Follow Your Heart

Sometimes I overthink things which makes decision making a little difficult. I guess it’s part of the DNA for a procrastinator like me. But whenever I am suffering from what I call the paralysis of pondering, I recall a phrase my husband has often used to spur me to action.

Follow your heart.

I did that recently. After spending another season stuck in the sticky mire of indecision, I followed his advice. I followed my heart and it lead me here.

I’ve learned that overthinking can lead to underachieving but the Word of God simplifies things and makes our mission clear.

“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:17-18

Maybe you feel God nudging you as He did me. Maybe you’ve heard the stories of children in need and you know you can help meet that need. 

If you’ve been praying about how you can make a difference in someone’s life, be the hands and feet of Jesus in this world, here’s something you might consider.

Compassion International has this crazy goal to get 3,108 children sponsored between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30!

On second thought, that might not be such a crazy idea after all if enough of us make the decision to follow our heart today.

For information on sponsoring a child, click here


Do Something!

“You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind. Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing. Get interested in something! Get absolutely enthralled in something! Get out of yourself! Be somebody! Do something. The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” Norman Vincent Peale 

He’s right. Mr. Peale knows what he’s talking about. I say this because I have experienced it myself. The lethargy that comes from trying to live a small, safe life.

I know what it’s like to stick to a comfortable routine, covering the same ground over and over, going nowhere. That’s how you fall into a rut. And the only way to get out of it is to stop doing the same, old thing and start doing something new.

So I’ve decided to stretch myself a bit. To get out of my comfort zone and commit to participating in Blog Month for Compassion. In September, I will join other bloggers as we “unite on behalf of children in poverty.”

The goal? To help find sponsors for at least 3,108 children in need.

Are you like me? Have you been looking for a new challenge, for “something bigger than yourself” to ignite and energize you?  Ask God to show you what that is. Then go “Do Something”. 

Maybe you’ll even decide to join us?
Join the Compassion Blogger Network