Say Goodbye To Your Buttprints!

You know, studies confirm that people rarely think about us and our words as much as we think they do. Why do we worry so much about what other people think?

Be the special person God created you to be.

Sometimes I get afraid. Paralyzed even. By what I think other people think of me. It's not like I have any spidey powers where I can read people's minds, so I fill in the blanks, with my worst doubts and anxieties. I project onto others what our enemy wants me to get stuck on."They think I'm fill in the blank." Does that ever happen to you?

Do you ever feel so paralyzed with fear that instead of doing something. You simply do nothing?

I look at the above magnet on my fridge daily. It makes me laugh. But I realized that’s exactly what I’m doing. Making butt prints in the sands of time. Because my fear (and insecurity) hold my feet and my voice captive.

Be the special person God created you to be.

God created each of us in His image. We are unique and special. We so often forget that and try to blend into the crowd. We want to "fit in." Be "perfect." Except, no one is perfect. Stop trying and just be YOU!

God calls us to cast our fears and our worries aside. 

"Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken” – Proverbs 55:22

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

It's scary, but so rewarding, to just be ourselves.

I was recently given some very good advice from a wonderful man of God. It was so good, I had to stop and write it down. Ready for it?

“Stop listening to what those voices in your head are shouting. Quiet your mind and listen to God. What’s God saying? What’s God calling you to do?”

You know, that simple, yet profound advice also applies to you!

So I’m going to ask you. What is God calling you to do today? Are you listening? Or are those negative voices in your head too loud to hear Him? Or are you too busy to actually hear Him lately?

Step out in faith. 
Be the special person that God designed ONLY YOU to be!

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16 comments:

  1. Cameron James3:35 PM

    Ha! This made me laugh Nicki. But seriously, I too have been making alot of buttprints lately. Thanks for the great wisdom, and what a fun way of looking at it! :)

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    1. Wow Cameron, thanks for reading my blog! Hope you and the family are well. Blessings to you for some fantastic footprints that I know are coming your way. :)

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  2. Jenna D.4:04 PM

    Thank you for being such an encourager Nicki.

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    1. Dear Jenna, thanks for your kind words and for stopping by my blog! Blessings, Nicki

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  3. Just stopped by from NOBH, Nicki. Christ really does cast out fear - we just have to hold on to Him! Thanks for the encouraging post. ~ Ann

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog Ann! Loved your recent post as well. Blessings to you, Nicki

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  4. Hahahaha, I 'hear' others thoughts of me too! Crazy, aren't we? Sometimes I think we bring on way more grief for ourselves than is necessary....thank you for the challenge to stop leaving buttprints!!!! Can't get anywhere while sitting, can ya????

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    1. Hi Nicole! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I think God uses those times of grief to keep molding us to be who He created us to be. It's not always easy, but so worth it in the end, don't ya think? Blessings, Nicki

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  5. I have never seen or read that ever!! I love it!! It sort of stuck me right in my gut! I am SOO GUILTY of listening to those words in my head!! I know it's God's timing that I hopped hear from WLWW Link up. I am going on a weekend mission trip with our youth and I want to do what God wants. I definitely can't do it sitting down now can I?? I think I will post this all over the bus and maybe it will sink in by the time we get to our destination!!

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    1. I can't believe you never saw that before! It always makes me laugh, but I guess there is also some "deep" meaning behind it too! I pray that you have the grace, courage, wisdom and words necessary to lead a group of kids into such an awesome journey! And that this time is a wonderful experience for your family! Thanks for stopping by Piper!

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  6. I love this, Nicki! I'm hopping over from NOBH, and now hopping to write. Thanks for the encouragement!
    ~Susan

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Susan! :) Blessings to you!

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  7. Love the quote! Will add it to my collection for future pondering.
    Keep the Faith!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Karin!

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  8. Terrific quote! I thought I recognized the author, and did a search. He did a great series for kids when my girls were little: You're Nature's Greatest Miracle. My daughter's loved listening to the cassettes!

    Thanks for sharing at NOBH!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kim! :) I will have to check out that series, he's a funny guy! Blessings, Nicki

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