Who are you talking to?

In all areas of life, who you talk to, what you read and who influences you are important things to take care of. While this post from Jeremiah Owyang is meant for the professional who is, or may soon be, looking for a job, the ideas in it apply to many areas of life.

This got me thinking about my life and challenging myself to push out of my comfort zone. Not just professionally but with friends, my spiritual life, and in what I read. So whether like Judi Free or The Hosh you have a temporary career challenge, or are simply looking to break out of a rut, a GUT check might be a good place to start.

Just wait

“I think it can be so hard for me to be patient and just wait. Not that I was thinking that God wouldn’t provide but I was getting worried. God just wanted me to trust him.”

As Elissa is learning; when strife, doubt or fear arise it is good to take time to “be patient and just wait.”

Confident peace

I think Sue echoes an important set of life lessons for every Christian that Pastor Reece brought out in his powerful message Sunday.

“To survive the wilderness, you must get your eyes off the circumstances and onto God.”

It is so easy to let distractions and very real life circumstances keep us from the real peace of God’s will. When we focus on what God would have us do, take time to hear God’s voice and accept His grace in our lives, we can have confident peace in the midst of every real, but temporary, challenge we may be facing.