So, last night my Dad threw me a Blog Launch Party. Although he isn't even quite certain what a blog is, he sure does know how to put on one great event and support my endeavors. He welcomed everyone and surprisingly, he had something I had written around the age of 15. My best friend from high school was there and he asked her to read it, as he said that he felt like writing was just in me for I had done this type of stuff all of my life. The poem was about our family. Talk about a tear jerker!! I was actually pretty impressed with the wAy I expressed my words in that piece of work. I was even more impressed with the people who took the time to be there for me. As I looked around the room, I felt overwhelmingly blessed at these beautiful friends God has placed in my life. Each of them having their own unique set of gifts they brought to the tables in that super cool venue. I shared some of my story, and the evening was perfect. I came home and blew up social media with all the pictures. This morning after I taught my body Attack class, I read a lot of the comments. I love how so many of my friends commented or either told me they were excited to see where God is taking me. This excites me because I have no doubt he is in control of where I am going!! He has done a lot of things to get me where I Am today. I am so grateful for every struggle, heartbreak, mistake, and triumph I have had over the past 10 years. I truly believe I had to get it wrong (a lot) in order To recognize when it's right. As I said last night, I have learned the power of trusting his will. I don't think it's ever been said... My will be done. Has it? Its thy will be done. I also learned the power of an open mind. I once heard someone say they did this so I decided to give it a try, I began to wake up each morning and pray for God to show me what he wants me to see that day, and to pray for my mind to be open enough to recognize the things he wants for me. Trust me, there is power in that prayer! It's very easy to want what we want or want what we think is best or what feels comfortable. God has very different plans for us than we think he does. It almost seems crazy, but I use to think I knew better than He did. I can't tell you how many things I missed simply by letting my ego tell me I knew best or staying in my comfort zone. Of course sooner or later, his will is going to happen whether we like it or not. Now that ego I had also use to keep me from listening as much as I should have. I was big to talk and oh could I talk. Today I have learned God gave me two ears and one mouth so I should do twice the listening. I honestly never learned anything hearing myself talk. I also have learned that there are little if any coincidences. Things happen everyday around us, and depending on how open we are to these things will determine when the reasons are revealed. So today I am going to walk around on cloud nine after such an amazing evening. I'm
Also super excited about this new adventure. I can only imagine what a journey it's going to be with God guiding the way. Today I challenge you to open your minds just a little more, let your hearts be as open as they can be, and just listen. God speaks to us everyday through many different avenues. He has plans for you way better than the one you've got drummed up in your head. Let Go Let Him do the driving. If you have a dream, if you have a desire, if you have questions, if you need direction, or if you simply just want more......ask and you shall receive.. Seek and you shall find... Knock and the door will be opened to you. Just don't be surprised if it's not the door you had in your not so open mind. I can promise you this, this life I'm living and loving sure isn't what I had planned. It wasn't anywhere near what I asked for, but I truly believe God knew I wasn't ready for those things. He will fulfill the desires of my heart in his time, not mine. Today I am filled with comfort, peace, and so much LOVE and wisdom all because I learned the power in 4 words... Thy Will Be Done!!!