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Your backpack

Your backpack

How much does your backpack weigh?
Imagine having a backpack on your back and you start loading things in it.

Your backpack

Depending on what you are doing and for how long; dictates what you are going to load. Be it backpacking, hiking, walking, school, work, picnic, and so forth. Each task requires different things and amounts, and that can lead to a very heavy backpack.

The same holds true for your everyday life.
Imagine putting on a backpack and loading it with daily things. From your personal and professional life, family life, friends, neighbors, community, schools, activities, events, church, health, chores and trying to work in some time for rest.

You have to load your backpack light as if you were going on a week-long backpacking trip in the mountains. The exception is; load your backpack with only what you need.

Your daily life is the same. Pack for what you need. It is ok to not be able to get everything done and have to shift things to the next day; or the weekend. If you load your backpack full; it will be heavy, hard to carry and tiring.

Understanding that not everything is a priority, and that it is perfectly fine to let things that are not urgent wait.

Check your backpack in the morning and empty out the unnecessary stuff. Release those burdens to the Lord, and let him guide your way. Never overload yourself, never stop, and never give up. Carry only the burdens that you need.

Psalms 68:19 NIV
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

Fires

Fires are a very dangerous element.

Fires

They can consume a building, a house or a forest, and other things fast. All they need are the three elements; fuel, oxygen and heat in the right amount of mixture; and is is going. Remove one element and it is out.

Most fires can be contained and put out in a timely fashion, and then there are those; like a forest fire; that can roar out of control, destroying everything in its path.

Just like those fires ; people have fires in their personal lives that need controlling and put out. Some are small and can be extinguished in no time; then there are those that burn out of control, seemingly consuming us.

Recognizing the elements that create these little fires in your life; can help control some of them; by putting them out before they ever get started. Having a plan in your life on how to deal with certain things that create these fires will help.

Learning and growing from those fires makes us stronger, wiser and more prepared for future fires. The lessons learned along the way; are tomorrows gifts and blessings.

Be a firefighter and learn to put out the fires in your life; reap the peace and the blessings along the way.

Flaws

Flaws
What we think is a flaw, sometimes is what makes someone or something so very special.

Flaws

Flaws show up in many ways. Some are visual; like a crack, blemish, a mark, a chip, a knothole in wood, or a distortion in a pattern. Some are invisible that we only think we can see; then some are not flaws at all; but are something very beautiful that appears uniquely different.

At first glance we look and see something that we think is hideous, unsightly, or unworthy.

We tend to focus on the imperfections and flaws so much; that we miss the actual beauty that the flaw gives to the masterpiece itself.

Humans do the same thing with their lives. They focus on the imperfections and flaws that they see. They begin to see things that they think are flaws; extra wrinkles, love handles, gray hair, droops and sags, and a variety of other things that bring on anxieties and self-doubt.

No matter how much they fight against it and try to ignore the flaws, self-doubt creeps in; causing anxiety and distress. The battle to once again seek perfection, creates hurt, anguish, conjures blame, denial and resentment; that robs them of the joy and the actual beauty inside and out.

Our idea of perfection is not the same as the ideas of others and God’s; that we tend to ignore and not listen to.

Instead; we should realize the beauty in all the flaws and imperfections that we think we see. Knowing that we were created by an incredible, awe-inspiring Creator just as we were meant to be. Each and everyone, made similar, but very uniquely in our own ways, that creates the value and self-worth that is very special and very priceless.

Flaws are never bad; they are a blessing and a thing of beauty in the creation of all things.

Embrace your flaws; show the world and yourself how special you really are.

Psalms 139:14 NIV
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Vision

Vision comes in all forms; from the ability to physically see; to something seen in the mind (as in a dream or spiritual experience).

Vision

Vision can be a beautiful or impressive sight; the power of imagination to design or plan something; to imagine what the future of something could be, and the endless possibilities of your mind.

The power of sight is a wonderful thing; the power of vision is an amazing gift.

Let your vision open your world and unlock your potential deep inside.