Our previous blog, told of a story of our son, J’s, selfless choice. If you didn’t read it, go ahead and click here, then come on back to this blog to finish it up. As you’re reading, consider ways that you have acted with courage and selflessness and write those things down. Celebrate your own bravado. We sure would if we knew you!
Knowing what Basic Training at Fort Benning, Georgia was going to entail for our ‘future soldier’ has given our family a whole new outlook on what “problems” look like. We view our complaints about laundry, dishes, work, going to the gym, getting stuck in traffic as annoyances. The new phrase I’m hearing our older two young adult children throwing out when someone is complaining is: “You could be J!”
What a healthy way to view things. Not saying that there aren’t true difficulties that we face — of course life is filled with serious illnesses, financial burdens, heartbreak and a million other serious issues. But it’s the daily mundane complaints that we make (without even realizing it) that are nothing.
For our family now — instead of making excuses of why we aren’t working out today, we are inspired by J and all of those brave individuals who have given of themselves to selflessly serve for a greater mission. They inspire me to see anew. And, every time I catch myself getting ready to complain, or judge a person or situation, I shift from that mode to a place of gratefully recognizing that if I’m going to be blogging about having a new attitude and shifting perspectives, and I better be practicing it in life.
The question is — if you are someone who also has a calling on your heart or a stirring in your soul, then maybe you’re interested in making a difference in your life and sphere of influence.
Are you ready to make that difference that God has placed on your heart? If so, try doing just three things:
- Commit your plans to God
- Pray about those plans.
- Seek counsel from those who can help you along the way.
For J, his counsel is coming in the form of drill sergeants. For you and me, the counsel may come in various ways. If you’re looking for someone to bounce ideas off of to pursue your own purposeful calling, I’m here and happy to help! Contact me today!
If you are ready to CHOOSE A NEW COURSE and make the difference you’ve been called to make, then join me on July 17, 2019 for a FREE Virtual Gathering: Summer Soul Care Session for Women.