Step By Step-Just Take Action

Step By Step-Just Take Action
I have been longing to know where I am headed and have felt so frustrated so many times.  I felt like I needed to see where I was going, to get there.  I had little snapshots here and there of what I thought might be the right direction, but had trouble seeing how it all fit.  I could see ways these things (I felt He was bringing me to) were related but had difficulty seeing how it would all come together.

Well, I am finally beginning to realize I don’t think I am supposed to see it all yet.  I have already been given what I need but have not taken action, yet I am asking for more.

I have really struggled, thinking I need to know how it all fits before I can put it out there, before I can let others see what I am up to it needs to be “ready”.  "Ready", what does that really even mean?  Will it ever be ready to the point I feel it should be?

As I have been mulling this over and over and over.  I have also been hearing over, and over and over, during the past couple months or so, “One step at a time”, “do it step be step”, “as you take a step you will see the next step”, “you need to take action to see what’s next” and yet I have still allowed myself to STOP, become paralyzed and not move.

I know that until I move nothing can change!

As I keep my eyes on Him, the one who should be directing my path, I will by default be walking in the direction I should be headed.

One day as I spent some time reflecting on all of this and closed my eyes, I could almost see as I took one step, another step appeared but I could not see it until I took that next step.  With each step another appeared.

I spent some time looking at looking at some of the things He has revealed to me and am realizing it is time to move forward, start taking those steps and know that…”The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall,” Psalm 37:23, 24
And you can’t walk on water if you don’t get out of the boat.

Let me challenge you to take that step, whatever it might be, where you are feeling that little(or BIG) nudge.  Sure, it might be a little scary but if you don’t do it you’ll never know what it could become…

So here's one of my steps...if you are a Mom who would like to be part of a community of  Moms who want something different for their families than what we see all around you want to create a space where your kids feel safe to come to you, a home where they can discover and be who they were created to be?  If so, click the link below, we would love to see you there!

We Are His Masterpiece, Let’s GrOw!

We Are His Masterpiece, Let’s GrOw!

(April 7/21) Finally got out of my own way to post my first blog

Today my son came to me and shared a bit about how a friend of his has been struggling.  Struggling to feel enough.  I felt my heart sinking, feeling the hurt for this young person.  As he spoke it reminded me that I am moving in the right direction.  I have such a heart for our kids and youth.  I have struggled and still struggle at times with not feeling enough.  

The Bible tells me this is a LIE.  It shows me the truth about this, I AM enough, Jesus has made me enough.  And again...I am brought to my office chair to look up and see it.  The verse that came SO alive to me a few short months ago.  The verse I have read so many times but now has a new light.  It has ignited in my heart and challenged me.  It is going to pull me out of my comfort zone.  It already has and I know it will pull me so much further I am also reminded by my amazing mentor I have purpose and if I don’t show up for them, whoever they might be, who will?  How will they be served in the way only I can serve them.  The message is clear I am called to be a light to those who need what I have to give.  He has prepared me and is preparing me!

I  recently heard a song by KB that shares this truth so well.  It hits right in the heart, called Masterpiece.  Today as I listened to that song, sitting in my office chair I glanced up at that slate sign above my desk.  I was again reminded I am here to serve, I have come through it so I can help someone else make their way through a similar mess.  I may still have a ways to go but He brought me to this place “for such a time as this”.  I have been equipped to help those who come up after me, to find their way with less resistance and with hope, knowing if she can do it, so can I.  Even more important “I have purpose too”.  I have been created to do good works which were prepared in advance for ME .  He saw me!   If the creator of the universe saw me, how can I question if I am enough.  If I do, I am now questioning His creation. I AM HIS(and so are you)!

Ephesians 2:10 (I have made it personal)

“For I am God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for me to do.”

As I read this, I can’t help but wonder how I can allow others to get in my head(or myself for that matter) and say(or believe) anything different.(As I type this I am literally having a struggle within (a battle today), my own words are now working in my mind as I type this to release it).  

He has created me to accomplish these things He has for me to do that will affect others.  He has the same for you, so let’s stop looking inward and fix our eyes outward.  Who are we supposed to see?  Really see?  Who am I created to serve?

Who’s world might my words rock today?  Who’s life might be changed because I was obedient, stepped out of the boat, stopped listening to the lie that I am not enough and looked up, looked out and released what I was supposed to share?!

Want more?  

Stay tuned...this is only the beginning!

#stepoutoftheboat #masterpiece