As most of you know I launched 30 Days of Thanks back on November 1. When God gave me the idea it was initially for me to jump-start a new direction for my business TrueheartSpeaks Enterprises. But it was also meant for me to stay focused on everything God has done in my life. If I was feeling this way, I knew there may have been others who had similar experiences. I was noticing that there were many times in my life (as most of us have) that I was so focused on where I was trying to go that I was missing the importance of being THANKFUL for where I currently was in my life. Thus, I launched ’30 Days of Thanks.’
When God gave me the idea, I almost got overtaken with analysis paralysis. This is when you think about something so much that you never get around to doing it because you spend more time thinking and planning rather than just doing it. Well I am here to tell you that not only did I do it, I finished it, and it felt good! Sometimes we have to get out of our own way when God is trying to get us to step out of our comfort zones to do what He purposed us to do.
Now I will tell you that it wasn’t as easy as it sounded. Since the daily emails came out each morning at 7 am, I prepared my posts the night before. There were nights that my 15 month old son wouldn’t go to bed until 11, sometimes 12:30 am. Which meant I had to wait until he was sleep to get my work done, hence I wasn’t hitting the sack sometimes until 2-3 am. There was other days where I was so exhausted that if I did plan to wake up early to complete my post, I risked the chance of it getting out late which it did a few times. But I still DID IT. I stayed committed to my goal and to my assignment (this is KEY). I didn’t let the fact that it wasn’t perfect or that I was tired or that something crazy happened in my house keep me from JUST DOING IT.
This process was an important teaching lesson for me. Because it’s easy to say YES but what’s more important is the follow through. You can say YES to the assignment all you want but will you stay committed to seeing it through to completion? I can say YES I DID and I am glad I did. There was so much that God showed me that I believe the 30 Days of Thanks was more for me than those I shared the posts with.
So it has been about 2-3 weeks since the 30 Days of Thanks ended and I am still getting emails, texts, and fb posts telling me God moved in their lives because they participated in the 30 Days of Thanks. You see you know never know how your obedience or disobedience can have an effect on those you are connected to. I wonder how different things would have been for those who participated if I had let pride, fear and perfection keep me from doing what God told me to do. Now I realize that God doesn’t need me to do HIS work, but I do know that because He saw fit to choose me, I needed to accept the challenge, put my big girl panties on and make it happen. I also realize and know that there are a select group of people whose purpose and destiny is connected to me being obedient to my call and my assignment and if this is something I teach as a speaker, coach, consultant, and counselor, I needed to step up to plate even if it felt a little scary and a little different.
What about you?
So the next time, God whispers something in your ear and what He is saying doesn’t quite makes sense or the timing doesn’t quite make sense, then it’s probably God and you probably need to JUST DO IT!
What is God whispering in your ear for you to do either now or in 2013 that sounds a little scary? Share with me in the comments below. Also as your Personal Life Empowerment Coach, schedule a Strategy Session with me so we can get you moving past pride, fear and perfection so you can JUST DO IT.
Until next time…
Detra M. Trueheart,
Your Life Empowerment Coach
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Detra M. Trueheart is a motivational/inspirational speaker and life empowerment coach. Her company, TrueheartSpeaks Enterprises, is dedicated to helping you live life IN purpose ON purpose. Learn how Detra can help you live with more purpose, passion and peace, visit http://www.trueheartspeaks.com.