Tuesday, November 26, 2013

POSITIVE WEDNESDAYS- Some Things are Just out of Your Control

Some things are just out of your control; however, how you react to these things are totally in your control. I just went back to work after having gastroenteritis, within a week after returning I could barely talk and now I am coughing all the time. My typical reaction to this would be to throw my hands in the air and drop everything. I would typically just feel pity for myself.

 How often do you allow something totally out of your control, just to control you? I guess what I am trying to say is often you cannot control what will happen to us in this life. We might try to control all of the moving parts, but can we really?

An analogy comes to my mind when I think of this. You are on a ship sailing in paradise and then your ship starts leaking. You try to stop the leak but then it starts to leak in another area of the ship. Once again you try to stop the leak. So it goes until the ship sinks with you trying to control something totally out of your control. Often we are so blinded by things that are out of our control that we totally miss the proverbial life boat. We miss the opportunities that are staring us right in the face.

So my friends, when things like these occur you need to mediate on finding your life boat. For me as a Christian, I find myself seeking guidance from the Holy Spirit. My answers normally come when I stop and put my desires and my fix it mentally to rest and open up myself to God’s plan.  In these times I get more than a life boat. The Holy Spirit provides a brand new updated ship.


Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Dream Killer

What happens when you think a door in your life is sealed shut and then it opens. What do you do? Do you walk through it or do you walk away?

Fear is a dream killer. It cripples you so that when that door finally opens you won't take that opportunity. How many open doors have you walked away from opportunities because of fear and self doubt?

Did you stop to think that only God can open certain doors in your life.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

What if???

What if you’re supposed to be doing exactly what you're doing now?

The Dream

I had this dream. My dream was so huge. My dream was what I thought I was supposed to be. My dream was what I was supposed to do. That was what I thought. I thought I was supposed to create a jewellery empire with the Lioness brand.  Now that think about it, I just have to laugh. All the time I was dreaming it did not occur to me that I was doing what I was supposed to do. Instead, I would spend my days complaining. I did not like my job. I felt miserable and I wanted to quit. I kicked myself for choosing that line of study in college. I wanted to turn back the hands of time and choose another profession.  I did not see that I was fulfilling my purpose by creating positive change in the lives of my students. I was so caught up in what I thought my dream job should be. I did not see that I had my dream profession already and that I was good at it, because that was what I was born to do.  All I wanted was the dream life that I had fabricated in my mind. I told myself that I was born to be an entrepreneur and what I was doing now was a pit stop on my way to glorious success.  In short, I totally missed what I had and what I was already doing.

The Realization

It took God to figuratively break my legs to show me that a business empire was not my destiny. Now, I realized that I would have been fighting a losing battle if I had continued on my path. This means my business would not have worked because that was not my ultimate purpose on this earth.  God had to show me my journey to where I am now for me to understand that I am not here (my job, my life, my blog) by chance. I realized that all the things I am doing now are things that stem from my purpose to create positive change.

What is the point? You might ask.

 The point is right now you could be looking at life like I was. Right now you may be unhappy, unfulfilled or just not satisfied, because society told you that your life should be glamorous and filled with butterflies. I am here to tell you that this is a lie.

Who says you are not doing what you are supposed to do?

Look at your life and your impact, could anyone else be doing what you are doing the way you are doing it?

Do you feel joy at the end of the day?
Do you find yourself joyful in the chaos?

Are you your true self in that moment?

 I will not preach because I am no preacher. After all, who am I but a woman with a computer sitting in a dark room sharing my experiences? But if any of these questions ring true to you; ask yourself, what if I am doing exactly what I am suppose to do right here, right now? Mediate on that and God will guide your path.     

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