Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I Have Plenty of Straws

I have plenty of straws, let me share my lemonade with you!

When life gives you lemons make lemonade and invite over all your closest friends!!
What is fear? I wondered today as I hung up my Christmas lights on my tree by myself what it means to overcome fear. For some strange reason I had a fear of doing something so simple all by myself. Now that I am on my own and learning how to overcome each obstacle on my own I am amazed at how my mind has played tricks on me.

So many times I have felt like even simple things require assistance but in reality we only need assistance in the things we choose to allow others to help us with. Two or three or more is usually more fun than one but in the quietness of one you can realize your abilities and reach potentials you never thought possible.

So, if you are like me and fear things or allow panic to control what you do or don’t do then remember one thing. Remember, you can do it. There is nothing in this world you can’t do on your own with God’s help. Set your mind to it and just do it. There is one person in my life I have believed in more than myself lots of times over the last 14 years but he doesn’t see his own potential. There are many of you as my friends I also see what an incredible journey you have to make and am amazed at what you have to offer in this life but you never step out and hang the lights on the Christmas tree by yourself. I don’t want you to have to face a life of heartbreak because you didn’t believe enough to reach your potential. Sometimes we just need to be reminded that we are perfectly and wonderfully made and in His image. You can do this.

Life will give you lemons and you might even make lemonade with them but are you scared to drink it? Take the step and if it is too big all by yourself then invite over all your closets friends and they will hold the glass for you and help you until your hand stops shaking or just hold your other hand until you see that once you take the first drink your fears will vanish and you will see what we all see for you.

I love each life I come in contact with and am so blessed to have so much to give back to you! Thanks everyone who keeps helping me hold my glass until my hand stops trembling.