Just Breathe by Manna Art
(Ever felt this small.... ever been surrounded by love this big?)
The effort of obedience sometimes requires us to go against what we consider safe to reach a place of security. I'm tired of playing it safe. Tired of coloring in the lines. Don't you want to be one of those people that step out in faith and just live? Oh, living like that comes with a price, but there is great joy in knowing that just for a moment, just for an instant, life is bigger and better simply because you take a chance. Your perspective on your life makes all the difference.
Life changes. Thank goodness! Right? Why would we want to remain in a meager existence and never see greatness evolve in our personal world?
I read this today on someone's facebook page. "Mediocrity is its own punishment." I'm pretty much just typing all of this to myself. Ever in need of a jump-start? Boy, that's me!
I talk with God quite a bit, but I'm learning to listen..... which by the way isn't an easy thing for me. I find He interrupts my thoughts lately when I'm complaining or asking for something. Just today I was talking to Him in the shower. Being a single mother of four, in the shower with the door locked I can actually complete a thought. So, this is where I sort out life. I sing. I talk out loud to God. I listen. I TOLD Him I wanted a better life for the fabulous four. I wanted to give them all I could to make them happy. I walked right into that trap. He stopped me right there. You want better for you and them.... be better for you and them. You want to make them happy....... be happy.
I have pondered those statements for the entire day. Be better. Be happy.
Become what I desire. Become what I dream. Become what I pray for.
What are you becoming? I think I was becoming a chocolate chip cookie!!!
The old phrase 'you are what you eat' rings quite true, but go one step more.......
You are what you watch.
You are what you listen to.
You are what you read.
You are what you think.
All we do transforms us.... daily. Tired of playing it safe? Want a new perspective? Make changes that will change you.
(So when I finished the last sentence, all I could hear was Peter Brady.... "When it's time to change, you've got to rearrange......Sha Na Na, Na Na Na Na Na Na.... Sha Na Na Na Na!) Having said that, I thought I should include that song just to leave you smiling. This will take you to youtube for viewing.