I always find it interesting how I can be so productive in one or two areas of life yet be complacent in others. Am I the only one? Thinking about this dilemma created space for me to engage in a mental beat-up. That is not the path, I was looking to take.
There is a song that I love that says,
“Sometimes you have to encourage yourself.
Sometimes you have to speak victory during the test.
And no matter how you feel,
speak the word and you will be healed;
speak over yourself, encourage yourself in the Lord.”
If I ever needed to hear those words, I NEEDED to hear them over the course of the past few days. These words GAVE ME LIFE when I was playing the “self-beat-up game.” Let’s be real, I was throwing myself a pity party and a pity party makes me feel good when I use it to justify my feelings over standing in my truth. The truth is I am a POWERFUL and BOLD leader who has been blessed with many opportunities. However, when I retreat into the world of self-doubt, fear, and unworthiness I am distracted from living the abundant life that I am created to live and my impact and contribution to the world is limited or non-existent.
Metaphorically speaking, I had the cake on the table and I was ready to blow out the candle. However, last night I had to opportunity to surround myself with individuals who empowered me to keep pushing. I had to rely on the energy and faith of those around me to create a vision for myself that is the antithesis (opposite) of how I felt up until that moment. The reality is over the past few days I didn’t have that community physically surrounding me and there will be times in which I feel like putting my dreams on the back burner and stepping back into “reality”. But, I had an awakening to the idea that when I am taking the road less traveled, there will be times in which I will have to FUEL MY OWN FIRE. This is a hard pill to swallow. I have learned that people who have not been where you are trying to go cannot see the vision that you have until you create the results that will help them see that results are possible with faith and corresponding action.
What goals are you putting on the back burner? What happens when you have to do it alone? I encourage you to FUEL YOUR OWN FIRE.