When Stork Stares

IMG_20161128_104228This morning, Stork perched on the railing of this pier. He felt me watching, turned his head and stared straight back. That got my attention. It had been years since he did that.

The stare was an acknowledgement. “You are sitting still, watching, and I have your full attention. Good!” It was scary, but exciting at the same time! If you don’t know about the Great Blue Heron in my life, you can read more here. Stork is my sign from God that I’m right where I’m supposed to be.

My morning meditation, “You are on the path of my choosing.

To be on the path of God’s choosing. It may begin on a path we choose, but God will come in and straighten it out. He is always with us on our journey, and if we lose our way, we can follow Him. He doesn’t judge, and loves unconditionally.

“I have this hope. In the depth of my soul. In the flood or fire, you’re with me and you won’t let go.” That is my hope.

 

 

 

 

Just Believe

Housekeeping walked into my hotel room this morning, and exclaimed, “It smells so good in here!” I don’t know if it was the candle, or the lotion I had just put on, but either way, it smelled like home.

I keep telling myself, “I don’t have to write about Cancer anymore!”

Then, I go and read something where someone is struggling, and feel led to write. You are as free as you allow yourself to be. Your doctor will never tell you those words you long to hear. I don’t know if it’s a legal issue, or a moral issue, but they cannot say, “You are Cancer Free.” If you have done all that you can do, then it’s time to trust God that you are.

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I was listening to a lady yesterday, and she was referring to some things she wanted to do around her home. Her life is busy right now, which is fine to have that season, but don’t wait. We are not promised tomorrow, so if you are waiting for ‘one day’, that day is today.

I value my time more now, and will change my plans in a heartbeat. It’s about having peace in your bones. If I start doing something, or am getting ready to go somewhere, and I lose my peace…it’s time to be still. I changed my evening plans to work on my book, which I believe God wants me to do while I’m here. It’s peaceful, and I am filled with peace.

Just believe. When there is no one that will validate, just believe you are Cancer free.

Barbara is a Writer, a Mom to her 17-year-old daughter, a recent Breast Cancer survivor, and she loves God. When she started this Blog in 2014 Letitgocoach was the name that stuck. She enjoys helping people Let Go of what is holding them back from having a beautiful life. Her life is beautiful, and an example of Letting Go and Letting God. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

 

Low Level Pain

I keep a piece of paper and pen on my desk to jot down ideas. I believe they are messages from the heart. They are fleeting and only heard once, so I have learned to write it down when I hear it. The meaning is always revealed later.

I just sat down to straighten my desk, and saw these three words, low level pain. With it being three words, it must be the title to a Blog, because most all of my Blogs have only three words in the title. God challenged me to do that a while ago and it has been an interesting challenge for this wordy woman. Now it has become the norm. When I hear three words, I know it’s a Blog title, but it may take days to form. Today is the day for this one because I’m typing.

Are you walking around with a low level pain?

You may not even realize you are in this type pain. The best time to notice is when you wake up first thing in the morning. I always sit up and move to the edge of the bed and just sit a moment. Tune in to what my body is telling me. When I feel a low level pain, it’s typically behind my eyes, like a dull headache or mild pressure. I describe it to friends as God having His thumb on my forehead, trying to remind me of what He asked me to do and I didn’t obey.

You-Were-Given-This-Life-Because-You-Are-Strong-Enough-To-Live-ItThat pain will not go away until I submit and do it. One instance is if I am holding onto a relationship that God shut the door on a while ago. When God is done with something, I have to be done too, or I will not be happy. If I’m still holding on, God will not move until I let it go for good.

The low level pain feels a lot like procrastination. You know how it feels to put something off until the next day. If we continue putting it off, it prolongs the opening of that really good door God is waiting to open.

Are you a person of reason? Well, almost every time, it doesn’t make sense. What my heart, or spirit is telling me to do, will not make sense in that moment. It will seem a little crazy, or out of character, but I have found to just do it anyway. God wants me to move, so He can move.

My thoughts could never trump God’s, so I don’t even try. My very best thought would be a speck on this grand plan He has for my life. Walking in obedience to Him, and following these heart promptings quickly, without question, doesn’t have to be painful. I gave up my best laid plans long ago and have learned to enjoy never knowing what the day will bring. One thing I do know is, when it’s God, it’s going to be good.

 

 

 

 

 

All I Know

Walking in God’s will. What is God’s will? How do we know? What if I miss it? Guess what? God knows where you live. If you miss it the first time around, He will find you and give you another shot.

GodswillWhen I don’t know what to do, I ask God for His wisdom. He will give it. Sometimes that is the main problem. Me and doing. All we have to do is follow Him and be obedient when He prompts us to do something. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Then why do we make it so hard?

Because we’re human and He gave us free will. Those two things right there are plenty for us to get into trouble! That’s why it’s so important to listen to that still small voice inside you and do what it says. God knows how to grab my attention. If I’m getting ready to step out and do something that is not His will, I will lose my peace immediately.

god_is_goodDo you ever have that uneasy feeling that something is just not right? Stop and sit with that until He reveals it. Just walking one step at a time, one day at a time works best for me. Do the next right thing. It’s that simple. Before doing something ask yourself, “Is this the next right thing?” Do you feel peace after asking? Look for signs and listen to your body.

You are not alone in life. God is ginormous and ours for the asking! Driving home this evening, I needed a sign from Him. I needed to know if I was in His will. Sitting at a stoplight, I noticed a transfer truck turning left and coming slowly toward me. He was going so slow and easy into his lane to my left, that I felt compelled to stop and look at the truck. Up at the top of the cab, the words were written in cursive, “God Is Good.” That’s all I know and that’s all I need to know.