My husband and I have decided to do something neither of us have ever done before...observing Lent and fasting for 40 days and 40 nights (Wednesday, February 14 - Saturday, March 31). We are in our first year of marriage and we have been trying our best to be intentional about making sure God is the head of our union. We know that without Him we are nothing and our marriage will not sustain the evils of the world.
There are things in life that we desire right here and right now, but God has not given it to you because it's not time or it may not be for you in this season. We spend so much of our time fighting for what we think we want/need (i.e me fighting to be out of the bed) that we don' t take the time to really be still and wait on God's voice to tell us when to move. It is only when we are still, that we can truly be in God's presence and hear or see what He has for us.
Today I want to reflect on how I am just in awe of how much I have really stepped outside my comfort zone the past two months. It all started when I went to a women’s empowerment conference called WerkPraySlay with one of my good friends. We were among so many beautiful, creative, and talented women who had successful businesses, blogs, products, services, and so much more. During the conference, I remained very low key because I had no business, blog, product, or service to talk about and networking at events (outside of school counseling) was completely out of my comfort zone.
Today’s topic is one we know oh so well—Getting Out of Your Own Way. I am guilty of this as many of us are. We allow fear to take over our mind and we fail to reach our fullest potential that God intended for us. I have many talents that I have been sitting on and it wasn’t until recently where I decided I really need to get out of my own way and make some moves.
As we know, today is the last day of 2017 and time and time again we have been guilty of saying “New Year, New Me” or “This is my Year,” but after a week or two, we go back to the same old me in a new year. Too many times we set goals for our lives, but we aren’t willing to put in the work to truly achieve them.