The progress-commitment connection

Some months ago I came to what I like to call a ‘shake-up’ realisation. Following a period of several months of self reflection, I discovered I was a flake in a lot of areas. By flake I mean: heavily reliant on my feelings; only doing something if I felt like it. Letting my feelings rule my life; so buried in myself I had lost sight of the bigger picture. So consumed by my little world, I was shut off to the real world and other people’s concerns, joys, hurts etc. I knew and have known somewhere in me that God did not want that for me. I knew that I had to commit to focusing on God’s words instead of how I felt.

One of the first things I did was to commit myself to peace. If something started scratching at my peace, I immediately looked at God’s Word and shut that fear down with it. That led me to my next thing, prayer. I started studying prayer and focused on hearing from God, understanding and applying His Word. Last I committed to taking the actions that are in my power to bring change. You see I started to see that I was waiting for a miracle when what I really needed to do was get off my backside and act!

I am still on this journey and am loving exploring prayer. Communicating with God is such an honour and a beautiful thing. I am in the best shape I have been emotionally and spiritually for a long time. I walk in peace and I am passionate about keeping it so my focus is on God.

Today commit to committing. It is essential for progress. I have done the flake thing. Let me save you the trouble, it doesn’t work.

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About Plantain Periodicals

Hello! Welcome to the Plantain Periodicals blogs. The name stems from the kitchen moments I had with my friends at university cooking plantain and planning our lives together. I have used this space as a window into my mind and the way I make sense of all my experiences through writing.This is where I share those conversations and moments that happen inside my head as a young woman growing up in 21st century London. Hopefully you'll be entertained and also learn a thing or two. My main blog ad: www.nissiknows.wordpress.com My literature blog: www.plantainperiodicals.wordpress.com NMx
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