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5/18/12

Blinders



Sometimes I wish I could go through life with blinders on my eyes.
My proverbial eyes, that is.

You know when you feel that inner stirring to do?!


Take that mission trip.


Write that book.


Wear that outfit.


Blog that post.


Share those thoughts with a friend.


Start that business.


Respect your Husband in that difficult way.


Spend time with that hurting person.


Paint on that canvas.


Choose that unconditional love.


Sadly I spend too much of my life ignoring those stirrings because I'm afraid of what people might think.  I'm afraid of the ways I might fail.  I'm scared to death that I might just flop on my face and never be able to get up again.

What if I could go through life with my eyes set straight ahead, confident in who Jesus has made me to be?!  What if I could make choices in life not based on what I am afraid others may think, but rather understanding that life is too short to waste NOT doing what I was created for?!

I would probably be just a little more confident.
A little more brave.
And a little more free to chase the dreams God has placed on my heart.

Lovelies, embrace who you are.  Celebrate the beautiful person God created.  And may we each seek for just a little more courage to dream big for His glory.


Happy glorious weekend, dears!
xo






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12 comments:

  1. I love these pictures & this writing in the post. <3 lovely!!

    x.

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  2. Beautiful post, as always. And ever so true.

    Happy weekend to you too gal!

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  3. Absolutely love this, Nicole! So beautiful and so true. I'm going through a similar realization right now, so your blog was perfectly timed! So glad to follow you now!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  4. I always look forward to reading your blog because I can relate to almost everything you write! Thank you for writing so truthfully and for saying the things I often don't think about writing myself. I look forward to learning more about your new website!

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  5. I really love this post. And it's true. We are all afraid of failure. Or what people think. But a while ago, I decided, if I do fall on my face, I'm gonna laugh, get back up, and accomplish those goals I set for myself. Because I've only got one life, so I'm gonna make it count :)

    xo

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  6. I really loved this post. Beautiful! Thank you for being so honest and not being afraid to express who you are and what you struggle with.

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  7. Wow. I think you typed this for me. I really needed to hear this. Thank you for such a beautiful post.

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  8. Amen! A very powerful and difficult challenge, but one that is so so important... and one that I think everyone needs to work on :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  9. what a lovely & encouraging post :) {&& o so true!}

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  10. Oh! I just love this so much! Have a great weekend!

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  11. sigh. i feel like this could have been a response to my last post. thanks for the encouraging words, and the reminder of how important perspective is.

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