Rise Up and Move Forward 

Affirming one’s self is empowering. To act on that affirmation is even more powerful. Tonight I’m sharing words I wrote a couple of years ago about rising up and moving forward. Be encouraged as you read.

You get more done when you
mind your own business.
There’s no need to stop
and compare your
progress against someone
else’s success.
Stop it. Choose yourself in
this right now moment.

Stop right now!
No more imitating.
It’s time for you to
Engage in being all you.

Look forward, straight ahead
eyes on the prize
Press on toward the mark
of your high calling

What difference does it make
if it doesn’t “appear”
normal by the world’s standard?
You, my friend, must do you.

You have a dream, a passion,
a fire burning in your soul?
Stop looking around waiting for
someone else to do something about it.
You are the instigating force in your life.
You are it.
You are your own catalyst.
Choose now to activate your faith.
You have enough.
You have what you need.

It’s your game.
This is your court.
It’s time for you to
make your move.
This is where your
practice proves your mettle.

What are you waiting for?

Start minding your own business because
the moment you do, the world will
shrink back to normal size, and
your dream will show just how big
it really is.
Big enough to contain ALL of you
It is broad enough to carry the
weight of your divine hope.
This moment is for you.
It is now.

You wonder.
I know you do.
Listen, dear heart
Because you?

You were made
for this moment.

Now go live by just being,
and let that being become what you do.

I don’t expect anything less,
and neither should you.



This is day 18 of my 31 Days of Affirmation. In this series I’ll affirm hope, faith, truth, and encouragement even when life is troubling. Particularly the series ponders what it means to hold on to those things that are good, right, noble, honorable, true, and lovely even when life isn’t so pretty. You can read all the series posthere. I hope you’ll be encouraged.

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