I believe God really does start to open doors in front of us and it’s our job to listen enough to recognize him and have the strength at the time and courage to run through it.
God can’t drive a parked car. We’re not moving, if we are just sitting still….We need to ask, We need to make sure. I believe we can always do that and take the step into what’s best, not just what’s good.
But a fear of failure? No. No. Because here’s the worst thing that can happen… the door is shut and will not open. That isn’t failure, it is rerouting time.
You adjust and develop a new plan to find what us the best route to serve Him.
I have limited time. I want to spend that time doing what’s best, not merely what’s good. And I believe He will always (if I ask enough and I listen enough), show me what’s best rather than what’s good.
And I can spend my time doing what’s best. I believe I can live in that place a majority of the time. It just requires consistent listening and dedicated effort, every day.
I have my vision statement, which is the way I want to live my life. It’s “I will be willing at any moment to sacrifice who I think I am for who God created me to be/become”.
God has given me a gift, the desire to serve Him and others, the desire for intimacy with Him, and the gift of working towards wisdom, maintaining my integrity, and always trying to align thought, word and deed with my values. That is my goal. Yes, I fall short. But I am determined to keep trying.
Again, then I try to stay mindful of my priorities. My relationship with God. My relationship with my husband. My calling. My friends and family. Physical and mental health. And finances. So that’s the order right now that I have my priorities in.
I have values, priorities and then my determination to fight the good fight; and to serve the ones God sends to me.
When I go to set my goals, I line it up with this. And I make sure that this is wrapped around what I’m focused on, on a day to day basis. I attempt to be sure my habits and practices line up with my values. I will tell you what remains important to me: authenticity; fenacity: staying optimistic in troubled times; integrity: and entrusting my heart to those who see the best in me and help me see the besr.
When our goals stay rooted in our deepest values, we stay on course, and we don”t stop pushing.
I know I either have to be all in or all out, I must not play the middle ground. I find and define my passion by listening to Him. The passion can change radically over time. But actually, it doesn’t change. What changes is how it is expressed. For example, in my early 20s I was a gung-ho corporate girl. Underlying that was a desire to lead. Not for the power, but to help the people I managed to learn and grow so they could be their best, so they could have joy.
And that underlying piece, that desire to help and guide people to the tremendous joy that comes from becoming all they are created to be has been my sail and rudder through corporate life, volunteering, marriage, motherhood, teaching, tutoring, blogging, writing, and helping women replace uncomfortable underwire bras with fabulous shapewear.
I’m consistent. I’m always about uplifting and positivity.
Launching kites, I called it when I began tutoring… .
For me it has never been about power, fame, or fortune. NO! It is about being partner to joy and wayfinding, with God’s guidance.
What has your journey been like so far?