Often we (me!) think we need to make changes in our lives – its a thought that comes up a lot. What decisions do I need to make and what changes do I have to make to get there.
We often also think that those changes should be big life changing moments where we end up being changed forever! I know I feel like this….over and over!
But I think sometimes that’s overrated.
I also think that the fear of making the big changes in our lives, can stop us from making ANY changes. And this is often my biggest challenge!
So I’ve decided I’m starting with the small changes.
Being brave in the little everyday moments such as;
- stepping out with no make up on
- brushing my hair and wearing it in all its untamed glory
- going on that bike ride with my husband not to gain fitness or get skinnier but for good ol fashioned fun and giggles!
- turning right instead of left when we drive somewhere just to take a different route
- giving that extra moment of PDA in public despite whose looking and just enjoying it!
- smiling randomly or saying good morning to that stranger even though they look grumpy
- wearing those comfy pants out because my goodness they’re so comfy (sorry hubby!)
- talking to the next door neighbour just for a chat and how are ya – nothing else
- making a freezer meal for someone or sweets for work colleagues – just because
- saying yes when someone asks me to do something, go/be somewhere or help someone.
I don’t think the changes we make in our lives need have to be big life moments!
I believe that even the smallest change can open up a world of possibility and doors we never knew existed.
And not just a world that we think others will be pleased with – but a world where we are pleased with ourselves!!!
Being brave in the little things; because those little moments could be the very thing that you need. That will take you exactly where you need to be….and maybe even help touch someone else’s life along the way!
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 NIV
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10 thoughts on “be brave in the small moments”
This is so true!!! I DO NOT want fear to hold me back from ANYTHING!
Totally agree! Fear sometimes, for me, comes on too quickly – but recognising that I don’t have to conquer the world everyday means I can control it more easily and just start simple 🙂 thanks for reading lovely caroline 🙂
This is so true, when I step out without makeup on I feel like I am conquering the world. It’s seriously NOT THAT BIG of a deal, but for whatever reason it feels like it is…. Nothing wrong with going fresh faced every now and then 😉 Thanks for sharing your heart today!
it isn’t is it Whitney but it can make you grow on the inside probably more than we imagine!!!! thank you for reading 🙂
This is such a great point, Finley. I think there’s power in remembering that we make choices every day, and therefore can make small (or medium or big!) changes when we want to, too. Thanks for including that verse along with this… very comforting 🙂
Yes definitely – big or small isn’t it…everything counts 🙂
So glad I finally got to sit down and read this post today! Such wonderful thoughts, Finley! Love what you said here, “Being brave in the little things; because those little moments could be the very thing that you need.” Yes. Yes. Yes! Those are the moments I feel like I need the most right now. Here’s to not holding back in fear anymore and to actually take hold of those moments! Great post, Finley! I love it! 🙂
oh thank you Jess! here here to that too! With God for us we can do ANYTHING!
Yes, Jesus is totally challenging me to step out of my comfort zone and do these changes in my life. Stop being so focused on me and do for others just because it is good to do. AND its amazing the amount it has changed my heart and the opportunities to pour into others I have been experiencing because it all. Love this!
Thanks Jena! It completely changes your heart doesn’t it but its definitely a matter of staying focus on Christ and our eternal life than worrying about the now so much!