Updated: Jan 13, 2020
I recently had the opportunity to watch the video of a sermon from last August that I heard at that time. As I was listening to it, memories of how I felt at the time came flooding back to me. It amazed me to see how much as changed - how much I have changed - since then. The sermon inspired me to be the author of my own life, not let it be dictated by others, and I made some decisions that day that I captured in my journal. Those decisions became the foundation on which I am fully engaged now.
My encouragement to you is that if you are feeling caught in a cycle that seems hard to break and you are not sure how to move toward your dreams, the problem is likely more internal than external. YOU get to decide how you will react. YOU get to decide what is most important to you. YOU need to make the decisions, and then live them, on how YOUR life will go. Once you do this, your life will change. And it may not seem good at first but keep taking the next step and eventually you will discover yourself on a whole new path - the one you were meant to pursue.
The decisions I made that day gave me strength to face the road that was ahead of me. Instead of seeing the change in direction that was headed my way as an obstacle, I was able to see it as setting me free to pursue what was in my heart all along - what I know God created me to be. Did I have moments of fear? Absolutely! Did I question whether to stay the course that was in my heart? Several times a day! And I still have moments of doubt whether it will continue to work out. But there is something magical that happens when you get to be the person you were created to be. When you get to live YOUR story, not the one someone else wants to write for you.
Here are some questions to ask yourself if you are feeling stuck:
1. What is within my control regarding this situation?
2. Are there beliefs I am holding onto that I need to question or explore?
3. What decisions do I feel are waiting for me to make?
4. What do I need to do in order to live by those decisions?
If you would like to discuss your situation further, please reach out to me! I would be happy to share the resources that helped me and we can support each other through the process.