So since many of you don’t know me. I feel like I should tell you a little bit about me each time I post. I know it may seem daunting but it will help each post make sense so you know where I am coming from!
Since I was a little girl my mother always told me to follow my gut and to trust what ever that crazy feeling was. I have to tell you that it has ALWAYS worked for me. I won HUGE stuffed unicorns at the fair when I was little for my sister and I. All I did was choose which color the mouse was going to run to from on the spinning wheel. I won so many little prizes I was able to turn them into go get HUGE stuffed UNICORNS, a pink one for Jen and a purple one for me.
Then again and again, over and over I was shown that following that feeling always lead me down the right path and when I ignored it…I paid…I had my heart torn to bits and pieces, by family, friends and even in my love life. So, I trust it I go when my gut says go, I call when my gut says to call, I just do it!
My latest listen to my heart lead me to a job at a local church. I work just in the morning, I am able to be home for lunch, so I can continue to homeschool. I can wear what ever I want, I can be me…I have not had a job where I could wear jeans since I was a teenager…so amazing!
In case you didn’t catch where I am going with this…I do believe that little voice whispering to me is God. Before you start thinking “Who does she think she is thinking God is talking to her?” Know that I am his child, he is my true father and I believe my earthly father sits next to him watching over me so I am sure he is saying hey there…their is a big decision coming up could you help our daughter…and it is so…YOU can think I am crazy that is okay, I get that, but I know in my heart this is truth. In all the places of my life where I care way to much about what people think this is the only one I don’t 🙂
That being said this week, I met up with two friends. Each time my head said “lady you have to much going on in your life to stop and chat…” BUT my GUT said “GO GO GO, enjoy a break. YOU can not have friends unless you are a friend!”
So I went and in both this cases both friends (one a newer friend and one that I have had since we moved here) asked me some questions that made me think all week…I thought I knew the answers when they asked BUT I didn’t!
When I was asked what was new…I told them all my crazy ideas and dreams, and I got….
“Wait, what? You’re adding more on your plate!”
“YES, I can do that! I can add that in, it will not take that much of my time, and I can do this before and this after…”I mean I had it right!
As I sat and thought about the questions they asked me this week, I thought about the bible study I just finished up this last week. It was a book study called Present over perfect. It really was all about doing what is important and just doing it now, being present in the moment, and saying no to the right things so when you are saying NO you are really saying yes to something else that is more important in your life.
So as I thought about all the things I have been saying yes to because my gut was telling me to the last few months, I really was saying NO to some pretty important things that could, should, and will change my life!
I am so grateful that my feelings also lead me to my sweet friends who were not afraid, to tell the truth, to tell me to wait a minute, and look at the things I really love and matter to me and focus on that, NOT everything that I CAN DO. Just because I CAN do something and I would do it well, doesn’t mean that I should do it. Some times I get trapped in this world of I can do it. I can do it all, I have two hands that work, I have two feet that work, I SHOULD just be the one to do it. I mean why NOT….well this week I FINALLY GOT THE “WHY NOT”. I should not be the one to do something because I can because I am taking away the chance of someone who could do it AMAZING!
This week I figured out some pretty awesomeness! I mean, I learned I don’t have to do it all! I can and should let other’s in my life do it, and help when needed, as I don’t have to be the one to do it, especially when someone else is the expert at it! Not everything has to be serious, and not everything has to be done perfectly. Wow, this blog is really doing what I hoped it would…teaching me to stop and reflect on that it is that is going on and showing me exactly what I love!
Cheers, til next time!