For years, I just couldn’t say it. I don’t know why, but I would say anything except those dreaded three words. Three simple words: “I don’t know.” Why are they so difficult to say? It’s because we have to admit a measure of ignorance. It’s humbling. But I want to encourage you to not fear … Continue reading Empowering Reasons to Say IDK
For years, I just couldn't say it. I don't know why, but I would say anything except those dreaded three words. Three simple words: "I don't know." Why are they so difficult to say? It's because we have to admit a measure of ignorance. It's humbling. But I want to encourage you to not fear saying IDK any more. Saying "I Don't Know" is very powerful.
For the past two weeks (18 days to be exact) I took a small break from the social media world. There would be no Facebook – no Twitter – NOTHING! My mindset heading into this “fast” was originally to read the Bible, in its entirety, within that small window of time. Within my life there had been some occurrences and “issues” that had popped up. In all honesty, some of them made me question God on a number of different things. For the record, that is not a sign of faithlessness or doubt!
You’ve heard it a hundred times – if you’re not growing, you’re dying. And if this statement ever was true, it is simply no longer reality. Life IS about growth, but it’s not ALL about growth. I’m passionate about growth. I’ve written much about planning, vision, and growth. For much of my life, anything short of growth I considered failure…until few weeks ago.
It’s crazy, but in order to be true to myself, I find a little rebellion necessary. It’s more than a phase, it’s an essential stage for my growth. Rebellion, for me, is nothing more than a means to an end: finding myself. I admit that I’m a little scared, but I cannot continue to accept all the assumptions and presumptions handed down to me. Up to this point, my identity has been defined by peer pressure and fear, so I must rebel for the sake of my own integrity or I must deny God’s design in me. My calling is unique to me; this is not my grandfather’s world, so I rebel for the sake of impacting my generation with the Gospel.
rebel: noun or verb? rebel (n): a person who resists authority, control, or tradition; an agent of change rebel (v): to dissent from an accepted moral code or conventional behavior rebellion (n): revolt, revolution, uprising, insurgence // antonyms: complacency, compliance To the question: Am I really a rebel? I answer a condescending: No. But in … Continue reading rebel