I was so bad at this. I’d spend all my time cursing that things had gone to crap that I’d never move on.
So often I’d find myself dwelling on the past, crying in a river of “what if’s” and complaining that the world is out to get me! When all that had happened was a season had ended—which was a good thing.
To often we try to artificially keep things going for the sake of it. We try to play it safe, persist, and keep our projects running, when in reality what we should be doing is walking away.
Sometimes though, we don’t get to choose if we walk, we get shown the door. And this can be super tough, but even more critical that we take active steps to get over it in due course.
Moving on from something does not mean we don’t take the time to grieve. We must. When we’ve lost something that’s been meaningful, we must spend some time reliving the good times and savouring those moments.
But there always comes a time when it’s time to pick ourselves up and get over it.
Deciding when that moment comes is up to you, but be assured it will come. And when it does, breathe in a new beginning and breathe out what has been left behind.
“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” ~ Unknown
Or, they hold the secret to our future and the direction we most wish our lives would go.
So often we poo poo dreams and visions. We figure we lack worth to fully live out the life that we truly wish. Of course, some dreams are completely selfish in nature, and we’ve gotta be careful we don’t become self-indulgent.
But we need to encourage one another to dream, to see our futures and to desire to live a life that is full of purpose and freedom.
So if we’re not dreaming of the future we’d like, we are just going with the flow.
Take the time to recognise and picture what it is you’re hoping for. Because therein lies your future waiting for you.
It’s a question I’ve been pondering lately as I get serious about launching my coaching and training services.
You see, I don’t actually want to be pigeonholed as a ‘Christian’ anything – employee, trainer, coach, blogger, facilitator etc. The main reason being, that I wonder if it can be a major turn off for business, as well as a blockage to actually beginning to be in relationship with others who don’t yet know the glorious riches of the kingdom life.
Continue reading How Much God is too Much?
The main reason many people are struggling is because they have no one in their life who will slow down, listen to them, and help them unravel what’s happening in their heart.
We are so caught up in our own little world that we’re oblivious to the shit going down in the people around us.
Continue reading Just Talk it Out
Do you doubt? I mean, have serious questions over the existence of it all? I’ve been having more doubts recently than I’d care to admit.
I sometimes drive home from work and doubt the value I contribute.
I sometimes wander around the neighbourhood thinking about the existence of my faith and doubt the trust I’ve come to freely accept.
I often doubt that I’ll ever achieve my dreams. Like I’m not worthy of them. Or they’re stupid and I should just give up on them.
I sometimes wonder where I’d be if I was born in a different country; into a different religion; at a different time and space. Would the faith and hope I have still exist? Or would I be convinced of some other spiritual vibe to fill the need?
Continue reading How Our Doubts Form Quality Relationships