There has been a car commercial that has caught my eye over the past few weeks. In this car commercial the narrator says the phrase, "sometimes it is what you see looking back at you that truly moves you forward." We have been doing a series at our Women's Ministry this year called Mirror Mirror and I think that is why this commercial visually stood out to me. It is a flowing, melodic picture of a beautiful car moving through many mirrored scenes, and of course in the commercial the driver is moving elegantly forward into promise and hope and destiny.
But it was the phrase that arrested my spirit. "It is what you see looking back at you that truly moves you forward." This phrase has caused me to ponder the way many of us go through life as believers. I want to highlight two keys for growth in our faith journey which we must be intentional about pursuing and taking hold of by faith if we want to go after purpose.
Key number one is that if...
Authenticity is not just about being honest about who we are, it is also about being vulnerable. This can feel like a terrifying thing but it doesn't have to be terrifying at all. It can actually be very liberating.
It is time as believers we begin to see ourselves the way God sees us. We try too hard to think positive, good vibes only and encourage ourselves to love ourselves better, so that we can in turn love others better. What if the secret was far more simple? What if we just let God love us completely in the unconditional way only He can so that every limiting and negative self-belief we have is melted completely away.
Imposter syndrome is a real thing and almost all of us suffer from it. We look at others as if they have things all figured out and can seamlessly hold it all together because it looks like they do from the outside. However we forget to look at our own lives and realize that we too are presenting an idyllic image of ourselves out to the world.
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It is the 2nd day of January and our year is off to a wonderful start. I pray that you feel that way about your year. The beauty of a new year is the opportunity for a fresh start. In order to receive that blessing though, we must first believe that it is a fresh start and ideally we have something we are working towards and looking forward to. That, my friends is the power of purpose.
I want to invite you to join me in reading a proverb a day in 2018.
Today, I was reading Proverbs 2. Verse 2 says if we make our ear attentive to Wisdom and we apply all of our power to the quest for it, we will be able to understand God and what He wants for our life. That is my brief paraphrase of the Amplified Classic bible. The key here is that this is an if/then relationship. If you do this, then you will have that.
Let's think for a second about what that means. God is...
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First of all, I want to say thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you'll subscribe and stay a while. I'm Vita Panico and I am a lover of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, God the Father and all things Kingdom. I am the intercessory prayer leader at my church, I am a cheerleader and coach by nature. One of the many things I am passionate about is helping people fall in love with their creator and figure out their passion and purpose in this life.
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