This is the next piece of puzzle: attitude. **I found this quote on Pinterest with no attribute.
All along, I have had a bad attitude about where we live. I am not a city person. I keep thinking I need to live in a rural setting. And maybe someday I will. I have had an untrusting attitude about my art: I am not good enough, no one will like it, blah, blah. For a long time I considered witnessing–sharing Christ and faith–scary stuff. I have made it all an ORDEAL.
And now…I am taking an adventure attitude. And God is going to keep me here in the city where He needs me and I am going to need to trust in my art as a platform. Here is how I am doing it:
- If I am going to try new Bible studies and groups I have to see it not as a time suck, but an adventure in learning and growing.
- If I am going to rise up, I have to see the climb to the top of the tree as an adventure. No matter how hard it seems, or how many branches and steps, or how long it takes.
- I have to be willing to fly and shine as as adventure. I have to be willing to open my wings and let others SEE my light.
- I have to be willing to stand tall and stretch as an adventure. I have to stand in my faith and convictions and not back down.
- If I am going to surrender what I think earthly responsibility wants, for what God is calling–I have to see it as an adventure in trust.
And then the ordeals will disappear. It is less about drama, and just about steps on a path that leads to a better place. See the difference? I think I finally am!
How about you? What are you choosing? An attitude of ordeals or adventure? Are you choosing to live in drama or light?
I am so glad you are on this journey of faith with me. Thank you for listening. Thank you for helping God lead me–for you are. He is using each one of you on this adventure! I can’t wait to see what Jesus has in store for all of us!