Just Get Up!

Recently I heard my friends say how much they want to get done this year. They want to lose weight, start a new business, find a spouse, find a new job, move, become more decisive, start school, complete their education, save money, advance in a career.

This list goes on and on.

So my question is, what’s it going to take to get at least one of these goals started and done!

In my experience, I’ve had to make some very hard life decisions that cost me something. In desiring to reach a goal, I’ve had to sacrifice. I’ve lost friends, sleep, weight and put weight on. I had to move across the country, and let go of some dreams to a make room for the ones that were even greater. I had to believe in myself when no one else did. I had to tell myself I was worthy of moving forward, I was worthy of better.

I just had to get up!

We often wait for the one moment, that right moment, that complete clarity, (you know that is just how we create excuses for ourselves because we are afraid)  

Stop expecting someone else to create for you what only you can do for yourself and…

Get up and apply to school. Get up and apply for the job or internship. Get up and start an exercise program. Just start walking! Get up and go out to meet folks (your spouse might be right in front of you). Get up and make those decisive decisions. The hard ones, the ones you fear the most!

Don’t let a day, week, month, year go by without accomplishing what you keep talking about! Just get up!!!

What are you hoping for this year? Think about how you can move towards your new year’s revelation!

Start now and just get up!


It’s not going to be easy. There will be moments that will interrupt your focus and even stop you dead in your tracks! Just get up, dust yourself off! And like someone once famously said, “just keep swimming.”

‘Til Tuesday

Isaiah 43:19

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