I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the fact that I need to meet God halfway.
Seems like an innocent statement, right? But where, exactly is halfway? When will I know I’ve arrived there? How do I get there in the first place?
The more I work to live into my days and my dreams, I’m realizing that halfway is not a WHERE, it’s a HOW.
Halfway is a feeling. A conviction, a passion and a willingness to believe. Halfway is to dare to be the first to take the risk and step up.
God is waiting for me to demonstrate that I’m ready - by showing up.
Halfway is actually 110%. All in. Giving the best I have to give in each moment.
Halfway is not overthinking, excusing or holding back.
Instead, halfway is actively doing, being and living into my dreams and stepping forward, toward my loved ones.
When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe in one of two things: there will be earth upon which to stand, or you will be given wings. Unknown
How do you know you’ve come to the edge? By taking the first step and the next and the one after that. By doing, loving and being all that we can. By praying while actively working rather than hoping and passively waiting.
During my Lenten practice I’ve been doing at least one thing every day that scares me. This practice started out exhilarating and I’ll be honest, it’s become exhausting. I’ve received my fair share of rejections. Sometimes the lack of response has been harder to swallow.
The tiresome part: realizing that there are so many things that scare me and I’ve only just begun. Do you ever feel that way?
Halfway looks a LONG way off.
Some days I feel the weight of these fears, and I struggle against my hopelessness. It’s crushing to know that I’ve put my best into something, and yet somehow, it wasn’t quite enough. I have invested in each swing, followed through and therefore, I can be knocked off balance.
I've failed quite a lot lately.
When I received a heartbreaking rejection about my blog last week, I felt as though someone had punched me in the gut. I’m not certain about where exactly halfway is right now. All I know is that if I don’t get back up, I’m never going to get there. So each time I fail and fall down, I’m jumping back up a little faster.
I've failed a lot lately. In fact, I've failed over and over and over again in my life and in the words of Michael Jordan that's why I'm going to succeed.
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I must not be to halfway yet. But I’m up, brushing myself off, and on my way once again.
Halfway is 110%. All in. Giving my best in each and every moment.
I’m on my way. Halfway here I come!
What does halfway look like for YOU?
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