"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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sometimes You Need A Little Nudge!

There are times that having setbacks
can cause all kinds of fears to 
pop up their ugly heads. It would be so 
tempting to let them keep you from 
beginning a new journey
or keep you from continuing on the road 
towards your dream or God-given plan.

I almost didn't show you this art journal page, 
because of the erasing and over doing in spots to the 
point that I couldn't fix it.
I decided since it is my own journal page,
from the heart of me,
that I would forgo perfection  and 
show you anyway. Hopefully, the message
will shine through. 

At this time, I am not continuing 
on with Beth Moore's book
So Long Insecurity, 
but I will later. I had to take it back
to the library because there was 
a long list of people waiting on it!
 I love the book, although it is very deep and I had
to read it slowly so I could sink it all in.
After buying one of my own,
I will then continue blogging about it.

So now back to setbacks and needing
a little nudge!  Sometimes I even
need a little PUSH!
Can any of you relate?

"We can edit later, but first
you must begin."
unknown author 

"The Lord delights in a man's way, 
he makes his steps firm;
though he stumble, he will
not fall, for the Lord
upholds him with HIS hand." 
Psalm 37:23-24
I've had God, family, and friends
nudge me at different times along the
way in my journeys,
and I'm not sure I would have had
the courage, had they not.
That is why 
we should never
underestimate the power of our
affirming words 
given to someone else.

I love this quote by
John Maxwell
"  When you have a passion deep down
inside-there will be a God confidence that
will come along side of you, that will equip 
you for the task that is ahead."

The sad thing is, if we give into
our fears and don't BEGIN, then it will
keep us from ever getting the chance
to grasp that
God confidence 
which is waiting for us
right up the road.

I'm saying this for myself as much as
I'm saying it for YOU.
Let's quit putting off beginnings!
Whatever it is, I know YOU can do it!
YOU can BEGIN!!!!

I'm nudging you on.....
to that wonderful thing that is 
waiting on YOU.

We can edit later!! he he



Jackie said...

Thank you for the nudging . I felt like you were speaking directly to me:) very encouraging .

Bren said...

Nothing wrong with this page my friend. I think you did a great job conveying the message. Life is full of nudges we just have to be willing to accept the poke :-)

Mary said...

First, I don't see anything wrong with the journal page. It is beautiful. Second, this is a beautiful, thoughtful, encouraging post!! Yes, fear has kept me from doing many things. I love the quote about editing later!!!

I wrote both quotes in my journal.

Farmgirl Paints said...

I did a painting similar to this. My "do it afraid" with a girl on a tightrope. Why is it so hard to just step out...He's got our back...there's nothing to fear. Here's praying that you go for it sweet girl. Let Him push you all the way to your dreams:)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh and I loved the journal page too. You are so talented Lee Ann.

Lissa said...

I LOVE your journal page SO MUCH and I'm so glad you shared it! Do it afraid! Yes!!! It's fear that stops us! but God gives us courage to accomplish the plans he has for us! Great post!

I hope your husband is doing well!

Nancy said...

I love you two quotes so much I put them in my journal.I espcially
needed the John Maxwell one.....

Your journal page is great; there's nothing wrong with it and the message is so on target.....
We all need nudges and you have given me that this morning...Even while you are searching for your place right now, you offer all of us such encouragement...You really have the gift, girl......

I can't wait to see where you are being nudged.....I know God has a wonderful plan for you....

Hugs girlfriend

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I can only say "Wow" because it touched the very depth of my soul and spirit.
I could just stand up and yell "yes, and yes" to all you said.
Thanks for sharing...the journey page, again, is just wonderful!!!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Beautifully brave!
I'm glad for this
nourishing nudge:)
I'm off now to begin again
and no editing tonight!
Thanks, LeeAnn,

Martha Lever said...

What a lovely journal page. I love Jesus' hand nudging you. And great drawing of His hand! Hands are so hard to draw that I have never attempted it. Good for you. Love all the quotes and Scripture. oxox

Kathy and Robert said...

God has certainly gifted you not only in giving you beautiful words with which to encourage us but the ability to create works of art!
Just a little funny...I think I could be nudged with fudge sometimes... Blessings, Kathy

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Your journal page is beautiful I don't know why you were shy about posting it.

I loved your words and quotes. These are all things I need to hear. I felt like God was sending me a message through you :)

Jeanneoli said...

What a beautiful and meaningful journal page. Thank you for sharing your heart and being so brave.