Last week, I shared how God hijacked our plans to move to California and instead showed us that we need to be in Scottsdale, Arizona. Wow! We are going on a new totally unexpected adventure!!
As exciting as this is, it’s still so easy to feel a little unsettled with a cross-country move like ours, even it was God’s big idea! But now that we know our destination is Scottsdale, my heart is settled, we are at peace, and we do not fear what is laid out in front of us. A verse that helps me during all these changes is Psalm 94:19: “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.”
Yeah! Crazy joy!
So, our home in New York sold in about a month – AMAZING! And, we found an apartment (did I really say… apartment??? 1100 sq. feet at that! Talk about downsizing!) The sheer speed in which all of these changes are happening have reinforced something I’ve seen many times before…
When God guides us in a direction and we take action, things move FAST…
FASTER than you can imagine.
Almost too fast… and truthfully, some days it feels like I am having trouble keeping up and I need to catch my breath.
So when all these changes are occurring, it’s vital to take some time, (especially when you feel like you don’t have time), to catch your breath and reflect. I know for me,
I want to stay on the side of joy and peace,
rather than stressed out and overwhelmed!
In John 14:27, Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Sounds good, right?! Peace without fear is the path the true happiness.
You know, it’s essential for my life to have direction and focus. I do not like wasting tons of time spinning my wheels in fruitless activity. I spent too many years fulfilling everyone else’s agenda, and not having a clue why I was even on this earth.
Taking the time regularly to deeply process has been critical to my success and happiness. That’s one reason I can move fast when I need to. My adventures may not sound like your adventures. You may not even like my adventures! But there’s a plan for you, and it is amazing!
You may not be in a season where things are moving at break-neck speed. You may be still waiting for things to happen! You may be wondering where you’re going or what you are supposed to be doing with your life, or even the next step of your life. You may be running ragged with responsibility, or feel you never have time for yourself.
Well, maybe it’s time for you to press the “pause button” and renew your minds, reenergize your heart, and reconnect with the Magnificent YOU God created! Maybe it’s time to stop working everyone else’s agenda and refocus your energies on what you are called to do. Just saying…!
So, here’s my suggestion…. No, my strong encouragement… STOP EVERYTHING, and join other magnificent leaders in Coronado, CA. Take a break and get a breakthrough for your next step or level, by the sea, in a breathtaking, tranquil, yet inspiring location! There is something about being surrounded by water that allows the heart and mind to expand in ways they’re just not used to!
Feel the ocean breezes as you watch this short video clip.
I would LOVE to have you join us! Together, we will find time to renew, restore, refresh, and refocus, so when we part and return to our individual paths again, we will be 100% ready to seek our next adventure and ultimately, our destinies.
PS: I’d love to hear your thoughts about today’s post and my video. You can leave a comment in the box below. Thank you! 🙂