When You Can't Have it All, Do You Settle?

by Sandra Allen Lovelace  @SandraALovelace  #WallflowerWomen  #TimetobeYOU!

When you wake up and realize you can’t have it all … that the effort you’ve been pouring into a project, career, relationship, goal, dream is only creating an illusion that leads to nowhere and you’re dying inside … what happens?

  • Do you put down your head and sacrifice even more?
  • Do you turn and walk away in frustration with reality?
  • Do you stay in place and maintain the status quo?

These options reflect the Fight, Flight, Freeze reactions familiar to those who experience or support others in crisis situations. If you find yourself caught up in any of these dynamics, are the results bringing you peace? Or are you in continual rounds of reaching the end of yourself and collapsing in despair? Been there, done that, moving beyond the cycle.

Today I choose health and life. I choose strength and courage. I choose peace and joy. Share on X

Sad to say, such choices are not always popular or well-received. The chaos of this fallen world prefers us to stay against the wall, stuck in a constricting, unhealthy place by faulty opinions and improper pressures. But when God calls His children forward, He not only expects us to respond … He equips us to do so.

The message of John 3:16 is powerful and effective. But the Gospel is not a single deal we enter into one day and lay aside the next. Throughout Scripture, believers are encouraged (dare I say directed) to remember* who God is, all He’s done for us, and how we’re expected to respond. Christ Himself describes the ongoing nature of redemption in Luke 14:25-33.

Maybe you’re tired of the same ole, same ole. And Jesus is beckoning you to join Him on the narrow but open road. There’s room out here for you, and freedom is less scary than it looks from the sidelines.

If you’ve never met Jesus, now’s the time. Talk to Him.
If you know Jesus, but you want more of His abundance, today’s the day.**


*Exodus 20:1-17, Deuteronomy 8:18, Psalm 105:5, Ephesians 2:11-13, Revelation 2:2-5
**I’m a Transformation Coach, prepared to lend a hand to other Wallflower Women.
For a conversation about the journey, email me at SandraAllenLovelace@gmail.com.

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