Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To be super honest I was going to bed tonight and convinced myself that it was okay to skip one more week and not write my blog, not write my happy asses and not put my affirmation that was already written on my blog. That good angel on my right shoulder got the best of me and I just could not shake that I was not being true to myself and what I committed to do!!!! Dang it!!! Just Dang it!!!
So good or bad, worthy of being written or not I wanted to stay true to my commitment to you and to myself.
So let’s talk a little bit of how God works in my life and I bet it is this with you too!!! My sweet friend Jody, in possibly not the sweetest voice she has ever used, told me, and I am paraphrasing, “ I don’t want to hear another Waking UP with Happy Ass unless you get that book written. Don’t you want to tell us to turn to page 55 and while you read it to us!!! What are you waiting for?” There may have been one of two choice words and I heard her loud and clear!!!! I mean really loud and clear. She was not buying my excuses, not one little bit.
Jody’s words are ringing in my procrastinating soul one more time!!! I think part of my hesitation is the fear of not being good enough and what if I just don’t do it then no one will know that I was not good enough. As I write that it sounds so awful for a positive girl like me!!!!! So I went home and picked up a book that I have not been reading in a while, Sarah von Breathbachs book Simple Abundance and just see what treasure I found!!!!
Don’t worry that your talent won’t be adequate to the task. Spirit always chooses us as servants of work perfectly suited to our personal gifts, even if we beg to differ. A low opinion of our abilities is a handy cop-out when facing creative challenges, but the great creator is onto us by now. Actually feeling inadequate to the task we’re asked to do seems to be a spiritual prerequisite.
Shut the front door!!!!! How does this always happen? God finds a way to show me through people, through the beautiful and insightful writings of others just what I need when I need it. I have owned this book since 2000 and I have read it over and over again. But this day these words were put there all those years ago for me right now, today for this moment in time. Don’t you just love real life?? It is so full and so rich with so many blessings and gifts.
As we all struggle with the Pandemic and all the uncertainty and the fear of what it will do to our health and the future for so many people, I know that our time here is so valuable and so precious. I want God to use my gifts to the fullest. I don’t want him to think I don’t want them and carry them somewhere else. Our gifts are there for us to be of service and to make our world a brighter place. I can do that!!! I want to do that.
Thanks for the therapy session!!!! I hope you have a Jody in your life who encourages you but also does not buy your excuses!!!! So the fact that I feel inadequate to the task, God sure is not phased, not one little bit!!! Spirit take me where you wish and here we go!!!!