Trust Your Journey

I have been accused of being the Taylor Swift of the Blog world. We listen to her songs and try to guess what guy it’s about. Does it matter who? It matters that she learned enough to write a song and she wants to sing her way through.

blogI have learned so much on this journey. That is why I Blog. To share what I learn so it can encourage you on yours. I have noticed recently that someone will visit this site, read one of my Blogs and then read several. There will be the number one beside various Blogs with similar topic. This makes all writing worth while.

If I can encourage one person a day, then my mission is complete. Seeing the views increase over time encourages me to continue to share. I saw a quote last week that said, “A writer sits in front of the keyboard and bleeds.” That is very accurate. Just sit down and let it pour from the heart through the fingertips.

Have you ever had someone purposefully hurt you? This always brings me to John 10:10, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance.” Just like God works through people for good, so does Satan for evil. These lessons come up quick now.

blog1God has my back. He knows the journey because He planned it. As long as I’m following His lead, it’s all good. It’s when I get off the path and start being me that things go wrong. I can hurt people by trying to protect them. Does God need help protecting the people I love? I don’t think so.

Using a GPS is always fun. If you miss the street, it will start rerouting to get you back in the direction you should be going. Wouldn’t it be nice if God gave us one of those for our journey? Whenever we got off the path it would start dinging and the little arrow would pop up in a u turn position.

Allowing ourselves to trust a higher power, the people placed in our path, and ourselves. We don’t have to understand, just trust and keep stepping. Don’t get stuck in the circumstance. God can change that in a heartbeat. By letting go of controlling our destiny, we will see a greater plan unfold.

 

biopicBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Let It Go Coach and helping others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is working on her first book.  You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

It’s All New

I have been through some storms in my life. Learning to weather any storm, instead of trying to stop it was painful. My nature was to stop things from happening and keep the seas calm. Walking on eggshells will make your feet sore.

blogBeing treated wrongly over the years comes in the form of a storm. Doing the next right thing is all I know to do. Forgiving comes easy for me, but forgetting takes time. The pain is similar to bricks, when placed together make a pretty sturdy wall. Not to lean against, but to be surrounded by.

This quote about the butterfly describes it well. They wrap themselves in a cocoon, like I would huddle close to God. God can get me through any storm, but it’s knowing when to swing the machete, or seek the shelter. Seeking God’s shelter verses fighting the fight myself yields richer results.

Letting go of hurt, and pain is not easy but it’s a must. Otherwise, we are afraid to love and enjoy life again. It’s not fair for me to expect a new person to treat me like an old one. God will send people to help you through the storm and protect the cocoon. When the storm is over and we allow ourselves to step out, the beauty begins. We are better than before and life is beautiful again. Then we can love.

 

biopicBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Let It Go Coach and helping others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is working on her first book.  You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

Drunk On Life

I woke up this morning to a pounding headache. This has been happening more than usual, so I sat down to ponder. Eying my Yoga mat in the corner, I rolled it out and got into child’s pose. That is how I feel this morning, like a child.

There was a day when I woke up feeling worse than this every morning. On November 10th, I get to celebrate 17 years sober. When I wake up like this, it makes me grateful that it’s not a self induced feeling. This too shall pass.

blogI went in search of something pretty and found this on one of my favorite Facebook pages, Rantings of a Beautiful Mind. Even the name of the page is pretty and I always find something there. I thought about taking a Facebook fast, but enjoy encouraging people there. Maybe God is trying to remind me this morning, it’s not all about me.

As I sit here and look at my hard wood floors, I see dog hair and grass. This is hard on me because I enjoy clean floors. I have learned to handle dirt and clutter at times, but I just swept yesterday. The dog has been home less than a day and they are covered again. I saw it when I rolled out my Yoga mat. My question was, ‘Is it going to cling to the mat?’

What else is clinging to me from life? It makes me angry when my life is not pretty. I have allowed it to become unbalanced and off center. God is my center and everything about Him is good. What in my life is not good? I won’t burden you with the list. God is working in my life and He has out the broom. I have a broom and I’m not afraid to use it.

 

biopicBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Let It Go Coach and helping others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is working on her first book.  You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

Know Your Worth by Bailey

This was written by my 15 year old daughter yesterday. She didn’t realize I was working on a Blog about worth to publish today. Our titles are even very similar and so are our souls. Love this girl and here are her views on worth.

Know Your Worth

In the world we live in today we are constantly being told that we are not “worthy” or we are not good enough.

It may be because you’re not popular at school or work.
Maybe it’s because you dress differently than the people you’re around.
Or maybe it’s because you are sheltered from things most people know or use.

Whatever the reason may be…. It’s not the truth.
No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, no matter what… There is no one in this world that can tell you what you are worth.

Only God knows your true worth and you are worth even more than you could imagine.

Proverbs 3:15 says,
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.”

You are worth more than rubies in God’s eyes.
The Maker of the universe created you beautifully, uniquely, and wonderfully.

Think about this…
There are roughly 7,322,077,700 people on this world (and counting) and even with of all these people no two human beings have the same finger prints.

Beautifully, uniquely, and wonderfully made.

We are not enough on our own. No person is “greater” than another.
But when we accept Jesus into our hearts… He makes us enough. He is more than enough and He will supply all of our needs if we just ask.

We are brothers and sisters in Christ all made in God’s image. And when Christ was hanging on that cross and He died for all of our sins …He knew your worth and my worth. He saved us instead of saving Himself. You’re worth it.

Own Your Worth

To be a good woman of Godly character in today’s world is work. Other people will try to show you, but that is by their vision, not God’s. Ladies, know your worth. Don’t allow others to define you. Know who you are and own it.

oneinamillionI have tried to please various people on various levels. People pleasing is one sure fire way to wear yourself out. Knowing I’m not responsible for anyone’s happiness, except my own, life becomes a whole lot simpler.

By being happy and well grounded, others can bask in the overflow. Knowing who I am, and what I desire is a balancing act. My desires change, but not my knowing who I am. Princess status in God’s eyes.

Before stepping into a relationship, be sure to have one with yourself first. Love the woman looking back at you in the mirror. It took a lot of letting go to reveal the woman God wanted me to see. She was there, but life had taken a toll. I had retreated to a box in the corner, but God sent a friend.

It’s my passion to help people, but kinda difficult from inside a box. Knowing my worth and showing it were two different things. Instead of pulling me out of the box, Mr. Smith climbed in with me. He laid down beside me and kicked it open. That’s what friend are for, and when I was the student, the teacher appeared. God always delivers.

 

 

Let Me In

This week, I have been reflecting on growth and the progress made. My daughter suggested I look at that and she is always right. This brings us to matters of the heart, which mine had grown hard over the years. God has a blowtorch.

heartLoving and being loved are two different things. It’s a simple act of kindness to love others, but to let others love you? There are many levels and the higher we go, the more difficult it gets. I can let someone in, but only so far.

What I found is the level I let them in, is the level the relationship stays. The more I give, the more they give and receive. I remember standing on the pier, asking God, “When are you going to send that special someone to love?” God promptly replied, “When are you going to let me?” Time to open up more.

God will send someone to nudge their way into your heart, mind and soul. You don’t have to be ready, but you need to be willing. They won’t settle for just a little bit of you, or a part time love. No, they want all of you and in a big way. God won’t send a sissy. No, it will be someone strong enough to handle every piece of what you have to offer.

Let go of your heart and allow someone in to love you. It’s not as hard as you think, and the letting in is worth it.

biopicBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Let It Go Coach and helping others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is working on her first book.  You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

Just Fall Apart

My life has come so far in a rather short amount of time. Being in the middle of it, makes it difficult to see. My daughter told me, “I don’t think you realize how far you’ve come.” I was having a pity party, but it didn’t last long.

goodBeing a coach is not about giving advice. For me, it’s about listening to someone talk, until they find their own answers. We all know what to do. Being an adult should give you the knowledge of what’s right and wrong. Knowing and doing are two different things. Knowing comes easy but doing is when it gets tough.

Listening to someone talk, and then repeating things they say to you is all it takes. We have the answers, they just get buried underneath the circumstances. Saying them out loud, instead of letting them roll around inside us is healthy. Mama always said, “There’s more room out than there is in”, and that holds true.

When life is falling apart around you, let it fall. We try so hard to hold everything together, but I have found that is only a temporary fix. Pull yourself together and do the next right thing. Start sorting through what is wrong in your life and get to what’s right. What is right for you will be good for others. Go through the debris and find the beauty.

 

biopicBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Let It Go Coach and helping others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is working on her first book.  You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com