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Enlightenment Monday’s : Have Faith And Stay The Course

A day late and a dollar short. Monday is almost over and I am just now sitting down to write out all the feels from last week…

This past week wrapped up my month to be still and to be honest, I am sad it has come to an end. I feel like for the first time in years I have learned so much – about myself as a woman, wife, and mother. I finally feel I have found my path and a renewed sense of spiritual well-being.

Although, I am not sad to see this particular week come to a close. For many reasons, it was by far the most challenging. While this week was filled with obstacles, I feel it offered me the most growth and development.

3 Things I Learned From My Last Week Of Being Still

  1. Having Faith is hard. Beyond hard. There is simply no other way to describe it. It’s so much easier when there are no obstacles, no challenges. I suppose that is the point of faith – learning to “keep the faith” through our struggles. Its a constant work in progress and I am not sure it gets easier with each new challenge, but I think that is how we continue to grow.
  2. My gratitude journal is a necessity. Now that I have one, I realize I can’t live without it. I have to write in it at least a few times a week. It makes me feel centered or more balanced, if that makes sense? Positivity is so much easier keep when you have to think about it and write it down. It gives me a sense of peace.
  3. No matter the challenges, stay the course. Even though this past week has been filled with challenges, I can’t let it side track me. I have goal I want to accomplish for 2017 and I cannot let life get in the way of that. There will always be something else going on, things I cannot always control, but I can’t allow it to stop me from accomplishing my goals.

June was such an inspiring month, despite the trails. Honestly, I feel like I want to keep the momentum going. So that is just what I am going to do! I am going to continue having faith and staying the course. There is nothing better!

Copyrighted By: Boldly Bravely You

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Found this print at Target over the weekend! #TargetForTheWin

This week has been a world wind. Lunches with some wonderful women and one amazing email later, makes me truly thankful for this ride.

Last week I expressed my frustration with the ride and being still. I did promise to give it my best shot though. Funny thing is, when you actually hunker down and get serious, things happen.

It’s on God’s time.

Over the course of the last few months I have changed my outlook, my perspective on life. It’s been AMAZING and has created a cascading affect on everything in my personal life, motherhood especially. This is something I will talk about more in upcoming posts, but for now I will just focus on the present. June – my month to be still and everything that has happened this week.

My week began with giggling girls and fun adventures. Library story time and nature walks, just to name a few. Then a mid-week lunch with a dear friend, whom my girls lovingly refer to as Aunt. She broke up the seriousness of my thoughts with some lighthearted laughter. Obliged my oldest with some SnapChat fun and got the little one to warm up a bit. Sometimes what we need most is to put our thoughts away for a time and just enjoy the moment. Thank you my dear, sweet friend!

Thursday met with an e-mail I had been anxiously awaiting. I was stunned to see it in my inbox. It took me a moment, but I dived right in! The e-mail was EVERYTHING I needed to hear. Funny how that works right!? She talked about the three phases of entrepreneurship- Enlightenment, Info Dumping, and Clarity.

As she expressed, I am definitely in the Enlightenment and Info Dumping phases. I am reading and listening to everything I can get my hands on. It’s as if my soul has been awakened and I am searching for my purpose, my passion. It is difficult to describe, but I’ll try. It’s like looking at a dim screen with dull colors. The more I listen and read, the more the screen brightens and the colors become vibrant. The sky is not the limit, there is no limit to what I can accomplish.

“Be still and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10

Friday came and I found myself driving more than an hour to have lunch with some wonderful women I only get to see a few times a year. I took this opportunity to talk with God. First thanking him for this amazing life. Then telling him I am working on Being Still, but that it’s a lot harder than I thought it would. I told him about the questions I was still pondering and my quest for answers. I also acknowledged that I knew these answers would come on his time and I would continue making an effort to focus on the ride.

God’s Presences.

During lunch I was speaking to these lovely ladies, telling them everything about my journey. It was as if God was speaking through them, telling me exactly what I needed to hear. I see a possible destination in site. The path is much clearer now. It’s going to take a lot of effort and hard work, but I will get there.

For now, I am going to sit back and enjoy the ride!

 Copyrighted By: Boldly Bravely You

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