Have you ever had your sanity stolen by little nagging annoyances? Me too!
You know what I mean right?
When you are trying to sleep and the neighbors are cranking music or the rooster won’t quit crowing! Or when you are trying to focus and your little sibling won’t quit bothering you.
There are endless ways your sanity can be stolen.
You have to guard it with serious tenacity!!
Here's the secret, you’ve got to get into quiet space every day!
Richard Foster once wrote, “Hurry, Crowds, and NOISE, are not of the devil, they are the devil.”
You’ve got to learn to put the devil in check and you do this by protecting your quiet time.
For many, you can’t protect the space you haven’t created yet.
That means priority #1 is for you to create space in your life for quiet time!
Quiet time, if used properly, has the ability to make you “independently...
“There are certain times in life when someone says, “That’s it, this is where I’m drawing the line.” I’ve had enough of this. In the words of the old cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man, “That’s all I can stand, I can’t stand no more!” When that line is drawn, we have a decision to make. Which side of the line am I going to stand? Do I want to continue in the miserable life I am living or do I want to end it? Am I going to give up and allow addictions, attitudes, anger and dysfunction to dominate my life, or am I going to step across the line and make the decision to put effort into getting better? Will I lay down or stand up under the pressure?
Sometimes we have enough sense about us to draw good clear lines for ourselves, yet other times we need someone to do it for us. It reminds...
Ever feel like you were made for more, like you want to soar but you don’t know how?
We are constantly telling people “You were born to fly.” What we mean by this statement is there is a HUGE PURPOSE for your life. You have a calling. You were created for something specific, you just need to figure out what it is. All too often people stay stuck in misery. They stay in the same position too long and it starts to create a deep dissatisfaction with life. You were not meant to stay miserable, but if you stay too long where you are no longer called to be, misery is exactly where you’ll be.
Change isn’t easy, but it’s a requirement for life. The world is always changing, the weather is always changing, you are always changing too. It’s your choice, evolve and move with the changes or die! It may not be a physical death, it could simply be an emotional or spiritual death. Nevertheless, change is a must if you want to soar.
Ever feel like your life is a continual merry-go-round? You keep dealing with the same issue over and over again. You say things like,
“I’m gonna change!” “This time it will be different.” “I’m done with that.”
Then, surprise surprise, the very next day is the “same old same old.”
What’s the problem? Why does this happen? You genuinely want to change but for whatever reason you stay stuck in the rut. You don’t want to be an angry person anymore. Boom. Freak out session. You want to lose weight and quit binge eating at night. 10PM. Bring on the chips and beer. The relationship with your friend or significant other is tuff. No more being critical. Out pops the old nitpicker again.
The reason why you can’t change when you want to is because you don’t “get to the root.”
When the apple tastes nasty where is the real problem found? With the root, not the...
What is a HUGE life decision?
Do I move?
Do I get married?
Is it time to have a baby?
Do I stay with this job?
Some people stay stuck in places they are no longer called to be, because they don’t have what it takes to make huge life decisions. If you don’t have these three things, you are on a fast course to being a miserable person.
What is a miserable person? This is by no means a perfect definition, but it's certainly an off the cuff one. A miserable person doesn’t enjoy their life. At times, they don’t like what they do, where they are, or who they are there with. Sometimes misery creeps in slowly, other times it shows up like a bomb drop. One way or another… life is too short to live miserable. Therefore, we have to be willing to make HUGE LIFE DECISIONS quickly if we want to stay in the zone of loving our lives.
Here are three things you need to be ready to make a HUGE decision in order to protect...
I was not alive, I was not thriving. I was physically alive but inwardly, not alive at all.
There was this change that happened in me, at certain points I’ll talk a lot about it, because it was a pivotal time of my life.
What happened was this...as I began to really seek after God, my heart, my mind, my spirit was awakened. Literally, it was like I had a brand new beginning.
So then fast forward to now I get to enjoy the daily refreshment that comes through a FRESH START!
Here are a couple of benefits we experience from the Fresh Start.
1. You can give yourself a break!
2. Your conscience is cleared!
Here is what you need to do to continue in the Fresh Start
1. Lean on Gods grace found in Jesus today!
2. Keep short accounts.
3. Make a step plan!!