MADE Maven October Issue MADE Magazine - Page 37

MADELIFE Click your RESET button. You need 3 hobbies: one to keep fit, one to make money, and one to fuel creativity. I thought that the goal was to get one hobby that satisfied all three, but I’ve learned that it’s good to have something set apart. Something that lets you be free from the phone, and work, and suffocating thoughts. Whatever your thing is, make time to do it. And if you’re really ready to see some positive changes, start doing those activities to honor God. A simple change in mindset will do it. “He gives power to the weary, and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40: 29-31 MARGARET A. WILLIAMSON Co-Owner, PRSVR @margaretawilliamson Have your own cheer team. WHEN IT’S TIME TO PERSEVERE… Remember why you started, and why you need to finish. What made you start this journey and take that original leap of faith? What pushed you off that mountain made up of “I’ll do it tomorrow” and allowed you to “do it right now?” Now ask yourself, “Is that reason still worth the sacrifice?” If the answer is “no”, then pull out that exit plan. If it’s a “yes” then you have your reason for continuing. Understand that your future is dependent upon your action or inaction TODAY. “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Hebrews 10:36 Imagine trying to get somewhere by following someone traveling in the opposite direction? How much longer would it take you to reach your destination? Stop sharing struggles with those that don’t share your vision, and be willing to accept assistance...from those ABLE to assist you. If they can’t understand, meaning that they are not willing to “stand under” what you’ve decided for your life, then stop filling your mind with their opinions. You need support that believes you are capable, shares your vision, and is willing to help through an absence of negativity. Nobody needs cheerleaders that cheer for the other team. Create a team that supports YOU! “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,” Hebrews 12:1 #mademaven 37