Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Break out of your shell...

... break forth and breakthrough!

When I "bumped" into this quote (on right) during one of my random internet searches I had to save it...I knew it will come handy one day. 

I really like the beginning point - the realization that we're all fragile. 

It's a fully acknowledged fact - by God and man* - that we are fragile, however that's not a good excuse to stay in our shells and do nothing.

Let's consider an egg closely...

No egg will never accomplish it's purpose in life if it stays in it's (protective) shell...if it does, it will rot.

To produce life (a chick) and/or prolong life (as food), the content of the egg has to break out out its shell.

May be easier for an egg, you'd say. Yes, I understand because I know from experience, that after you've been "hurt" (outside your shell), one approach to life is to stay within one's shell and not get involved in things happening around you - avoiding any touch/crack.

Approaching life from within a shell is very restrictive - you can never accomplish your full potential in there. If an egg (raw or cooked) that says in it's shell forever eventually rots, imagine how that translates to our lives. Frightening huh?

As the year progresses, I challenge you (and myself) to break out of our shells. Stepping out of our shells takes us one step closer to our breakthroughs... from potential to performance.

The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
Zora Neale Hurston 

Wishing you a progressive year as you break out of your present into your future. God bless

 

References:
*Psalm 103: 13-18 -  As a father loves and pities his children, so the Lord loves and pities those who fear Him [with reverence, worship, and awe]. For He knows our frame, He [earnestly] remembers and imprints [on His heart] that we are dust. As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it and it is gone, and its place shall know it no more. But the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord are from everlasting to everlasting upon those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, and His righteousness is to children’s children - To such as keep His covenant [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it] and to those who [earnestly] remember His commandments to do them [imprinting them on their hearts]. (Amplified)
Job 14: 1-2 - “How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble! We blossom like a flower and then wither. Like a passing shadow, we quickly disappear. (NLT)




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