It would be funny how quickly time is passing if we weren’t the ones it was happening to.
Remember when we were kids? Back then it seemed like the days, months, and years crawled by at caterpillar speed. Birthdays, summertime, and Christmas Day seemed to be the only exceptions. And God bless you if your birthday is during the summer or on Christmas… those days always got away like hot tailed jack rabbits.
But we live here now, on this swiftly moving timeline, trying to keep our footing firm while we grasp at the wants of our womanhood, and everything has changed.
Even change has changed. Does it feel like that to you? Like the big stuff that used to seem to happen to us, you know, organically, now just pokes at us from the periphery?
Change shows up now like a raspy whisper, a worrisome nudge suggesting that we invite it in and help it make itself at home.
I’ve learned to welcome it, but initiating and embracing change used to be the hardest thing on the planet for me to do. My work shows me clear evidence that I wasn’t alone in that way of being. The reason why women struggle with this so much is invisible.
As a life coach, my work is about supporting Christian women with giving themselves permission to stop hiding out in unfulfilling lives and careers so they can live and be more fully expressed, fulfilled, and free.
The part about the women, us women, giving ourselves permission and stopping with the hiding out, strictly has to do with overcoming the invisible force of limiting beliefs.
I have done (and still do) oodles and oodles of self work around my own limiting beliefs and I remember the first time I came across “change is difficult and hard” as one a lot of people live by.
The split second I read it I had egg on my face. I couldn’t begin to count all the times I either thought or actually said out loud “that’s just how I am” when confronted with the suggestion of lifestyle change around areas like my mental, emotional, physical, and financial habits.
I rode that self righteous excuse for miles and miles and… In fact, it was much easier to make that five word proclamation of defense than it ever was to conceive of the ginormously complex idea that I could be transformed.
But here’s the truth: change doesn’t have to be complex. It really is that simple and organic progress that begins the selfsame second we set our intention to go with the flow of the change.
It doesn’t have to be an unwelcome and unknown enemy we rush to put up walls and raise our fists to defend ourselves against. As a Christian woman, as a Believer in Christ, you have to remember (and trust) that your steps are ordered by the Lord.
Your invitations to change are always good. They are always God calling you up into greater heights personal development and spiritual growth, calling you up into transformation: greater expressions of glory, freedom, fulfillment and purpose.
Why fight that?
Whatever changes the Holy Spirit is nudging you to surrender to, trust that all is well. That you’re ready. You can more than handle it. Actually, you were created to triumph in it, through it, and by it.
Change is the road you’ll travel into the heights and depths of your untapped potential.
So don’t resist whatever it is that’s beckoning you to change. Let yourself go and let yourself be. Every conscious exploration you take into the frontiers of change will change you into more of your authentic self: stronger, braver, and so much richer in your faith in God.
And I’d be willing to bet the farm that by doing so, you’ll be that much closer to the MORE that you’ve been longing for.
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