Proverbs 31:25- “She can laugh at days to come”
There’s nothing as powerful as owning your story- because when we see people who are willing to demonstrate what it looks like to risk and endure failure, disappointment, and regret- people willing to feel their own hurt instead of working it out on other people, people willing to own their stories, live their values and keep showing up! it encourages us to keep pushing and always KEEP SHOWING UP!
The key is always to KEEP SHOWING UP! No matter how defeated you may feel or how drained you may get- You can’t give up! you can re-direct YES! BUT! keep showing up!
Brene Brown is currently speaking to me in my new season… My Season of stepping out boldly no matter what happens.
I was just sharing with a colleague about my current season of Transition and he’s response “how old are you?” I responded “31 soon enough!” and he said “YUP! You’re in that season!”
Your thirties are about finding your reason, living out your purpose and if you’re a believer like me- it also means that the call on your life gets LOUDER! You can no longer quiet the voice that urges you to Jump ship! if you were not already in alignment that is…
So my current lesson is Learning to Heed to my inner voice or forever be restless or worse still even be physically sick if not careful. In specifically my career & relationships I’m at a cross-roads, transitioning into the next stage, moving away from the comfortable and into a more Bold and Daring space where if nothing else I will surely grow! Oh! boy will I grow…
Is there 100% clarity? Nope! I wish there was… I really do! but every mentor I’ve spoken to or book I’ve read including the bible- I’m learning that if there is one thing we must learn to embrace in our lives- is to Learn to do it afraid! not fearful! but afraid… For remember we have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power love and a sound mind 2Timothy 1:7
Therefore whatever you do- do it from a Place of Love, of Power and of Clarity and Sound mind! if you are conflicted or fearful- STOP! PAUSE! figure out why you’re fearful and ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with His Power! His Love and His Complete Clarity. Day by day I’m getting there… it’s a journey but He gives you the peace as He guides your path.
But always remember we’re never quite ready for the BOLD Moves in our Lives! You just go for it and JUMP! All we need is a little more courage and bravery and a whole lot of Faith!
I’m learning that when the Season you’re in is ordained by God- you will have a peace over you that makes no sense to man and one should continue to use that to gauge whether it’s His Voice or your Voice…
I’m Learning that like Abraham sometimes God will ask you to leap and only reveal the rest after you have first shown Him your complete Faith and trust in Him by Leaping!
To be more introspective… Abraham was raised in pagan culture that believed in many gods and God knew that for Abraham to stay in his country with his family- it would be detrimental to his spiritual growth. In fact his family and friends would not help, but hinder him.
In a sense God was giving Abraham a clean break, an opportunity for him to more forward spiritually- which could only happen if he left.
The Timing of Abraham’s call by God was significant. It occurred shortly after the destruction of Babylon and the dispersion of the nations. Humanity had done it’s best and God brought it’s plans for the future to nothing.
Yet God’s Plan for Abraham was “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing” Genesis 12:2
So I’m learning that The Lords commands are rarely accompanied by reasons, but they are always accompanied by promises. There are times when God will speak to you and tell you to do or not do something and it may not make complete sense at the moment, just like Noah who built the ark for about 100years patiently following instructions and waiting and waiting some more! I’m sure he was ridiculed for years! but what Amazing Faith he had in God to wait on God until the day He fulfilled His Promises to Him. So what He may be asking you to do now may only make sense much later! much later after you have already obeyed- Lesson is in the Obedience… In taking the step of Faith!
I marvel when I read about the Faith of the amazing Men and Women in the bible and get really challenged to one day have God call me His friend like Abraham or just a woman after His own heart like how David was a Man after God’s own Heart.
There is one BIG Lesson on this Faithing-it Journey that I must share…
You see it’s human nature for us to hold on to the familiar even when asked to let go and like Abraham who was instructed by God to leave everything he had behind and go where God would show him- “Get out of your country, from your family and from your Fathers house to a land that I will show you” Genesis 12:1- note he was asked to leave his family and go to the place that God would show him! but instead Abraham left with his family including his father and nephew and went to a place that God had not told him.
To disobey partially is to disobey! PERIOD! to delay obedience is also to disobey PERIOD! So for 5years Abraham was out of Gods Blessing and provision because he instead settled in a place called Haran (which means parched) because his Father Terah(which means delay) didn’t believe the call Abraham received from God- so bringing Terah along resulted in a delay of 5years.
Until the day that Abraham obeyed God and left Haran after his father Terah had died- is when Abraham heard from God again… For 5years God was quiet!
Has God told you to do something? Have you been dragging your feet? Have you been partially obeying? God is a stickler for details and if He tells you to do something, then do all of it, not just what you personally agree with or are comfortable with.
We need to do God’s will in God’s way and in God’s time.
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