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How To Make An Exit

Do you know how to make an exit?  We’ve heard of making an entrance but I am curious to know if you know how to properly make an exit.   How you leave says a lot about who you are and what you value.  On the airplane there is a row called the exit row.  You have a little more leg room in that row but you also have more responsibility that comes with that seat.  Some people make quick exits and other s take a while to leave.  Do you know how to exit a conversation loaded with gossip?  Do you know how to exit a conversation filled with negativity?  Do you know how to exit a restaurant serving unhealthy food when you’re watching what you eat?  Here are two ways to make an exit.

  1. Practice.  Like making an entrance you have to prepare for it.  You must do it. Get up and go. Shut up and leave.  Walk away silently or loudly.
  2. Pray. You have to pray about the decision you are making.  Ask yourself what do I value most?  What does God say about this situation?

Sometimes you have to say these words to yourself, I’m not staying here so you can move on.  How do you get unstuck?  You start verbally saying I’m not staying here.  I’m not doing the same thing over and over.  I’m not going to continue down the road of disappointment. I’m going to do better. You start walking in a different direction in your mind first. My prayer today is for us to live courageous lives and walk out in faith even when it seems hard to do so.

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A New Start

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Last month it was all about the new year, new goals, new beginnings and new adventures too.  As I look back over the beginning of the this month, some of my own new starts have already stopped.  I realize I need to be courageous for some of the new things I have on my list. I need to let go of some fears, some doubts, some anxiety.   I said to myself, out with the old and in with the new. However, I was quickly reminded that the same old courage it took me to meet desired goals previously, is what I needed to start over.  I had a talk with myself.  I spoke honestly to me saying “don’t you dare give up, don’t you throw away your courage, your do better attitude, or your no excuses mindset.”  It takes courage to be more disciplined (slow it down), to turn away from (say no), and to stay focused (live healthy).   So I began again by taking baby steps. Starting over starts with courage and I am going to use that same old courage from before to lift me up out of the pit of discouragement.  The bible says over and over to be of good courage.  I was strengthened as  I read Psalm 31:24 King James Version (KJV)

24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.

Prayer: Lord help me be courageous no matter what, because my hope is in You. Thank you for always loving me and for being there every time I am discouraged, feel like giving up and have to start over. Give me peace and persistence in Jesus name, Amen.