Before You Can Eat, You Gotta….

Posted: July 10, 2015 in World On The Edge

hunterHow many times have you said, “I can’t do that.” If you’re like me–plenty. Sometimes it’s only an excuse not to try.

What causes us to even consider not trying something that just might be good for us?

Fear of embarrassment? Laziness? Too comfortable in our hum-drum-ness?

In America’s early days, if a family wanted to eat, someone had to hunt for food. They couldn’t put it off. They couldn’t wait for tomorrow. Their family was in need, so they had to get out there. Need gives us impetus and courage.

Have you had an idea that you thought was a good one, but you were afraid to attempt to implement it? Have you looked at a family member or friend who needed something important from you, and turned your back because it was inconvenient? It’s easy to do–not exactly exemplary behavior, but easy. I’ve done it myself. Too often, I’ve taken the easy route.

But if we’re going to be the kind of person that God wants us to be, we will be inconvenienced. We will have to overcome fear. We will have to do the work.  We will have to fill ourselves with spiritual food–God’s grace. And no one except ourselves can do that.

Where do we find that food?

Amazingly, it’s at our fingertips. We already have it within us. God’s grace is part of us. We only have to notice, and remember, that we are His children. He loves us madly. He wants us to succeed, and has given us the tools for the dance of our lives.

So, let’s use those tools.  We might be surprised at what we can accomplish!

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