The fun things about this outfit:
Scarf - from Basque Country, Sweater - HandMeDown, Pants - Old Navy (gift), Shoes - Target
Have you ever reached one of those moments when you realize something that you used to be passion-as-all-get-out-about somehow lost some steam along the way? Or at least your focus somehow got blurry for a bit?
I'm not sure about you, but in the seconds when I come to this astonishing shock I generally feel like I'm a failure - like I've let someone down - and like hope is lost to ever have the fire-in-the-belly I used to have about it.
About four and a half years ago I made a commitment to follow named Jesus.
I had a whole new outlook on life. Some strange new view of hope and joy shone a light on everything. I'm not playin people. I had road rage instantly disappear. (I know that's silly, but it was a silly way that He showed me I had hope.)
But let's be real. Life is busy. Life is hectic. Life is distracting from the fire-in-the-belly.
Recently, as I've been spending time reading the Word and spending time with friends having great conversation, I'm realizing I need to stay focused. The burning love I had for Jesus in response to his burning love for me in 2009 should not fade or be back-burnered because I get busy. It should be the motivation and to my business. It should fuel my interactions with others. And it should be factored into why I put what I put on my calendar.
Do the activities I choose I'm involved in point others to Jesus?
I mean... I should ask myself that question every day. Because I might love doing this, or love doing that. I might enjoy this person or that friend. I might pat myself on the back or enjoy having someone else pat me on the back. But did I do it because I love Jesus and want Him to shine?
Jesus is better.
And my God will supply every need of yours
according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.