To reality. To realization. To seeing things a different way- a more revealing way. The challenge is to recognize and then to realize that the journey is about you; and you growing into more of who you really are.
Long ago I realized that, "Growth hurts." It still does. It is necessary. The thing about it - is with Holy Spirit guiding, it doesn't hurt as much. It becomes more of an ache and not a pain. An ache from using muscles that have not been used in a while. Go ahead, listen and go with it. This is about you. And 'that' that is about you - develops inward because of the upward and permeates outward. Then it becomes not about you but about community. About loving one another. That is the present reality. enough for now.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
What happens when you recognize that a term of endearment for you is repulsive to another? That can be quite disturbing. But you make a change. If it means your peace, then walk in it. Walk in your peace. Walking in peace brings your joy. Stay there in your peace and watch what happens. enough for now.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
I am waiting on a plane that has been delayed twice. I’m thankful that I am not making a connecting flight. BUT - I have come to understand that wait happens and really, it is okay. We get bent all out of shape when things don’t move when we want them to move. BUT- we must wait sometimes.
I offer that we shift our focus from what we are waiting on. If we shift from whatever it is to what God is doing, then we can handle the wait. And anxiety ceases. See what is in the wait for you. There may be something grander or more peaceful, or more revealing in the wait.
Watch what is for you in the wait. enough for now.
Friday, June 8, 2018
Oh listen, as you spend time with Psalm 46. Rest on verses one and two. You see you must know that God is our refuge and strength. You must know that for this journey. Read all the way through, pausing again on verse eight. Ohh, come and see what the Lord has done. When we were, we used to say, Come and see what the Lord done done. When you finish the Psalm, go back to verse ten - and "Be still, and know that He is God."
Take your time with this. He is God is spite of the foolishness of the world. He is God in spite of the enemy whispering otherwise. Kate Spade, Anthony Bordain, in the past week. Robin Williams and so many others in the past. Fame doesn't cut it. Depression knows no friends. You see, communication in community is so important. We must be connected. We must be able to share with someone where we are.
Don't ever let anything make you believe that you must keep silent because of your mental health. It is not a stigma. This is your life and you are to live it richer than you know. This has nothing to do with money, success in society, but in running your race to the fullest with Holy Spirit guiding. I promise there is so much more. Please get help.
Call somebody. Call me. Call God- he is our all in all. "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." enough for now.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Each day is your new possibility! Arise thanking God for what he has in store. At the end of the day thank him for what the day revealed. Learn something about yourself. And then rest assured that God does indeed have it. Today is a good day. enough for now.
Friday, June 1, 2018
Do not be dismayed, disturbed, or distracted. Be still and watch. Do not let let fear, anxiety, confusion take over. Watch and listen. Do not let anyone deter you from what God has designed for you. Listen and follow. Do not be what you are not created to be. Recognize the awesome person you are. You can by watching, listening, following. By watching what God is doing in your life. enough for now.