October 13, 2010 at 11:43am
No, I’m not talking about Tom Cruise, but I have to admit that once I wrote the title for this article I couldn’t help but remember that famous scene in the movie where Tom Cruise’s character is home alone, rocking out with his air guitar and sliding across the floor in his underwear. At the time, that scene was risky business!
What I’m talking about is the risky business of coming out of hiding, and finally taking the risk to define your life as your own, not someone else’s life. As women we are naturally designed to care for, and nurture our relationships, but what happens when the focus of our life becomes unbalanced and centered on everyone around us, and we no longer keep up with our own emotional or spiritual well-being?
Things change and life suddenly becomes empty, lacking passion, enthusiasm and joy. We have become so accustomed to living a safe and comfortable existence that we lose sight of who we really are. We let others define what our life should be and haven’t taken the risk to find out who we are and what we want. Most of the time it happens so gradually that we wake up one day and don’t even know how we got there.
Here is one way to jumpstart your life and start to live life fully:
Take time to assess all the key areas of your life: Work, Money, Living Environment, Personal Growth, Health and Recreation, Community, Family, God.
Then ask yourself these four questions:
1. What area are you most wanting and willing to make a change in?
2. What is the current state of this area in your life?
3. What is missing or not working for you in this area?
4. What would you like to create in this area?
Once you honestly assess each area of your life, you are ready to acknowledge where you are and identify and seek out the resources you need to help you take the next step forward. This can be risky business, but moving from merely existing to authentic living is making a conscious choice for freedom. Freedom to live the life you were divinely created to live, and freedom to love and accept yourself as your heavenly father sees you, beautiful and captivating in His presence. I promise you, the freedom to receive all you ask or hope for in the name of Jesus is well worth the risk:
Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]-- To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it). Eph. 3:20-21 (AMP)
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