Monday, October 03, 2016

Day Two: Endless Possibilities

January 1, 2016 I wrote on my black board in my kitchen:  2016 Endless Possibilities

This morning Abbey sent a picture to me via her Aunt Laurie.  She was coloring by her cousin during church and made this masterpiece especially for me.  When I opened it, my spirit quickened as I read it and saw her picture she drew.

The real key word here is THINKING.  We hear of this term thinking "outside of the box" but to open our thoughts to imagine there IS no box is to open ourselves up to ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!

Our pastor reminds us often with a question we should be able to answer:  "What has God been telling you lately"?  "What is it that you have felt He has been talking to you about"?

Recently for me, I was reminded in a sermon by Pastor Jason Sciscoe that we limit ourselves.  We live so far below what God really has for us.  Yes, we just live in our happy little box, sometimes looking out of the window and wishing we had a better job, a new home, a better vehicle, more friends, a more secure future, etc. etc.  All the while God which has our "endless possibilities" at hand, we limit ourselves with stinking thinking.

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.  What are you thinking?  How do you see yourself?  Are you ready to not only think out of the box, but imagine no fences, no doors, no box at all?!

In a little research online, I found this one tidbit that can be a little launching pad to break away from the same ol same ol and get some movement into a new direction:

Change up your routine. Creativity thrives when you don't stay stuck in the same old routine. Even the littlest changes can have good consequences for getting you out of a rut and encouraging creative thinking.
  • Get outside your comfort zone. Doing new things, especially things you haven't planned for helps you to cope more easily with new situations. It also helps to open your mind and introduce you to new ideas and situations which can help you come up with new or unusual ideas.
  • Be spontaneous. Do things that you haven't planned for, occasionally. This will force you to adapt to the moment and overcome problems on the fly. You could even tie this in with an ongoing project.
  • Change little things. For example: walk home from work a different way each day. Change up which coffee shop you go to in the mornings.
View entire article here.  Actually some good stuff.

Finding solitude, a quiet place, without our cell phone, tv, radio and even people can get your spirit in touch with the voice of God that is reaching and wanting to commune with you.  This huge God of the universe wants to come, sit with you and listen to you, cleanse you, refresh you and show you your fullest potential, YOUR endless possibilities!

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