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Living life Out Loud

I can't remember where I first ran across this idea of "Living Life Out loud;" living with abandon,not holding back or holding in, but  simply being myself and not apologizing for it..

II Samuel 6:21 in the New Living translation says, " I am willing to act like a fool in order to show my joy in the Lord." This was King David's response to being criticized by his wife for showing some unbridled joy. This verse motivates me to not live in a box, be confined to one swimming lane predetermined by other people, dance to other people's music. 

It doesn't mean being arrogant, full of myself, having an independent spirit or not being teachable; but it  does mean simply being whom God made me to be and lving it out without fear of what others might say or think. Too much of my life has been spent in trying to keep everybody happy and missing the real me created by Jesus Christ. It was Bill Cosby who said, "I don't know what the secret to success is, but I do know what the secret to failure is and that's trying to keep everybody happy."

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