Thursday, January 31, 2013

What I'm Thinkin' Thursday

Last week I told you about the four part series that LifeChurch has been doing titled My Story. 

The final lesson, "I Decided to Go",  posted this week and I thought it was a great wrap up to the series.  The basic premise is that there are times that it will be easier to stay where you are, but God has it designed for you go. 

*  "to step towards your destiny, you have to step away from your security"
*  "we are not changed by the promises that we make to God, but by believing in the promises God makes to us"
*  "you don't have to have faith to finish, you just have to have enough faith to take the first step" (that one is my favorite!)

So, I know I was a little vague last week and didn't give you my plans for implementing what I learned from the series.  That was actually on purpose though.  I wanted to give it more thought and hopefully listen to God telling what he wants me to Start/Stop in order to live the life he has planned for me. 

I've Decided to Start....doing things for myself.  This doesn't exactly mean what you might you think.  I tend to ask others (meaning Tony or the kids) to do stuff for me.  "Will you get me a tissue?"  "Will you take my plate to the sink?"  etc. etc.  And sometimes that is okay if it is convenient for them and they are already going that direction.  But there are times when I just expect them to get up because I am too lazy to get up myself.  I think I have been doing this for so long that I don't even realize I am doing it.  This is going to be hard and will take a conscience effort but I plan to START doing things for myself rather than to ask someone else to do them for me.

I've Decided to Stop....taking my job for granted.  I have the ability to work from home when necessary, but my boss prefers that I am in the office.  Well, I'm horrible about waking up in the mornings and trying to find a reason excuse to work from home.  I've even gone so far as to ask either of the kids "if they are feeling well"...I mean really...I don't want them to be sick, but what better excuse is there than to have to be at home with my sick child.  I know...horrible, right?  So, I've decided to STOP doing this.  My job requires me to be in the's as plain and simple as that.  So instead of starting each day trying to find a reason to not go to work, I am going to start each day with positive thoughts and efforts to get my butt out the door.

I don't think I am necessarily in a situation where I need to consider if God wants me to stay or go, so I will continue to just ponder on those, but I think the two things above are a great start to changing my story.

I really think that the conversation I had with my co-worker last week where she mentioned this series was God talking directly to me.  He wanted me to listen to this series.  Maybe you reading this blog post is God speaking to you too?!?


Girl On a Journey said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the series. Those are great plans/changes for sure! Have a great Thursday!

Crystal Clear As Mud said...

These are great goals, I know you can follow through! And I think that God sometimes does just want us to ponder our current situations, so that we know where we need to go next.

Anthony Brum said...

I am proud of you... The first step is always the hardest...

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I really need to start doing things for myself as well... gotta stop relying on Izzy so much.

P.S. Safe Haven arrived today! I am so excited to read it!

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