“But I don’t knowwwwwww what my work is,” I hear you moan. Yes you do. That work you see someone else doing on Instagram, which secretly makes you seethe with jealousy, don’t dismiss that. Pay attention, it’s a street sign on your path. The pitiable “I just don’t know” story is a lie.
The reality is, I'm going to be too much for some people and situations. So what? That doesn't change my allegiance to Jesus or my identity as His beloved daughter.
And frankly, if I'm getting heat from all different corners - church and state - I'm probably doing something right, because that's how He got it.
Come what may, I'm just going to trust him to lead me right where I need to be.
When you get discouraged for not living on purpose, or you feel just "meh" about your life, what do you do next? Netflix? Chardonnay? Amazon? Insta? Cupcakes?
💃💃💃STEAL YOUR TIME AND ENERGY BACK FROM THAT STUFF AND GET ON WITH WHAT GOD PUT YOU HERE TO DO. (If that's where you're stuck - keep reading.)
Your "what if" fears keep you stuck in someday, but I believe the world needs you, doing your thing, at a high level, right now. What is that thing?
Do you need to...
Ask for the money you're worth at work?
Build a case for your promotion?
Stand up and speak truth to power?
Start dating again, so you can find your life partner?
Write the book?
Found the non-profit?
Serve the refugees?
What would you do if you were unafraid?
Are you wanting to get out of the pew and into the world, bringing love, light and good news, but you're not clear how?
Maybe you'd like to off load some of your blessing to someone who really needs it - do a little justice and mercy - but where and how and to whom?
Maybe you want to love God and love others in a radical way, like Jesus did, but handing out tracts seems ineffective and you've got concerns about short-term missions.
I tell the women of the Firegirl Academy all the time that our power is rarely found in our grand gestures. Thank God because most of us can't figure out how to execute grand gestures anyway. Jill Briscoe, one of my heroes, lifted an immense stone from my neck when I heard her say,
"Your mission field is always just between your feet."
Sensing an imbalance, my life coach recently asked how I might celebrate all this hard work and discipline. I told him I wanted to get a facial. That was three weeks ago and I've not done it. The hard work always trumps it.
Like there are more important things to do than get a facial.
Like I may not deserve the indulgence.
Like it's ok to keep promises I make to everyone else, and break them to myself.