Lately, God has been speaking to me in the most odd ways. Well I guess if you think about it, He speaks to us all the time, it’s just a matter of if we are willing to ‘see’ or hear what He is trying to tell us. The other day I was feeding my son who is now 13 months (WOW how times flies) and I put something in his mouth that he didn’t like and he IMMEDIATELY spit it out. There was no thought about it whatsoever. The interesting thing is that he has always done this. If what I give him to eat is something he’s not excited about, he spits it out. The other thing he does is if he has something in his mouth (that he actually may like) and I give him something new or something better, he spits out what is currently in his mouth. My husband and I get such a kick out of it. How awesome, but interesting, is it that a person who has only been on this earth 13 months knows what he likes and doesn’t like and without question? How is it that when he sees something he wants he spits out what he doesn’t want with no thought at all about what might happen if what he wants doesn’t taste as good as what he had? As I watched him one day, God began to speak to me and I began to think about why we can’t be as simple but aggressive in our adult lives. Why do we go through life eating and accepting things that we know we don’t like and we know don’t work for us, BUT yet we still keep doing it. It is somewhat INSANE… doing that SAME thing over again and expecting DIFFERENT results.
My answer to you is …
SPIT IT OUT
Try something different. Stop thinking the same way you’ve always thought. Stop saying the same things you’ve always said. Lastly, stop DOING the same things you’ve always done. At some point you have to do what my son does and SPIT IT OUT if you don’t like it. SPIT OUT those thoughts that aren’t helping you get to that place of purpose you desire. SPIT OUT those negative words you tell and believe about yourself. Negativity begets negativity. SPIT OUT those negative actions and behaviors that result in negative results and consequences. Just like my son immediately knows that he likes and doesn’t like. You know what you should be allowing into your life. Now if you don’t, that is where I come in as our coach to help you identify those thoughts, words, actions and behaviors that are keeping you from living your best life. Being authentic to who you are and who you were created to be has to start being a priority for you. If you don’t put you first, WHO will? Some times you have to SPIT OUT those people, places and things that keep you from living the life of purpose you were created to live.
My Challenge to you:
Take some time to assess your thoughts, words, actions and behaviors. Are they leading you toward living life IN and ON purpose. If not, then you need to SPIT THEM OUT NOW and start taking in those things that will push you toward that goal. Furthermore, you may also need to SPIT OUT some people (you hang with), places (you currently go), and things (you do or don’t do) in order for you to get on the path of purpose.
Once you’ve had some time to think about it, share your answers in the comment below. TELL ME…What (or who) do you need to spit out and when are you going to do it?