Have you ever thought about the whole idea of justified excuses? You know, those reasons that seem totally valid, like they make sense at the time? I've been going through a phase where I find myself making all these excuses to explain why things are the way they are and why I'm feeling the way I do. But what does it all really mean?
Well, here's the scoop: it's like going through tough stuff, like my bank account taking a hit after back surgery or dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and taking care of my kid full-time when my job isn't something I can do remotely. And let's not forget the rollercoaster ride of the real estate market. Sounds legit, right? But here's the twist: it's not about the challenges themselves, it's about whether we let them stop you from growing and adapting.
You see, challenges aren't out to break us; they're here to shape us. There's that saying about having thick skin to survive in the real world – it's pretty darn true. We need to handle the heat without running away from the kitchen. Sometimes, we just need to find a way to let off some steam or open a window for some fresh air.
Now, let me get real for a moment. I've been caught in this cycle of making excuses, going back and forth, saying the same sorry, and feeling the same emotions. Then, my husband dropped a truth bomb on me. He said, "You're always stressing about time running out, and it's making you make choices that aren't really helping you move forward. What if you tried a different approach? Patience, persistence, and faith?" And just like that, it hit me. Was I stuck in this loop and not even seeing it? Always putting others first and saying, "I need to make money now so I can take care of this and that…"
As I'm learning and growing spiritually, I have to admit, it's a bit scary. I feel embarrassed, like I've been pretending. You know, giving advice and encouragement to others but struggling to believe in myself. Not following through on my own promises and bouncing from one thing to another, all because of these so-called justified excuses. But no more. Life's all about change – and we've got the dice in our hands. Our turn to roll, and yeah, the unknown's right there, but what happens once we let those dice fly?
I'm thankful to my husband for being brutally honest, caring, and motivating. He always speaks the truth. So, here's the deal: now that I'm facing these excuses head-on, it's time to change my mindset, renew my perspective as the Word of God teaches, and focus on my path and my path alone. Want in on how I'm making this shift?
Let's journey together as we embrace change, challenge our excuses, and make room for genuine growth. It won't be easy, but I'm betting it'll be worth it. So check out this video where I jump deep into this topic of justified excuse.