Hi everyone! I have not posted in a while as I have been busy looking for direction for this blog (and my life!).
I feel a tug in restoring faith, hope, and love in peoples lives (my own included). In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul writes that even as adults we don’t see how things fit together in life. What the spirit had shown him for sure though is that three things would remain forever: faith, hope, and love, with the greatest of these being love.
If something lasts forever, you know it is important and powerful. Anything that never changes and always produces is something I want in my life, and the connection of these things seem to help us see life clearer. Based on this, our direction in life, regardless of our calling or profession or hobby, has to be based on these three things. If we have faith, we will believe in something greater. If we have hope, we believe we can do that great thing. If we have love, we have self-compassion, forgiveness, and a universal solvent that will help us remain faithful and hopeful along the way.
I believe there are three things that break this faith, hope, and love in our lives. If you’re like me, these things have all been broken in your life at some point and you had to, or currently are, rebuilding that. Those three things are:
1. A broken view of yourself.
2. A broken view of others.
3. A broken view of God.
What To Expect From This Blog
Every day in December, I am going to share something that builds the “you” part up. I’m calling it “Me-Cember.” It may be a scripture, a song, a movie quote, or a poem, but the intention regardless of the method is to help you see yourself better. When you see these posts, read them as if you are saying it about yourself..about “me.” Not me personally, but you, your mirror..you get it.
If you’re thinking that focusing on yourself in the month of giving is a bad idea, hang with me! You will be doing plenty of giving and you need to get your tank filled back up.
In January, I’ll be sharing things to build up your view of others. I’m calling it “Jan-you-ary.” I plan on using the same various methods but this month will focus on helping you see others better. When you read these posts, read them as if you are saying it about your fellow man…look at someone else and say it’s about “you.”
In February, I’ll be sharing things to build up your view of God. This will just be “February” because I can’t think of a clever way to tie in “God” and “February.” I’m open to suggestions! This month the focus will be on the inner man and tying our spirits to the fruitful things of God. Read these however you’d like. I hope that this will bring you closer to God and continue painting a better picture of a purposeful life.
Why this order?
Because I want to. No, honestly now, it is because I believe that until you view yourself as a capable, amazing, beautiful, unstoppable person, you can’t view those around you that way. You have to drop the idea that you are less than anyone else so that envy and strife can die with it. That is the key to viewing other people the right way. Finally, our view of ourselves and others have the power to dictate our view of God, that is why repositioning our view of God comes last. He is a God of efficiency and productivity, I don’t think He will mind being last if we stick around.
I hope you will spend some time learning and sharpening these things along with me this winter! Wishing you all the best this holiday season. I would love to connect with you if you would ever like to talk more. Please feel free to message me on any social media platform or comment here and we can exchange contacts.
January 5th, 2018 Update
I am finding it very difficult to keep these topics separate. All of these components connect so deeply together that you really can’t do one without the other. I have never enjoyed a topic as much as I am enjoying digging through this one!