I am doing what I was born for. That is what each of us needs to be able to say. Paula Rinehart
I looked in the mirror and saw a woman with puffy eyes looking back at me. I quickly looked away trying to ignore the fact that my body is beginning to display outward signs of what is emotionally and spiritually going on inside me. Physically, I pass all of the blood tests. Something else is wrong.
After honest examination, I admit I have simply grown tired of getting life wrong. I realize that I have mistakenly been trying too hard to live my daily life crippled by the habits I have formed and refuse to break. I also know the false spiritual teachings that infiltrate my mind and the endless destructive messages my past continues to haunt me with are also contributing factors to my current reality.
The Struggle is Real
The struggle is real but I have ignored it. The truth is whenever I realize I need to DO something different if I want to be free mentally and spiritually, ironically my struggle doesn’t seem that bad and I continue to pretend the struggle doesn’t exist. My heart seems to beat faster when my mind makes a decision to DO something hard. Every part of me begins to resist. Neither my body nor my mind like change. Those ruts I have dug from rolling my wheels down the same comfortable path are my ruts caused by my wheels. No one else is responsible for my ruts. Although I know this is a destructive path and that it is the true cause of my current reality, it’s just easier to be complacent and continue to struggle.
What Can I DO?
I have learned that:
Wanting is so easy. Doing is so hard.
It is so easy to want to commit, but it is so hard to commit.
It Helps to Have Accountability
Two are Better Than One – Ecclesiastes 4:9
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.
If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
For me, I have come to understand that if I want to truly change any of my destructive paths, I can’t do it alone. When I make excuses, those excuses cause me to remain rooted in my ruts. I then continue to live a life of wanting instead of a life of doing. I need other women to hold me accountable. I need other women to encourage and edify me through my struggles, to help me achieve the results God is looking for in me. I need other women to walk through life with me.
In order to DO this, I made a decision to commit to teaching a Course of Doing entitled:
Discovering the Woman God Believes I AM.
These are the THREE main focus areas we will study together:
- Focus on who God says that I AM, not on what people, my past, or my current situation say that I AM.
- Focus on what God is guiding me to do.
- Then, focus on what I want to start doing, not on what I want to Stop Doing.
Discovering the Woman God Believes I AM
I am inviting you to join me weekly as I begin “Doing MY Life” instead of settling for “Wanting My Life” to be something it never was intended to be.
What: Discovering the Woman God Believes I AM
Where: 10942 Old Harrods Woods Circle 40223
When: Tuesday, January 16th, 6:00 p.m – May
Books Required: Strong Women, Soft Hearts by Paula Rinehart and 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy by Luminita D. Saviuc,
There are the TWO ways to join me:
- Follow my weekly blog virtually: Good FIG Basket – Who Am I?
- Meet weekly in my Home (Questions? Interested? Sign Up: Click Here)
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just climb the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Be yourself, everyone else is taken.