Toughness in every moment of our life depends on how we see ourselves in that moment. Here’s the verse you may be expecting me to refer to: As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. (Proverbs 23:7) Here’s my bluntness you’re not expecting: Get over yourself! Get going to become the self you need to be in the transitions of your life!
Don’t pander to your familiar. Look yourself in the eye and talk trash to Satan’s version of you. Your inner dialogue about yourself matters. The conversations in your head are critical pivoting points. You can change them. How we talk to ourselves about ourselves either prepares us for the tough challenges at hand or schools us in folding to disappointments and excuses. Either way they are pivotal points. Which direction will you turn yourself toward in the uncomfortable times of your life? Preparation for challenges? Schooling in disappointments an excuses?
Your choice. My choice, too.
Pivotal points in life either enlighten us or we allow them to give us the shade to requite ourselves from the moments we were created to own. Enlightenment or shade? Shade is comfortable. Enlightenment is challenging. We interpret opportunity according to our bias of ourselves. It is that proverbial bias and vision of ourselves looking back at us in the mirror. Have you discovered the strength of your uniqueness? Have you embraced the bias of who God made you.
Its invigorating to see opportunities as necessities because we have a bias (strength) to tackle them. It’s dismissive of our bias not to. Where’s the vacuum in your life that opportunity can fill? What’s lying dormant in you that is your true self? What do you continually push to the back of your mind? Where have you settled for convenience sake, rather than for growth’s sake. Where is your true north in this season of your life? Your strengths, even when not fully developed, are radar focused on every life-giving opportunity at your doorstep. When you know your strengths, you live with a bias that sees the magic you could bring to the options we call opportunity.
Today’s take away: Dig into the questions from that last paragraph.
- Where’s the vacuum in your life that opportunity can fill?
- What’s lying dormant in you that is your true self?
- What do you continually push to the back of your mind?
- Where have you settled for convenience sake, rather than for growth’s sake?
- Where is your true north in this season of your life?
- If the best is yet to come, are you up for it?
- If “greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world”, where is His greatness allowed to shine?
- If “God can do more than you can ask, think or imagine according to the power working in you, is His power working in you to the extent it is working through you?