Wow… What a blur.
Being a mother is similar to…. well nothing really. It is an experience and a life that nothing could ever prepare you for. I am a mother to my beautiful strong willed, and gentle spirited 3 year old daughter and 8 months pregnant with our son Amos.
In these last few months I have constantly said to many that I feel a “Shift” coming, or even an energy surging within me, somehow signaling to me the change that is to come. I wish that I had better words to properly explain this feeling, because it is intense!
A lot of people will assume, well yes, of course you’re feeling this way, you’re about to have another baby! And I am not unaware of the fact that life will be very different with two kiddos. But the shift I feel is somehow more than just that. I feel a shift in my innermost being. I feel it to my core.
A long time ago God gave me a vision for a non-profit organization idea. There is such a need here in Hawaii that I knew that this call was very appropriate. Yet, from this stand point, seemingly impossible! There are so many things staring me in the face saying collectively…. “IMPOSSIBLE”.
There are some days, ok well, most days that I brush off this calling. Yet there are other days that I CANNOT deny this call. It floods from my heart into my bones and consumes my mind.
I am starting to not want to brush this calling off anymore. I am starting to want to make moves, to prepare, to pray, to press into what this call might become.
At this point in life, it makes absolutely no sense for me to press in… the timing is not at all ideal with a growing family and very much in transition. Yet, God is starting to give me a peace about that! Everything has been screaming at me to just START! Just make a step, reach out to those with wisdom in this realm, connect with like minded people, and above all really press into the presence of God.
I will not let the enemy plant lies in my mind and distract or discourage me anymore.
1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the Devil prowls around like a roaring Lion looking for someone to devour.”
I have been allowing myself to be devoured. I was allowing the enemy to lie to me so much, that in my mind they became truths.
The shift I have been feeling, is the Holy Spirit shaking me out of this pit! I believe it was the answer to the prayer I pray everyday to be used by God, for Him to not let me miss the call He has for me and my family.
1 Peter 5: 6 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s Mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.”
I have not disclosed too much about the specific calling God has for me, because I don’t think its necessary to say what I wanted to breathe out on you.
Do you have something burning on your heart? Something you’re so passionate about you can hardly breathe sometimes? A Goal? A lifestyle change? A Move? A job change? Then I implore you to stop allowing lies of discouragement paralyze you! We all have a unique calling that is designed uniquely for us! Lets be a people who answer the call! What a perfect time in history to start standing up and fighting back with action and forward sight. And all of us, if we want it, have the power of God within us! Just think how fierce we could be if we completely submitted to this power and harnessed it?
Think of the outpouring of good! Think of the change that could be effected! Think of the legacy we can create for our children. And above all, think of the Glory we could give to our Good Father, who calls us to so much more than we could ever manifest or become without Him.
God is faithful! And if He has etched something on your heart, then it is for reasons so much more than any of us could ever imagine! Get up my friend. It is time to start digging in.
Joshua 1: 7-9
“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it night and day, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have not I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord you God will be with you wherever you go.”
To you Sweet one, Have Grit,