My THEME for TODAY
“Live Like Someone Left the Gate Open”
I tucked this thought into my
I love OPEN GATES, don’t you?
Along with this thought, I will remember to
STAY IN MY OWN LANE.
That means I will keep my focus on my own unique creative activities and not look at another person to follow or imitate.
There is only ONE of ME.
It is so easy to let other people try to put their stamp on me or allow anyone to influence me to turn my intentions into another direction that is not mine.
For 2018, I adopted the word, ABIDE, as my ONE WORD for the year. This is something I do each January 1st – when others are making New Year’s Resolutions or Setting a Yearly Goal.
I no longer do this. Instead, I set my INTENTION for the year by selecting ONE WORD to LIVE BY.
During the past twelve months, I’ve kept the image of me, ABIDING, on the front burner of my thoughts.
We EACH have a PLAN for LIFE that is ours alone. It is OUR PERSONAL LANE.
NEVER glance over your shoulder into another person’s lane.
Your PLAN IS not their PLAN.
Never envy another person’s achievements.
Instead, applaud them and cheer them on.
You have your OWN plan – UNIQUE to only YOU.
Did you know this?
Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
By now, you may be asking:
“How do I implement my unique plan”
Accept the fact that there really is an individual, Divine, plan for your life. And it is a GOOD ONE!
Resolve to discover this plan and walk in it. No one else can know what your gifts are, except you. Remember, you are going to walk in your own lane, not in anyone else’s idea of what your lane might be. Others will try to fashion you into their vision of who you are. Don’t fall for that. You are far more than anything another person can dream up for you.
Become the person you truly are. This is when you decide to make your own changes according to who you know inside that you are. There is a sill, small voice that directs us and if we are quiet and seek that voice, we find it.
Think about the gifts you already have. Begin to use those God-given gifts that are yours.
You will arrive at the place where you shine. The real you comes out for all to see. It is not a copy of anyone else. God is not in the cloning business.
You surely will…
Live EACH DAY LIKE SOMEONE LEFT THE GATE OPEN.
I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly.
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