The average person wants direction.
The average person lacks focus.
The average person longs for purpose.
The average person is lured by comparison.
The average person identifies with being overwhelmed and overworked.
The average person admits they need authentic peace.
The wanting, the lacking, the luring, the identifying, the admitting; how easy it is for us to be caught in the snare of satan when we don’t know who we are and what freedom God is calling us to. (Hebrews 12)
Whether we’re proclaiming our accolades, checking off to-do lists or simply trying to catch our breath; we’re all just average people trying to find our way through this maze that life has claimed is the best route.
In Proverbs 14:12 we are reminded that ‘before every person lies a road that seems to be right, but the end of that road is death and destruction’. Proverbs 14:12 A road that SEEMS TO BE RIGHT.
Friends this is where we get the opportunity to LOOK UP!
For our next Guidepost to Whole-hearted Living I’m giving you a two for one because I believe they work hand in hand.
Cultivating gratitude and joy, Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark
AND Cultivating intuition and trusting faith, Letting go of the need for certainty
Y’all we get to look up. THIS IS OUR GET TO!
Of course we have a choice. To keep treading ahead naval gazing and determined, staying on the path the world hands as us their blue prints of success, weight loss plans, parenting guides and 10 steps to this or that; but friends, God has already written a plan that’s created for our greatest good. (Jeremiah 29:11) And because without Him, we are just average; in Him we are all that He has created us to be. If we decide to just keep walking, staying out of the way as I’ve heard some describe it; the hustle becomes our blinded guide and before long we have slowly faded into the depths of this surge of doing and we’ve ceased to have an identity, disregarding who we are becoming let alone our own sense of being. WE GET TO CREATE SPACE for authentic, whole hearted gratitude, joy, intuition and trusting faith. Friends don’t miss that part about AUTHENTIC WHOLE HEARTED-ness… We can posture and pretend all day. But seriously, you don’t think God can see through that. The authenticity comes when we begin to create the space by letting go of what we were never created to be able to control. The desperate grasping of a scarcity mind set says I must hold on as if there can’t possibly be enough of this to go around and by all means let me save some of this gratitude and joy for later in the event that God doesn’t give me another reason to be thankful. Friends. Y’all. Can we just pause for a moment. Like for real and pull out a pen and paper and make a list of 5 things you can be thankful for right now. Seriously. Make the list. Don’t just think about it. WRITE IT DOWN.
Now. Make another list. Write down the things that bring you joy. Like real joy. Like you can’t contain the smile, the tears, the heart-flooded feelings of being overwhelmed by this goodness. What are those things. Write them down.
When we let go of the stuff that’s weighing us down; the stuff that’s robbed us of our opportunity to be grateful; the stuff that’s stolen our peace; the stuff that has tried to take up residence in our hearts, minds and identity; THEN we will have the space that GRACE has fought hard for us. This space is sacred and satan wants nothing more than to claim that he owns it and us.
Seek justice. Take back your gratitude.
Love mercy. Cultivate your faith.
Walk humbly. Let patience have it’s perfect work in you.
We have a beautiful opportunity to let go of the things that are weighing us down. No longer will we be held captive by the scarcity mindsets, the fear of the dark (unknown) or the need for certainty (control). Yes we can do this, with God.
“Our desires to be healthy and whole in the body of Christ cannot be flesh focused. Flesh focused goals are fleeting. God is not interested in the outer things changing as much as He is interested in an inner change.” – Alisa Keeton, Weigh Less to Feed More (WL2FM)
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This was my prayer today. Take a moment and let it wash over you. Keep your hearts pumpin and spirit movin’, #getinneractive