I watched a video this week where the pastor talked about how people are making permanent decisions in a temporary season.
Oof, that hits a tender place inside of me.
It’s convicting because I am susceptible to believing my future can only look like my current circumstance. I can easily get wrapped up in “always” and “never” when I think about what’s possible for my business, family, finances, you name it.
It begs the question, what possibilities am I leaving on the table because I can’t see it right now?
In the throes of adulting we make determinations constantly about what is and isn’t possible for us, shutting down paths of opportunity in the process.
Oh, I’ll never get that promotion.
I’m not as lucky as her.
I’m too far behind, I’ll never catch up.
If I leave this job without another one lined up, I’ll never get hired again.
Pastor Daniel Groves says we have to realize that what we see is not all there is. How do we change that? We start looking at our lives through a filter of faith, which Scripture says is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
We do that by reflecting on and celebrating this year:
What did you learn about God this year? What did you learn about yourself? What growth do you want you celebrate? What is it about YOU (your strengths, talents, gifts, etc.) that made you successful this year? Then pivot to the year ahead by starting with the most important question: What does it look like for you to be all that God created you to be in 2022? In order to do that, what do you have to START believing about yourself? What do you have to STOP believing about yourself? What habits can you create that help you get there?
If you’d like some extra inspiration to believe in what you do not yet see, I loved this conversation between Bob Goff and Mike Todd, Pastor of Transformation Church in Tulsa, OK. You also have to watch this video of Pastor Mike bringing the heat, reminding us that our job title does not reflect the authority we’ve been given by God. Woosh!
You’ve got this, girl. You have everything it takes to be everything you are.
I became a certified life coach because I genuinely want you to live your very best life - unbound from the lies you've believed about yourself and what’s possible for your life and having the ability to walk in full freedom of being all that God created you to be.
If you are ready to bravely make your way in the world free from fear and perfectionism – let’s have a conversation. Grab some time here. I can’t wait to hear what’s on your heart.
In the meantime, I'm wishing you and yours a happy holiday season and a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I can’t wait to watch you flourish in 2022,