abilities, dreams, and desires.
I try so many different things to muster up more strength and energy in my life. Don't we all need more strength? I'm not talking about the ability to do more push-ups (or a single decent push-up!) or the strength to run 5 miles (or after a toddler for 5 minutes!).
Do you ever feel like you just need a day off? Or that you simply need to go to bed at the same time as your first grader because you are just whipped?
It is interesting learning to connect with my kids better. One of the struggles is choosing to meet them where they are, rather than forcing them to meet me where I am.
It is so easy to make it all about me.
Not cockiness. Not arrogance. Not pride.
Confidence is so attractive. Those who lack confidence are often jealous of those who do have confidence and sometimes even say things in an effort to try and make themselves feel better like downplaying or attacking the confidence of others.
"Plant your feet toward every purpose you were born for." Beth Moore, Audacious
I love this quote and the decision that is part of this concept. Planting my feet is more than simply looking in a certain direction or even standing and pointing my feet in a certain, chosen direction. Planting implies commitment and decision.
What does Christ's love compel us to know, be, and do?
Christ's love compels me to know and understand who I am in relationship to God. God sent His only son, Jesus, to this world to become a man and live a perfect life, and do the miraculous in saving me! He died for the world . . . and he died for me. If God - and Jesus - could give up so much for me, for us, then shouldn't that love change me?