Yesterday, I posted a quote about being fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
Today – surround yourself with those that will fan that flame!
Do you think about who surrounds you? Who encourages you?
Will Smith talked about this, and actually asked to look at your phone to see who the last five text messages were from? Then, what did they say? Did they support you and your dreams? Do you like what you see?
Surround yourself with people that are there for you, and fan those flames!
“No is still a great word. When need be, let’s have the guts to say it: to someone pushy, to someone manipulative and to someone in the mirror. When we need to say no, let’s learn to say it right then instead of putting it off for days and dreading it like the plague. Get it over with.” – Beth Moore
I need to say no to the mirror more often when it comes to certain battles lately. I feel as though saying no bothers others, and it doesn’t. It doesn’t bother me when people say they can’t, won’t or aren’t able. Why then is it so hard to say no?
Saying no to myself is something completely different, at least in my mind. It shouldn’t be. It should be just as simple. No is no. No struggle, simple, right?
Do you say no? Do you struggle with it? Do you feel guilt?
“What are you going to do with what you’re going through?” – Beth Moore
“Let me hear in the morning of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” – Psalm 143:8
Speak, blog, write, twitter, snap…do something.
“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” – John 21:25
If we were to list everything we did well, would we believe it? Do we doubt ourselves too much? Why is it if we do something well so hard for us to believe it in ourselves? In others? Doubt.
There should be thousands of stories of Christ in Bible, and we should believe all of them. We have to convince others to believe the ones that are there, let alone the ones that aren’t.
How many things do you feel you have to convince yourself to believe on a daily basis. Is that really true, especially in today’s media environment? So many things can be manufactured by individuals that look real – are the real? Do things have to be held in your hands to be real?
Just my thoughts for today…believing in many things…sight unseen.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7
I work with a group that participates in a leadership group with the community. On Friday, we toured one of our local cities, and I had the privilege of getting to know one lady a little bit more.
We all self doubt. You all know that I do on a daily basis. We had a couple of conversations on Friday that confirmed that even in the leadership group, she self doubted. She felt as though she couldn’t, or shouldn’t lead. She has even gone to her supervisors and asked what she needed to do to improve her leadership skills and they told her to self evaluate.
She is so encouraging, works 3 (three!) jobs, and has a family of 6 (yes, six!!). She is constantly posting on Facebook encouraging, and motivating things, yet she feels like she shouldn’t be part of the program.
So, again, I felt as though I needed to talk about self affirmations. What we say out loud to ourselves is huge! HUGE! We believe what we say to others…if it is always negative, it will be negative. Watch what you say to others. Be sure to be encouraging, especially to yourself.
“You are deeply loved this day. This is the day the Lord has made.” – Beth Moore
Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips will praise you. -Psalm 63:3
This is a sign in Carmen’s room at LSU.
Blessings today and always.
“People yearn to be heard. Sometimes they shout because they feel like no one listens when they don’t.” – Beth Moore
Do you listen when people talk? Truly listen? I know I struggle to wait for my “input” or my part of the conversation. I try. I need to listen more.