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How You Continue Taking Steps Forward Day After Day

“Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that’s coming next.” -Mandy Hale

Have you been hoping and waiting for certain things in your life to fall into place? I know I have. Do you also feel like it has been a very long time and a very long road?

Of course, everything we’ve gone through has been an important part of our journey. And yes, it’s all happened for a very good reason. We can and should have faith in that Truth. It’s like that great quote by Satchidananda reminds us:

“Though we can’t always see it at the time, things always happen for our best interests. We are always being guided in a way better than we know ourselves.” 

But, have you noticed how feeling at peace while you’re waiting on things to fall into place isn’t the easiest thing to do? You’re doing your best to faithfully take steps forward but then new problems come up or the same old problems linger. You may even still have some doubts about if or when things will finally come together.

Well, here’s the good news… [Read more…]

33 Excuses You Want to Avoid Making In 2015

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Happy New Year. We have officially made it through 2014. Was last year as crazy of a year for you as it was for me? It was filled with challenging times, good times, ups, downs and so many curve balls. But, that’s the way life goes, isn’t it?

We go through it all. The experiences we have stretch us and make us dig deep into our inner strength. However, when you step back and look at things from the right perspective, you can see that even though certain times may have been really tough, you have been strengthened and prepared to live even better moving forward. It’s like that great quote by Rikki Rogers explains,

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” [Read more…]

You Don’t Have To Wait Any Longer For What You Want: It’s Time

Seasonsofwaitingare61“Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that’s coming next.” -Mandy Hale

Have you been waiting on something to show up in your life for awhile? Maybe you’ve been working to accomplish something and you’re so ready for things to fall into place. Or, maybe you’ve been working through problem after problem and you really want things to finally work out.

Many of us (myself definitely included) have been managing through a “season of waiting”. Do you feel like it’s been a long road? I know I do. Of course it’s been worthwhile and an important part of our journey. I get that and I definitely appreciate the fact that everything really does happen for a reason.

But, my oh my! … it’s been a wild ride hasn’t it?

There have been the “highs” – those times when you felt really good and confident. You thought you were doing the right things and it was only a matter of time before things fell into place. But then things didn’t exactly work out as you planned. So, then came the “not so highs” – those times when everything felt hard. Your doubts surfaced continually trying to overshadow your faith that everything would work out.

Here’s the good news. It’s time for this “season of waiting” to be over. It’s time. It’s finally time.

You’ve gotten stronger. You’ve learned so much about yourself and what you’re truly capable of. Your faith has been stretched. Your belief in what is possible has expanded. You’ve made it through so much and every single thing that happened has led you to this point.

And, Now It’s Time.

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5 Simple But Powerful Thoughts To Have Today

Everythingyouneed.025Have you ever noticed that the perfect messages come at the perfect time … as long as you are listening?

Someone will say something that hits home and an instant feeling of comfort washes over you. Or, maybe you come across a sign or read something that strikes a chord. You’re reminded everything will work out and that you’ve got to keep believing and taking steps forward.

In the past, I definitely didn’t listen enough. I was overlooking so many messages and important reassurances that would have helped relieve a lot of unnecessary worrying and stress.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of letting your Chief Negativity Officer dominate what is going on in your mind. You end up continually worrying and focusing on the wrong thoughts. [Read more…]