Get Out of Your Way

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How do you see yourself? … “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

You have to get out of the way to run successfully. If you’re tight, your body cannot enter a state of flow.

Stop fighting yourself. No analogy about living successfully is perfect, but running to win comes close …

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Don’t Know How to Pray About It? … Pray in the Spirit

Google isn’t all that. The greatest search engine in the universe is the Spirit of God!

Sometimes I don’t know what to do? How about you? Even more, I may not be confident I know how to pray about something effectively. Actually I’m more concerned about not knowing how to pray accurately than I am not knowing what to do.

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The person of the Holy Spirit is our greatest resource on earth

But if I can engage smart prayer, knowing what to do will come, and all bets are off.

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Be Humble and Receive Instruction — It Pays Dividends.

einstein, receive instructionSome people refuse to continue learning? Why?

There are those who actually think they don’t need to receive instruction. What they know is enough. Of course to fancy yourself as a know-it-all is pathetic. Let’s just laugh at that.

There’s another reason … pride. It takes humility to understand we don’t know everything. Two-thousand years ago, Paul wrote, “If anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know” (I Corinthians 8:2).

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Small Can Become Big. Zero Cannot.

Small can become big. Zero cannot. Lack of initiative cannot.

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“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…” Zechariah 4:10 NLT

Jesus gave us the parable of the growing seed. The farmer is not certain about how it all happens. Yet the seed initiates a process … first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head … harvest comes.

Invest two moments in this post by Gary Barkalow …

Perhaps the increased understanding we desire about our life and calling can only be found in it’s offering (“activities”). Perhaps we are stuck, not for a lack of understanding, but for lack of initiated movement. Perhaps instruction will come as we create motion, as with a CD of beautiful music that cannot be heard or perceived until it begins to spin.

Initiate. Activate. Use what you have, starting now.

“Here’s a young man who has 5 barley loaves and 2 small fish. But what is this in the face of such a great challenge?”

It will be more than enough. What we use grows. What we don’t use, we lose.