What are you clinging to right now that you need to let go of in order to move forward in your life? The only way to risk greatness is to trust God with all areas of your life. When we cling to our own goals or fears, we miss opportunities that would bless us and others.
What’s your dream? God has put us here for a reason and planted dreams within us so we can do our part in seeing them realized. “If only’s” and “what-ifs” will haunt us unless we know that we poured ourselves into bringing our unique dreams to life.
The only way to live an authentic life is, first, to take time and focus on yourself. If you’re not healthy spiritually, physically, emotionally, and relationally, how can you move beyond yourself and invest in others?
People who know their lives will soon be over tend to feel a desperate urge to change. But desperation to change is not enough. In order to sustain the changes, we must be connected to a power source beyond ourselves.
Have the last six months seemed like the longest six months of your life? Do you feel like you have no energy and no passion for life? Maybe you feel as if you’re simply going through the motions, listless and discontent, wondering if this is all life has to offer.
Is it just me, or does time seem to speed up when you hit middle age? Years begin to pass like days. When I was much younger, I remember how time sort of dragged on; I would often wonder when school would let out so I could play and do the things I wanted to do.
If you’ve ever participated in an Ash Wednesday service, you understand that the ashes are a symbol of our mortality. From dust we came and unto dust we shall return.
Beauty for ashes! What an exchange! That is the promise of God in Christ! Over 700 years before Christ came to earth, the prophet Isaiah prophesied this:
How often have you been told to forget you past only to have it haunt your memories overwhelming you with guilt and paralyzing you in shame? For those who struggle with past failures it can feel like a wave that hits you and tries to take you down.
Christ’s followers are described as clay pots containing a priceless treasure. The pots used in biblical times were common, cheap, breakable, baked clay pots. Still, these common ordinary clay pots, as expendable as they were, would often contain valuable treasure.