For many years I thought about my passion.
I thought about it.
I was talking to God about it.
And yes . . . I eventually began talking to other people about it. But I DID NOTHING.
I. was. not. brave.
One April morning, while sipping tea and nibbling dark chocolates –- enjoying a simple a taste of heaven with one of my creative insightful friends –- I chattered passionately about my vision.
Innocently, when I finally stopped chatting, she said something that E.X.P.L.O.D.E.D my world.
“Are you going to have an event this fall?”
“No,” was my solid reply. while my inner voice buzzed protectively . . . “hummmm I won’t be doing an event until next spring . . . or the following spring . . . or maybe the one after that.” It’s funny how a distance in time seems to create safety.
A few hours later, after devouring enough tea, chocolate, and conversation we decended from her third floor haven and parted ways. Curving down her lane, driving home, happy rumbly thoughts of our small indulgences played through my mind. Seconds later, while still rounding the turn in her driveway, my world changed.
Out of nowhere the epiphany hit.
While I’ve been ‘slamming on the brakes’ and not moving forward on my passion, God has been ‘flooding the gas pedal’ propelling me toward it with frightening pace.
Itook my foot off the ‘brakes of hesitation’,and became fully engaged and committed tomystirring passion. Positioning my trust in God and His speed.
Since, I’ve created a brain trust. These five women offer their reflections, and pose challenging questions which help me hammer out the form and clarity of my vision. Their responses let me know if I’m communicating the vision clearly. Through it I can see in a third dimension. Tis’ a bit like wearing glasses.
Peeling my foot off the brake makes me look brave.
The honest truth is, however, I’m scared.
But . . . “I’m in.”
To “be out” . . . and ignoring my passion, means to be out of God’s best for me. With my past hesitancy to fan into flame the gift within, I’ve come to realize, it’s not honoring to God and it mishandles His abundant offerings.
“If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.” James 4:17
My passion is to help women create life-giving relationships with self, others, and God.
An event for fall 2016 is in the works.
Reconnecting Your Heart “Transform your negative self-talk into life-giving self-talk.”
Be watching for further details.