A Place Called “There” Can and Help

Posted: January 31, 2011 in A Place Called "There"

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. —Antoine de Saint-ExupéryStart with the “can do” portion of a task – How do i eat an elephant? One bite at a time. To often i focus too much on the “can’t do” portion of an important task and end up not making a move at all. Instead, i am to focus on the “can do” portion so that i’ll gradually gain the sufficient tools and momentum to take on the harder parts later. (3Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation], 4And by knowledge shall its chambers [of every area] be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.) Wise planning, common sense and keeping abreast of the facts. Example: Psalm 27:4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple. If i am not consistently spending one hour in His presence then what makes me think i could spend all the days. i need to start with a “can do” portion of the task. Otherwise i will become frustrated and most likely quit when i fail at “all the days of my life” a few times.

“Love what you do. Believe in your instincts. And you’d better be able to pick yourself up and brush yourself off every day.”

Help people with the same problems i have – Solving my problems in life isn’t always easy. my toughest problems often require the most creative solutions—solutions that are outside my scope of thinking. But when i help people solve problems that are similar to my own, i find it easier to solve my own problems. By solving the same problem from different perspectives, i’ll find the all-inclusive answer that seems to work repeatedly. Solving these types of problems will become second-nature to me and eventually i’ll be able to solve my own problems, even the toughest ones. There is a point to be made here. i have found that there are two groups of people, those that have problems and those that are problems. i can help and walk with those that have problems as they are like me. Those that are problems would rather be victims and spend their days grumbling and complaining. All i can do for them is interceded on their behalf that they would desire the truth of the word for their lives.

“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” A. A. Milne

There are no accidents without value. When you get hit hard and land on your back, look for the reasons and for the value in this. Open your heart and trust this happened for a reason. Perhaps it was to test your determination or to alert you to the fact you were on the wrong path. Either way, trust the experience is happening for a reason and be open to making adjustments in order to keep moving forward.

In closing, i don’t want to wait until the time is just right to take the first step toward achieving my desires. The time will never be just right. i am making the choice to start where i am right now and going for what matters most in my life. Where i end up tomorrow or one year from now is up to me and the choices i make to be the fullness of what and who God meant me to be.

” To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.” —Abraham Maslow


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