Hello Authentic Lovers–
I used to be a person that lived fearlessly, but as I experienced the disappointments of life…I became more and more afraid. Today I was sitting in prayer and thinking about the life I was living, and I decided that I was one that resorted to preceding with caution. I was cautious about fulfilling my dreams, I was cautious about doing something, I was just a cautious little girl- and this caution made me live such a restricted life.
My mom told me a story of how she was driving and came to a green light. At this green light, my mom slowed down and cautiously turned into the next street. She was cautious at a green light, a place where she had clearance to go. That’s how I was living my life, slowing down at green lights and being super cautious: worried about what was coming around the corner. Courage is not the absence of fear but rather how we respond to what we are afraid of. Standing still does nothing for us…we have to move. We have to go!
So tonight, I encourage you to live without hesitation, restraint or fear and to just go. Move being led by the Holy Spirit and enjoy all of the crazy adventures, God is waiting to take you on. I’ll talk to you soon!
Until next time,
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Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
I decided to write to you guys once again, think of it as a part II to my post from earlier today. In this moment in time, we are going to talk about moving forward-let’s move forward together. We have left our past behind, we are no longer looking in our rearview mirrors – so now we are taking steps to move to what’s ahead. In fact, I dare you to get up from your seat; whether you are sitting inf front your desk at work or in front of your home computer. I dare you to get up, turn and take a step forward in a new direction. How did you feel? When you took that step, did you feel a sense of empowerment? A sense of change?
When we say goodbye to our past and we turn our lives into a new direction; we feel empowered, we feel adventurous, sometimes we even feel afraid. Moving forward can be the best thing that we ever do, because as we began to move we gain strength to overcome adversity. The strength to be all that we are destined to be comes from our moving forward. The boldness to speak our minds, comes from moving forward. We have to move forward. So, I encourage you to do two things- leave your past behind and move forward. Those two things go hand-in hand and you must complete both to walk in to the newness of life. May you be strengthened to be all that God has designed for you to be. May you be strengthened to change the world. May you be strengthened to change the world! Move forward to overcome.
Until next time,