A Side Note

I slept through the night. That in itself is a miracle. I woke up thinking about a Blog I wrote lastnight before bed entitled, Change In Season. I wanted to pull it up, and delete it because I wasn’t happy with it. Since when is this Blog about me? I just write what’s on my heart.

The next thing I thought of was what day it is. It’s Tuesday, but I don’t have Chemo. Week two begins of the three week break. There is no feeling of dread this morning. No dark cloud following me around. It’s a new day full of possibilities, and more healing for my body.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about life it’s this. There is a reason, and a season for everything. Now, God doesn’t reveal the reason for the season in the beginning, but when it’s over, you will know why. Let me encourage you to be present in the season you’re in.

A season can last a long time. I have a friend that has been battling Breast Cancer a lot longer than me. To look at her circumstances, it seems to be getting worse, and not better. Let me tell you that God gives His biggest battles, to His toughest soldiers. When her battle is over, it’s going to be obvious that God did for her what she couldn’t do for herself.

I have another friend that is in a season of quiet. She doesn’t feel she is being used by God.

This woman has been used by God her entire life. She introduced me to a church that reconnected me to God, and she was my daughter’s Nanny for a short time. She brought joy and laughter to our lives, and years later, she still does. When you are in a season of quiet, that stinkin Devil will walk in and make you doubt every aspect of your life.

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I have been in a season of quiet for a long time. Going through Chemo has made it challenging to write. The toxins alone mess with your mind and body, and give ample opportunity for the devil to kick you while you’re down. Not today Satan. Not today.

I started questioning my mission, and pondered maybe I should stop writing. Am I reaching people, or helping them in any way? I have to believe that God will use this Blog to encourage others. Even if I don’t see a lot of comments, or hear from people as often as I would like. I’ve always had a big mouth, and I’m not afraid to use it. Even if I just reach one.

That same friend that isn’t feeling used by God, took time to encourage me yesterday.

She said she is always encouraged by my Blog. She has said in the past that she always gets something out of it, and sometimes it feels like it’s written specifically for her. Well my friend if your are reading this, let me assure you that God is still using you. The writer over here that was doubting her ability to write again, has just written another Blog.

I would love to hear about the season you are in. Feel free to share in the comment section.

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Barbara is a God follower, a Writer, and Mom to her 17-year-old daughter. 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. Part of her mission is to show people they can start over at 50. Her life is beautiful, and an example of Letting Go and Letting God. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

Before The Breakthrough

I have been going through a season of being tired. That is not the norm for me, so I have been quiet and pondering every action beforehand. Yesterday, I woke up sick, which never happens. This tells me a breakthrough is coming.

Isn’t that how it happens? We give and give until we wear ourselves out and then become weary in well doing?

blogDo not faint. That is what I’m telling myself. Slow and steady will win the race.

In a high tech world where everything happens instantly, this is not easy. Everything I lay my hand to, I give it one year. If I’m on the right path, God will show me the fruits of my labor along the way. If there is no fruit, it’s time to revisit the mission. I don’t believe in trying to fit a square peg into a round hole anymore.

My Letitgocoach Facebook page is a great example. I began that journey, last June, and from June until December 2014, I posted 52 times. That’s not a lot, right? You see, I was testing the waters just to see if it would take off and encourage people. That was all I wanted was to give people a safe place to come and be refreshed.

This year, from January 2015, up until now, I have posted 10 times that amount. God showed me that what I was doing was good and I had a couple of hundred likes for a long time. It slowly began to grow in more likes. I was reaching a few more people each week and encouraging them along their journey. I thought it would be fabulous to hit 1,000 likes.

The page surpassed 1,000 likes. God gave me 1,500 instead of my 1,000, and it’s growing daily. This is a dream come true for me! To reach out and hug people virtually everyday and let them know, a beautiful life is waiting for them. To provide a place where they know they can come on a consistent basis and see beauty. That is what it’s all about.

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Let me encourage you today, if you are laying your hand to something and you are growing weary, do not give up! Being tired, or getting sick is that stinkin’ devils way of making you think you need a break. I was tempted to take a week off, and God knows my heart. That is exactly when the Facebook page started encouraging more people. It started showing more activity and then I knew, I could not faint. I was exactly where I needed to be and so are you.

blackandwhiteBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 16 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Letitgocoach and help others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is writing her first book.  You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com