Hey friends! I was listening to this message yesterday and totally thought of you! Wanted to switch things up with a little bit of a twist! Are you someone that always claims to be busy or do you claim to be diligent serving in excellence in all that you do? You might think of yourself as someone that is diligent, but do yourself a favor, have a listen first, keep an open mind between the two, and you will see just what it takes to truly serve in full diligence! Happy listening!
Hi friends! Last time we were talking about success and creating results. The journey to creating results can seem so smooth until a pit fall comes your way. A pit fall is something that must change in you first in order to move forward and create the life you truly desire. Lets take a look and see which one of these pit falls best describes you and how you will overcome it.
The first pit fall is false pride and ego. False pride and ego is over-estimating and compensating your abilities. When you size up your competition to match their credentials, when you obsess to be better than everyone else and strive to achieve results, when the results and success that you have aren’t good enough, when you think you are already better than everyone else and don’t need any more skills and training because you already know it; these are all classic signs of false pride and ego. Just remember one thing, pride always comes before a fall.
Last time we met we were discussing what would happen if we continued to compete not adhering to God’s message for our lives.
Ephesians 1:3-6 says, ‘All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.’
The answer??? Plain as day…
How many times do we look around us, at our list, at our environments and become overwhelmed with everything that needs to be accomplished? This is so true especially for those of us that are type A individuals, who feel that everything has just the right order! Heaven forbid if we as individuals have the faintest hiccup to our order and organization; it’s enough to pull our hair out!!!
I can completely relate; though I do have some type B traits, there are alot of type A traits. Recently my husband and I did an out of state move and between the packing, organizing, managing, creating, establishing, while keeping order of excellence in all areas of my family’s life, it was enough to drive me crazy. I absolutely felt over my head in projects, deadlines, time frames, and was trying to keep my head afloat and screwed out straight without losing my sanity.