Own Your Life

Wednesday, 11 May 2016



I used to dream of plans. 

Plans far away, with crazy adventures, beautiful sights, exquisite food, and new friends. I wanted to travel, I wanted to be free; to move when and if I wanted. 

It was hard to dream these dreams while pushing projects forward everyday at a desk closed in by bills. I felt trapped. It wasn't what I wanted deep down, but I was so scared! 

Scared to test my dreams; scared to find out what was actually available or what was possible! I was scared of failure, I was scared of defaulting on bills. I was scared of the unknown. 

So for a little while longer, I tried smiling and convincing myself the safe and comfortable was what adults choose. And I was an adult now. 

When one day I snapped. 
No. 
This wasn't good enough. 
This wasn't me.
This was everything I wasn't and didn't want to be.

And just like that, I couldn't convince myself any longer of why I should stay. 

So I followed my heart. 
I did what many frowned upon. 
I took chances. 
I moved across the world.
I said yes to love.
I said see ya never to fear.
I chose to OWN my life. 



One thing I hide in my heart from Dave Ramsey's FPU course, "own your money; tell it where to go, not it telling you where to go".

The same is true for life. 
This is it. 
The time is now.
These are YOUR days passing by. 
YOU are the only one responsible for them. 
YOU are the one who makes the choices that weave a pattern of who you will become and what legacy you'll leave.

Maybe it's not a job change, but maybe it's a perspective shift. Good; change it.
But maybe there's a few of you who NEED what I needed. Need a job change; good, it's time to change it. 

Forget FEAR. 
As Noah from the Notebook desperately pleaded the question to Ally, "WHAT DO YOU WANT?!?

Find it. Chase it. Delight in it. 

"For I know the plans I have for you', says the Lord. 'Plans to prosper and not to harm; plans for a hope and a future".

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.”
Proverbs 13:12 NLT


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Live Sown with Strength,
Courtney

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