Do you ever wonder why we set ourselves up for failure, or why we set out our own detour cones right in the middle of our own road, why we grab for the cookie sheet without a potholder when we know that it just came out of the oven, why we walk across the hot sand without shoes when we know that it will burn our feet...or stick a spoon in hot soup to just "take a little taste" and burn the heck out of our mouth...
"I don't understand myself at all, for I really want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do the very thing I hate." Rom. 7:15
I do all of the above...and even more dumb things (except for the fact that I slow at a yellow light instead of punch it, which makes the people in my car fussy!) anyways...I know that I am not the only one who does all of the above, but I will be the crash test dummy for this post so that you don't have to....
I know that we all also want to live a BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL LIFE
but because of fear, uncertainty, anxiety, fear (enter your own reasons here) sometimes, it is easier to just settle than to take the next step in the right direction. It is because we are human and because our wonderful world has its own suggestions, thoughts, and opinions of what is right, and because Adam ate that damn apple (even though Eve picked it!)
if we would just STOP and redirect our attention elsewhere...(insert picture of me pointing up) refocus, re-evaluate, plan carefully and for Pete sakes, don't give that dang devil the foothold on us, CHANGE is totally possible.
Ask yourself (I mean, I am asking myself), Today..
STOP listening to emotions (you "won't" if you think you "can't")
STOP living in fear (am I trusting GOD or listening to my fears?)
STEP out in Faith....(unquestioned obedience to GOD, not me, for Pete's sake!)
okay, now I can not talk, type and tell you all of this without doing it myself....so this morning, even though I have been on the couch, fighting the sniffles,sneezing, coughing, stuffy head, fever and aches...I got up, and pushed a button to take my next step on my creative journey.
Details soon, but for today, whatever you have been putting off because of anything I have mentioned above, regardless of
how crappy you may feel,
how afraid you are,
how others may react,
do it..because you really do want to live a beautiful wonderful life