I Like the Way You Work It

by: Samuel Laws

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

You are important, and God has a plan for your life that can only be lived by you. Will you get everything you can out of your time here, or sell yourself short for a less impressive journey?  

Here are a few thoughts that question the ways we hold ourselves back.

You’re kind of a big deal.

If you don’t know how important you are, you’ll live like you’re not. Driven by insecurities, you will seek out attention, approval and affirmation from the wrong places. When you know your worth, something awesome can happen. The rut you’ve been living in no longer determines your future ... when you realize that you’re kind of big deal.

The Mirror Test.

Every now and then, you’ve got to look in the mirror, not for the sake of appearance or vanity, but to pause and consider who you have become. Are you comfortable with who is looking back at you? If the answer is no, what needs to change? Are there conversations to be had, or things made right? If you brush stuff off and move on, will you be any happier with who you are? 

Break the Rules. 

Let’s face it, you’re never too old to play in the rain, watch cartoons, ditch work or make late night fast food runs. I’m not saying live without a care, but every now and then, break the rules and go on an adventure. I learn a lot from my family, and one of the things my grandpa has said to me is, “When you are my age, you regret the things you didn’t do more than the things you wish you hadn’t.” The temptation before us all is to live boring, average and purposeless lives. Live a life that would cause others to say, “I like the way you work it!”