I know you have a lot of excuses that you can use to hold you back. I know they're legitimate. We all do. The truth is, there may be a ton of reasons not to do something, but all you need is one reason to do it. Let's go after the one.
"Do you even like who you're becoming?" That was it. That was the thought that made me begin to defend myself-to myself-and that was the thought that brought shame for more weeks than I've even cared to count.
I think one of the hardest things about starting a new year is the realization of how much work you have left to accomplish on the goals that continue to linger from the past. It doesn’t make it any easier when you criticize yourself for not having moved beyond it. When the new year strikes, it can feel counterproductive to work on old goals when everyone is so consumed over the newness of the opportunities ahead. It’s times like those that often lead us to question whether we’ll continue to deal with the same distractions, delays, and disappointments in the future, and that is where I come in.
Have you ever felt curious about your call (your purpose)? I don't know about you, but I've found myself asking the question, "Did God really say...?" more than once lately. Fill it in for yourself. Did God really say it was time for me to go back to school? Did God really say to take this job? Did God really say my daughter should be on this team? Did God really say? Before we run down the rabbit hole of self doubt, I recommend we think about what happened to Eve when she contemplated that question a little too long.
Do you remember her? Do you remember the little girl who enjoyed the freedom to choose her clothes for the first time? She didn't care about what anyone else thought. She wrapped herself in polka dots and stripes without pausing to consider the color scheme. She grabbed the tutu and and everyone's attention as she pirouetted with a cape twirling around her. She made us laugh and squeal with delight at the smallest things and every now and then we remember her, but somewhere along the way, we lost her. It's time to stop comparing ourselves to our friends through social media and trading our confidence in for likes.