We need to take care of our bodies in order to take care of our battles. Five and a half inches is the length of our battle. The distance from your left ear to your right ear. Each day we will continue to fight in the invisible -- the invisible depression of our past and the invisible anxieties of our future. As we move from Band-Aids to building the immunity of our minds and our bodies, our fight will become energy-charged and focused on the present.
It all boils down to this…contentment isn’t something we are born with. In fact, we come out of the womb discontent and selfish! We must choose to be content. So today, as you contend for more, embrace the sweet and necessary tension of being content as well.
When we live life as stewards, sacrificially loving others, and keeping an eternal mindset, our lives will create a powerful legacy. And what exactly is legacy? I like to think of legacy as outliving your life. It’s what you leave behind once you are gone. We each have the opportunity to shape an impactful legacy. What legacy are you shaping?
When we practice possibility, we anchor ourselves in hope. Hope is the expectation of God’s goodness in every area of our lives. When we see ourselves and our world through the lens of hope, we cannot help but change the atmospheres around us.
The only response worthy of all that this unconditional love means for us is surrender and allegiance. What better King could we love and serve? Yes, this is our God! He’s changed our destiny. His heart for us is good. His promise for us is real. And He will never turn His back on us.
Before this world, and the circumstances of your life, became the loudest voice in your heart, screaming at you ever-changing lies about your value and your worth, God had something important to say. You were fearfully and wonderfully made first.
I have determined in my heart that the outcome isn’t my responsibility. That job belongs to God. My job, the part Jesus has asked me to play in this equation, is obedience and perseverance. But in order for me to do this, I have had to make three resolves.
Through the sharing of her own impactful experiences, Alicia Britt Chole gives us 3 questions we can ask ourselves when facing a battle with assumption helping us to add humility back into humanity one step at a time.
Here’s the hard truth, we aren’t excluded from greatness. We are just seeds comparing ourselves to the oak trees we will become. A seed’s entire potential is packed in the smallest of forms. In fact, it cracks, breaks, and reforms constantly to become its destiny.
Of course, no friendship is perfect, because, well, none of us are perfect; but we can pursue healthy friendships, in which we bring out the best in others and they bring out the best in us. Figuring out how to have flourishing friendships isn’t always the easiest, and for a lot of my twenties, I was sifting through the highs and lows of relationships to figure out the difference between toxic friendships and healthy ones.