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Are you stuck? Advice from Bittersweet

Cara Martens
Cara Martens Monday October 11, 2010
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“Don’t get stuck.

Move, travel, take a class, take a risk.
Walk away, try something new.
There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither.
This season is about becoming….

Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal.
Ask yourself some good questions like:

*Am I proud of the life I’m living?
*What have I tried this month?
*What have I learned about God this year?
*What parts of my childhood faith am I leaving behind?
*What parts am I choosing to keep with me for this leg of the journey?
*Do the people I’m spending time with give me life or make me feel small?
*Is there any brokenness in my life that’s keeping me from moving forward?”

Now is your time.
Become, believe, try.
Walk closely with people you love, and with other people who believe that God is very good and life is a grand adventure. Don’t spend time with people who make you feel like less than you are.
Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned.
Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep traveling honestly along life’s path”

Where do you tend to settle or get stuck? What from this passage struck you the most?
Who in your life do you need to schedule time with- to help motivate and encourage you? Do it today!
We need leaders like you to bring all that’s inside you to the table so we can influence the next generation.

Re-post in part from www.relevantmag.com
Taken from Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist Copyright © 2010.
Used by permission of Zondervan. www.zondervan.com

Cara Martens can’t help but read, write and dream, so becoming the 252 Basics Creative Director and main researcher for all things Orange is a perfect fit. She taught for a decade in schools and led teams in creating experiences for the church. Cara and her husband, Kevin, are schooled daily by her five- and eight-year-olds on how kids learn best.