Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You can't outrun yourself ...

One thing I've often had to emphasize with counseling or coaching clients is this: "Wherever you go, there you are."

You can never run away from who you are.

You have gifts, talents, strengths ... as well as flaws, weaknesses and problems. It comes as a bundle called "you."

Sometimes, in the challenges, stresses and pressures of life, we need a little time off or away to "decompress." Often, though, there's the temptation or desire to run away from the problems to some place, some thing, or someone better.

But wherever you go, there you are!

Your life ... complete with its problems ... will be in the new place, new job, new relationship. Some things may change, but YOU will still be there.

Ultimately, to move forward and improve your life you have to embrace your realities, address the issues, use your strengths and work on the problems. Otherwise, you'll simply be miserable. Because, after all, wherever you go ... there you are.


Sunday, August 2, 2009

The fire ...

This video will blow your socks off! Watch it from start to finish ...

" 21 'Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. 22 On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws'," Matthew 7:21-23.

(Thanks to James Miller, Jr. for posting this video to his Facebook page, where I had the chance to view it)