In 2020 we have this false notion that we should just BE. Like…voila, I am. Voila, I am a college graduate. Voila, I am married. Voila, I have a healthy and loving relationship with myself. But, that’s not how life works. Especially when it comes to love, even loving ourselves.
The struggle is real for today’s Christian singles ages 25 and up. Not only are there real financial and emotional struggles, but there are also real sexual purity struggles. Unfortunately, many singles have been told they are still single because they’re in sin or there’s something ‘wrong with them’. How ridiculous! Since when did one’s martial status serve as the standard for purity and perfection? If anything, marriage MAGNIFIES our sin and imperfections!
“You’re not inspirational.” Words spoken into my life by a highly respected and influential leader. I’m not gonna lie. Those words caused me to believe I wasn’t good enough to be an effective leader. Because a leader is supposed to be inspirational right?
As I look over this past decade of my life, I’ve discovered and experienced a greater sense of joy, purpose, well-being, peace, and significance by letting go of 6 major things (see below). In 2020 and beyond, I commit to embracing 6 other things at a greater level so I can receive all God wants to do in and through me. It’s time for me to live a better story. How about you? What’s on your “let go” and “embrace” list? I’d love to know!
In life, we will encounter valleys. Those low points in our lives that look hopeless. It’s in these low points that we experience pain, loss, hardship, and betrayal. And we experience sickness, physical pain, emotional pain, disease, and death or maybe even a lot of weight gain.
One of the things I learned late in life is that a life lived without vision leads to a life without direction, passion, power, purpose or significance.