HOW TO STOP HOLDING YOURSELF BACK

LIVING THE LIFE

We all want to be happy, fulfill our God given purpose and ultimately live a life we can say we are proud of. But how exactly can we do that?

Often times we are the BIGGEST obstacle in making those things happen. So what’s holding back from living a life you love?

Have you ever thought:

  • WHERE am I going with my life. I thought I would be so much closer to the life I always thought I was going to have. It just isn’t happening fast enough!
  • HOW  is everyone else is going somewhere, doing awesome things, making a great life for themselves, and I still have no idea what I am doing! 
  • WHY would people listen to what I have to say when there is someone out there that could do it better? Will people even care about what I want to do? I don’t see how I could possible make this idea a reality. 
  • WHAT  if people think I am crazy, ridiculous or just plain stupid for doing this?
  • THEY just don’t understand, I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to be an outcast!

Does this sound like you? Are these just one or some of the many things that keep going through your head?

Well, let me tell you this. They definitely have for me! And to be completely honest, I STILL struggle with this. But I can tell you one thing,  it couldn’t be LESS true.

What if I told you it’s precisely those types of thoughts that are actually holding you back?

LETS GET REAL

I can bet that some of the MOST accomplished, purposeful people in the world have told themselves they couldn’t do it. That they weren’t capable. I am sure that some of the things they use to tell themselves, are EXACTLY what you have been saying to yourself. Difference is, at some point they picked themselves back up again and told themselves that those thoughts weren’t going to get them any closer to a life they wanted to be living. Which is exactly what you are going to keep telling yourself too!

LET GO

It’s time to let go, it doesn’t matter how capable you are. It’s all about how WILLING you are. At this point there’s nothing the enemy would have more than to see you not pursue the life God is trying to get you to live. And there is no better way for him to do that, then by placing these lies and deceptions in your head. So are you going to let something you can totally learn to control take you away from the awesome life God has planned for you? No, I didn’t think so!

TAKE A DEEP BREATH

The truth is, your dreams aren’t going to get accomplished in one day, and that’s okay! They aren’t supposed to. So never let a bad thought, day or even year stop you from pursuing the dreams and ideas that God has placed in you for a reason. I know it’s hard enough to even get started, never mind continuing when things aren’t going exactly the way you imagined. But sometimes a little bump in the road is actually going to steer you towards a way better destination!

Even just talking about it now, doesn’t it just make you want to make you push past the doubt, the fear and GO FOR IT. Seriously, all you truly need is a little faith.

Don’t waste any more of your life by being unhappy where you are. Because when you really think about it, the only time really wasted are the days you continue to allow yourself to live a life you aren’t proud of.

Ask yourself what’s more important? Doing what’s easy right now OR making God proud by pushing past what the world would have you think of yourself. I know you are stronger than that!

So don’t wait another year, another month or even another day! There is never a “perfect” time to get started. Just start somewhere and God will lead you in the right direction.

RISE ABOVE THE WAVES

Not everyone will understand what you do. Why you do it. Or even how you do it. No one ever said living a life by faith would be easy but it is most definitely worth it. Your life is between you and God only, and I don’t know about you but I care a lot more about what God thinks about how I am living my life than my nosy neighbour haha. So even if you are scared about what people will think or say, let them say what they want to say! Hold your ground, and stand tall in who you know YOU are in Christ. And never forget that how THEY live their life is on them. Just like how you live your life is on YOU!

Darling, everybody has to start somewhere. All you need to concern yourself with is how YOU are or are going to live your life. Don’t let yourself get caught up in everyone else’s, when you have a life of your own to live.

So just because you aren’t exactly where you want to be, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate the today’s little victories! Revel in the journey, experience the full magnitude of your actions, both good and bad. Share the good and learn from your mistakes. That is what will make your success that much greater!

He has made everything beautiful in its time – Ecclesiastes 3: 11

JUST KEEP SWIMMING

Every step forward no matter how small, is still a step closer than you were yesterday. And every step back is a lesson learnt and an opportunity to leap into a brighter tomorrow! That’s what counts.

So pat yourself on the back, be proud of what you accomplished today. You are doing just fine! Don’t let your focus on the future – that “ultimate destination” that you’ve created in your mind, rob you of enjoying what’s happening right NOW. Because that’s when you miss the opportunities that could have taken you to a life far beyond what you could have imagined for yourself! God’s plans are always so much greater than anything we could have thought up on our own.

Because you were beautifully and wonderfully made to do something amazing in your own way.

You were never created to try to be like everyone else. 

 

 

 

 

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