Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Uncomfortable territory

I have been blogging for a little more than 6 years. It's been an outlet for me. It's never been something that I feel is a responsibility or that I feel behind about. The reason I blogged has changed to for various reasons at different points in my life these past 6 years. There are some times the Lord really leads me to share certain things...I could just decide "no thanks, I am not someone who shares things like that..." I could come up with a million reasons to not be honest and true but that's not me. Many times I felt lead to share because my story actually isn't mine...if there is one person reading or watching me and benefits from my sharing then there is a purpose. I share to encourage...with that said if you have been a reader for any length of time you know I have posted articles and/or things I read that I find helpful and want to pass on. I have a few that I really feel like I need to share this week:

There is struggle. We all experience it...but these words:

   "The path to a miracle often goes through uncomfortable territory."

Such good words. 

Miracles never happen in your comfort zone, when everything’s great and convenient. You don’t need a miracle when everything is settled in your life. You only need a miracle when you’re on the edge, when you’re scared to death, when you’re insecure, when you can get hit at any angle.
Are you at a place right now in your life where things are a little uncomfortable — financially, emotionally, relationally, or physically? You’re a little nervous, a little on the edge, a little insecure. Congratulations. You’re on the path to a miracle!
Just like Elijah, God wants you to obey so you can see his miracle at the end of the road.
You can read the rest of the article HERE

The Lord doesn't call us to be quiet. He doesn't ask us to sit and be where we feel comfortable. By stepping out of your comfort zone, by not creating excuses we are following God's will. 


Are you using your faith? 
Are you doing what makes you feel good? 
What makes you feel comfortable?  

Lastly...

Lately I keep hearing the word "intentional" over and over again. I know the Lord is telling me to be intentional...with my time, family, walk with him, friends, etc. 

Our merits merit nothing. God’s work merits everything.

You’re tired. Fatigue is not a foreign word. You know all too well its fruit: burning eyes, slumped shoulders, gloomy spirit, and robotic thoughts. You are tired.

We are tired. A tired people. A tired generation. A tired society. We race. We run. Workweeks drag like Arctic winters. Monday mornings show up on Sunday night. We slug our way through the long lines and long hours with faces made long by the long lists of things we need to do, gadgets we want to buy, or people we try to please. Grass to cut. Weeds to pull. Teeth to clean. Diapers to change. Carpets, kids, canaries — everything needs our attention.

The government wants more taxes. The kids want more toys. The boss, more hours. The school, more volunteers. The spouse, more attention. The parents, more visits. And the church, oh, the church. Have I mentioned the church? Serve more. Pray more. Attend more. Host more. Read more. And what can you say? The church speaks for God.
So good right!?!? The rest is HERE




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