As we get older, life seems to get busier and busier with each passing day. Some days, we are so productive and on others, we are overwhelmed with responsibility. Even when we try to take a few minutes away, all we can think about is the work that still needs to be done. And we feel like we're drowning trying to accomplish everything. One thing I know for sure is we are not at full potential when we are stressed.
Even though our Father in heaven is the only one who fully knows our potential, we all have passions that we want to accomplish. We all have something deep inside that we go to bed thinking about and wake up thinking about, and it's up to us to ensure these things come to life. The problem is fear often takes control, and we become afraid to take the first step.
Many of us have aspirations of doing something amazing or conquering some seemingly impossible feat. Of course, we know the road to these achievements isn't always easy and requires serious dedication. But these goals can never be met by beating yourself up.
Last week, I traveled to the Netherlands on a press tour. It was amazing exploring the country’s biggest cities, and seeing the rich culture and historic churches from the 1500s firsthand. The Stroopwafels were delightful, and the crème brûlée was the best I've ever had! The people were pleasant and welcoming, and to put it plainly–it was a great trip.
I mentioned in a previous post that an issue I had with a particular person was really an issue I had to overcome and not the person. Since then I've done a pretty good job at not getting frustrated about things I can't control, such as traffic, delayed flights, other people's actions, etc. But I'm not perfect.
God commands us to walk in the way of love unselfishly seeking the best for others (Ephesians 5:2). At times, however, this can be difficult. But what if your one unselfish act releases blessings in another's life?
Last week I attended a funeral for a 27-year-old woman that I've volunteered with for the past few years. When I found out she was really gone, I was in total disbelief. It was hard to accept the reality that such a bright, amazing young woman had fulfilled her purpose here on earth. God spoke to me at her funeral.