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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Advent 12/5: Just do it already

It’s something I’ve struggled with.

Taking action.

Because too often analysis paralysis keeps me stuck.


want to do something brave, but I overthink it.

Over scare myself to death, believing that failure might actually kill me.

But of course failure won’t.

Failure only kills my courage. And my dreams. And the big things I’m supposed to do with my life.


The fear of failure keeps me from taking action.

The fear of messing up. The fear of being laughed at, judged, criticized, rejected, marginalized or the most awful of all… disregarded completely.

The first way the Christmas story connects with my real life?

The characters of the Christmas story were judged, criticized, rejected, marginalized, and disregarded completely.

And they did it anyway.


It’s a story of God’s people taking action.

A story of GOD taking action.


Everyone in the story knew what they had to do and followed through.

They didn’t let the fear of failure stop them.


The Christmas story is teaching me to just do it already.

To take action in my own life.

I don’t have to know how it will turn out to start out.


The prayer I’m praying-

Thank you, Jesus, for taking action.

2017 years ago. And now.

For me. And with me. And in me.

Please give me courage to take action, too.


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