This post is a “re-run” from a blog I wrote in September. But as I still struggle with #PerfectionParalysis (waiting until the “perfect” time or environment to take next steps of progress toward #purpose), it bears repeating! Will you join me in stepping into 2019 seeking #progress rather than #perfection?
So, I’m in some training for work today, @emoryhealthcare’s #QualityAcademy. These words were said during a discussion on selecting which type of graph to use when presenting data. But I think there are some pretty good applications for life in general. For me anyway, the desire for perfection – left unchecked – can stop practical forward motion and leave me feeling pretty useless!
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Some of us have learned the hard way that jumping into to Christianity and “church work” (ministry) in our own strength instead of God’s strength can leave your soul bruised and bleeding. No more playing for this girl. God has some things to do through me. #ALLin #FirstFruitFast#AmazingIsHere #ReconnectingIn2016
So this song is part of my soundtrack for today as I get all last year’s work reports finished up so I can truly start this year off fresh and NEW! The powerful New Year’s Eve LIVE event at Amazing Church last night comfirmed what’s been on my spirit going into 2016. I’ll share it in #hashtags #BecauseImCoolLikeThat:
For those of you who don’t speak “hastag”, I’ll say it like this: A brighter, different future waits just on the other side of different choices.
Change is coming and it’s going to be beautiful, but we have to choose to fight for it.