Day 14-Shift Your Perspective
Perspective is everything! Sometimes you need people in your life who will remove the veil and cause you to look at a situation differently. You need people in your life who will keep you moving towards the needle. Your God center. Today I felt that in more ways than one. From the conversation in car ride to the church for an amazing event to the voice memos I sent back and forth with my friend this evening. I was reminded of so many things.
And it all boiled down to on sentence I heard today “You don’t even know her yet!”
I was challenged today in how I viewed everything but more importantly I was challenged AGAIN on how I see ME.
I sat in this thought-provoking workshop today on being Present in Purpose and I was challenged with thought provoking questions and inspiring message from one who was FULLY saying yes to God today. I had to shift my perspective and I had to embrace what was right in front of me and it was COMMUNITY. It was beautiful to surrounded by women who were hungry and ready to be all that God has called them to be. It made me realize that I was not alone anymore. That God had sent me to a church where I could finally say that I had not just found community, but I was a part of it. God showed me today that I could remove this wall and let people in! It was a wall that I was fully aware of but unwilling to take down because I just was not interested in getting played again. I did not want to feel the pain of being an outcast. Left out. Sat aside but also with that perspective I risked not building new connections that could grow me and push me to be my best self.
But now I am ready. My perspective has changed, and I realize that I am truly exactly where God has called me to be. Today for the first time in a long time my church felt like home, and I know that is wild to say being that I have been there for a year now, but I was carrying baggage and today I put it down.
I am ready for this next season and yes if you have been reading my 100 days of blogging, this does mean I am officially back.
I was serious about not giving up on me. Not giving up on God.
It’s okay if you got sidetracked now it is time to get back on it. Pick it back up. Go to the gym. Write the next chapter. Register for the class. Make the phone call. You have not seen the best parts of who you are yet. There is more. Ask Gideon in the bible. Every time he said yes, he was taking steps into his transformation. And one day he looked up and he was exactly who God said he was when he appeared before him under a tree while threshing wheat in a wine press. Fearless and courageous. A mighty man of valor! A leader who would deliver his people from the Midanites! From a wheat thresher to a warrior. And that’s you from being fearful to fearless. GOD has greater for you and every time you say yes, he is pulling out of you what he already has placed in you.
So, let’s go fam! Let’s not waste another day. Take a step towards your destiny.
I love you!
Cleora B Johnson
This blog right here. As I am talking a deep breath. Whewww 🔥