Monday, March 16, 2015

You Are Replaceable

Words on words on words.....

Ok, before you get all depressed from the title, hear me out. I promise it’s better than it sounds. Or it’s not. I suppose you can decide after you’re done reading this. Or don’t. Do what you want….I don’t run your life…

For many of us, there’s something…this little nagging thing that we are procrastinating on doing. We put it to the back of our mind - making excuses or just generally ignoring it. Typically, it’s something that will be positive for ourselves, propelling us to another place or something we can contribute to others or the world.

….you’re thinking of it right now, aren’t you? You are! I can read your mind. Are you freaked out? Are you??

Well calm down. I’m not really reading your mind. Or am I….

We push it off for so long…so so long, that we kind of forget or get busy with other things. And then, one day – bam! There is someone else, doing the thing we thought of, perhaps better than we thought we could.  And then it leaves us feeling some type of way. ('Some type of way' can be defined as:  1. A perfunctory, place-holder phrase until one finds words to wholly express the true depth of one's feelings  2. When you get all up in your feelings and what-not and just don't want to talk about it.

This culture sometimes perpetuates this message that we are the awesomest most greatest person to ever perfect awesomness and that we’re the onlyiest ones who can do what we can do.

That’s only half right.

See – for me, it’s been this blog. I’ve had this blog for 3 years now. 4 years? (I’m not really sure. I can’t math. Addition ahhhh). In any case, I’ve always felt that it should be something more than just clothes. Something of substance. Something real. For me, that means unapologetically and explicitly incorporating my faith and life experiences. I have been reluctant – reluctant because I was pretty sure no one would care, that I wasn’t the person to do it, that this tiny space I live in on the internet doesn’t really make a difference anyway.  But then I realized –none of that matters.

A verse that I try to keep in the forefront of my mind is 1Peter 4:10.   And, if I’m reading it correctly, which I think I am ( I may not be able to math, but I sure can words good )  there is no caveat that says “use your gifts…unless you, know, people on the internet won’t care.” It just says use them. So I’m am. #WordingLikeAChamp

Through a couple of different channels, I realized that this is something I am supposed to do, weather 1 person reads this or 1000 people read it. I also am fully within my rights not to do it. However, if I don’t do it – that doesn’t mean it won’t get done. There are plenty of people out there with talent who can also word good and may possibly have access to the internet (I hear it’s a big thing now). God wants me to, but if I don’t that doesn’t stop it from happening.

 I am replaceable. So are you. If you don’t take advantage of the opportunity you have right now to do the thing you feel called to do, in time, someone else will do it. But what a missed opportunity, right!? What a terrible thing to have capacity and opportunity to bless even one person’s life and then not take it for a number of probably, pretty flimsy excuses. You are supposed to do it because there is someone in your world or who will enter your world that your own brand of uniqueness can effect in a special way. Take that opportunity! Do it. (I realize I said earlier that I don’t run your life, but I changed my mind).  So just do it, okay? Thanks. 

So what is the thing?? Tell us. Let your confession be your first step into doing it. Annnd Go….

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