Friday, January 22, 2016

The List

We all have it---The List. The List of things we really “want to do”. You know, The List that keeps growing or the one that has stayed the same for years---it addresses the things we haven’t “gotten to yet.” We want to find a better job, accomplish certain goals, talk to the friend we haven’t spoken to in a while, see the friend we haven’t seen in a while, visit family, go on vacation, & The List can go on & on!

As the 1st month of 2016 quickly passes by, have we taken the chance to examine the things that we’ve carried over from 2015 into 2016? I’m not referring to the Resolutions List for the New Year, but the items that never tend to go away?

I began to think of why The List continues to be with many of us; definitely myself included. What are the things that keep us from tackling those things that we carry over & leave on The List? Some realities of this include, many are afraid of success, some are fearful of everything, some are comfortable “exactly where they are”, there are hectic schedules we can’t get past, & so forth.

But the thing is, if these are the things that are keeping us from what we want to accomplish, how hard is it to really face them? What is the attachment that we have to keep The List going & putting off for another day what can be done now or sooner? A lot of the revelations that we need to realize will come through prayer & deep soul searching. We can’t wait forever to do these things & also, if we’re waiting & not doing, something to consider is if these are things we really want…..tough but true, but most times, we go for the things we really want to do—no matter the circumstances or challenges.

Take time to examine The List you have in your life. Take time to do the soul searching & praying to see if these are things you really want & what it is that’s keeping you from beginning & completing The List. God will reveal to you what & how to begin.

Don’t let time continue to fly by with The List either growing, not changing, & no movement occurring.

Until next time.


© Lisi P, 2016

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