Leaving my comfort zone. This has been my mantra lately. There have been so many opportunities that have been opening up and I have had to decide what to take and what to leave behind. At the start of this year I created a vision board to focus on what was important to me. The words Family, Love, Boss Babe, Friends, Home, Travel/adventure, Fitness and Justice are prevalent on my board.
The words were chosen carefully for each word we choose in life gives power to our actions. Family, no doubt important and the foundation of why we do what we do. Love, yes love not romance. For romance can be fleeting but the vision of a love that endures good and bad and goes deeper than just romance is what really makes your heart find purpose. Boss babe is how I want to be in life, a woman with a career and making decisions to create change, positive change. Friends are what has pulled me through so much and many of them I actually count as family. Images that depict what I think accurately represents each of these in my head correspond with it.
I wake up every day and pray before my feet ever touch the ground. I look at my vision board to remind myself that actions I take in the day should go towards working to make that vision come true. This is how I’ve been deciding what actions to take in life. Then I have to make the decision to never underestimate myself. Prayer, vision and the will and determination to make it happen are powerful. When you set your mind to something and let God guide you, you are unstoppable. The trials you encounter along the way are strengthening you for your journey.
In prayer I have also had to learn to listen. You can’t just talk to God and not listen for a response. That gut feeling or sensation you get to your very core are ways he talks to us. Be receptive. He sometimes times thinks more of us than we do of ourselves and has bigger things in store for us. The projects I have been accomplishing I would’ve never imagined on my own. The people he has place in my life are more than what I could’ve even hoped for. Believing in something and someone bigger than me, and believing in me has made life meaningful.
I still doubt myself sometimes and have insecurities but I also know that God will take that away when the moment is right. Sometimes those doubts and insecurities are there to slow me down for a minute to gain a clearer perspective. Then the vision board becomes clear again and I keep moving. Never ever underestimate the power God, the power of a vision, and the power and strength within you. Amazing things happen when you believe.