As most of you know by now, I’m a big fan of Joel Osteen thanks to my grandparents (and my sis who loves listening to his show each week on Sunday nights, too). I started getting a daily email from him with inspirational words of wisdom mixed with scripture and have found that to really help me get my head in the game in the morning. I’ve needed it, lately, in particular.
Well – his email yesterday was spot on with how I was feeling towards the end of the day: pretty beat up and lacking the usual spring in my step…my “Positive Polly” pants were definitely nowhere to be seen. I’d scanned the email from Joel in the morning yesterday but didn’t really let it sink it, though I did tuck it in the back of my mind as something I should probably re-read later in the day. And, when I did, it totally hit me right where it needed to. Here’s a snippet:
Let me ask you, do you go out each day knowing that favor is already in your future? Or have you gotten stuck in a rut staring at a mountain of disappointment, setbacks or difficulty?
That’s what happened to the people of Israel. They were headed toward their promised land. They had big goals and big dreams, but along the way they hit some setbacks and had some disappointments. They got so discouraged that they gave up on their dreams and just settled where they were. One day God said to them, “You have dwelt long enough on this mountain.” He was saying, “It’s time to move past this and embrace the blessing in your future.”
I believe God is saying that to each one of us today. You’ve been where you are long enough. God is saying, “This is a new day. Get your fire back. Where you are is not where you’re supposed to stay.” If you’ll be determined to move past your mountain, He will lead you and empower you to live in favor and blessing in every area of your life!
No lie – I seriously got goosebumps as I re-read this while blogging. You all know I’ve felt a little up and down lately but this is exactly what I needed to turn that corner. It’s totally time to get my fire back, move forward and embrace the blessing in my future.
I don’t know why, but it just gives me such a sense of calm today – and has put me in an incredible mood. Part of my mood I totally give credit to this morning’s workout – weight lifting with Scott at the gym just prior to getting our asses handed to us in Ride. It was pretty awesome. LOVE a good sweat!!
Anyway, I thought the timing was good for a little inspiration today – especially as we head into the long weekend, which you all know I’m planning to thoroughly enjoy. And, not gonna lie, I hope one of those “blessings” in my future is passing my Group Kick assessment. I’m DYING to hear from them and seriously hope I do before the day ends today. Fingers and toes are still crossed. 🙂