In many ways I have experienced a total transformation in my life during the year of 2010. Not just by the massive change in my physical body... but in many areas. Spiritually, I got closer to God with all my heart and cultivating a relationship of trust by studying His words and through a heck of a lot of prayer. Sometimes life gives us challenges to bring us to our knees and teach us that God is the one in charge, not me. I would love to say that I am all POWERFUL and can make things happen but the truth of it is, I am totally POWERLESS without God. I had to turn my life over to Him and continue to do so on a daily basis. Just today, I used my surrender box to yet again, turn my will over. Since then I have felt His hand guide me as to what to do. I wonder sometimes if God shakes His head at me wondering why it takes me so long to turn to Him but he waits patiently for me to surrender on my own. I know when I do, things flow and I can be in service to him in all I do.
Another area of my life that has been transformed is my self worth. I almost can't relate to the woman I used to be. I have come soo far from that woman that didn't have any clue of her worth, feeling alone and afraid and scared to speak her truth. It has been a journey for me to learn what my worth was. Most importantly my worth has come straight from the one who created me... God. Is it ever a wonder that I might have been looking in all the wrong places? I looked to others to validate me. I thought that talents and skills made me worth something and even though they are not bad to have, what I have discovered is, those things don't make me who I am... who I am is a divine daughter of God.. PERIOD! What I discovered is that I was born valuable into this world just because I am God's creation. He has been waiting for me to discover what he has always known about me since the beginning of time.
This last weekend I was talking to a friend of mine about how badly I wanted to get my toenails done but just thought how ridiculous it is to pay $30 for a pedicure. I have been struggling with this idea for well over a year. 'Why in the dead of winter do I want to spend that kind of money on my feet?' I thought to myself. This friend reminded me how important it is to take care of the feet that carry me through life. This friend of mine even gave me the money to go have it done and I still couldn't make sense of it all... until I realized that this was my stretch. Having this done was not about anyone else but was for me. So with my new found courage... I took the plunge and WOW.. I can't even begin to tell you the value I got from this experience. First of all, let me tell you, I sat in that chair doing what I could to stop the chatter in my head and did my best to just RECEIVE. What I learned about myself in that hour in half was life changing. I learned that it's ok to take care of myself. I learned it's ok to be served and taken care of and the greatest gift of all was the flood of ideas that came to me about how I am going to structure my women's retreats. It's almost like God was waiting for me to be willing to RECEIVE. I have been waiting for direction as to how to put together my workshops for 2 1/2 years. I realized how important it was that I experience this principle of receiving first hand so that I can then teach out of integrity about it. Since that day, I wake up with a smile on my face as I look at my beautiful toes.
So another beautiful Miracle of this last year are the many people I have met. I am in ahh.. each day when I meet some of the most amazing people who have been places and done things that are miraculous. They inspire me and teach me along the way. Within the last couple of months, I have met some of the most successful individuals and have learned it takes hard work and determination to get where they are. They teach me to never give up and to go for my dreams and that I have something to offer others. They have helped me see things in me that I haven't been able to see until now.
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Most importantly I am grateful to God for all He has provided for me. I have made it a daily practice to write down 5 God things or otherwise known as Miracles that I experience each day. As I take notice of them, somehow I am given even more.
Thank you for your friendships as well. I know there are many out there that can relate very much to my own struggles. I am here to let you know that I know how you feel. I know sometimes it can feel like there is no hope but there is hope. You are not alone. I experience a lot of PEACE in my life and am soo grateful for that. I have lived most of my life without it and it is one of my most cherished possession I have now. I am grateful for an amazing family and for their examples they are to me. Grateful for what is going to be created this next year in 2011 and where God is going to lead me to next.
Please if there is anything I can do to serve you, don't hesitate to call me or contact me. My number is 801-427-0490. I am willing to help in anyway I can. I wish you all an amazing 2011. It's time for us to rise above our challenges. Turn them over to God and allow His loving hand of mercy to flow through EVERY aspect of our lives.
May God bless you and carry you through the next 24 hours. Good night!