Good Friday Morning! I pray each of you guys have had a great start to your weekend this morning, it is very exciting around here. We are getting ready for a good ole fashion Collins Christmas! We will make candy today, have an appetizer contest tonight, sleepover together on Saturday night, go to church as a family on Sunday and then have Christmas all day on Sunday. It is so much fun and there is so much anticipation for all of the fun. We have a loud, awesome family. It will be noisy, it will be crowded, it will be major fun.
I hope you are planning on making some fun memories with your families in the coming weeks, if you don’t have traditions, start them! It’s never to late. We add and modify ours yearly, we are always changing and growing and have to have room to grow and do things better and differently from before.
I’m sure I will have some fun pics to share with you from all of our fun, so be sure to stay tuned.
So, the title of this post is that I’m only human. I had a lot of time in the car yesterday for thinking and reflection and thought a lot about this. Some of the ways I’m only human are probably the same as most of you. I let my thoughts run too wild sometimes, I get caught up with impressions and worry too much about things I can’t even control. These things can take me over in a matter of seconds, I can find myself doubting my calling in life, worried that I don’t look up to the part. It is maddening to me, especially when I know better!
I wanted to talk a little about this today, when we get caught up in routine and planning, we leave no time or place for God to move freely in our lives. We simply don’t have the time(or won’t make it). When we worry about impressing others, we lose ourselves. When we worry about things like this, we have lost our focus.
This easily happens to me, when I post a blog sometimes I think, only a couple of people have read this I wonder if I should’ve said something differently, maybe I stepped on someone’s toes. Maybe people think I’m too sold out, bla, bla, bla. Yesterday, I realized that it doesn’t matter if anyone reads them or not because I am doing what God is telling me to do. I am being obedient to Him and that is my ultimate goal. He speaks to and through me, He will use these words the way He wants them.
I just simply have to step out in faith, He does the rest. I don’t know what you battle in your life but I challenge you today to step out in faith, in obedience, follow Him and the desires of your heart today. He has a beautiful plan for you. He has so much in store for your life, you just have to take the first step. Take control of your thoughts and your actions and don’t use one excuse!
Excuses, are just that excuses, don’t hide behind them anymore. Step out, Jesus could have used many excuses but I’m glad he didn’t. He could have said I don’t want to hang basically naked on a tree today, I don’t really have time in my schedule. Man, would that have changed the course of creation!
That is a bit extreme but I think you know what I mean. I could use tons of excuses but I’m just done with them. I want to live my life without letting excuses rule it. Just do it, follow your heart and let God put the picture together. Make a way where there is no way.
Step out and step up to the plate today!
God BLESS your day and weekend! Be the light that our world so desperately needs!