Let me ask you a question. When you are taking a step toward your passion, or your dream, do you sometimes get side-tracked? As I was thinking about this I remembered a blog I wrote a couple years ago, so I am refreshing it.
“Both Feet in the Water …
Being raised as an ‘air force brat’, a child of an officer, a girl in the south, being the older sister, and the daughter of an alcoholic, has had a major impact on my life. I tend to put others first, take care of others, and basically put my needs, desires, and goals behind everyone else’s. Whether that was consciously or not—it really has been the truth, and has been my reality. I am sure many of you women out there are shaking your heads… you know exactly what I mean. Now I am not saying it is bad to put others first, matter of fact that is a good thing. Just follow my thoughts here.
Many times as I would start taking a step toward my passion, I’d get one foot in the water, so to speak, and then, almost get the second foot in and ‘Voila’, someone needed me for something… my kids, husband, someone or something at church… my Mother, other family… whoever.
Really, it didn’t matter who or what… they would always take precedence over my plan, or my goal. Have ya’ll ever felt that way? Do you have desires, goals, or a calling that just never seems to happen… you never seem to have time, etc, to act on ‘IT’? I would imagine that you do, matter of fact I’d bet on it. (I am in Las Vegas after all).
Let me first say, it has taken a little time and some work to realize this, but now that I am aware of this tendency… things are changing.
Here’s the real issue, at least for me. I truly believe the calling that I feel, this fire and passion within me… is God’s calling. It is to serve Him by sharing with others, through the gifts He has given me, His love and joy, and to encourage others.
So when I put all these ‘other’ things first, I am really putting them in front of HIM. YIKES! That hurts my heart! It really changes everything… it’s one thing to put others before my ‘selfish’ desires, but to put them in front of Him is like saying… OK Lord… wait just a sec, I gotta take care of this. Opps, sorry Lord, don’t have time for You… I gotta take care of ‘whatever’.
This is so wrong. I don’t want to do that anymore! I’m praying that He will show me each time I begin to do that, to make a decision for someone or something else instead of Him.
Does that change how you look at the desire or the call, that you feel in your heart?
God has planted those desires INSIDE of you—When scripture says He will give you the desires of your heart—Well, HE is the one who puts them there, so He will bring it to pass. We just can’t put Him behind everyone and everything else.
It is time to put BOTH feel in the water… not just sticking our toes in and out, but KEEP them there, moving forward step by step and day by day.”
‘Til Next Time –
Many Blessings –
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