You have something God’s calling you to do. I don’t know what it is, but chances are you do.
But you also have something standing in your way. Maybe it’s fear. Maybe it’s worry. Maybe you don’t think you’re good enough.
Or maybe it’s your personality. Sometimes what you’re like makes it hard to be who God is calling you to be.
When this happens, you have to ask yourself 2 questions:
- What is God calling me to do?
- What is stopping me from doing it? Continue reading
This is a guest post from Dave Arnold. Dave blogs at Reflections from the Alley. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter and pick up a copy of his book, Pilgrims of the Alley: Living Out Faith in Displacement.
Years ago as new believer, when I was at a Christian school in the Midwest, I was surrounded by classmates who came from Christian backgrounds with both parents in the home.
My parents were divorced, and I didn’t grow up in a Christian family. This was tough for me, and I remember sitting in my dorm room praying, “God, why can’t I be normal? Why did I have to grow up the way I did? Why couldn’t I have a Christian family?” Continue reading
Had a rough day lately? Or maybe every day is just the same, but a little duller each time.
Your cubicle seems to get smaller and feel like it’s closing in on you. The drive to the office feels more dreadful at every stoplight. Nothing seems to go right. You spilt coffee on your pants as soon as you got to work. Throughout the day you just feel like curling up on the couch and nodding off.
Hey, it happens. We’ve all been there. But it doesn’t have to stick. Today’s bad day doesn’t have to continue tomorrow. Continue reading
We were still dating when Maggie, my then-to-be wife, said it. It’s always been one of the most endearing things she’s ever said to me.
It was simple, but held so much meaning.
“It’s always an adventure with us.”
And she was right.
Somehow, no matter what we’re doing, we’ve always found a way to make things fun and adventurous. Simple trips to the drive-thru turn into an stories we laugh about. Days at home morph into some of the most memorable we have.
All without leaving our zip code. Continue reading
This is the first in a series of new Q&A posts. The goal is to interview interesting people who are making a difference with their life, and see what they can teach us about the journey to discovering purpose and calling.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Keith Jennings recently. Keith is a writer that inspires many creatives through his weekly newsletter, Root Notes (sign up for it here), and he’s hinted at a soon-to-launch new project which I can’t wait to hear about. He serves creatives causes, and companies that exist to serve others. You might also recognize his name from the wonderful but sorely missed blog Keitharsis. You can learn more about Keith here. Continue reading
When it comes to your schedule, the single biggest reason you get overwhelmed with the present is because of its seeming urgency.
Some crisis at work distracts you from what you were doing, so you end up working at home. Or you end up getting dragged somewhere by your friend when you so badly wanted to spend time alone, perhaps reading.
Face it, much of the time you’re simply a victim of your schedule, not the manager of it. Continue reading