When a reporter asked Thomas Edison “How did it feel to fail at making the light bulb 1.000 times? Thomas replied: “I didn’t fail, the first light bulb was an invention with 1.000 steps”. Word.
What is your dream? Lose weight? Run a successful business? Become a movie star? Find true love? What ever you do, don’t give up.
If the Star Bucks dude, Howard Schultz had taken no for an answer when he was turned down by 242 banks, there would be no Star Bucks. I shudder at the thought.
Hold your head up. Keep moving forward. You you are your own yes.
I joined a fast growing skin care line one year ago. I am not living in a mansion, I am not driving a Land Rover, I am not traveling around the world, I am not throwing big sums of money at the causes that melt my heart. Yet.
So here is why I get up, flip open my lap top, slug down some coffee and push ahead. In a word it is “Why”?
“Why” can change your world. Ask your self the often quoted “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail”? And then do it. Don’t settle for conventional. If you settle for conventional you WILL get conventional results. Step outside of the same old, same old and rock your own world.
Oh yes, Meryl Streep did not get the part of the damsel in distress in one of the remakes of King Kong because she was told she was too ugly. Oh pity the dumb dude who made that mistake. Meryl quite obviously did not take that too seriously and decided to rock her own world.
And we all know how that turned out.
You’ve got this.
Historically speaking there are upheavals in Christianity at fairly regular intervals. One obvious example is Martin Luther and the 95 thesis.
He questioned what he saw as misinterpretations in the way “church” was being done. He ultimately made huge changes in the world of Christianity.
I believe we are seeing some huge changes in the way we “do” church today, in what is being called Progressive Christianity. A new and fresh way of looking at God, scripture and Jesus.
Progressives are not changing God or his “word”, just re-framing it.
When words like re-framing pop up in Christendom, it does cause many a knee jerk reaction.
I get that. When ever the status quo is challenged it rocks many Christ followers world. We tend to like what is comfortable and familiar and after all it is all we have ever heard, it is the only way we have ever done church!
That’s OK, God moves us at different times and in different ways. I love the lyrics to this song by James Bay. https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=why+don%27t+you+be+you+and+i%27ll+be+me&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-002
If you’re spinning the old record, it’s next to impossible to start playing the new one. These are the top 5 reasons to stop talking about being broke.
Source: 5 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Saying You’re Broke — Sarah Petruno Shamanism