Are you losing focus? Lately, the Lord has shown me that I've lost focus. I've forgotten His power. I've forgotten His promises. Instead, I've been focusing on my emotions and the severity of my situation. I've taken my focus off the cross and put it in my circumstances. Can you relate?
For the most part, I would say that I’ve always been a genuinely positive person. When I was younger, my sisters said that if they wanted to, they could’ve thrown me down the stairs and I would’ve still came back to them singing and smiling.
These days, I hardly listen to music. I have entered into a stage of life where I want to be constantly in a state of flourishing, meaning that I want nothing more than to be in a state of constant growth. Personal and spiritual growth is woven into every fiber of my being, hence why my personal motto is to "always be growing and in pursuit of purpose."
If we are being real, contentment is something that I’ve always struggled with. When I was going through high school, I would remember hating my small town, wishing I was in a more exciting and upwardly mobile city. I was so excited to move away and start college life.
My whole entire life I’ve always craved some form of stability. I crafted my plans to support a life of comfort and what I thought to be safe and sound living. How many of us go about life striving to do the same - to create a life of comfort and tradition? I would base my plans on what I could see and know to be “wise” or "true," but of course God was calling me to everything but that.
For the longest, I always thought being a good steward only applied to personal finances. I grew up hearing the Parable of the Talents, and because the example directly discussed money and investment, I knew that I always had to take care of money wisely. Little did I know that stewardship goes beyond finances. It applies to every area of your life.
My quiet time has always been a sacred time. I live to have small pockets of time to connect with God. Even when I was a little girl, I was so eager to spend time with Him. I think what I loved most about meeting with Him was that it provided me an outlet to do one of my favorite hobbies, reading. Reading took me into a world where even then, I could connect with God on a whole other level.
Have you ever felt like you were going through a dry spell with God? You know, when you’re feeling like you’re just not growing or going deeper with Him? Maybe you find yourself forgetting to spend time with Him due to the busyness and chaos.
As I continue my journey towards entrepreneurship, each day as I work towards my goals, I realize how much of a struggle it actually is. Starting any blog, business, ministry, or organization isn't for the faint at heart. It requires boldness, courage, tenacity, and discipline, and for some of us, these traits don't come naturally. They are being developed.
Perfectionism is a personal trait characterized by a person’s striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations. For perfectionists, life is all about a person’s accomplishments or looks. Fear of failure is often a driving force in a perfectionist’s life.