Each person has an opportunity to play in the game of life. But if he decides to remain on the sideline, the choice is his…and his alone.
Start where you are because you cannot start where you are not.
Information without application results in stagnation.
Spend every moment of your life well. If you don’t, you can’t ask for a refund.
The great thing about this journey of life is you don’t have to know how to get to the finished line, you just have to take the next step you know to take.
If we say, we will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore, come and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. (Taken from II Kings of KJV of the Bible.)
There are times in our lives when we come to a state of desperation. We are too miserable to stay where we are, even though circumstances and situations say we cannot proceed. It feels that if we remain in our current state, we will die. Afraid to stay, yet afraid to move.
Whenever times like these arise, an internal struggle takes place. Pressure causes us to look at the pros and cons of where we are. If the mental lists prove that we have nothing to lose, we are more prone to step out (even if fear grips every part of our beings).
The leprous men knew this feeling. They reasoned, “Why sit we here until we die?” They knew that immobility at that time would lead to physical death. They therefore stepped out; and as a result, they were blessed.
THOUGHT TO PONDER: When you get sick and tired of being sick and tired, you’ll move.
Excerpt from Nuggets of Faith
I’m ashamed to admit it, but I finally faced the truth and donated some of my clothes to charity. Don’t get me wrong, they weren’t things I didn’t want, to be honest, I really wanted them, but as time passed, the extra weight that snuck up on me wouldn’t allow me to enjoy some of those outfits that used to tastefully adorn my body. I told myself that I would keep them, hoping to fit in them again, but instead of comfortably slipping back into some of my favorites, I tried to squeeze into some of the uncooperative pieces without success. Not only that, the pieces that once made me feel alive and vibrant when I was younger didn’t have the same impact on me since I’ve matured.
I wish I could say I was totally gleeful as I parted with some of my beloved things, but I experienced mixed emotions because they reminded me of a different time in my life, a time when those styles and tastes suited me, but no longer seemed appropriate for who I am today.
Can you relate to hanging onto something in your life that once fit but now is more of a burden than a blessing? It once suited you to a tee, but now it seems uncomfortable no matter how hard you try to make it fit. If this is the case, maybe you need to face the truth and clean out the closet of your life. Maybe you need to assess your life and examine what you’re guarding with every fiber of your being. Is that sacred thing improving your life, or is it stunting your growth? If you’re honest with yourself, you may discover that you are a different person now, and the thing that you once sported with ease no longer suits your style. If you find this to be true, hoard it no longer, release it, and let it go.