Fabulous article that you CAN relate to- Time Pressures by–Kathy Collard Miller
I have a hard time saying no! As a child, I didn’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings and wanted everyone’s approval. As a result, I was usually distressed out because I was trying to please everyone and didn’t have enough time or energy to be everything to everyone.
Since then I’ve learned a phrase that set me free: “a need is not necessarily a call.” I like to rephrase it as, “An opportunity is not necessarily God’s open door.” Just because I hear of a need doesn’t mean God is calling me to respond to it. I’d begun to put that idea into practice when I heard of a need: the reorganization of a church group whose leadership had all resigned. I went to the meeting but emotionally had to sit on my hands, for fear I’d raise them to volunteer for all sorts of things. But I didn’t think this was where my strengths would best be used so I kept telling myself, “God hasn’t called me to this.”
Evidently everyone else had heard of that same idea because no one volunteered for anything! Two weeks later, I heard of an opportunity that was exactly right for my talents and I became involved. I was so glad I hadn’t volunteered at the previous meeting because I would have been distressed trying to fulfill both. Later I heard that a group of volunteers had stepped forward to carry on the work of the first group, even though they hadn’t been at the reorganization meeting.
I learned that God can guide me and provide all the time He wants me to have as I obey Him.
Keep shining my friends!! Until soon and many Blessings friends!!
Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. People who don’t make mistakes are in fear. Break off fear by stepping out with Him. He will give you a strategy and a plan and relationship and ideas and trust. And then you will make some more mistakes… And then you’ll make some more… And then you will change your mind and you will try to not make so many mistakes… And then you might make more mistakes.. Remember, you’re important and you are valuable. God will not leave you or forsake you because of mistakes. He lives through you. He might even hang out as you make mistakes… LOL. Of course he is there with you when you make mistakes. He doesn’t step out of you when you screw up… He’s right there with you… Because he is the one who never leaves you or forsakes you. Don’t be so disappointed with your error that you’re afraid to step out and make some more mistakes. Go for it… Watch a God’s House faithfulness blow your mind as you step out and find out just how imperfect you really are but how perfect he is. How faithful he is… When you are clueless… How good he is… When you are confused… Just continue to go for it. Respect yourself enough to make some more mistakes.
Respect God enough to trust him when you make mistakes.
Love love, d
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Braver Saturday – No More Games – the enemy in the earth and between our own ears is always shaming and blaming. It’s a game. Come up higher into His Truth. You are made in His Image. Love yourself. Love-d
Braver Saturday – Do less with more focus. Do what you must while on the way to where He is taking you. Sometimes you spend a long season cleaning up the messes from past decisions. That’s okay. It’s part of the journey, Jesus is with you. That’s the whole Purpose – that He is with us…as you faithfully take care of issues that just cannot be ignored anymore – those things that niggle at your mind like a simmering pot on the stove – whether legal, mental, emotional, spiritual, physical or financial …over time…as you handle X y z you eventually get to that place of strength and humble beginnings…where you can focus on less and accomplish more. Do less with more. So, don’t be afraid to finish what you started. Look, there really are seasons where you can’t walk away from your past because it’s facing you each morning to remind you to follow up and follow through on what was begun…keep chipping away and trust Him each step of the way. Stay filled up with His presence and His courage as He walks with you….and He will direct you – focusing one day at a time ..it WILL GET YOU THROUGH the darkness and you WILL SEE less problems and more solutions. Don’t give up!! Don’t turn back!!! It’s gonna be okay. Eventually, you will move out of what you do and it will move you from all you know into who you have become and that’s when you see it….those obstacles and those fearful decisions were all part of shaping and molding you into the courageous person you have become… Do less with more focus and over the process of time, you leave what you know to step into who you have become. #blogger #faith #church #kingdom #anxiety #anxietyquotes #mentalhealth #fitnesss #gym #life #bebraver
Braver Saturday -Once you see it, you can’t unsee it. When religious, we focus on what we want & patiently connive to get it. Interesting to note, you can notice these characteristics in churches who spend 20 minutes announcing the offering. Is this how we relate to Father God? One another?We manipulate with our words long enough to get what we want? Sowing to reap but focused on self? #bebraver Maybe we could try just being honest and clear? What if we just be relationship focused & loving & kind & watch God bring abundant life? Less stress. Love-d
Fearless Friday- Why don’t you be the light in someone else’s darkness? As believers we justify walking out life alone because Jesus had friends unwilling or unable to stick with Him. We spiritualize loneliness saying our ‘need’ or someone else’s need should only be for Him. Perhaps we should heed His admonition to His disciples to remain awake? Perhaps this is an example of how we can be friends with others. Once someone begged me to be their friend. The intense need this woman had was unbearable. Over time I watched her blossom and bloom through our friendship. She never became dependent on me for her source of happiness. She just needed some light in her darkness so she could find her way out.
In the family of Christ we should be healthy & mature enough to be friends with others. We should not have to beg for relationship with one another. Is it possible we should see the need of isolation as significant as shelter, food, or water? A possible breeding ground for suicide, sickness & bitterness may be lack of relationship. So, why don’t you light up someone else’s darkness? You might gain a lifelong friend. Love, d
Super Saturday-Sometimes we must be BRAVE and see one another as we are and accept one another right where we are – with imperfections – with doubt – with unbelief. Be BOLD and look doubt in the eye and say though you do not trust me – I LOVE YOU ANYWAY. Have RESPECT for yourself and follow up on whatever it is you doubt you in – maybe you doubt you because you continue to fall through for yourself and maybe you have reason to doubt. WHOA. Imagine that. So, this time – take ACTION AND follow through and follow up and finish what you started and do the best you can do – for you and for God. Be VICTORIOUS over your weakness to feel rejected OR to not finish. ENCOURAGE yourself in the LORD! You be you and LOVE yourself until the very end – even if you sometimes stand in the door of doubt about yourself.
Until soon, d
Super Saturday – You have purpose friend. Regardless of your yesterday – your very breath gives you purpose. Peer through the dark. Wait. You’re too close to sunrise to give up now.
Tenacious Tuesday – What will you do today? I’m pondering this myself. Though I had a plan when I went to bed last night, I awakened with the thought that perhaps….I should rethink it…rethink the whole deal. Wow. Start over? No. But revamp. Rethink. Renovate. These words and action steps come to mind. So, I encourage you today to stop. Think about it. Then, revisit your old plan and read it over with a reNEWed interest to partner with HIM instead of what you have always been doing….
It is a new day. Let’s move from the OLD into the NEW……..
And you and me equals us.
Until soon – love, d