This week I had been working on some notes for an upcoming project scheduled for August. I love the creativity and the words that come when I sit down to write. I couldn't imagine what life would be like if I couldn't have the freedom to express some of the things that God gives me in such intimate ways that are so deep and personal. Little did I know that what I am about to share is not only from the project that I mentioned but it was also meant for me personally in this moment right now.
I am trying not to share content online that I would share publicly with you via books, speeches, videos, or even social media but ..... again, today is not just an ordinary day. The information I about to quote is copyright protected and not allowed to be quoted, shared or used anywhere without written permission. Feel free to share the link to this post with anyone you think would be encouraged.
"Encouragement comes from an outside source. Motivation comes from within. Knowing that ~ we must understand that encouragement leads to inspiration and motivation leads to action. You need both of these to be successful and be able to move forward in any aspect of your life whether it be spiritual, physical, emotional, or psychological."
If you continue to give power over what you believe to someone else, please understand that you are also giving them the right to say what you should do, say, or think. There is no excuse to give so much of your individuality over to "follow a pack". I was not created to be a follower, and have always been known to be a good leader. For that reason alone ~ I will continue to fight to share that with the world and not succumb to pressure to be something or someone that I am not.
I pray that you have a blessed Sunday, and as you begin to start your week, I ask that you step out in an action oriented faith towards the goals and dreams that God has given you deep within. Stop putting it off for a better time, because you will never find a better time than now.
Additional and helpful recommended resources:
1. Should I wait in faith or step out in faith?
As I was already 2/3 rds of the way through this post I came across this amazing article! If you find yourself in the midst of confusion between sitting still or taking action ~ this is a GREAT article to help answer those questions!