You are your answer. The uniqueness of you, the talents of you, the purpose of you is where you will find what you need. They do not have the answer you need. It doesn’t matter who they are or what they say. They are not your answer.
Daily Inspiration and Encouragement
March 23, 2020
Daily Dash of Twisted Encouragement
You Are Your Answer
A few weeks back, Thom Rigsby https://www.facebook.com/thomrigsbycoaching/ challenged his listeners to define three areas concerning their business: 1. What was the worst that could happen; 2. What was the best that could happen; 3. What was the most likely thing that would happen?
That challenge seems like a lifetime ago. So much has happened since that day and continues to happen every day. It is literally a time of shifting sand moments. You think you are standing on firm ground, but the foundation beneath you is sand – shifting and moving with the wind and the storms.
One thing has not changed, no matter how things may look. That one thing is you. You are the only thing holding you back from your success and you are the only thing that can move you into all of your possibilities.
It might not seem like it right now. But it’s the reality no matter what the view.
When Thom challenged me to look at my situation, I got real. I looked at all I had done and all I was doing and I made an honest evaluation of what more I could do, what more I should do, and what things I needed to do differently.
I knew I wasn’t where I wanted to be, but I also didn’t want to be responsible for my current predicament. It’s so much nicer when you can point the blame in the direction of others.
It was me. I knew it was me and I admitted it was me. When I accepted the truth I began to adjust to that truth.
And then the whole world turned upside down.
They promised to fix things. They said that we could depend on them. They had plans. They promised help in a few days. And then they said they couldn’t agree on how to help so we would have to wait until they could agree.
It dawned on me this morning that I had fallen back into the trap of expecting the answer to come from they – and that would mean that I would have someone else to blame if the fix didn’t come.
I realized they are not my answer. I know they are not my answer. If they come through with additional support, that’s great. But they are still not my answer.
Things around me may have changed since Thom gave me the challenged that realigned my focus, but I have not changed. I still have the ability to live the life I am designed to live. The next step is up to me.
You Are Your Answer
You have it in you to get through this. You have the ability to survive the storm. You have the gifts and talents to thrive in this journey. It is up to you to choose to walk out all that you have in you because you are your answer.
Yes, it is that simple.
- First, take a deep breath. Things have constantly been changing and moving. Of course, things are always changing and moving (they just don’t always get 24/7 news coverage during the process). Find your place of calm in this moment.
- Next, evaluate your moment. Look around at all you have and all you are right now. Make a list – of what you have and of what you can do with what you have. Look inside your home, outside your home, and inside your heart. You may be surprised at all the resources you literally have at your fingertips.
- Now, start to plan. What will you do with all that you have? How can you “make it work” in a way that will keep you going or move you ahead? The goal is now (and should be always) to make the most of what you have where you are instead of waiting for the bailout they have promised.
- Then, make a move. Do something. Do at least a little bit. No matter what things are going on, there is a little bit that you can do in this moment. The great thing about the little bits is that it gets you going and that going creates momentum and momentum makes the going easier.
- Finally, keep breathing. They will demand your attention. They will tell you what they will do for you and how you should wait on what they have. Breathe past what they promise and turn back to the unique qualities and talents of you.
Things are always going to happen. Sometimes the things are bigger than others. Sometimes the things affect more people than you. No matter what, you are still your answer.
You can make it through when you define your uniqueness, take your steps, and look to all that you are.
How are you unique? Share some of your “youness” in the comments below.
How You are Your Answer
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Challenge for Intentional Actions
Take a breath.
Evaluate your moment.
Start to plan.
Make a move.
The more you learn about your uniqueness the more prepared you will be to live bold in you. They will say things and do things, but they can’t be your answer. You are your answer. Trust in you.
Quote of the Day
You can only do what you can do now. You won’t be able to do something more yesterday to prepare for today. Focus on what you can do know. Make intentional choices for today. Learn from yesterday but be more and better in your now.
What Others Say
Colossians 3 – 4
Revelations 13 – 14
Luke 22 – 24
“Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly and in all Wisdom. Teach each other and remind each other to be thankful – using songs, praises, written words, or whatever it takes.” – Colossians 3:16
The more focused you are on thankfulness the more gratitude and praise will lead the way. Keep your focus on the Word of Christ so that you can keep your words grounded in thankfulness.
How are you keeping a focus on the Word and using the Word for a reminder to thankfulness?
Dig in deeper to the Word to grow a closer relationship with the Word.
Paul encountered a lot of roadblocks in his journey, usually when he was trying to speak to the Jews instead of taking the Word to the Gentiles the way he had been directed.
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