Sparks #22

IMG_5516My friend Annie at McGuffy’s Reader started a wonderful blog hop called Sparks with the intent to share an inspirational thought each Monday, and she’s invited us to join her. I think this is an awesome idea, and a great way to start the week!

I believe that every day is a new beginning, an opportunity to manifest the person God created you to be.  In order to do this we must learn to love ourselves, our uniqueness is the gift we’ve been given.  How we use it is up to us.

Just as the quote above says, we need to take stock of our lives and decide which things and people are good for us, and which hold us back or weigh us down. This is an ever evolving process, and what fit perfectly yesterday, may have served out its purpose and needs to be discarded today.

In some cases we are attached to things, people, and behaviors which were never part of what God intended for our lives, and it’s time to let go of those too.

Letting go isn’t always easy, but I can testify that for every unhealthy attachment you free yourself from, God will give you so much more that will lift you up and enhance your life journey.

Being willing to let go is one of the most misunderstood concepts of spiritual growth. It doesn’t mean you end up with less, it means you will end up with a life that is so much better, one you will love more than you can imagine.

Today… resolve to free yourself from that which is weighing you down. Fly free! ❤

Come and check out Sparks, find your inspiration for the week there, and maybe share something too!

untitled (51)Many of you are familiar with the “Thought for the Day” posts on my Facebook page that carry more messages of hope and encouragement. I post a new one each morning, drop by and check them out.  🙂

Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

22 thoughts on “Sparks #22”

  1. I agree with this. We’ve all had to let go of people that aren’t the right fit for us. It can be hard and particularly when they are family, but it still needs doing. Family is the hardest.

    Have a fabulous day and week filled with wonderful Sparks. ♥

  2. Love this spark so much. Being kind to ourselves can sometimes mean letting go of things or people in our lives that are not nourishing our souls.
    Have a really lovely week.

  3. If anything is weighing you down it’s worth shedding that load in order to fill your bucket again with things that will make you grow. I love it, great spark!

    1. That’s true about prevention, making wiser choices, but there are also times when people or situations change and become toxic. The Bible says to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” So I believe that God wants us to love ourselves, but with humility and gratitude for the gift of life and uniqueness we’ve been given. Thank You for Sparks… its one of the best blog hops I’ve found! ❤

      1. Indeed, life is everchanging, as are those who journey alongside us. This is why I said, prevention when possible. Josie, I understand loving oneself. And, I don’t fault those who do, keeping in mind what God intended. For me, it is about focusing on loving others as Christ did. I am so happy that you are enjoying Sparks! I am always inspired by what others bring.

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