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31 Days of Finding Self | Moving Peaces In the bustle and flurry of all that is happening, sometimes it’s easy to drown out the big. The big truths, big values, big goals. To be honest, sometimes I’m glad for it. I don’t want to be stuck with quiet and big thoughts looming. Those big things can lead to huge life change or coping with hurts I don’t know how to handle.

While being too busy can overwhelm me, being without enough to do often scares me more.

So then I fill my plate back up again. I ignore the signs that tell me to slow down. To rest. To realize when I’m taking on more than I need to without good reason. Then I’m running (figuratively speaking…I hate actual running) nonstop so that by the time I crawl into bed at night I’m too exhausted to think. Instead of finding self, I’m practically avoiding it.

The world is not about me. My own life isn’t even totally about me. Finding self is not supposed to be a selfish endeavor. I’m not trying to encourage a “me, me, me” culture. But knowing who you are is a starting point. You need to know your downfalls as well as your strengths.┬áIt helps you to understand why you do the things you do and why you react to certain things and how to take care of yourself.

As much as I sometimes try to avoid it, wrestling with thoughts and struggles has a certain value to it. It’s how you learn and grow. It’s when you resolve the inner turmoil that’s building and spilling out into your everyday life. It’s then that you realize you can’t do it all. You need the community of people around you. And it’s most when I realize I need God to get me through this life.

Find the time to work through these questions and thoughts and truths. Because these big things matter.

 

 

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  • October 9, 2014 at 12:38 AM
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    “Finding self is not supposed to be a selfish endeavor.” Great line.

    Over the last five years I have learned more about me than ever and I find I am more healthy, more stable, more confident and more able to serve than ever before. As a staff, the pastors at our church studied temperaments and we finally understood each other better – not to mention ourselves. Being able to explain yourself to another person is edifying. Being able to understand another person creates community.

    I love your topic for 31 days. Keep it up!

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  • October 9, 2014 at 12:55 PM
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    great picture sam! Finding self is all about the journey and our ability to recognize the importance and gravity of the process. great topic.

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