I’m sitting in a room with extremely brilliant people & everyone has various areas of expertise. And in this meeting, regardless of what we’re individually good at, we are all working to contribute past just our expertise. The contributions we are making in this meeting require us to be flexible – to go out of our comfort zone & expertise rather than just staying in our niche.
I think this is also how we walk with Holy Spirit in our daily living. Generally, when we are experts in a specific area, we can forget to ask for Help or Divine input. But when we keep a flexible mindset, I think we stay more available for input from Holy Spirit, which we need everyday!
When you go to new places, it’s helpful to have clear directions because vague is the road to lost. So when we follow God, we like to have clarity. Watch this video for some help with clear directions:
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When I was in high school, I thought very seriously about trying to get accepted into Annapolis, the Navy Academy in Maryland. For awhile, I was pretty serious about this idea & tried to accomplish some of the entry prerequisites. In hindsight, that idea seems pretty crazy, particularly when I think about my personality & abilities.
Today, as I thought about the Annapolis idea, I found myself thankful that God has been directing my life, with great skill & wisdom. I thought about what my life would look like had I gone down the Navy Academy path – WAY different, for sure!
So here’s the brief takeaway: let’s be mindful that we let God direct our steps, lead our decisions & manage our priorities. It’s very true that Father Knows Best 🙂
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Everyone has been disappointed or let down by someone in their life. Everyone has had misunderstandings from small miscommunications to giant problems. Everyone has been hurt at some point by somebody else’s intentional malice. Truthfully, we all have plenty of opportunities to get hurt – or the better way to consider these opportunities is to think of them as practice in forgiveness. Yesterday, I blogged about the need to have spiritual conversations – if you haven’t read it, its a good read and the comments are great! Anyways, its been my experience that generally, forgiveness is required to have spiritual conversations. The better my practice of forgiveness, it seems like my spiritual conversations have more depth & happen more frequently. I’m considering that this could be in direct correlation to my forgiveness of others as linked to receiving forgiveness from God. Matt 6:14-15 says that God forgives me in proportion to how I forgive others. My point in all of this is that forgiveness is a big deal to God – probably because He gives so much of it to us. So in the grand scheme of life, God is asking us to forgive others for disappointing us, making mistakes & hurting us. Read the comments below to get some great insights & suggestions related to forgiveness & feel free to leave your thoughts as well. 🙂