I know I am not the only one who has second guessed something God placed on your heart to do. We could allow fear to stifle our faith and we could become stagnant, but we could also trust that God knows us better than we give Him credit for. He created us to love: to love Him, to love others, to love ourselves, and to love this crazy amazing calling.
I refuse to allow pressure to steal my peace. When we redirect the demands for our attention and money which are so prevalent during this time of year to what really matters, we experience incredible freedom! It's time to take ownership of our joy, our gratitude, our reflection, instead of leaving it in the hands of the department stores and promotional sales. Let's take a deep breath and plan to release the pressure.
Today, there are people all over our nation who question whether today is really a happy day. Countless families have been struck by devastation lately, and it can cause some of us to question whether it really is a happy thanksgiving, especially when the absence of a loved one or a dream is exacerbated during the holidays. If you have any doubts in your heart, you are not alone. I'd like to encourage you through the questions in your heart, and it's my hope that it supplies you with new strength and joy.
How much time have you spent worrying about things that you can't change lately? There will always be insecurities that we have to answer for and questions that confuse us, but neither of those get the power to dictate how we choose to respond. I've shared five tips to help you worship beyond the worry. Let's talk...
Growing up, I was focused, but the older I became the more procrastination set in. My mother helped me type a 20 page thesis while I was writing it the night before it was due. Once I began attending college, I thought that I could focus more with a glass of wine in my hand until the glass became a bottle and the only interest I had was in going out. Procrastination had officially hit an all time high as I banged papers out on the keyboard at 4:00AM because I'd officially put it off as long as I possibly could. I've got six tips to help you enjoy more productivity over longer periods of time so click the link to read about them.