Dare To Be- Part 3

Have you ever refrained from saying something that you felt strongly needed to be said, due to fear of how someone may respond to you? Or, have you held back from doing something that you knew needed to be done, because you were fearful of what they may think of you? We have all crossed this path at one point in our lives or another, and by holding back we forfeit being our truest self each time that we do.

I believe that nudging within ourselves to say or do something is from the Holy Spirit within us. It’s like our own personal GPS directing us throughout our lives. Now, this doesn’t give us the green light to say or do anything that we want, which I know you are fully aware of, but if it is done out of love and a pure heart, I believe that we have a responsibility to do it. See, we are the hands and feet of Christ. He works through us to fulfill his mission. This means that there will be times when we will be prompted to say and do things, despite our fears.

That said, although there are some individuals who will judge us for doing so, the majority of people are not actually paying attention to what we are doing . And the few that are, are basing their opinions solely on their own experiences, much of which come from a place of fear within themselves. Think about it, there are over 7.5 billion people on the planet, and each of us have a story that is based on the things that we have encountered up until this point in our lives. In other words, we only know what we know, and we only know what we have learned through our experiences. Therefore, we cannot allow ourselves to shrink back from saying and doing the things that we know we should do.

So the question that I will end with today is… Will you DARE TO BE who you were created to be and do that which you were created to do, despite what others may or may not think of you? For your assignment is too great and his mission to BIG to do otherwise, my friends. Press on!

Warmest Regards,

Salina Watson

Making Time

Have you ever noticed how when we schedule something for &/ or with someone else, we keep our commitments to them. Take our families/ friends for instance, if we plan to do something with them or for them, we put it on our calendars and protect that time. I know this has certainly been the case for this wife, mother and friend.

Being raised in a home where I heard my grandfather say things with a loving spirit like, “Salina, if you are going to do it…..do it!” and “Everything you do has your name on it” created a committed heart within me. This has led me to do the things I said I was going to do for others at all cost, if it was within my power to do it. Although the picture above is an old one of my children and I, I wanted to share it with you guys today, because for me, it is an example of my commitment to others, particularly my children. And I believe that if you look hard enough, you can see yourself in it too.

My point? We have to make the time for the things that are important to us. Yes, that means blocking out time in our schedules to pursue them. And we have to stay committed in our pursuit by protecting that time. Not only is this necessary for us, but the people around us. See, we each have things that we enjoy doing and desire to do which are clues of what the Lord wants us to do that serve a greater purpose beyond ourselves.

So, yesterday I challenged you to get clear on what is important to you by writing those things down and then coming up with a sentence or two to tie them together. Todays challenge is to make time for them in your schedules. Start small, but just start! Are you in? I sure hope so. For there are many, including those that you have been committed to over the course of your life that are waiting on you to commit to yourself. No guilt aloud!

Thank you guys for joining me! I’ll see you soon! Take care!

Warmest regards,

Salina Watson