Monday, October 1, 2012

31 days: on being willing and able

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I am joining the Nester plus quite a few other bloggers in a 31 day writing challenge. You can write about whatever you want, and I choose to write on the search for a Spirit-led life. Join me, won't you?

On being willing and able

The first step for getting anything done is our willingness. We cannot get in shape, quit smoking, have a baby, keep a clean house or find a job if we don't make it a priority. We need time to look into the gap between where we are and where we want to be, and then trace the steps that will take us there.

I believe the same applies to living a Spirit-led life. We can want all we want. We can plan all we want. We can boast all we want. But if we don't make it a priority, it will never happen. As the saying goes, 'those who don't want, find an excuse, those who want, find a way'.

There are no layouts for living a Godly life, which means we have to figure it out by ourselves. I cannot replicate someone's steps and expect to duplicate their results if my heart is not in the right place. So the first thing I do is to let go, to surrender, and to allow guidance to come. And then I take the steps to allow those changes to happen in my life, to go from theory to reality.

Keep reading!

Day 2- On relationship

Day 3- On silence

Day 4- On worry

Day 5 - On junk food for the soul

Day 6 - On fasting

Day 7 - On holy friendships

Day 8 - On hospitality

Day 9 - On service

Day 10 - On books

Day 11 - On worship

Day 12 - On lessons learned from children

Day 13 - *missed*

Day 14 - *missed*

Day 15 - * missed*

Day 16 - On the unpredictable

Day 17 - On breakthroughs

Day 18 - On love

Day 19 - On joy

Day 20 - On peace

Day 21 - On forbearance

Day 22 - On kindness

Day 23 - On goodness

Day 24 - On faithfulness

Day 25 - On gentleness

Day 26 - On self-control

Day 27 - On phases

Day 28 - missed*

Day 29 - On forgiveness

Day 30 - On listening to others

Day 31 - On reaching the end of the road