You can find a reason to do something right there where you look for it. The reason not to do something will also be right there where you look for it. The difference between getting things done and missing the mark comes back to what you are willing to look for.
Daily Inspiration and Encouragement
January 28, 2020
Moment of HOPE
Find Your Reason By Building Up Believe In Big Dreams
No matter what you are looking for, that will be what you find. If you want to find a reason not to do something, it’s as easy as determining you want to have a reason not to do something. It doesn’t have to be legitimate, or make sense, or even have anything to do with anything. It simply has to be your reason.
A man was once asked by his neighbor to lend a loaf of bread. The neighbor had unexpected guests and nothing to share with them. “I can’t. The head of my ax broke.”
It was a reason not to, even if it didn’t make sense.
We live next to a creek. I’ll make a confession to you, there have been more than one time in our life here that I have used the excuse of rain to avoid doing something. If you’ve ever been to my house after heavy rains, you understand. The water backs up in the creek which pushes it out of the banks and pushes it out on the road.
There was a time when I would drive through the water. And then, one day, I drove through that water and the water seeped in through the door of the truck. That was the last day I drove through the water.
So if I wanted a reason not to do something, I would pray for rain.
Last week, I set a goal to walk 30,000 intentional steps. When I would remember the goal, it would be raining. When it wasn’t raining, it was freezing. I didn’t take a single intentional step last week.
Several years ago, I determined to walk a certain number of steps each day. Some days, I didn’t have the opportunity to walk, so after I put the kids to bed I would walk around the house until I reached my steps.
I found a reason to walk and a way to walk and so I walked.
All of the examples are proof that you can find a reason if you want to find a reason.
Finding a Reason
The reason matters only to you. If you want to find a reason not to do something, you can. Or you can simply say no. If you want to find a reason to do something, you can. Or you can simply start to go.
- What do you want to do? Write out your BIG DREAMS (and dare to make them a little bit scary and a little bit impossible)
- What are you willing to do? It’s not just about what you want to do but about what you’re willing to do.
- What will you let stop you? Get so dependent on reaching your BIG DREAMS that you get to the point you won’t let anything stop you.
The more you believe in your BIG DREAMS the easier it will be to find the reason to do it. If you only want it and don’t believe it then you will find it easy to find a reason not to.
Defeat the not to reasons by building up your belief in your BIG DREAMS.
Challenge for Intentional Actions
Finding a Reason
Define what you want.
Map what you will do.
Determine what will stop you.
You can find a reason. If you want to find your reasons to do it then believe in it so strongly that nothing can hold you back.
Quote of the Day
“You can always find a reason to not do what you need to do.” – Kathryn Lang
What Others Say
Exodus 34 – 36
1 Kings 13 – 15
Songs 3 – 4
Jeremiah 43 – 45
Psalm 136 – 140
“I will praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” – from Psalm 139:14
Praise God because He has made you and He has made you with intention and He has made ou intentionally. You are wonderfully made. That alone should make you smile.
Make a list of all the wonderfully unique things that make up you.
Dig in deeper to the Word to grow a closer relationship with the Word.
What does it mean to be devoted?
How important is it that everything in your life be fully devoted to God?
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