Reaching forward has us stretching beyond our present capacity.
Just like lifting weights at the gym, new strengths come only as old muscle is broken down and replaced with new muscle.
Where do you need new muscle today?
Don’t be afraid to let the old break down, its the only way to new strength, and increased capacity.
Every day has new things, new perspectives, and new strengths.
This day is perfect for your strengthening,
Perfect for perspectives of comfort and understanding beyond what you have known,
And those new things – may they bless your socks off –
Watch for these today.
Change, progress, forward movement doesn’t happen in a vacuum.
We are unable to shift and leverage into the new, all on our own.
It takes others around us, the voices of many speaking into our lives, encouraging us, blessing us.
If you are feeling discouraged, or stuck, confounded and demotivated, it is probably time for a few good conversations with those who have your back and are invested in you.
The impact of others in our lives cannot be underestimated. Don’t try to do life on your own. Invest in and receive from others. It’ll do you a world of good.
Each and every one of us bring something of great beauty simply in who we are.
But in order for it to show we must participate in an unveiling of sorts.
Where we put aside the risk of ‘exposure’ for the joy of mutual blessing.
Where we step out of self-protection and put it on the line in service to others.
Only then, does the great beauty of you, make the impact it is meant to make.
Life doesn’t always go as planned.
And when things aren’t what we expect, our ‘buttons’ are often pushed, old lies surface and default make-shift solutions come to the fore.
Head into all these things straight on, slaying them left and right, allowing none to stand.
Everyone is not out to get you. God doesn’t hate you. And no, this is not punishment for something from your eighth grade year.
Take a breath, push the pause button for a bit, step back, look at the big picture, say ‘no’ to the lies, and ask yourself, “How might this be the best thing that ever happened to me?”
Every single one of us has full opportunity to make ourselves invaluable.
Where we work, where we volunteer, in our families and our homes; how might you be invaluable today?
What would it take?
What is one shift you might make to become invaluable to those around you?
Invaluable, we make a difference every where we go.
Our lives are changed, and so are others.
What are you thankful for today?
Gratitude grounds us in strength and motivates us forward.
Make habits of gratitude each and every day.
- Five things you loved today
- Three things you are expecting tomorrow
- Two people who blessed you this week
Gratitude stretches our hearts and eases in happy expectations.
The rest begins to fall into place.