I love the way God prepares me for what is next.
Everything you step out and do in life is practice.
It may not be a part of your plan, but by being willing to go forth, and just do, it will lead you onto the next thing.
I was reminded this week, I cannot help people unless they are ready for change. It’s healthy for me today to set that boundary, and step away. I cannot save souls by posting on Social Media. It may make them feel better for a moment, but that is just a band-aid for something that runs deeper.
God gave me an idea on Monday, so this is day 3 of praying, pondering, and asking questions. I’m gonna move forward with it and see what happens. It is something I’ve done before, and it’s normally successful, but even if it’s not hugely successful, it helps others, and causes me to become better.
The biggest thing God has prepared me for recently is, not having Internet since Saturday. A short time ago, I would have come unglued. Slowly becoming disenchanted with technology, and letting go of all that a phone can do, has brought me to this peaceful space. The Internet will be back, but it’s nice to know, I’ve been able to enjoy life without it.
I love my kitchen window. There is always something interesting going on whenever I walk by. This causes me to stop, stand in front of it and gaze out in that moment. Maybe it’s a ‘Present Moment Portal’, and not just a window.
I gave away two of our four cats yesterday. These two guys got to stay. I saw them out the window, in the field next to the house, as the day was flooding in, catching mice. That is their job and they do it well.
The other two laid on the pillows in my porch swing, expecting me to walk by and pour cat food in their mouths. I found them a new home. To enjoy the present moment, you need to place yourself in the space to enjoy it. Today, I got to sit in my swing and enjoy that early morning moment.
Do you ever worry about things that haven’t even happened yet?
That is where I spent yesterday. I am not a worrier, and I teach people how to let go of worry and overwhelm. I read an article the other day by a man who teaches about the present moment, and he caught himself multitasking. Bringing way too much into his moment. He made a vow to go back to single tasking and enjoying each task. Awareness is the first step to change.
Toward the end of the month, I tend to become worried about the house payment for the upcoming month. I think this is from going through foreclosure on a home years ago. There is still that lingering uncertainty.
Looking at the facts, there is nothing to worry about. Have I always made the house payment? Yes. Does it place me in a financial hardship? No. Am I grateful for my home and for God providing such a beautiful place to live? Yes.
“Trust me and refuse to worry,” were the first words in my devotional this morning. “Keep your mind in the present moment. Among all My creatures, only humans can anticipate future events. This ability is a blessing, but it becomes a curse when it’s misused. If you use your magnificent mind to worry, you cloak yourself in dark unbelief. However, when the hope of heaven fills your thoughts, the Light of My Presence envelops you.” Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.
That is God’s plan for today, which sounds a lot more refreshing than mine from yesterday. That plan, is a good plan.
Barbara 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
Love is a fabulous feeling. I carry a lot of love inside and with me throughout the day. It brings me joy to share it, especially if a friend is having a hard time. I have a fabulous friend I stop by to see once a week just to give her a hug.
Everyone loves differently. They feel and display it uniquely in their own way. This can be confusing when you’re in a relationship. I know what my love looks like, but it takes time to see the other persons. Going headstrong into life, patience is a difficult discipline for me to acquire. It can be done, but it’s not very graceful. I have found it to be rather painful.
I will be the first to admit, I am spoiled. The people of my past have stepped out of my way and allowed me to move forward down my path.
Eventually, God will place a person in your life that doesn’t move. They stand strong in the middle of your path and just smile. It’s highly annoying for me and I can have a fit, but that person doesn’t mind. They will allow the fit and wait for it to subside. You see, they have acquired the skill of waiting and are a master at waiting patiently. It’s highly annoying.
The benefits outweigh the negatives. The only negative is on me and my flesh. You will always know this person is waiting on the path. They are not far out of reach and are always there if possible. That is comforting for me in a relationship, just knowing they are there. Just like disciplining a child, they will wait for the fit to be over, put you in a timeout, or even threaten to spank you. At my age, I don’t think about being spanked, but I hear it can be done.
My life may be beautiful, but if God thinks I’m too spoiled, He will fix it. It takes a strong man to stand up to me and not budge. I will wait a long time for that kind of man. One who loves me enough not to give me what I want right now all the time. Nothing worthwhile in my life has ever come easy. I don’t need easy, just possible. In the meantime, I will continue to have my fits and get those out of my system. My love and having that man to love is worth the wait.
Growing up I saw my Mother and Grandmother worry about everything. Most of which, hadn’t even happened yet. I promised myself right then and there…I would not do that when I grow up. Still haven’t grown up, but I don’t worry!
I have not seen where worrying has ever solved a potential crisis. It takes a lot of energy to worry and will eventually effect your mind, body, health and quality of life. Harness that energy and put it toward your dream life. If something scary looking is on the horizon, it will either pass through or go away. Be grateful if it falls apart before it reaches you, and be grateful if it hits you like a storm. Storm’s pass and you will be stronger for standing firmly in it.
My friends will tell you, I love to analyze. Getting to the root of everything is what I enjoy. Finding a balance between analyzing and trusting God is a delicate state for me. Over the years, I have learned to just let it go and trust God. He has my best interests at heart, so if I need to go through some stuff, He’s going to be my strong tower.
This builds faith and character. He wants us to trust and depend on Him for every little thing. If He can create the universe, I’m pretty sure he can handle whatever comes my way. It breaks my heart to see a woman’s face with permanent frown lines. It looks like she’s frowning even when she’s not. This tells me she has spent a lot of time worrying for her face to have those lines. A lot more time worrying than smiling for sure.
I would much rather smile. When you smile it makes you feel lighter and cheerful. Smile at someone and they will smile back at you. Smiles are contagious. If you must worry, turn that worry into prayer. Just keep laying it at God’s feet until you receive peace. All we have is today and this present moment. Don’t waste your time worrying about what’s going to happen. Face it when and if it gets here. Do the next right thing and make good choices through it. You will be better and stronger on the other side.