Be happy where you are. Philippians 4:11 teaches “…be content in whatever situation….” I have struggled with this for years! I know it’s hard when you have a job that you either don’t like or you just feel like you should be doing something else. You feel like you will just do it to get by. But the danger in that is that you end up feeling like you are wasting your life. You end up not appreciating your job, the people you work with, and sometimes you end up not even appreciating the paycheck. [Read more…]
Assuming you’re not a people pleaser, what’s the first thing you want to say when someone asks you to do something that you don’t want to do? NO! A big, fat, resounding NO! If it’s not in your nature to take any B.S., disrespect, or anything else that would generally or specifically waste your time, the answer would be NO, right?
But let me ask you this: How does NO really serve you? Of course say NO to drugs, abuse, and all of the obvious scenarios, but, I challenge you to say YES to everything else.
Why? [Read more…]
This past week while listening to different sermons, I listened to three different preachers and they ALL preached on the Parable of the Three Servants. I thought, “Lord, are you trying to tell me something?” So as I meditated on it, I knew immediately that the message definitely applied to my contemplation of a new business venture, but later in the week as I meditated on it more, I realized that it can apply to ALL areas of life. [Read more…]
So, I’ve been pondering the popular phrase failure to launch all day—it’s just been sticking with me. We’ve all heard of the movie. Some even thought it was funny. But, so many can identify with it on some level because in some area of our lives, we have failed to launch.
Failure to launch happens when you don’t leave your comfort zone when it’s clearly time to leave it. You may say you want to go to college, get a better job, buy a house, or start a new business—and you may even talk about it for years—and STILL you never do it. Or, you may do all the busy work that’s behind the scenes, but when it comes to putting a spark to that match, you just don’t do it.
Let me ask you something: Are you getting the results that you want? If not, one reason could be due to a lack of commitment. Commitment is when you willingly promise, pledge, and/or obligate yourself to do something until the thing is done, regardless of fleeting situations, circumstances, moods, or feelings. Commitment is connected to your “WHY.” Commitment is connected to your belief. Commitment is from the soul. (Joyce Meyer defines “soul” as the “mind, will, and emotions.”) So, when you truly commit yourself to a thing, you believe in it from your soul, it’s deeply connected to your “why,” and you will not stop, until that thing is done. [Read more…]