Wild Card Wednesdays

Why I changed my mindset to Be Spiritually Bold

Hello MI Loves!

Let me start by saying THANK YOU to everyone who read my first post this past Sunday. The out pour of encouragement and well wishes I have received have far exceeded what I expected, and for that I am very grateful.

Today is the first edition of Wild Card Wednesdays, which are designated for sharing anything from motivation, something I did the previous week, something going on in my life, or anything that is on my heart to share.

I wanted to take some time to explain why I decided to make the change to Be Spiritually Bold in today’s post to help you get a better understanding of where I am coming from.

I knew that there were things that I wanted God to do in my life, but a small piece of me did not really think it could be done. What I have now realized is, I was not willing to put in the work and be intentional about what I wanted God to do. I have always believed in God and have been raised as a Christian my entire life; however, I had never really developed my own personal relationship with Him—other than going to church and reading a scripture on the Bible app every now and then.

I knew that I wanted/needed to change the way I thought about God and my relationship with Him when I was preparing to get married. I knew that I had some baggage that I needed to let go of if I ever wanted our marriage to flourish the way God intended it to.

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One of the biggest pieces of baggage I had been carrying for my entire life was not knowing who my biological father was (I’ll dig into that later). For as long as I can remember, I had always suppressed these feelings and tried to act like it did not bother me to find my father—after all, I had a pretty good life. Although I have been blessed to have a father figure in my life since the age of eight, I did not feel whole and I knew that it was something I wanted to do before we got married.

Another piece of baggage I was carrying was the fact that my husband and I come from very different familial backgrounds—he is the baby of five children and his parents have been married for over 30 years. My family, on the other hand, is full of single, independent, strong minded women, who have all had divorces. No one in my immediate family has ever been married more than about five years. So of course, I felt like the chances of me having a lasting marriage were a bit slim due to my familial background.

After much reflection, I realized that everybody is different, every situation is different, and every relationship is different. I understood that I had to put my trust in God to know that He would work everything out as long as we did our part—making Him the center of our union. I knew that I did not want this baggage to create havoc for our union before we even jumped the broom so my husband and I made sure to iron out the kinks as much as possible before we said “I do” through pre-engagement and pre-marital counseling.

I say all of this to say, I am in no way where I want to be in my walk with God, because He definitely isn’t through with me yet, but I am surely further than I was. Every day is a new day and we are given another chance to get it right, so why not pick today as the day to stop making excuses for why we don’t have/live the life we wish to live and place God at the center so that He can create the life we never imagined. We all know that Faith without work is dead, so put your faith to work, and trust in God and Be Spiritually BOLD.

To all of MI loves, thank you so much for checking in with ME.

Stay connected with me on Instagram and Facebook @bespirituallybold

REMEMBER MI LOVES: You are never too young or old to Be Spiritually BOLD.

In life we know that our purpose is larger than life; however, the inevitable fear clouds our vision and stops us. God placed the best things in life on the other side of fear, so confront your fears and your terrors daily!

4 thoughts on “Why I changed my mindset to Be Spiritually Bold”

  1. I’ve always considered myself to be more spiritual than religious. I started garnering a more spiritual connection with God after a few major setbacks in my life. A career setback and the unexpected passing of my mom took me to a dark place for awhile. I learned over time that He has a way of getting us to listen to Him one way or the other. Life tends to get in the way of the best laid plans. It is during those tough times that my spiritual self began to make a positive impact on my life. (Think R. Kelly’s “He Saved Me” track.) I met the woman who is now my wife in a chance encounter. I began to grow closer to my daughters and grandchildren by being away – taking off my “Superman cape” and allowing them to fall and get back up. I even got blessed by a new daughter who allowed me to enter her life after not knowing she existed for more than a quarter century of her precious life. The spiritual side of me has helped me live a fearless existence – sans any regrets or shame for the paths I choose. Fearless knowing, as my wife reminds me, that “We’ll never starve.” Fearless knowing that He has me – no matter where my life journey leads me.

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  2. It’s awesome that you chose to be bold for God and build a relationship with Him. It’s admirable that you took the time to acknowledge when you needed healing and chose to iron out kinks before marriage. One thing or another turns us to God. It’s one of the best things we can do.

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  3. In most cases GOD tears down what we created and replaces it with HIS masterpiece. In these cases we lean toward God for understanding, support, and love, especially when we feel like we can’t get these things anywhere else. Since I have placed my life in God’s hands and I am trying my best to follow his steps things have gotten so much better for me. I’m experiencing a happiness that I have not had in a very long time. Some points in my life I thought I wouldn’t make it, but by holding God’s hands I never fell. I’m now taking on a new phase of my life and trying to live sSpiritually Bold!

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