What energizes you?
Had a new member training this morning for our new business owners. Meeting them, hearing their goals, whys and areas of stretching ... makes my heart swell with excitement and anticipation at watching these business owners take the steps to get a solid foundation to build their businesses on.
So again, I ask, what energizes you?
For those of you that are not happy with your current situation or life choices … check out the Book of Titus. Some of you know that I do daily Bible readings and yes, share my insights and bunny trails that come from His leading in my heart. I am grateful for Faith Life Church our church that we are a part of and are able to continue to be a part of as we journey around the country working and serving. At Faith Life church, Monday – Friday, we read our daily chapter as a unified body. That in itself is powerful but what it manifests in us by spending in just a few minutes in the Word edifies us and brings us life in ways we may not know until much further down the road in life.
These past few days in Titus … well, for those of you that like lists to check off or steps to follow … then this is definitely a book for you. Who knows! You may even find a pdf check list to be able to print in the future in my Standing The Gap University soon and very soon. We may think we will remember where something is written or what we are told to do … but then life happens, the trash needs carried out, supper needs fixed, the children are needing snuggles and extra affirmation, your spouse needs to connect and support in being confident in walking the calling in their life, or … you get the picture… there are many demands, distractions, busy works and even good works that can draw us away and impact our ability to remember what we thought we would never forget.
Today I encourage you to 1) Dive into Titus. 2) Run your daily life tasks and busyness through the checklist filter listed in the Book of Titus. 3) Post your checklist as well as goals and purpose where you can constantly see them to stay focused and on path to close the door and remove the waste that kills, steals, and destroys in your life.
Share below a step or action that you purposefully took today to bear fruit in your life and your legacy’s. Pictures are awesome too!
As always, I am passionate about Standing The Gap by sharing my life and insights to help you get from where you are to where you can and want to be.
Friday our plans got changed in a great way. I had the choice to either:
Embrace the change, go after the good and give praise and thanks with all the twists and turns …
Complain, resist the new direction, stress and fret through the whiteout snow storm, being awake all night driving through the night, the long empty dark unfamiliar highways, no open gas stations or truck stops, straps coming undone and things coming off the back of our trailer, forgetting to eat supper and in the quickness of the direction changes instead of packing snacks for the drive they got packed the grocery containers in the packed in the back, and … well you get the picture.
I am so grateful that I chose to embrace the change with excitement and anticipation of what goodness was coming.
Yes, the whiteout snowstorm in the dark of the night, on highways unfamiliar, with vehicles and tracks going off onto the side of the road still yielded extreme beauty and insight. It was absolutely gorgeous as the whiteness wrapped itself tighter around our world. It was insightful as looking straight ahead was absolutely blinded with nothingness but white … however, looking at an angle towards the side of the road yield a small window of visual to help keep us moving forward. Even if it was at 8 mph in a 70-mph zone.
It was a life lesson experience. Just as in the storm when all is blocked with only whiteness. The challenges and storms of life can often blind us if we get focused on the challenge or storm instead of looking around the challenge and looking from a different perspective to keep moving forward.
There were sections that we couldn’t even make out where the road was … but our needs were met before we even knew that we would be traveling on this highway, in the middle of the dark night, in the middle of a whiteout snowstorm, pulling a 26’ trailer. Yes, our needs were met. When we couldn’t see where the road was, we were still able to keep moving forward. Yes, it was at a reduced speed … way reduced. But we were still moving forward and thanks to the “rumble bars” we knew when we got to close to the edge or the center line. We even had technology that somewhat helped us know the lay of the highway … which without the visual at times might have been a tad deceiving but that was not an issue because we had the “rumble bars” to keep us within our boundaries.
Yes, I was giving praise and thanks for the “rumble bars” and for GPS. Yes, I was honored and speaking affirmations into my amazing husband and son who were driving instead of sleeping. Yes, I was giving thanks and praise for the days ahead and the blessings and rewards that were bringing us through this growing experience.
Are you choosing to live today with a POSITIVE perspective or a NEGATIVE perspective?
What “rumble bars” are in place to help keep you in your boundaries and moving forward in your purposed calling and life why achievement?
Are you grateful for them and using them?
I adore when you share your insights. I vote your victory and speak grace and peace from the most High into your life and your day. May you be blessed with extra joy and thankful from the inside out that overflows to all that you interact and connect with today.