Now, I don't know if it's the fact that I've turned a new age, or that fact that we are in the 6th month of twenty-nineteen, but one thing that I keep getting reminded of is the fact that,
if you want something, you've got to say it with your chest!
Even Jesus said that, I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. - Mark 11:23.
If there is something you desire, or actually something you don't want, there isn't enough time or energy to waste on being hot and cold about it. What do you want, like what do you really, really want?
Make time to daily invest in your heart's desire. There just isn't enough time for us to sit back and not make an effort. Whether it is preparing yourself for the job you want. Or daily building up your confidence to be direct and honest about how you want to be treated by your friends, partner or potential BAE.
Take time to ask the Spirit of God, for His gift of discernment (1 Corinthians 13:7-11), to help us discern what is good for us and what is no longer beneficial for this season. Asking Him to reveal what will harm us, financially, emotionally, physically and even spiritually.
As we enter into the second half of twenty-nineteen, I am asking you and telling myself to make decisions and say it with my chest. Decisions, like saying NO to things which will ruin my budgeting plan for the month. Not eating certain foods, that my body will NOT thank me for in times to come. Terminating certain conversations, in a clear and respectful manner because I realise I am not comfortable talking about certain things with certain people. And hey, that's okay. Say it with your chest.
There just isn't time to be mediocre or less than yourself to make someone else happy. There isn't enough time for you accept and entertain people in your space, because you're trying to be everyone's cup of tea. You are not a mug.
I am imploring you and myself, to say it with your chest. Allow God to lead you and let His word help you set your standard. If you want something, fight for it with all you have. Allow Him to give you the strategy. If you think something has come to the end of it's season, then ask God to let you be at peace with it, instead of chasing a dead thing. If there's something you need to rectify, ask Him for the grace to be humble enough to admit your faults and make amends, yourself and the other party.
Twenty-nineteen, isn't playing any games. Are you?
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