YOU DO KNOW HOW TO LIVE A FREE, FULFILLED, ABUNDANT LIFE - YOU ARE SIMPLY NOT BELIEVING IT!
I have these glimpses... That is what I call them... these little visions of what my life can be
I have had these glimpses for as long as I can remember
Just mini thoughts of the thigns I desire
The life I desire to live
The person I desire to be
Every so often, I catch a glimpse of it, in its full glory
And sometimes, I live from that
AS I get older, I live from those glimpses more and more
As I get older, i get more and more determined to leave behind the physical reality and truly live by faith
Because I see more and more that the parts of my life that work, are the parts where I dared to live from the glimpses
It has always got me lots of flak from those around me who could not understand why I could not just be the same as them
And I have tried, at times, to just live like they do
But I always end up sabotaging it
I don't want to settle for a less than crazy happy life
I know I can have it all
I mean, even Papa tells me this over and over
So why would I settle for less?
I have a feeling you get these glimpses too
These little visions that show you what life can be like if you would rise above the drama of your current life
there are moments when it feels incredibly possible to just walk away from all the ties and chains and drama and nonsense
And then you shake your head and tell yourself to go back to the struggle
You tell yourself that it would be irresponsible to choose to live from the glimpses
You tell yourself that you are grown up now and there is no more time for childish dreams
And even though you desperately want to experience true happiness
You keep going back to the nonsense
And every so often, you catch a glimpse of the big vision
Those occasions come less and less as you keep ignoring them and keep telling yourself to stop being silly
But still they come
to remind you of what could be
Will you dare to step off the broad path and return to the narrow path?
The path you were born to live on before you bought into the conditioning of the world
It takes courage to live over here
It takes putting the blinkers on ⤵⤵⤵⤵
"Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from" 🖤 - Jodie Foster⠀
When you think about it, what is normal anyway? It's really just a way of blending in. But since people will judge you whatever you do, why not play to your strengths, do exactly what you want & get noticed for it! 😜⠀
Have you ever held back from saying something because you thought people would think you were mad?⠀
📸: Neon art by @olivergalart
There is a divine tension inbetween growing out of, and growing into.
Growth requires a new level of courage, confidence and fulfilment.
It is never without risk or question, but its where we find a whole new trust in God. And its uncomfortable, it even hurts sometimes. But that stretch is divine - that stretch is stepping into God’s calling.
I will not be found in the safe and stagnant. I wouldn’t want to be found anywhere else but here.
What are your self care rules?
I mentioned earlier on on one of my post that l was going on a self care journey to learn all l can about self care. 🌟
The 1st on my Self care list is to BELEIVE THAT I AM LOVED at any point in my life. It's to believe that God loves me whether l am up or down, good or bad.
Developing confidence in the unconditional love of God for us is what will change us.
Our negative behaviours will begin to change when we become rooted in this beleif that God loves us.
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
Do you agree? Can comparison ever be a force for good? Is there such a thing as “benign” envy, as opposed to “malicious” envy as some researchers argue? .
Today’s #hashtagauthentic podcast episode is tackling this subject with @lucysheridan aka The Comprison Coach. We dig into why we all do it, what’s at the root of it all and why Lucy has made it her life’s mission to help us all live as free from its clutches at possible.
ALSO, ✨final alert ✨for anyone wanting to work with me on their Instagram this year! My last insta retreat class of 2018 is on sale this morning, and is already over 3/4 full!
Link in my bio for anyone who fancies taking a look x
I am more than the sum of my shortcomings and flaws. And so are you. ❣️
I constantly struggle with falling into a habit of defining myself by negatives. My scars. My skin. My pride. My struggle with health. My past mistakes. My lack of talent in a certain area. My grades...... the list goes on. Can you relate? .
Friends, let’s end this way of thinking. Grace is more powerful than all that you and I lack. I am more than the sum of myself, because I do not live by my own strength or merit. My weakness and my shortcomings are part of who I am, but they do not define me. His grace is sufficient, and through it I am freed to live boldly despite the long list of shortcomings and flaws. By grace, I am more.
You’re NOT inadequate, you CAN do it, you WILL become the woman that God has ALWAYS envisioned you to be.
In my newsletter this morning, I discussed the importance of renewing the mind so that our speech can be a driving force for success, in our lives than a stumbling block.
He has placed everything you need, inside of you. You just need to lean into Him to unlock it!
Insecurity is a feeling that every single person struggles with. It may be something big like your job, or it might be smaller like the way your outfit looks today. The truth is that everyone is insecure.
Lots of people tend to cover up the insecurities that they have. They’re afraid of what might happen if someone sees their insecurities. And so, they put on a mask or a facade to put on a show and make it seem like that they are secure in themselves. But in reality, they lack the self-confidence and continually doubt themselves...
Do you want to read the rest? The whole post is available on my blog! It's about time I posted something new on there, isn't it? 😉🌊🍃
The words from @lauren_daigle have been ringing in my heart today. "There is no distance, that cannot be covered over and over. You're not defenseless, I'll be your shelter. I'll be your armor, I hear you whisper underneath your breath. I hear your SOS, I will send out an army to find you, in the middle of the darkest night. It's true, I will rescue you."
And how that is the Father's heart. He's just waiting for you to call on Him. Because He will hear you. And He will rescue you. ❤️