"The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ would take the slums out of people, and then they would take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature...Yes, Christ changes men, and changed men can change the world."
Ezra Taft Benson
Feb 29, 2012
Fail to Leap
Happy leap day! I'm so excited about it that I don't know what to do to celebrate. Like, really. I want to start a leap day tradition or something but I'm stumped. I'll keep thinking ha.
Wow. I'm utterly inspired.
I just got back from volunteering at Scenic View Academy. An amazing teacher there just blew my mind with this video:
Holy heck, people! People are so incredible. Everybody.
How are you holding yourself back?
Are you too young? Too old?
Too socially isolated? Too socially pressured?
Too ambitious in the wrong areas?
Are you too untalented?
Too loud? Too quiet?
Or did some other insecurity jump to mind?
Stop. Stop right now.
Ok. Nobody's perfect. But all too often we hold ourselves back because we are scared.
Scared we aren't any good.
Scared we are good enough but aren't strong enough to become that.
Do you ever fail to leap because you are afraid you won't quite make it?
(Leap. Leap day. Ha! Ok I'm done.)
Seriously though, today was a great reminder for me that we should stop trying so hard to be our own biggest opposition.
Who are you? Good, and bad, that's ok. Don't stop there.