Go big or go home

Has someone ever said to you

“Go big or go home”

How did it make you feel?

Inferior?

Unwanted?

Useless?

Unworthy?

Or all the above

An image comes to mind when I hear the, “Go big or go home” quote

Slick-haired bullies in polyester power suits, high-fiving each other after making another killer deal

Pul-leeeeease

 

Oops

Did I just say that?!

Oh, dear me, what I meant to say was

“Thanks, I can’t go big so I’ll just go home, if it’s okay with you guys”

 

What does the statement, “Go big or go home” mean anyway?

Go big on what exactly?

…your personality

…your hairstyle

…your fries at the drive thru?

My husband entered his first Cross Fit competition last weekend

I was soooooo proud of him!

If you don’t know what Cross Fit is  –  Google it

Darn tootin!

These guys are seriously fit!

Throughout the competition

I didn’t hear one person say to someone who was struggling

“Go big or go home”

 

Because that’s not what it’s all about

The whole culture of Cross Fit feels welcoming

They don’t see winners or losers, they just see people

1 Corinthians chapter 13 tells us that:

‘Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up…’

Love fills us up, not puts us down

Love nourishes our souls, not uses us

God is love

And

He thinks differently to this world

He seeks out the misfits, losers and broken-souled people

When your made to feel like a lowly worm, God says in Isaiah 41:10

‘I’ve picked you. I haven’t dropped you. Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.’

Because He sees worth and value in every single person

He seeks you out because He wants a relationship

Regardless of what you can do for Him

He knows your desire is to be rescued

That deep need to be found

Isn’t that what we’re all looking for?

Someone to tell us that we are enough, just the way we are?

And once He’s found you, my friend

The “Go big” people can just pack up their egos

And “Go home”

😉

Wendy xo

 

 

 

 

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Wendy Parker

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