I’m sitting in Atlanta Bread having my monthly “Life Management” meeting.
In this meeting, I review my life priorities and the action steps I’ve outlined to live out those priorities; then I compare these ideals and action steps to reality. In other words I ask, “Am I living out my priorities?”
I sit down with my journal and calendar, prayerfully reflect over the past month and look forward to the coming months and years.
Over the last several months I’ve noticed a trend; I am an encourager. I encourage others well, but when it comes to myself I am always mentioning how I need to do more, or better, or with more intensity…. In other words, I don’t encourage myself too well.
I’m guessing I’m not the only one like this. I’d bet that you are quicker to celebrate others than you are to celebrate the wins in your own life.
Let’s change that!
Rather than dogging ourselves for not being able to swim as good as someday we will, how about if we celebrate the fact that we’ve jumped into the water!
How about if we stop for a few minutes and celebrate what we are doing right in our lives! Let’s celebrate and then we’ll get back to correcting!