Find goodness in the everyday mundane. I think this where some of the best inspiration comes from – those unsung moments. You know the ones. They take you by surprise. They offer unexpected hope. They breathe into you and cause you to inhale a deep, cleansing breath. Sometimes we don’t have to look for the goodness. It just shows up. A sparkle of joy shines like a diamond in the rough of the day.
I found such beauty in the ordinary, everyday, mundane yesterday. It was a black wall, beginning to blossom with words of life, courage, and empowerment. A co-worker came and hustled three of us outside. She was so excited.
So this is my year of intentional living. It means making each day matter, spending every ounce of a moment, and giving it everything I’ve got.
One word already feels stronger than a resolution. One word to describe what I want my life to look like in 2014 colors my perspective with hope. I like this.
It is empowering and encouraging. It is a divine whisper that will carry me through, move me forward, and remind me to live purposefully.
But there is a fear. It’s the idea of acting on the risk of launching a dream. It is stepping out in faith. I think today’s a good enough day to punch fear in the face and get to dreaming and building.
A dream is a wish your heart makes. A goal is the vehicle that drives the dream to fruition. So to all of you, don’t just dream – set that thing in motion. Do what you need (for yourself, your heart, your spirit) to do to get your goal and dream accomplished. Seek wisdom. Get a support group. Stay accountable.
Today I choose ME. I choose to do that thing that I’ve been afraid to do. Today I choose to use the voice the Shepherd gave me. Today I choose my life. Today I choose my story about His glory. Today, yeah, Today is that day. Today I choose to lean in. So if you’ll please…
I begin and end with one of my favorite scriptures in the bible. It’s all about purpose, talents, abilities and using them for the glory of God (my loose interpretation – I’m no theologian), but here it is from 1 Timothy 4:
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.