"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Monday, September 14, 2009

Go For It !

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do then by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."   
Mark Twain
Are you feeling stuck lately?  Is your life so busy with the things that have to be done that you are feeling exhausted and unfulfilled?  Many of us have alot on our plates.  Maybe you are a mother taking care of your littles ones, or working overtime to get that big project at work finished before the deadline. Or taking those extra college classes and working fulltime etc...
I've felt this way many times over different seasons in my life. If you are like me, it is easy to do do do for others but forget to take time to refresh your own spirit. Or you may feel guilty taking time for yourself.
"God has given each of you some special abilities, be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God's many kinds of blessings."
1 Peter 4:10 (LB)
God has given to each of us, our own unique gifts and talents. Yes, that means you too!  You are His unique creation and you were designed for a purpose.  There is no one else like you.  Even if it's just 5 minutes a day, God is waiting to energize you.  He will do this through His word and prayer, and He also wants to energize you through that unique gift or talent that He created in you. 
So no matter how busy you are this week, make it a goal to spend time with Him in doing that special thing only you can do so well. It might be encouraging someone else through a written note, or getting started on painting that picture, or taking time to teach someone to read etc....  It may seem small to you, but it is Big to God!  I promise that you will feel energized if you Just Do It!
Have a wonderful week,
Lee Ann


Heart2Heart said...

Lee Ann,

You and I must be on the same wave length because I blogged about almost that very same thing today.

Just wanted to stop by and offer my congratulations to you and winning a new blog design. How excited you must be and I can't wait to see the look of your new design.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Anonymous said...

You are doing a wonderful job on this site. Your words are very encouraging and wise. It is easy to get 'too busy' and to think we have no talents to give. Keep up the good work.
Love, Jean B. from CC

LeeAnn said...

Thank you Kat for leaving such a sweet comment on my new blog. I just came from your blog and was impressed! You are a great writer. I feel honored with your compliments. Thank you! Glad to meet you.

And to you Aunt Jean! I should have known that you would be one of my faithful followers! You are always an encouragement to me and everyone else in the family. Thank you for commenting! Love ya!

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

great word !! thanks. I needed this!