Dreams, Monday Motivation

Say it. Write it. Do it.

 

Paulo Coelho, Life is short, Elaina Avalos, Chasing Dreams

Life is short. There is no better time to say what needs to be said. There is no better time to chase after those dreams.

I’ve stayed quiet when I wanted to speak. I’ve not written words that needed to be written. And I’ve put off what is most on my heart.

Why? Fear of what others would think is a good place to start, though there are other reasons, too. This is no way to live.

I’ve been half-regretting the post I wrote last week. But I think my calling is to write truth whether it’s about my life or not. I also think it’s important to go first – giving others the gift of going second.

There are people out there, struggling. They don’t know where to turn or what to do. And they feel alone in their struggle. No one should. So . . . part of my calling is to be open in that struggle because I have a Hope in me that can’t be denied, no matter what happens around me.

For me, since my faith defines my life, the safest place I can be is when I’m living out my calling – in spite of what others might think of me.

Is it time for you to do a little saying, writing, or doing? Go for it, my friend!

Say it. Write it. Do it.

4 thoughts on “Say it. Write it. Do it.”

  1. I just finished a book called The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp and in it she talks about how the only way to have communion and reach a breaking world is through accepting our own brokenness and letting our brokenness bleed into others brokenness and through that we can become more whole. It is such a wonderful good book. Its about not avoiding suffering but being willing to be cut for others and to suffer with them and find communion through it. When I read that you somewhat regretted what you had posted last, this book came to my mind. Don’t regret it. We have enough people who feel they have to fake a perfect life.

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    1. I definitely want to read that book. I admire her so much. I think the regret comes in because of my professional life which I think sometimes doesn’t jive well with what I think God has ultimately called me to. It’s hard to explain. But I agree so much – there are so many faking a perfect life and I’d rather be real and show what I’m learning or have learned through it.

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      1. Yes, exactly, me too. It is scary to be real at times, but I don’t think God would want us to be anything less. And even if people are negative toward us or look down on us for being real at least I think God would be proud. Even though I don’t know fully what your professional life entails and what you feel God calling you to do, I think I can understand that struggle. I think that if God does want you to follow what you feel He is calling you to do then He will provide for you and make a way. I’m sure you already know this, but sometimes it helps to be reassured.

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