Why Don’t We Do More?

Why Don’t We Do More?


Last week I shared an inspirational piece found in the belongings of Virginia Piper, a woman devoted to uplifting others. A woman who answered the call to “do more”.

“I will do more than belong…I will participate.

I will do more than believe…. I will practice.

I will do more than give…I will serve and love.” (A few of my favorite lines. See last week’s post for the entire piece)

As we read the call to action, we are mentally and emotionally buying-in, wanting to go that extra mile. But why don’t we?

I think sometimes we get “stuck”. We are stuck in our own fearful thinking or become comfortable in the status quo. 

We see many options – but the thought of choosing paralyzes us.

We have big dreams – but are too afraid to chase them.

We do what we are told – but not what needs to be done.

We make a start  – but fail to follow through.

We know what to do – but can’t see how to do it.

Often times we don’t’ know what to do – and can’t quite define the problem.

We get stuck in our lives of going along, and getting along. We tend to please, perfect, perform, pretend and procrastinate. 

One of my favorite authors, Neale Donald Walsch, reminds us that life begins outside of our comfort zone. We literally must take that leap…..leap of faith, leap of courage or leap into the unknown. 

Stop putting important actions on “hold” for a “better day”. Don’t procrastinate waiting for that “perfect time”. Jump in…now

Stop waiting until…

Until you have kids, until the kids are out of the house.

Until you start work, until you retire.

Until you get married, until you get divorced.

Until you finish school, until you go back to school.

Until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds.

Until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter.

There is no better time to answer God’s call to move forward expanding our love, awareness, and life’s work than NOW.

Remember : “Just Say YES” !!!

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