Ways to Become (in)Adequate

As we ring in the New Year, the world has a demanding question – “how do you intend to better yourself this year?”

If you feel “not-enough” or “inadequate” before you set out on your resolution journey, you are very likely to continue feeling that way no matter what you accomplish. Trying to set goals and strategize our way into adequacy is a spinning wheel that can lead to exhaustion, defeat, and shame.

Before getting too deep into this year’s resolution (or deciding not to set any goals at all), please read today’s article. I am so excited for us to experience the joys of this journey rather than falling into “self-optimization fatigue”.

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From Liability to Attribute

What is the “thorn in your side” that just won’t go away?

Trust me, I have plenty. Sometimes I get so frustrated at myself regarding the “thorn” and other times I want to throw my hands up at the world and scream, “Deal with it! This is who I am, like it or not!”

Today I bring you scripture and an equation (two of my favorite things) to help us find something in between frustration and complacency regarding our thorns.

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Are you the egg, carrot, or tea?

What feelings surface for you if I say the word “rest?” Do you feel panic because you just don’t have time for it? How about great anticipation because you are desperately in need of it?

Rest is not just about sleeping or idleness, so join me in Hebrews 4 today to see how rest can impact our lives in a way that positively impacts the world around us!

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