I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection these last few days while I’m working on my listening skills during this week’s 30 Day Challenge. A common thread in how I live my life is the risks that I have been willing to take. These risks haven’t come without consequence however, but that is to be expected. The rewards of stepping out in Faith are much greater than the falls. I do admit, I have oftentimes followed my heart more than I probably should have, but thankfully, I feel the outcomes have been right. I’ve experienced a lot of pain and some anxiety along the way but I wouldn’t give that up for anything.
My greatest risk and greatest blessing has been giving my life to God. I thank my husband, Daniel Jens, for opening my eyes to an experience with the Lord I never knew was available. He has also pushed me beyond comfortable limits to dream, to LIVE THE DREAM, and believe greatness can be achieved no matter what the obstacle.
To us, living the dream is just this, believing. We approach each day believing we have new heights to achieve, new measures to base our successes on, new opportunities and doors to walk through, new obstacles to scale, new souls to reach, and out-of-the-box thinking to do. We are living the dream by merely recognizing that WE ARE living the dream.
I’m ready to take new risks today! I feel an overwhelmingly strong confidence that I can do ALL things through Christ. I am under HIS protection. HE is the reason I am blessed. Just knowing that my life is in HIS hands and that he makes all things work out for good is enough for me to continue to push forward.
Are you holding yourself back from reaching beyond the walls of your mind? Are you too busy doing the wrong things – busy work, other people’s work – that you aren’t doing the work YOU are intended to do? What risks are you going to take? Challenge yourself!
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