October 22, 2013
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I just finished reading a 13-Day BibleApp Plan called “Elisha: A Tale of Ridiculous Faith.” The plan ended with a question that forced me to sit down and think. I mean really think. The question was: “What steps do you need to take to have the type of ridiculous faith that Elisha had?”
My answer was “I don’t know.” Then I began to wonder how do you start to live a life of insane belief when all of your life you’ve been led to believe that you’re better off unnoticed?
Then I came to my senses (this was right before lunch so it could have been a side-effect of hunger). I remembered a conversation I had with a friend of mine a while back. I told her about how great she was and why she was amazing. I wanted to build her up and let her know someone who deeply cared about her happiness and supported her path to self-fulfillment was there. I wanted her to know how awesome she was and I had faith in her ability to be who she was called to be.
Today, I find myself in the same emotional state she was in and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to hear those things about myself. The more I wanted to believe that those things were true.
Now before y’all say this sounds egotistical, know that I’m coming to realize a major piece of crazy faith comes from knowing you can do what you are called to AND that you deserve all of the good that comes your way. To start living a life of insane faith, you have to start living a life of humbled confidence. It’s a fine and delicate balancing act – knowing that you deserve a good life and having the self-confidence to carry it out can be isolating. Especially if people aren’t used to seeing you that way. But those are necessary beliefs to have about yourself when you are asking for miracles to take place in your life.
So that’s my first step – believing in myself and my right to all that I will be blessed with.
What steps do you need to take to develop crazy faith?
August 27, 2013
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As promised, here are my (somewhat) final thoughts on believing I can be anything.
This morning, I had a phone call with a support coach to help me with my business. I’ve been frustrated for a long while about where it is and the results I’ve gotten and after some soul-searching, I realize it was the same frustration that was at my job and in relationships and everything. Basically, there has historically been a disconnect between how people saw me and how they treated me. And I mean ALL people.
It is in this disconnect that the frustration has festered and grown BUT it is in this frustration that I have decided to want a new life. As my Life Coach AND my Support Coach (two different people) have said before, “If there is a desire, the Universe works to present an opportunity.” Seriously, they both said this! In being anything, I desire to be everything that I’ve ever wanted to be.
I want to be:
- An example of prosperity and abundance
- Content with life as it is
- Grateful for everything that comes my way
- A doctor (in the philosophical sense)
- An AWESOME daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin, friend, etc.
- A wife
- A mother
- An example to others that they can get out of debt and STAY OUT of debt
- A successful business
- A successful businesswoman
- Worldly (someone who travels a lot)
- Fluent in two more languages (Italian and maybe Arabic; the third language is up for grabs lol)
- A marathon runner
- Well-read (I love books!)
- Someone who reaches the goals she sets for herself
- Mentally healthy
- Someone who has grieved the loss of loved ones in a healthy sense so I can move on and develop/strengthen relationships with people who are here
- A mentor
- A mentee
- An example to people that they can make it too and someone who provides tools (I sometimes feel that’s what I missed in the healing process)
- A known blogger for Young, Gifted, Black & Broke
- A writer
I know that bringing this list to fruition will take some serious self-reflection and some serious internal work with building a new mindset and developing new habits but I’m up for the challenge. What’s exciting about this (and scary all at the same time) is that people have also shared that I’ve only touched upon the tip of my potential. There’s so much more there.
Let’s see where this journey takes me next. Cheers!