The “stretch of life” is hard, uncomfortable, sometimes unbearable, but necessary. These seasons are the cornerstones of our testimonies.
We would rather just watch it revolve around the carousel, pretending it doesn’t belong to us.
Nice plays nice with nice and fails to make progress. Nice never birthed change.
Let me tell you the honest truth about people who have nothing but negative things to say about your dreams and aspirations…
When someone would come to me repeatedly to vent, I would let them talk at first and then I would ask one of three questions…
Wouldn’t it be great if every time we had an awesome idea or felt led to do something amazing, all of our family and friends lined up to support us and cheer us on? Unfortunately that isn’t real life for most of us…not even close! But hey…so what??? Some of the most dynamic people to…
If all you have is an old second-hand chair, paper plates, red plastic cups and warm leftovers, so be it! Purpose doesn’t mind. It won’t turn up its nose at your offerings and demand fine china and a five course meal.
The hardest thing you have been through to this point is the thing you felt would break you until you bent and stretched and made it through.
The truth is, if you’re waiting to have it all together to contribute to society, you may never do it. We all think that once we have the right kind of job, making the right amount of money, driving the best car and living in our dream home that we will give back in some way.
If I believed everything that I read, I would believe that everyone has a deep hatred for people different than themselves. If I believed that every snide comment and hateful word vocalized the secret feelings of the strangers I come into contact with on a daily basis, I would be ruled by fear.