Motivated Monday- tonight I have to do something really hard. At least it is for me. I’ve been dreading it. I’m not filled with dread – I’ve just not looked forward to this day. Every day I came up with another reason to avoid it. But I realize my hesitancy is based on fear not trust and so I am changing my mind even as I write this article. I’m being vague on purpose but the reason I’ve avoided it is because the results of it may be unpleasant…not my fave…but still fear based. I’ve had to face myself. I’m either all in or not all in. In other words, I’m either trusting God with my life or I’m not… So I begin…because …I’m all in.
You might enjoy this video where I needed to get a change of mind pretty quick or the life would have been sucked out of me and my day for sure…again I needed to be all in… Click on I HATE THIS STORE!!
Super Saturday – you got dreams? Ideas? Thoughts from heaven? What will you do? You’ve not been this way- so what? Go with a confident expectancy to learn. Trust. Why partner with anxiety??? Your Partner is Almighty. Serious. Step into step and decide to go with His flow.
Father, we come to You with thanksgiving. We acknowledge You above pain, confusion,!joy and happiness. We say You are God Almighty and You are for us. We yield to You. We resist the opposition. We leave worry for worship. We leave self for You. We draw nearer to You. We step out with You. The day is here. Now. Step. Together. Step.
Do you have a plan for this next part of the year?
I’m thinking about you and thinking about our need to decide what direction to go into…for this latter half of the year. That’s right! It’s time to think ahead! We need to be taking care of business! So, decide what is your business and what is NOT your business! Make a list. Check it twice! Make a decision on what you want the latter half to look like and then LET’S TAKE ACTION TOGETHER!!
BE ENCOURAGED WITH THIS VIDEO
Do you have any unfinished projects you need to complete? Start now instead of the end of the year when you no longer have time to do anything about it! There are about two weeks left in June. What can you get done this month? Let me tell you my own personal plan – maybe it will encourage you.
We are moving and though my attic has been completely cleaned out – now I have my garage and rest of my house to finish! What’s my plan?
Every day I’m packing a box or more.
First, I’m going through my house and removing all the pictures and decorations off the wall and putting them in boxes which I will mark for the room it is intended for in the new house.
Second, I’m hitting one closet at a time and boxing, throwing and stowing!
Third, I’m then headed into all our dressers and getting rid of what we no longer use.
Fourth, I’m going after the kitchen where I’ll be giving those pans away I never use (a family member already has dibs on them) and then carefully considering what to do away with since our next house has far less kitchen space.
So, what is your plan? Write it down and send it back to me! I’d love to hear and maybe we can keep each other accountable!!
Blessings, Until next time – d
When I was young, I received an invitation into silence frequently from my mom. There were multiple reasons as to why I believed we lived in the country – our address was a Star Route, there was a horse across the road, there were what seemed like a thousand dogs next door, our house sat next to a forest, we had barb wire fence, there was hardly anyone my age nearby and a railroad was within a stone’s throw. We used to go down to the railroad track and fish in the little creek next to it! Believe you me, it was country to me! My sister was almost 8 years older than me so our paths did not cross much so Mom was the one I called on to play when I was bored which was most the time. I do have memories of playing with my mom from Flap Jack all night long to badminton to taking walks but there was the occasion when she told me no for whatever reason. It seems like yesterday and I hear her say, “Donna, why don’t you go sit underneath a tree and do some constructive thinking?” SERIOUSLY Really?
Wow Mom. Disappointed, I would do just what she said – I would literally go sit beneath a tree and think and ponder in the silence the outdoors offered me. I have her to thank for my thinking and my pondering and my wondering. She was a writer and I guess somewhere on the inside of her, she knew how to access that place in me that was called to write.
I hated quiet….but in the quiet I was forced to meet with me. I genuinely like me. I know….weird right? Honestly, I did not like me when I was little but I’m oldER now and I can go to the movies alone, out to eat by myself, take a drive alone, go to the park…it’s so refreshing to like myself. I meet a lot of folks who MUST have the sounds of tv, radio, music or talking around them to feel comfortable…and maybe it’s not the same with everyone…but I think maybe it’s a way to hide out from meeting ourselves…..SO BE BRAVER AND FIND YOURSELF IN THE QUIET 🙂
BE REALLY BRAVE AND Check out my book Woman Come Out of the Cave on Kindle for $4.95 – a walk down memory lane and you get to meet my Mama too!