To Thyself Be True

I can use all kinds of excuses to keep putting off what I know I should be doing! So what I don’t have all of the details, that shouldn’t stop me from doing what I know to do with the information I do have.

The last time I talked about standing on the side lines of my life and watching time pass before I decided to get actively involved again, so I know I can’t do that for another four years.

As I write this blog I am eight months away from retiring from the federal government, where I have been employed for the past 35+ years. Yippie for me, right??

Do you know how frightening it can be to pull the trigger on your dreams. I kept trying to talk myself out of it. I kept second guessing whether or not this is what I am supposed to be doing. I just kept making excuses, but really at the end the day I already knew what I am supposed to do.

Unfortunately, sometimes it is not until doors are slammed shut in our face and our resources begin to dry up that we start to pay closer attention and take action. Thank God that I am mature enough NOW to notice the hand writing on the wall and pay closer attention to what’s going on.

Instead of crying my eyes out because I feel rejected or let down because I tried to do something that was not connected to my assignment, I see the shut doors as a blessing instead of a curse. I see rejection as God’s protection and patience with me. I see closed doors as a  more direct route to where I am supposed be opposed to where I am. As rebellious as I find myself sometimes, God has never stopped working  with me and in me for His will to be done in my life.

Maybe you’re something like me, you know what you’re supposed to be doing, but you have come up with all kinds of excuses and reasons to be doing everything else, except that. I tell you what, let’s walk it out together. You are not alone.

I am committed to writing a blog each week to update my progress regarding my action steps. You heard it said, goals without a plan is just a wish list. Let’s put some feet to our faith and get it done. I have been holding back on myself and others long enough. My gift is not just for me and neither is yours just for you. Let’s not tap out, let’s go all in to fulfill the the plan and purpose God has for our lives.

In your alone time with God ask Him to show you what He saw when He created you. You may be surprised to learn that you are doing more of what you were purposed to do than you realize; that’s what my friends always tell me about myself.  Be encouraged!

Keep in touch and let me know how it’s going. I pray something here has helped you, if so share it with someone else.

Peace and Blessings

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