Forrrreal? Okay…great. Thanks. #Buhbye
Today is day two of what I pray will be a period of growth and development…in Christ. This Lenten season will be different from others. Can’t wait to see how.
I’m snuggled into one of my favorite places — my bed — and, am taking a moment to capture some of the thoughts of the day.
So. Yeah. Happy Thursday, indeed.
Love from LovA😘
Self-work is some of the hardest, yet absolutely necessary, work we do. Most of us find it uncomfortable 😖 to take a realistic look at who we are and who we know we’re called to be.
God has an uncanny (or so it seems to my little mind) way of showing us allllllll of the ways — and, there are countless — that we’re really not all that. 😳 #YesISaidThat
Allowing Him to work on us will always reveal the areas in which we need to grow uP, be better and just #DoItDifferently.
The amazing thing is that He does this lovingly. Gently. And, in a manner we can handle. (Cuz. He kinda knows how much is too much, right?) At no time, while under his corrective hand do we have to feel defeated. Or hopeless. #ThatsNotHowThisWorks
No. Nawl. Nope. The way my God is set up? He walks beside us, holds our hand and picks us up when the weight of it all is just…#TewMuch.
💯 here for it.
(NOTE: This was originally posted elsewhere 1/8/2008; grateful for the growth.)
…when He shows me time and time again — that He’s got my back like no other — I still act like I don’t know?
…I seek ‘help’, ‘advice’ and ‘words of encouragement’ from all other sources of ‘help’ first — knowing that He is the only one that can REALLY do anything about my situation?
…when things take a turn, for the better or the worse, I run from or to Him? Why am I not walking with Him at all the times?
…I doubt His ability to do what seems to me an impossibility?
I don’t know why.
What I do know is that it’s insulting. To Him.
Real Talk: In this new year of my life, I will work hard at putting that FAITH into MOTION. That’s what it’s there for, right?
…to have the life you want.
…be the person that you’ve aspired to be.
…to be loved as you need to.
i’ve always said that the absence of something in your world is not cause to deny its existence.
don’t look down.
i read this in a book last week. it was couched in betweenXT the author’s story about how he got down a scary ski slope by NOT LOOKING DOWN. nevermind that he wasn’t supposed to be on it in the first place.
interesting, no? the story, while inspiring, had nothing to do with skiing. at least to me. for me. this simple command resonated with me so deeply because i’ve been guilty of doing so. more than once, even.
yes. looking, down…around…back…everywhere except FORWARD and UP. hmph.
i’m not going to pretend to wax something poetic on the topic of life. i can’t. i don’t know enough. too ignant. not enough experience. simply, #unable.
what i am going to do is…share. write. talk. to myself, if need be.
recent weeks have found me in spot that i haven’t been in in…ever. i was going to say ‘in a long time’, but this is an “in ever” moment. i continue to be challenged professionally in my efforts to land in “the spot” where i’m supposed to be. some days the conclusion i reach is that that may be something more fluid for me. like…finding the right gig for me right now. that doesn’t make sense though, does it? almost sounds irresponsible. and, far be it from this capricorn to sound (or be) irresponsible. but. i am no longer willing to say what i will and won’t do…will and won’t try. in recent weeks some opportunities have fell in my lap that remind me why each new day is…a gift. i’m open.
and, this? only works if i don’t…look…down. the view is simply too scary.