If you only focus on your destination, you will miss all the joy in the journey today. All the good moments that bring us joy and all the not so good one’s that help us grow. Take some time today, right now as you read this, to take your own Inspire Moment and open up the Joy valve in your heart to make sure it’s pumping as healthy as it can, so that you can enjoy the ride on the way to wear you are going today. Bon voyage!
Imagine your hand tightly curled up in a fist. You slow unravel your hand one finger at a time starting with your pinky finger, eventually opening up to a vulnerable position where there is nothing to hold onto anymore. It’s like you have let go of what you were holding on to.
So let me ask you this, how can you open up your heart and/or mind and let go of something today? What do you have a grip on in life and what would happen to you or it if you just let it go now? I can’t assume, but I would say you would probably begin to Sink In and that is what Inspire Moment #88 is all about, Sinking In. You could Sink In to what was supposed to happen to you instead of having control. You could Sink In more of who you are supposed to be instead of who you think you need to be. You could Sink In to knowing yourself better and accepting and loving that. You could Sink In you your own skin and letting go of what is keeping you stuck in one spot in life. Simply, you could be Sinking In to who God made you to be. It’s an unfamiliar place to let go and let God. We have to trust that when we do let go that is what we would want to happen. But you know what, our way and our thinking isn’t even the best there is! Someone bigger, powerful, and almighty already has it figured out for us and all we have to do is Sink In and let him take over.
I know it’s scary to let go, but take it from me…once you do you will learn that it’s exactly where you are supposed to be and then that is when the journey truly becomes more joyful.
The stock market fluctuates day to day. High’s and low’s. Good times and bad. You still make a decision to invest in though even with the risk involved. Kind of like we need to do in life, right?
Inspire Moment #83 is about The Best Investment. I’m talking about YOU! If your life was “the stock market” would you make an investment in it? Would you take a leap of faith and buy stock in it? YOU are the best investment! With that investment comes highs and lows. Good times and bad. Your “interest rate” could be down for a quarter. But you know what? That’s ok! The market will fluctuate and go back up. The key is to make The Best Investment in YOU today and not wait around for things to fall into your lap.
Ok, so what does that mean? It means running five minutes longer. It means reading five minutes longer. It means resting for five minutes longer. It means a lot of things because there is a lot to invest in your market. You know the market best so take a closer look at the needs and make the The Best Investment in you today!
Hope – where do you find? In things? Other people? Is it always found in the same place or does that change? Is it consistent?
Then once you find your hope, what are you looking for? Once you find your hope, what are you seeking? Are you seeking relief? Are you seeking forgiveness? Are you seeking acceptance? Are you seeking love? Are you seeking purpose? Are you seeking help? Are you seeking guidance? Are you seeking strength? Do you wish you had more hope? Can you ever have enough hope?
Happiness – where do you find it? In things? Other people? Where you live? Career?
Then once you find your happiness, do you find it in one place all the time or does that change? Where do you find it all the time never ending or is that impossible? How often do you find happiness? Is it consistent that you can feel it every day or does happiness depend on your circumstance? Do you wish that you had more of it? Can you ever have enough?
Inspire Moment #82 is asking you a lot questions to get your wheels spinning to the answer. They might be spinning already. Well now I just have one more question if they are spinning, have you found your direction now where to find your Hope and Happiness?
Suggested action step…check out Psalm 62.
Take the focus off of you today and check out Inspire Moment #76 Offer to Help!
Take some time this week and slow life down. Check out Inspire Moment #73: Schedule Your Pace!
If you are concerned that there isn’t enough time in the day for all the things you have to or want to get done, maybe it’s time to take a closer look at how you are using it. Time is something we don’t get back. We can’t trade it in for something else. It’s all we have. It’s important to us. We want to make the most of it. So my question for all you Achievers and Blissfuls is this…are you looking closer, or magnifying, on how you use your time? Are you using what you have the best way you want to use it, to the best way you know how? Are you getting your tick for your tock?!
Inspire Moment #68 is Magnify Your Time. Take a moment NOW to re-assess what you are doing at this very moment. Is it what you want to be doing? Perhaps not, but when you do have time after your work obligations, how will you magnify that time? How can you increase the size or amount of the time you have each day?
Maybe it means cutting things out of your schedule or just cutting it back twenty minutes to get back in touch with you or what is pulling you to do on the inside with your time.
The key is to find your balance of what you are doing everyday and HOW you are spending your time and what your heart and mind are telling you. Now is the time to listen!