Do you really know what you need?

Do you really know what you need-

Ok so I wrote this almost a year ago and it’s been sitting in my blog drafts since last year. As I’ve been taking some time to start writing more and quieting myself, I happened to find this as I was scheduling my blogs for the next few weeks to get back on track.

As I was reading this I felt the need to share it since I think it still applies to today even though it was written last August while hubby and I were in vacay.

So here goes…. enjoy :)


Hubby and I are away on vacay for a few days and it wasn’t until I got to our destination that I realized that I needed it a lot more than I thought.  This is the first trip that hubby and I have taken alone since our son was born in 2011.

YESSSS… our WE time had been limited to Friday night dates, nap times and pure luck if Dallas went to bed early. As first time parents and absolutely in love love love with our baby boy, we tend to spend more time with him, and we enjoy it.

But as we spent time together on this trip we realized how much R&R we needed not only as man and woman but also husband and wife.  Some nights we are so exhausted that on the Friday night date night, we are happy just to lay in bed with no interruption.  There is no conversation, no cuddling, just pure REST and SLEEP.  Now don’t get me wrong we need that too but we had been working so hard at providing a good life experience for our son that we neglected ourselves and each other.

Now you may be wondering how this applies to you…

Although you may know what you need, you may not actually know what you need until you are in it.  Some things may not become clear to you until you take the time to take the first step, make the first move, launch out into the deep and just do it.

YES… just do it!

You will not always know where it will come from and it may come when you least expect it. I knew I needed a vacay and I knew that hubby and I needed to be more intentional with having WE time, but it wasn’t until actually being on vacation away from work, our son, our house and anything else that sometimes distracts us from taking time out to do what really matters, that we realized what we needed.  It was awesome and we are looking forward to doing this more often.

Your turn…

  • I challenge you to take some time to do what feeds your mind, your body, your soul, your marriage and any other area that needs recharging.
  • Be intentional in doing what matters most.
  • Be open to realizing that some things you will only come to know once you launch out in to the deep.

Be open to receive what you need not knowing where exactly it will come from…

Until next time…

P.S. Are you need of an extra push in a particular area of your life. Are you feeling stuck, stalled or stagnant?  Book your 90 minute Push Me Strategy Session so we can get you unstuck and get started on what’s most important. Click here bit.ly/pushmedetra

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Take a day off

#iSpeakLife DailyDeclaration: 

I give myself permission to take a day off.  

#7X #TrueheartSpeaks

Remember, burnout & overwhelm come from going and going and going. Take a day off to rest, relax, recharge, & rejuvenate. Taking a day off allows you to pour in so you don’t burn out. 
 
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Just Be

 #iSpeakLife #DailyDeclaration: I give myself permission to JUST BE. #7X (say this 7 times) #TrueheartSpeaks

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I am a work in progress.

Today’s #iSpeakLife Declaration: I am a work in progress, always progressing in the work of the Lord.

i am a work in progress

Are you registered for the #iSpeakLife Empowerment Experience for Women?

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Don’t believe me, Just watch

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#‎TrueheartSpeaksChronicles‬: Don’t be one of those people who have something to say about what everyone else is doing, but YOU aren’t doing anything but running your mouth. While you are talking. WE are doing. At least we are trying and putting forth some type of effort, while you judge, criticize and critique.

Stop it!

You aren’t a even benchwarmer, you don’t even sit on the sidelines. You speak from the bleachers. You aren’t even on the team yet. Why, because you do more talking that doing. Why because it’s more comfortable to sit and talk about what others are doing and how it probably won’t work, rather than stretch and be more than a mere exister (yeah I made that word up). But yet you have yet to even try.

Stop it! — Close your mouth and DO something.

Stop being the crab in the barrel. Stop being negative Nancy.

Stop it!

Even the benchwarmer is on the team. He may not get any play but he shows up for practice ready and awaiting his turn. What about you? Can we say the same about you. NOPE… If you aren’t going to get in the game the least you could do is cheer us on… encourage us or just be quiet and stay out of the way. It’s just that simple. Please don’t sit around waiting for our demise because you will be more than disappointed. Like, the donkey who’s master tried to bury him, we will rise and step over every ounce of dirt/shade you throw our way.

For those of you getting discouraged by the constant negative talk from those around you , find new people to share your dreams with or just don’t share them at all until God introduces you to a new row. Be intentional about surrounding yourself with people who challenge you to rise up and be better. Remember iron sharpens irons. Get round iron sharpeners. Stay away from plastic and glass… they bend, cut and break too easily.

Trust that what God has for you is for YOU. Also use wisdom, everyone who loves you won’t get it you. Leave them in their proper category. Let them love you but never trust them with your dreams if they’ve shown they can’t help you carry, give birth and grow your dreams. I’ve had to learn the hard way a few times, but after those few times, I learned my lesson. Pay attention to the patterns of people and guard your vision.

As Maya Angelou said, when people show you who they are, believe them. As you launch out and pursue living a life in and on purpose, be intentional in your pursuit…

and operate by these two phrases…

“I can show you better than I can tell you.”

“Don’t believe me, just watch!”

Show them… stop telling them!

‪#‎TrueheartSpeaks‬ ‪#‎justsayin‬ ‪#‎iSpeaksLife‬

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iSpeakLife Declaration: I choose Me.

‪#iSpeakLifeDeclaration‬:

Today, I Choose Me. I Put Me First.

On this day, I give you permission to put you first.  I give you permission to say NO to them and it, so that for once you can say YES to YOU!  Take some time identifying what you need to start saying NO to.  Then take some time to identify what you need to start saying YES to. Then I want you to start doing it.

Make sure you say this declaration at least seven (7) times today (#7X).

Joining you in this journey to generate a live of purpose we crave.

Detra

I put me first.

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The Pre-Fast Preparation for Cycle 9 Begins Today!

TrueheartSpeaks:

Join me for Cycle 9 of the Surrender Fast. I’ve done at least 5 or 6 (maybe 7) cycles and this is the last one. They are life changing. Won’t you join me?

Originally posted on The Surrender Blog:

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Hello and welcome to the Pre-Fast Preparation portion for Cycle 9 of Surrender Fast 2015!!! Cycle 9 marks the first cycle of fasting for 2015. We are excited about the changes that will take place in your life because of your surrender. REGISTER HERE

This Pre-Fast Preparation week is designed to slow you down so that you’re able to hear from God clearly especially as it relates to what you are to surrender for the next 40 days.

The Pre-Fast Preparation chapters are found in The 40-Day Surrender Fast Devotional. The first chapter is titled, “Let God Do a New Thing!”

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Schedule It In

Hey Loves…

This week’s Life Purpose Message is a called “Schedule It In.”   It’s a Video message, so click the picture below to view.

After watching this week’s video… here’s your assignment:

  1. Figure out what you’ve been having a hard time fitting into your oh-so-busy schedule.
  2. Check your calendar and figure out where you can fit in 30 minutes to make it happen.
  3. Schedule it into your calendar (paper or online).  Remember if it doesn’t get documented, it won’t get done.
  4. Then start TODAY!  Don’t wait until tomorrow. Schedule it in and get moving.

Once you’ve completed your assignment, share your thoughts with me on the TrueheartSpeaks Facebook Page.  I want to know what you’ve completed it and have started moving.

Until next time… to thine own self be TRUE, for out of the abundance of theHEART, the mouth SPEAKS.

Continue to Live Life IN & ON Purpose.

 

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