Here it is the very first Monday after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and most people are dragging their feet all the way back to work but I am not one of them anymore! I happily sit here in front of my keyboard ready to write the next chapter of my book.
What got me here? Simple. A single decision!
Sure, there were many precursors to my decision but ultimately without deciding to make a change, I would still be doing the same thing this Monday morning that I have done for countless Monday mornings previously.
Let’s talk about the precursors. First, that would be my incredibly supportive husband who saw my unhappiness but knew me well enough to allow me to see it for myself with a “little” help. He hired a coach from the Tony Robbins organization to help me move beyond what had become the routine of my everyday to a place where I was pursuing the passions that God has instilled within me.
My tagline on my personal email has been “Never Be Average” for a few years now. Yet, I was accepting average- even below average in some regards.
What was making me unhappy? It all centered around my job- which I truly loved! I loved my clients. I loved the difference that I made in their day. I loved delivering excellence. I loved serving. I gave it my all for a long time. Answering calls in snowstorms, on my wedding day – not taking vacations that would put me out of cell phone reach!
In that process, I taught people how they could treat me. You have heard the saying “what you allow will continue.” Case in point. Truth.
I was making me unhappy! While I had this stirring of greatness inside of me, I was AFRAID to make a change. Somehow I was rationalizing that my misery was worth it because it gave me some certainty that I felt I needed. I was placing my faith in a paycheck that came quite regularly rather than in the God who was holding out his arms saying – jump, I will catch you and lead you out of your wilderness mentality to YOUR promised land!
What is my promised land? It is living a life that serves him everyday! It is here. Writing. Reaching. Serving.
In all the while that I felt I needed certainty, it was uncertainty that I needed most! Uncertainty made me feel alive again. Uncertainty tested my faith and got me right back where I needed to be – here with God being cherished even when I fall short rather than giving my all to worldly pursuits that left me empty.
Let’s begin this journey.
Until Next Time,