be this strong.
My belated apologies for not posting anything or even posting this message beforehand but I’ve been traveling. Remember this? That’s what I’ve been up to for the past few weeks. An abundance of thoughts and feelings overwhelm me.
For now, I’ll just say that the last few days in the beautiful and wondrous Barcelona have reminded me of all the magic in this world; the magic that has been and the magic that will be. Imagine walking down a street, knowing so little of the language that at every block you have to once again ask for directions just to make sure you’re heading the right way. That’s been my reality. Even with its moments of trepidation, I can attest to the gloriousness of it all.
When it all falls apart, or when it never fully connected in the first place, “you figure it out,” as someone told me I would prior to my departure. I figured it out. It all came together.
#notetoself: go with the flow. have some faith. use your intuition.
Right now is an incredibly interesting time for me. I can feel something happening–changes…in me, in my world. Nothing I want to make public right now, but I was inspired to share a little something.
I’ve been standing in my own way. Fears, insecurities, and uncertainties have all been bullying my greatness. In retrospect, I see I must have believed my greatness wasn’t great enough to win–at least not then. But what a silly thought.
“Who do I think I am? Well I know I get to choose who I am.”
– Harry O’Brien
We’re all intimately familiar with fear. It holds us back and takes us off course, but pastor-author extraordinaire Max Lucado uses the 200+ pages of his latest book, Fearless, to encourage moving with faith over fear.
Lucado embraces a straight-forward conversational tone, utilizing metaphors, symbolism, Biblical and personal stories that quickly move the book along, reinforcing his ultimate point: fright and doubt are closely related; have faith that God’s got it. The essence of Lucado’s message is that God is powerful, has a stellar track record and is stronger than your fears, so why fret?
“The worship of safety emasculates greatness.”