Dreaming — Part 2

September 19, 2011

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise….

If Paul would have written this verse to me personally it would have read a little differently…

Fix your thoughts on what is not on Pinterest, Twitter, or Facebook, stop worrying and trying to fix EVERYTHING and EVERYONE, take a day off and while your add it, Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise….

My little sister refers to my craziness, as “middle child syndrome”. I’d like to think it’s just part of a bigger plan, a God-Plan. My desire to make things right, my hope to not offend, my passionate and sometimes combative nature is all wrapped up in who I am, and WHO I AM just wants to serve God.

I have found recently that though I REALLY believed my dreams were based on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable, these where just the building blocks. The foundation was rooted in insecurity and my false expectations of what I believe success was.
So here I am trying to start anew after 30 years of seeing things through the wrong prescription. I finally have clear sight and I am re-learning how to see the dreams God has placed on my heart and the mission he has placed on my life. SIDE-NOTE: Not sure WHY I feel compelled to write about this but I do. Hopefully it will give clarity to someone who feels like they are on the right path, but are taking steps in the wrong direction.

So I leave you with these tidbits that have helped me in the last couple weeks re-establish what I am focusing on, and what I am built for.

Life-lesson 1: My success it not based on the destination or the accumulation of worldly possessions. My success is based on the peace I find on the journey and the people I Impact for the Kingdom. My success is eternal.
Life-lesson 2: It’s not about me anyway ( this applies to EVERYTHING I tend to get offended about )
Life-lesson 3 : Life is an endless skyscraper with no elevators. There is no easy way to the top and most people refuse to take the stairs.

 

– Chari

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1 Comment

  • Reply Mercy L September 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I love this post Chari, your life lesson#2 is such a simple, yet profound way to live our lives as Christians. I am so honored to do life with you friend, you inspire and challenge me more than you can even know!

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