Blessed is your Banner

May 17, 2016

Cleerely Stated IG #35-01
There will always be a running to-do list. There will always be people knocking at your door needing your time. There will always be demands begging for your attention.

BUSY.

Straight-up busy. We all, in our own way, are chickens with our heads cut off trying to keep too many balls in the air.

So because of this, we always appear frazzled. Our favorite response in conversation becomes, “I’m so busy!”, “Life is crazy”, “Just trying to get to Friday”, and we have begun stamping it as our identity, as if appearing to be extremely busy qualifies us as more important.

We must evaluate and really be honest with ourselves:

1. Your life may be hectic but are you choosing to be stressed?

2. Have you been living under the presumption that the busier you are, the more important and successful you will be?

3. When was the last time that you answered the question, “How are you?” with a truthful answer that didn’t include the number of meetings or conference calls you have going on that day?

4. If someone had to caption the banner that you carry around with you at work, at home, wherever– what would it say? “BUSY”? Or “Blessed”?

Let’s reframe our minds and choose a different mantra:

“I may be busy but I am BLESSED.”

I would bet that your workload would appear different if how you carried yourself changed Give it a try!

Have the BEST Tuesday!

xoxo,
signature





Also in Blog Post

First things first.
First things first.

June 01, 2018

Short and sweet— whatcha been doing this morning? Have you developed a healthy routine when your mind wakes up and your feet hit the floor that will ensure a peaceful and productive rest of your day? I have always known how important it is to start your day in ways that provide energy, strength, and focus for the hours that follow…but it felt so difficult. It required some changing of habits and some rearranging of my schedule. It...

Continue Reading

Goodbye to guilt & receive His grace.
Goodbye to guilt & receive His grace.

May 30, 2018

I used to believe that guilt was holy in a way. It showed that I knew what Jesus was asking of me in a moment or that I knew something I should’ve done or been, and I regretted not being/seeing/doing that. Maybe it’s guilt over not being the best daughter you can be. Or brother, wife, husband, friend, sister, etc. Maybe it’s those words you said about a coworker in the heat of the moment that you didn’t...

Continue Reading

Speak them out loud.
Speak them out loud.

May 29, 2018

I remember sitting in a conference a couple years ago and the speaker said, “Tell yourself out loud! Speak it over yourself but give it volume!” And I’m thinking, “I have never done that, consistently at least.” I was also thinking, “Is that like a true difference-maker? The whole giving it volume, making sure your own ears hear it thing?” Well, joke’s on me because I have noticed, over the big and the small things, that when I...

Continue Reading