To BE the change you want to see you have to DO the things that need to be changed! (Wow! What a concept!)
Layered in between the blue cheese and my loss of significant use of words you can find too much sleep and not enough prayer. Over-eating and lack of cardio…
It is believed that it takes 21 days to form a new habit – whether that habit be good or bad. I have found this to be true, which is why it is detrimental to our continued growth that we not “wait til Monday” to go back to the gym or the beginning of the month to start eating right.
If it takes 21 days for a new habit to be formed, NOW is as crucial as ever. Although I woke up disappointed for various reason, I can’t allow myself to remain disappointed for too long. NOW, not tomorrow, not next week, NOW is the time to take an honest assessment, shake off the disappointment and keep it moving.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
Romans 8:1 shares a great promise to those who are in Christ. Now to just STOP walking according to my flesh…self-control in every area…
Every day that we wallow in what we didn’t do yesterday is throwing God’s gift of today back in His face!
TODAY is what we have. Shake of the habits that keep you bound in disappointment and GO FORTH in the gifts of grace and mercy that we receive with each new day!
|Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Today is when your life is happening. Now is when life’s opportunities are yours.
Within you is a dream, a longing, a purpose, a desire to experience life’s richness in your own unique way. Surrounding you is a universe filled with energy and abundance, and possibilities.
Now is when you have the opportunity to connect your most treasured dreams with that abundance, and to bring them to life. Focused, purposeful, inspired action is how you can most effectively do so.
On this day, in this moment, the possibilities are more than just intellectual curiosities. Right now, the possibilities are real.
Today you can choose, you can take action, you can make a difference and you can make real, satisfying, lasting progress. Today you have the priceless opportunity to live your life as you envision it.
The best life you can imagine is today within your grasp. So go beyond mere imagining, and live each moment in the direction of the very best you know life can be.
— Ralph Marston
The words above are one of those “right on time” posts. An email sent to me from a friend. Although I was included as part of her daily mass email, receiving this one is like sitting in church with a thousand other people but feeling like the preacher is speaking directly to you. This goes beyond assumed fortune cookie type coincidence, not that I believe that anything is by happenstance or coincidence but this truly spoke to me.
Recently being bombarded with feelings of inadequacies and doubts I have come to the realization (again perhaps…) that I have a terrible habit of limiting myself in an attempt to avoid disappointment. I’m certain that I’m not alone in my feelings but I don’t want anyone to live according to the limitations of doubt and fear. In order to truly experience the full manifestation of the promises of God, we have to overcome our uncertainties.
Our confidence in God comes when we truly seek to live according to His will for our lives. Today, I choose…faith.
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