accepting responsibility (link)

We ignore dirty dishes in the sink, trash on the sidewalk, and the shyperson at the party. We convince ourselves that we deserve to suffer,that we’re incapable of changing, or that we’re just not lucky. We push aside thoughts of poverty in India, inequality in Africa, or starvation the world over because “it’s too big; someone else will fix it; it’snot my problem.” Except it is our problem, because we can do somethingto change it.

Accepting Responsibility

The goal is not to remove everything from our lives. The goal is to remove the unimportant, so that only the meaningful remains.

— Towards simplicity (via becomingminimalist)

Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.

Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people.

— Psalm 82.3-4 (NLT)

vision and adequacy

If the size of your vision for your life isn’t intimidating to you, there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God.

— Pastor Steven Furtick

If we feel adequate to handle on our own anything God has called us to, chances are we are misunderstanding the calling or are way too overconfident in ourselves. On the other hand, the more we feel intimidated and even overwhelmed, the more we must rely on God’s grace and provision to see us through…which is exactly where he would have us be.