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Friday, November 21, 2008

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So... i'm feeling particularly happy today. Not sure why...

I've been thinking about life a lot lately - how things happen the way they do, why things happen the way they do... I wonder how differently I'd live my life if I could REALLY get a glimpse of the big picture. I mean... I know that the world is so much bigger than what I see on a day to day basis. I know that God has an ultimate plan for this earth and that I play a part in that... but wow... if I could be zoomed up into heaven for a few minutes and have a little meeting with God, I'd love to see what's in store for me. I know He's given me BIG dreams, HUGE ones. He's given me a passion for music, for people, for the world around me... and I know He's going to use it for His glory... I just don't know how exactly.

I blogged this quote just a few days ago, but it's still speaking to me:

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not." -Unknown

Courage is what those words above are talking about.

Courage= to act in accordance with one's beliefs, ESPECIALLY in spite of hardships, pain, danger, etc. .

Courage is one's actions matching one's spirit. It's actually LIVING what you know in your heart to be true.... and it can be quite a scary thing sometimes. It's is not just dreaming dreams, it's running after them. What a great quality to have.

Gosh... that word, "courage," has really been ministering to me a lot recently.... If you can't tell by the over-use of it in this post :). I was told by a woman I greatly admire that I lacked this bigtime. Yes, it may sound a bit harsh, but it resonated with me so deeply that I fought to hold back tears. Sometimes it takes someone really calling you out on your weaknesses to step up and rise above them, and that's what I plan on doing!

God has given me EVERYTHING I need to fulfill my calling in Him - my destiny. There is nothing that I lack. All I have to do is show up and have the courage to pursue the desires of my heart.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

YES!!! amen! I love that you said to live out of courage is to just simply live out the truth, which is who you are in Messiah and that you are fully equipped, not lacking anything, to carry that out!

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Elizabeth said...

What a great post...sometimes all we lack is just the courage to step out in faith......thank you for reminding me :)
You are destined for great things, my friend - keep focused on who gives you that wonderful gift of yours! :)

shmoozenwithshirah.blogspot.com said...

Sharon,

I have just experienced one of the most powerfully affirming moments of my life... that challenges me, my cause and my destiny to have courage everyday of my life.

See the movie, "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas".

A Masterpiece.

Shirah www.shmoozenwithshirah.blogspot.com