Today is the Day!
Updated: Feb 27
Have you ever had a dream but you were too scared to admit it, let alone follow through and accomplish it? Have you ever thought to yourself, "I would love to, but I can't?" Have you ever looked at someone else and thought, "Wow, it's so great that she is doing that, I never could?" Or how about, "Is this God or is this me?" Today, today is the day that I am shutting down all of those doubts. Instead, I am having confidence in what God is calling me to and telling myself, "I can and I will succeed!"
Today I put new business out there, today Axis Life Coaching becomes a reality. Today, I am doing something scary and I have never been more excited. Elenore Roosevelt said, “do one thing every day that scares you.” Thank you Elenore for these wise and prompting words.
So why am I scared? I have been walking with, coaching, giving guidance...you choose the term that works for you...for over 16 years. The people part is not what is scary, it's the stepping out on my own, doing the hard work of building a business. I'm not scared of hard work, but do I know how to build a business? When I step back and look I think, "I can totally do this!" Then I step back and think, "What am I doing?" LORD PLEASE LEAD ME! Anyone out there every felt that way? What I have learned is those doubtful thoughts; Those places where I question myself have nothing to do with reality; AND they certainly do not have anything to do with my my faith. The doubts are limits I am putting on myself. They are old stories that I need to let go of! I need to remember who God has called me to be. No one is saying, "You are not allowed," nor are they saying, "This is impossible." No, I limit myself when doubts creep in.
So why now? Why this? The "this" is far easier to answer. "This," this thing called coaching is what I love. I love working with people who want to cling to God's call and change the trajectory of their lives. I love listening, encouraging, and celebrating with people... with you!
The so why now? The details are for another time, but what I can say now is that for the first time in my life I have felt silenced and I am not OK with that. My response, is to move beyond what others are trying to force on me and turn my dream, my God given gifts into the success God has available.
How about you? Imagine what your life would look like if you could move past that 1 thing. Imagine how it would feel to accomplish that dream you've never spoken of. What is the desire that the Lord has placed in your heart? Can you begin to sense how moving beyond the past and towards the future can bring you great freedom? Isn't that what God wants for us? Full freedom in him, to live in the fullness of who he has created us to be? Close your eyes and imagine what it would be like! That, that feeling right there is MY WHY. What's your "why?"