Fine. I’m Just Fine.

Are you living a “fine” life? Yesterday in church, this happened multiple times… “How are you doing?”  Me: “I’m fine.” A couple of folks dug deeper and asked, “Really?” Me: “Yes reallyI’m fine.”

“What’s wrong with being fine?” you might ask. Fine is certainly better than messy or challenging or disappointing. True, but I wonder if we are meant for more than that? In fact, what is our personal definition of fine?

At any point in our life story, if we were being honest with ourselves, we might answer:

I’m coping.
I’ve settled for average.
I’m going through the motions.
I’m on autopilot.
I’m not sick.
I’ve made it to another day.

Beyond Fine. One of the benefits of purposefully writing encouraging posts on Facebook is that I’m often blessed by my own words years later when I read them in my Facebook Memories. That was the case today. I found this 2014 post:

“Do you want to experience the supernatural provision of God or just live an easy to explain life? Are you just “fine”? God did not call us to “fine”; He called us to faith, says Beth Moore.

God called us—me and you—to faith not to fine.  Let that simmer in your spiritwhat part do you play in moving beyond fine into God-possible territory?

And then another memory, in 2011 I wrote: God uses whatever and whomever He chooses for His purposes. He’s an out of the church pew kind of God – above and beyond anything we can think or imagine. It is so like God to show us a future that would be impossible without His intervention. But… we must be willing to let Him—it’s our choice.

Is Fine Good Enough? This is a discussion between you and God. I can’t answer that for you. But if, as the Word says in Ephesians 3:20, He will do immeasurably more than we can think or ask, why not ask? Why not ask Him how much more He has planned for you? Why not invite Him to lead you beyond fine into His purpose for you today?

As for me, I’m tap-dancing on the edge of myself today! Only God can take me where He has called me to go. I’m not willing to settle for average. I’m packing faith, hope, and love on this journey. He leads. I follow.

Let’s stay connected. What are your thoughts, your questions? I want to hear from you. Please accept my invitation to email me at CoachMaggie@calledtoaction.com. If you don’t mind and to help others as well, I’ll share your questions/comments and my response. We are better together!

Photo by Kelli McClintock

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Maggie Sabatier-Smith

Maggie Sabatier-Smith

Columnist at Chispa Magazine
A communicator by nature, a writer with heart, Coach Maggie has been published in Strategy Magazine and most recently was invited to contribute toward Tapestry Network’s, "If I could Only Share One Thing About…Becoming Unstoppable." A sought-after blogger, Coach Maggie’s smart wit is apparent in her writing and she keeps readers asking for more. With over 30 years serving in a variety of leadership roles in the global marketplace, Coach Maggie brings a wealth of experience and education to her coaching practice. As a speaker, coach, consultant and trainer she has communicated the message of purpose to individuals and across organizational boundaries. An international traveler, she blends easily into new environments and embraces the challenges of multicultural settings.
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A communicator by nature, a writer with heart, Coach Maggie has been published in Strategy Magazine and most recently was invited to contribute toward Tapestry Network’s, "If I could Only Share One Thing About…Becoming Unstoppable." A sought-after blogger, Coach Maggie’s smart wit is apparent in her writing and she keeps readers asking for more. With over 30 years serving in a variety of leadership roles in the global marketplace, Coach Maggie brings a wealth of experience and education to her coaching practice. As a speaker, coach, consultant and trainer she has communicated the message of purpose to individuals and across organizational boundaries. An international traveler, she blends easily into new environments and embraces the challenges of multicultural settings.