We often get paralyzed by fear. I found myself in a long conversation with one of my closest friends as she was late yet AGAIN for another OPPORTUNITY to kick start a part of her DREAM in being a model. I started to question whether or not she sabotages herself on purpose because she was afraid of the possibilities that were held on the other side. As we discussed I reflected on myself and how I’ve been the same way. I should have started this blog months ago but I kept postponing the start date by signing up to help others kick start their dream and making myself completely busy with other tasks that had nothing to do with the direction that God had instructed me to go. For you all to understand that let me back up a bit. I’ve worked as a retail manager for about 5-6 years of my life and my last retail management job was HELL on EARTH for real! My boss was rude, manipulative, conniving and honestly just all around insane. So I can vividly remember being in the office in the stock room praying and talking to GOD saying GOD I know this is not it for me. I know you have something for me that’s better than this. Please tell me WHAT TO DO! I was at my breaking point in my personal and professional life. I wanted to know what my purpose was…Loud and clear I heard OPEN A STORE. My confidence at that particular time wouldn’t allow me to believe that that was accurate. I was like ME? OPEN A STORE? Seriously? But I loved retail, I loved fashion, and I have a heart for helping others. And now here I am taking my last few classes to get my Associates degree in Business Management, writing a blog, and connecting with other business owners to make some things happen on my behalf.
We can so easily sabotage ourselves and be bound by fear without even really knowing it. Think about how many times you’ve had an idea and never acted on it, only to watch someone else take the very same thought you had and make something out of it. GOD HAS GIVEN US THE ABILITY TO DO WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU WANT TO DO. With that being said (to my friend) build up the courage to chase after your dream, don’t get left behind wondering what if… YOU CAN BE GREAT I SEE IT IN YOU!! You are one of the most amazing people I know! As Dr. Dee Dee would say IT’S OUR TIME!! Don’t let it pass you by
OTN: I leave you all with my one of my FAVORITE inspirational quotes EVER from Marianne Williamson….
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Some other quotes and scriptures that motivate me hope it starts a fire for you too!
“FOR THE LORD SHALL BE YOUR CONFIDENCE, firm and strong and shall keep your foot from being caught in a trap or some hidden danger” Proverbs 9:26
Failure is no more FATAL than success is PERMANENT
“The most pathetic person in the world is the person who has sight but no vision” Helen Keller
“…He will never leave you nor forsake you” Hebrews 13:5
“Write the vision and make it plain” Habakkuk 2:2