Happy Monday, friends!
I’m sure you’ve heard all over the news about Hurricane Harvey. Well, we’re in Austin and thankfully have only been hit with rain and gusts of wind. A few of my friends in Houston, though, experienced some flooding and have evacuated their homes. When you have some time today, send up a prayer for everyone affected by this horrible storm.
This week’s #mvm is
2 Timothy 1:7
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
Do Not Fear.
We weren’t created to just inch by in life- and we agree with that wholeheartedly, right? But, how often, if we’re honest, do we hold back from pursuing our goals because of fear? Do you notice yourself shying away from opportunities because you lack self-confidence? I will be the first to admit it- I can be SO timid and fearful in certain situations.
Each of us has different giftings and talents and when we start to compare our gifts to others, we only hurt ourselves.
Power, Love and Discipline.
We have dreams and goals we’d love to achieve, right? Well, what are we waiting for?! Go get ’em! Through Christ, we have been given the ability to achieve our dreams- so stop waiting around and get to it! 🙂
Give love, get love, right? Well, the wonderful thing about our relationship with Christ is that we don’t have to do a thing to receive love and forgiveness. He died for our sins and sent grace to cover all of our ugly. Love looks different in every type of relationship we have, but in every instance, love gives us joy and security. So give love unconditionally- it’s a wonderful gift.
Discipline- ugh. This is the best/worst one, right? It’s difficult to accept discipline and correction. Plus, there are days when it takes everything within me to kick my butt in gear and finish a task. No matter how hard it is, finishing a task gives me such a sense of accomplishment. How can we kick ourselves in gear when all we want to do is binge Netflix all day? Well, Proverbs 12:1 (ESV) says:
“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.”
There’s our answer… who wants to be stupid?? Anyone? Nah, didn’t think so.
The (NLT) version says: “To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.”
Alright, point taken. Discipline needs to be a huge part of our lives- whether we like it or not. With it, we will improve our faith, relationships and our own character.
This week, take your power and run with it. Start working on a goal you’ve been putting off!
Give love, unconditionally, to everyone around you. And learn something new this week.
This week, I’m going to work on:
- Writing future posts for the blog.
- Packing up for our move this weekend.
- Showing Hubs love by serving him (probably by making dinner)
Comment below what you are going to work on this week!
Give your Hubs a smooch!