This month I’ll be talking a lot about authenticity, moving forward, staying in your lane, holding faith, being real, being authentic, and how there’s more than enough grace. It’s a 31 Days Of… challenge for me. Maybe you have one too. I invite you to join me on the journey. Kicks off October 1st and runs the entire month. It will perfectly imperfect, and that’s okay.
Till then, here are thoughts on grace.
Grace is not something you have to work for. It is a gift. It’s nothing you could have earned. You don’t have to work to keep it. God did ALL the work. What a relief!!!!
If you want to sign up for the Authenticity Challenge, which is part of my 31 Days of.. project, sign up here. You’ll find encourage to equip you to be more you.
We’re also still doing Real Talk Tuesdays. This weeks topic is: the truth about imperfection. Link goes live Tuesday.
Failed New Year’s resolutions lay recklessly on the whim of this-time-next-year.
This Time Next Year
Maybe you’ve been there too. I’ll do this or that this year. Whatever it is we claim to pledge to do, our resolve to do that whatever-it-it may wane leaving us off worse than we were before.
Do we ever get them done?
I find myself saying it again. “This time next year I will…” (fill in the many blanks for your life). I think this must be what the bible means when it talks about don’t say you’ll do this or that because you don’t know what the future holds. Are we really invested? Are we really going to do it? Did we really ever count the cost? The only way to tell is in the living day by day – that’s how you know you are accomplishing the goal or the resolution.
Tonight I drove home – worn out and exhilarated. Blood pumping. Heart rate up. Mind awash in the moment – I just committed myself to a 30-day makeover challenge. Five days out of seven I will challenge me, myself, and I to go beyond our limits. To burn away the fat, to reshape this flabby body, and get healthy.