Wednesday, December 21, 2011

An Ounce of Prevention: QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It’s tempting to lie to yourself, especially when it allows you to stay in our comfort zone."---Lori Deschene

Gee...

And I wonder how many of us think about this quote in relationship to the *promise* found in I Corinthians 10:13(NKJV): "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it." That some of us need to be delivered from lying to ourselves. From making false statements. From accepting deceit.. From embracing untruths. *Just because they make us feel comfortable*. Just because we are content with things or us being as they are. Simply because we are scared of stepping out on faith (Hebrews 11)...towards the unfamiliar...the more-than- adequate...the above and beyond what's sufficient.

As a disciple (John 8:31), as believer (Mark 9:23), life is to be more than adequate and sufficient. Those kinds of words often speak to settling; not opening oneself up to receiving the absolute best that the Most High has in mind for his children. And in this case, his daughters.

Something that I have been speaking, with much intention this year, is that I want to pick out of my *purpose*, not my *pain*. If we are still wrapped up in lies about our self-worth or value, how can we trust the choice of anything healthy...including a husband? Many of us need to spend time learning *our truths* (who we are, what we were called to do, the kind of life the Lord wants us to live) before we join our lives to someone else's reality. We need to step out of our comfort zone so that we can be prepared to receive the *boundless* abundance (John 10:10) that Adonai has for our lives. Besides, what should be be afraid of? No child of the King goes out of their *comfort zone* without the *Comforter* (John 14:16-AMP).

Just something to think about. Truthfully.

SRW

3 comments:

  1. Here's a confirmation:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_goldstein_the_battle_between_your_present_and_future_self.html?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2011-12-21&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email

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  2. This is so on point for me. Just yesterday I was having a conversation with God about this very thing in my own life. Thank you for this!

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  3. More confirmation of this year's journey deep (and sometimes even painfully) into self-discovery, purging, healing, and preparing...yes, the journey continues! Thanks Shellie, for yet another on-time word. --L

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