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You know those mornings when you wake up feeling like you can take on the world?
Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” looping in your head, you have enough time for a run, morning prayer, meditation AND a healthy breakfast?
Yeah. Today was not that day.
It started with me falling up the stairs. Yes, up the stairs.
Then, as I turned around in the dark to pick up the food that flew off my plate…
Left over lo mein strewn all over the carpet, I realized it was time.
Time to give in and grab a bowl of extra cheesy baked ziti, a handful of frozen Reese’s pieces and the remote.
Because that’s what you do when you fall down the stairs–twice.
It wasn’t that I had given up. It was the exact opposite, actually.
I surrendered to the source telling me to settle down.
Last year, I learned God speaks to me in a clear and constant way; and that if I would just listen to that still small voice resonating in my heart, He would never lead me astray.
Before throwing myself into the dating scene nearly a year ago. Listen.
Before every first date, lonely night, moment of shame, night of fun, morning of regret.
Before quitting my much-loved job of nearly 5 years.
Before booking a 10-day solo trip to Belize last summer.
Before packing my bags after a quick visit to D.C. to move here permanently.
Listen was the one word that carried me through 2014.
Now, as I sit listening to the Kardashians talk about absolutely nothing, anticipating the unavoidable agony of another 365 days of being single, I hear another word.
We’re only a few weeks into 2015. Presumably you haven’t fallen off the resolution rocker yet.
Everyday, I remind myself of the resolution I set for myself this year.
Exercise courage in everything I do. Today, I hope to encourage you. Be bold. Be courageous.
What ever your dream is for 2015. Whatever you hear your heart saying. Listen.