Motivated Monday-We put ourselves, others and God into a box every day. Someone I trust told me I am outside the box and that I color outside the lines. Then she continued to say that God doesn’t color inside the lines either. If He is willing to be creative why aren’t we? We are made in His image!!
So why do we like it inside a box? Why? We want to control. Fearful. We don’t trust.
I admit I’m misunderstood outside the box. I admit my friendships – as in true friends who are there for me and not just be there for them – are few. It’s daring. It’s out there. It causes people to mistake your confidence for arrogance. They mistake your focus for snobbery and your intensity makes them uncomfortable. But at the end of the day – you have to be true to you. Who are you? You will never discover your potential by remaining inside a comfortable perspective.
Walk away from the box. Get outside of it.
You are free.
Free them to be outside. Quit controlling others so that you feel safe. Just control you – much less pressure when you stick to your own business. You mom or caregiver- it’s how you do what you do that matters. Give choices instead of ultimatums. Be kind. Be patient. With you and them.
RUN!! Help them run.
Laugh! With yourself and others.
EnJOY!!! You and them. Joy is from the inside and it’s how you get strong. His Joy. In you. Helps you live-
Outside. The. Box.