One of the greatest lessons an individual can learn is how to turn accountability into a growth process. Once you have accepted accountability for unfavorable actions, you have opened the door to the evolution of your life. It’s essential that we as women do this in our relationships with one another. The bonds we form and how we establish them teach those we interact with how we are to be treated. More than we realize, we inadvertently lead others by example. Every word, action, and decision matters when we form connections with our sisters. Why do these things matter? Our relationships with others, particularly women determine our self-doubt. Uncertainties we carry about the lives we lead are mirrored in our interactions with our fellow sisters. Click here to continue reading ~> RELAUNCH
Daily Archives: November 7, 2012
re·launch/rēˈlônCH/ – Cause to start again with renewed vigor after a period of inactivity.
RELAUNCH is an attitude of resilience. Often in life we get lost in transition forgetting not only where we “were going” but also where we “come from.”
#RELAUNCH is a movement, a ministry, an attitude and a motivation. Relaunch applies to so many areas of our lives. Some may be coming out of a depression, a time of sorrow, loss of employment, the end of a relationship, an arrest, an addiction… No matter what your situation, diagnosis, or story, its not the end; you can RELAUNCH!
In order to Re-Launch, you must stop holding pain and regret hostage. Let them go and you will grow and then you will begin to “Re-Launch!”
The world we live in can be very unforgiving and the thought of that often keeps us from stepping out and trying. We live as hostages to our past indiscretions, fearful of being discredited or ignored. The saddest part about that is, many of those who toss our past in our faces are the very ones who throw around their own GLORY as if we don’t know they too have a story. Don’t be discouraged by them. Steadfast in the vision and desires planted in your hearts, remembering that “God doesn’t give you a vision without making provision for it.”
As we mature spiritually, we find many of our friends and family members evolving some faster than others. Often when we get on our way to getting our lives straight we get a bit ahead of ourselves and look down at others who haven’t gotten it together. BIG MISTAKE! Don’t do that. I know its easy to say “don’t do that,” but really we shouldn’t. We must begin to encourage and support others in their growth, keeping in perspective when we ourselves were just beginning to “get it together.”
As a Christian, I KNOW I have been a mess, but because of Grace my mess is now a message. Because I understand my own story and I continue to study the WORD of God, I know I can’t sit and be silent out of fear of judgment. Theres a biblical story I like to reference when I share stories of forgiveness and grace… The story of Saul of Tarsus.(Acts 9) Saul was a raging murderer of believers of Christ and yet Jesus chose him on that road to Damascus, stopped him right in his tracks and “Re-Launched” him. Saul of Tarsus became The Apostle Paul. Jesus took a mess of a man to spread his message. So don’t think he can’t and won’t use you too; he will, he has and he is!
Find some time this evening to read Saul’s story and when you get that spirit of doubt or shamefulness, be reminded that any of us can be used for good purpose. All of us have it in us to be a blessing!