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Don't Waste Your Time: It's an Inside Job

I want to tell you a harsh, honest, time saving, heartache preventing truth that I refused to embrace for years…until now: happiness, fulfillment, and everything that brings you to the best version of yourself is an inside job.

[…]there are way too many people in this world getting jobs, making decisions, getting into relationships, and selecting choices that they are using to fill the unbearable pain that that is caused when true peace, joy, love, and happiness is missing.

I've become very aware (I really wanted to use, but I don't want to be dramatic) of how easy it is to allow yourself to hop from one experience to another in a (for lack of better words) foolish way.

re·bound

/rəˈbound,ˈrēˌbound/

verb

recover in value, amount, or strength after a previous decrease or decline.

You've got to pause on the possible relationships, pray rigorously about that new job, and take that opportunity to the altar before you say yes. And while you do those things, listen attentively (I cannot emphasize this enough) to the Holy Spirit.

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Thank You, I Needed That

I needed to go through the pain. I needed to go through the hurt. I needed to go through the rejections. I needed to go through the disappointments. I needed to face everything that happened last year. I needed to go through 2018 to make my 2019 effective.

No pain or hurtful experience is enjoyable at the time just like the writer of Hebrews says. Just like children, we don't like to be put in time out when we mess up. We don't want to be grounded or corrected when we do wrong but…we need to. We need to make the necessary mistakes so that we can understand who we are, who's we are, and more of the journey that we embarked upon when we said yes to Christ.

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Seek The Uncomfortable

God never called you to be comfortable but will always allow you to get into situations that push you so far beyond your comfort zone so that you will understand that there is such a place for you to thrive and not just survive.

He didn't allow me to stay in relationships and situations that were comfortable like depression, friendships, and career decisions because he knew that they weren't for me. He knew that though I may have enjoyed certain people and certain places, it wasn't spiritually for me. I think that's a powerful thing to realize: giving up what is normal or what is comfortable or what brings you happiness because God has called you to what is abnormal, what is awkward, and what will bring you joy instead of only happiness (there's a difference).

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Who's Life Is It Anyway?

It's a harsh truth but a necessary one. We (myself highly included) love to dictate our lives. We like to be the one driving the car, and we love to make sure everyone else around knows that. It's part ownership and part pride. But as I was listening to this podcast, I thought to myself, “if it was judgment day and God was assessing my life (the life I so claim by these ridiculous sayings) would I want to take ownership for some of the things I've done and said? Would I want to take on the consequences of all the things I have done that sinned against God?”

You know the answer, no.

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Call Me Crazy: Break the Alabaster Daily

What are you withholding from Christ? What are you keeping away from him and why? Why are you allowing the perspective of others to have control over how you worship your Savior? So many times, we want Christianity to be our religious status. We forget that to follow Christ is to allow him to penetrate and reconstruct every aspect of who we are.

This woman realized something that I pray to God I never forget. She realized that the alabaster jar she had (beautiful and all) was meaningless because Christ is more priceless, more precious, and beyond worthy of anything she ever owned.

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