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Did you not just get activated? I enjoyed this episode. Not just because it was the first episode of my new season, but because I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation.
Now because I said I was going to be real and honest…I have to work on “wow” and “that’s good”. I heard it…alot. I got it. It was good :0) But I’ll work on that.
Now on to the important stuff – Episode 201…
Melissa said some things that made me internally say ouch. A good ouch, but a necessary ouch. Let me share a few of my favorite takeaways from our conversation.
“My accountability to God supersedes my fear.”
That one got me. If you should ever find yourself face to face with fear, I pray that you hear these words. I hope the fear in not doing what God said is greater than the fear of doing it.
“Surrender is a muscle. You exercise it through obedience and feed it through faith.” Wow. That spoke to me. Makes me realize I have not been working on that muscle enough. I could literally see her words in a tangible picture of muscle and it challenged me to workout my surrender muscles. I hope it did the same for you.
She talked about provision for the vision coming in different formats. I think we all automatically think of the funding for the vision as the main thing. But she blessed me in this portion of the conversation to take it further. Provision comes in the form of people too. The people assigned to help you carry the vision and then the folks who the vision is for. Just think about that for a minute. Let’s say God told you to start a homeless shelter. Of course you are looking at the funding for it, but what about the people who believe in the vision and will come along side you and help you birth it. But even moreso, think about the folks who are waiting to move in, for a second chance at life…the very folks the vision is for. I don’t know about you, but that thing blessed me. Challenged me to trust others for help with the vision and remember why I’m doing it and who I’m doing it for – that’s rich!
“Something different in the air you breathe when you get up and walk in your purpose.” Shouldn’t that be the goal of us all? I’m a visual learner and I literally could see inhaling an air like no other. An obedient air, a life-giving air, a wealthy air, a lovely air, air created just for you when you decide to step out of the boat and do the thing you’re called to do – oh what an air!
This is my final thing, and one that rang so true for me. “Do the one thing.” You know. I know. That one thing God has told us to do. The thing that scares us and invigorates us at the same time. The thing that is hard but purposed. The thing that stays on your mind. The thing that quite literally could change your life if and when you decide to do it. I pray we recognize that one thing and get about the business of doing it.
These are just a few gems I pulled out of our conversation that blessed me and I pray they do the same for you. It really amazes me that a conversation could change your life…if you let it. I hope you let it...I really do!