Here's what I mean…
Often we don't realize what we were made to do, what really energizes and delights us, until we're forced into it, kicking and screaming. C.S. Lewis said that too often we're like children who settle for playing in mud puddles when the beauty and immensity of the ocean are just a few feet away. "One Month to Live"
Q: What are you clinging to that you need to let go in order to move ahead?
A: Past mistakes, misjudgments of myself and others. Willingness to settle for good enough which is really "less than."
Q: What keeps you from trusting God will catch you if you let go?
A: Feeling like He will allow me to go through difficult things for the greater good.
Q: What areas are you more likely to take risks? Personal, professional, relational, or spiritual?
A: Professional‚Äîthings outside or external to me, i.e. working at Apple versus finishing my novels. Less willing to take risks with people who can be unpredictable…things are easier to manage and control.
Are you ready to get out of the mud? Here's how…
Day 6 Activities
- Make of list of the items, resources, gifts, and opportunities you presently have. Jot down how you think you are intended to invest that item. (It's not pride or boasting to share with others ways in which you are gifted…please share and let us celebrate your unique gifts.)
- When have you been disappointed with God or yourself? Are you willing to release it so that you can move forward toward a brighter future?
- Write down one risk that you are feeling drawn to make? What are your fears about taking this risk? How can you ask for help and support from others and through prayer to move past the fear?
If we knew our days were numbered, and suddenly our priorities were clearly illuminated…we wouldn't be worried about what others think of us or what they would say. We wouldn't be worried about failing or wasting time, because we would recognize that regret would outweigh either of them. (One Month to Live)
If you're worn out from holding on so tightly and feel as if you're losing your grip on life, it's time to let go. Remember Nemo in Finding Nemo…he had to let go to be released into the place that would reconnect him with his greatest desire, finding his son.
So today, let it go. Release your grip. Open your mind to the impossible.