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I was challenged in a mastermind group a few weeks ago to compose a manifesto for Step Out & Thrive Ministries.
If you are new to the term “manifesto” it is a public declaration of core intent or beliefs. In other words, it is a series of statements sharing why you do what you do.
This question has my mind racing for days. Honestly, why do I do what I do? What really motivates me to write, coach and speak to others? Why even bother?
As God and I talked a lot about this topic, I looked at so many amazing passages. John 3:16, Jeremiah 29:11 and Ephesians 3:16-21. All great choices, but none really met me at my core.
Then one morning as I was running, I thought, “Jesus, did You have a manifesto? Did you ever share openly and publicly your mission?
Immediately, my heart went to The Beatitudes. There are so many deep Truths scattered in statements Jesus came to fulfill in amazing ways. As I began to pour over my notes from my time studying these verses a year or so ago, my head began to nod in agreement. Jesus’ Promises in the beatitudes are still alive and freely available to us today. They actually form a deep-rooted foundation for everything Step Out & Thrive Ministries stands for.
So, I’m sharing with you the Step Out & Thrive manifesto, inspired by the beatitudes documented in Matthew 5. It’s still a work in progress. Feedback is always welcome!
I believe there is hope for those at the end of their rope. With less of yourself, there is more room for God to work.
I believe there is more than just a second chance for those who believe that they have lost everything that matters. It’s the empty that can truly be filled.
I believe in those who chase after true contentment in being just who they are – no more, no less. They realize the most important value in life cannot be bought.
I believe in those who are hungry for more than this world has to offer. I see you and I know how you feel. There is more. Our God really is the more you have been searching for.
I believe in those who spend their entire life caring for others. It’s time your heart is cared for as well. Yes, God can do that!
I believe in those who have a special mind and heart connection. You see and feel what other’s miss. Keep creating. Never be afraid to experience the world differently. Boldly share what God is doing with through you with others.
I believe in those who strive to make cooperation rather than friction. Never be afraid to show up for the family of God. This is your calling.
I believe in those who are brave enough to wrestle through tough questions and face opposition. Your journey will only bring you closer to God’s purpose. Keep walking.
Hello and welcome to Step Out And Thrive Ministries! My name is Bethany Boring and I am proud to be called a child of God before any other title or role. I am a mom to 3 amazing boys. I enjoy writing for this Step Out And Thrive community and walking with you as we venture through the ups and downs of life together. I am an ICF trained Certified Professional Christian Life Coach (Christian Coach Institute Graduate), Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, mentor, Certified Human Behavioral Consultant (DISC Personality) and an author. As always - dare to do more than just survive, step out and thrive!