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These days, I hardly listen to music. I have entered into a stage of life where I want to be constantly in a state of flourishing, meaning that I want nothing more than to be in a state of constant growth. Personal and spiritual growth is woven into every fiber of my being, hence why my personal motto is to "always be growing and in pursuit of purpose."
If we are being real, contentment is something that I’ve always struggled with. When I was going through high school, I would remember hating my small town, wishing I was in a more exciting and upwardly mobile city. I was so excited to move away and start college life.
I am so passionate about the women of God. My heart is to see women live and lead a life that is pleasing to God’s purpose and plan. When God created us, He placed a fire inside of us. He entrusted a vision with us to make things happen for His kingdom.
My whole entire life I’ve always craved some form of stability. I crafted my plans to support a life of comfort and what I thought to be safe and sound living. How many of us go about life striving to do the same - to create a life of comfort and tradition? I would base my plans on what I could see and know to be “wise” or "true," but of course God was calling me to everything but that.
If you caught my last post on How to Become A Morning Person, you would know that I’m a morning person to the core. Now, I don’t want to reiterate how much I love the mornings (because I do)! This time around I wanted to share with you the morning routine that has enabled me to enjoy the mornings as much as I do.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all wake up to the perfect morning? You know, actually waking up on time for work without hitting the snooze button, having our quiet time, and actually getting out of the house on time?
The above is a quote I stumbled across while writing this post. The subject? Self-sabotage — the behaviors that stand in the way and create problems and interference when it comes to pursuing our purpose and goals.
What is it that lights you up? What do you find yourself constantly researching or obsessing over? Nine times out of ten, the things that you find yourself drawn to are your passions. They are the things that you have an intense likeness and desire for. While you may have something you are passionate towards, it’s important that you don’t confuse it with your purpose. Your passions will serve as tools in carrying out your purpose.
Have you ever felt like you were going through a dry spell with God? You know, when you’re feeling like you’re just not growing or going deeper with Him? Maybe you find yourself forgetting to spend time with Him due to the busyness and chaos.
Time is a concept that is very psychological in nature. It’s quite metaphysical, in fact. How you view it is consistent with your perspective of it, which in return determines how you manage your time.
No matter what age you are, I’m sure at some point you had a hard time making and sticking to a budget. Well, I’m right there with you. It’s hard to save your money and set financial goals when you are unaware of how much money is actually coming in and going out. A budget is simply a way to intentionally monitor your saving and spending.
Fear and self-doubt are nothing but stumbling blocks that prevent us from doing what we are called to do. The fear of not measuring up or not being successful will continue to dictate your results and life if you let it. We allow fear and self-doubt to cripple us from doing the things we desire and know that God has destined us to do.
Perfectionism is a personal trait characterized by a person’s striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations. For perfectionists, life is all about a person’s accomplishments or looks. Fear of failure is often a driving force in a perfectionist’s life.
How are you spending your time? Just like money, time can be spent and because you can’t get it back you want to make sure that you are using it wisely. Have you ever heard of the Fringe Hours? These are the hours you have left outside of your daily schedule to focus on self-care and getting things done.
When I think about my biggest fear, I think about the idea of failing. Somehow common fears like the fear of never getting married, rejection, or change never trumped my fear of not being successful. I’m sure that many of us can relate. The idea of not making it in life is a terrifying thought. To think that we work so hard and put so much time and effort into building or creating a “successful” life only to never make it is quite devastating. The question is, why do we find that so horrible?