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Topic: ALL TALK, NO ACTION (01/10/19)
TITLE: True Walker or Simple Talker?
By Anitra Freeney
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Recently, I was told some disturbing news. I was informed that I have a tendency to play the role of a victim. As I sat and discussed this, I found myself saying things like, "I don't want to be the victim. I want to be an overcomer, I want to be able to tell people that I made it through, that I triumphed, but you don't get it, things keep happening." It was then that it clicked, I spend entirely too much time focusing on the negatives in my life instead of allowing the negatives to propel me on my faith walk. A while ago, I developed an outlook on life and put a quote to it. My quote is as follows: "When life gives you crap, scoop it up, use it as manure, and grow from it." Somehow I became distracted and began allowing the crap in my life to pile up, and the stench of it began to paralyze me. I've since decided that I refuse to walk around smelling like poop from years ago. I've got to make a committed decision to walk this thing out! I've got enough crap to turn into rocket fuel and blast off, so what's stopping me? Why haven't I done this? Why haven't I truly blossomed and welcomed the me I'm supposed to be? Simply because I've only been talking.
Talking is good, it's necessary, it keeps your communicative skills sharp, but walking is even greater. It keeps you in shape, it enables you to move, it strengthens muscles as you're doing it, and most importantly, it takes you places that you otherwise would only have been able to talk about.
Talking about a location doesn't get you any closer to it than closing your eyes and thinking about it, but walking will actually enable you to make it to your destination. My message tonight, stop the mouth service and get on your journey!
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