This summer I’m prepared for freedom unlike I’ve ever experienced. A chance to be who I was made to be and an opportunity to embrace the life God has blessed me with.
Too often we’re afraid to mess things up, and we walk as close to the shore as possible when Jesus is calling us onto the waves.
Here are three things to consider in this season of moving forward…
Number one: God’s inflated your life vest. Now it’s time to jump off the dock.
I’ve played it safe my entire life. I’ve looked around and avoided every wave and tried to take cover in every storm. The truth is, sometimes our blessing isn’t waiting on the banks. Sometimes it’s under the waves, and the only way to get it is to dive in. It’s scary. Believe me, I know. But God is the ultimate life vest. If you keep your eyes on Him, you’ll never drown.
Number two: Never forget to take the scenic route.
On a recent trip to Dallas, my mom and I had been driving for several hours and we were definitely ready to reach our destination. However, being the adventurous soul she is, she took the exit for a scenic turnout. After stopping the car in the rough, dirt parking lot, we stepped out to find the most breathtaking view I’ve ever seen. Flowers speckled the grass in the fairytale terrain. If we’d kept pushing the gas at 65 MPH down the Interstate, we would have missed out on pure magic.
Number three: Never apologize for your dreams.
This is your fresh start. Allow God to move in you and don’t be afraid to live out your purpose. Don’t be afraid to pursue your dreams. Stay in fervent prayer. Follow the path God has set out for you and watch your dreams blossom from tiny buds into beautiful flowers.
The moral of the story is that a new you doesn’t just happen on January 1st. The summer brings warm temperatures, beautiful scenery, and another chance to live the life you’re meant to. Throw away your fears, p
ut on the Armor, and embrace God’s purpose for your life.
Great article, Jenni! I’m moving forward to jump off the dock, take the scenic route, and dream on. Wonderful word. Thank you.
I really appreciate it, Karen! Hope the journey serves you well, just as it has for me!
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