Be the Change you wish to see in the World!

Be the Change you wish to see in the World!

 

Be the ChangeThe quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world” Is on bumper stickers, tee shirts and other parafanilia.

Further, the original quote was “be the change” which came from Gandhi and was reworded to “be the change you wish to see the world”.

Ok, but why is being a change so important?

Here are 5 top reasony why being the change you wish to see in the world is so important.

1. THE POWER OF ONE

Being a change in the world is so important because it statrts with you. Have you ever noticed thoughout history people have banned together.

I am always amazed how in uncertain times, people ban together to make a difference. 9-11, March on Washington and Woman’s Day are all examples of ordinary people coming together for the good of everyone.

People like Martin Luther King Jr. fought for civil rights, Oprah continues to interview people mostly shedding light on things we may have not known. Mother Theresa helped us see the importance of dignity of life and how we can respect people’s lives. Even Malala as young as she is, is a voice for education.

All these people had to figure out how to use the gifts they were given to share with the world.

The power of one person is in everyday people, like you and I. They took thier gifts and used them to educate us on how to be more loving, kind, genuine and help those that were treated unfairly. 

When making any inner change we need to look inside ourselves.

man wearing a hat that has love your neigbor on it and the title of the picture is create real change

2. WHERE DOES CHANGE START?

Change starts with you! Yep, Micheal Jackson had it right If you have forgotten about the biggest king of pop or need a refresher his song man in the mirror is about changing ones self “I’m looking at the man in the mirror and I’m asking him to change his ways. He even goes on to say “make that change”

Now that weve established change starts with you, think about how you treat people.

Are you genuine, loving, kind or short and fickle?

Are you there for people when they need you or do you withdraw when you are needed the most?

Ladies, look inward to get the answers you need.

As an educator (my proffession for years) we talk about “reflecting on the lesson”. This means we go back and review the lesson we just taught and ask how could it have been better? What steps should I add next time if any?

Just like a teacher reflects we need to reflect on our lives. Be honest with yourself and look inward to see the areas you may need to grow in.

Don’t get discoueged, because change doesnt happen overnight.

 

3. CHANGE TAKES TIME

Change doesn’t happen over night. You will need to be patient with yourself and obediant to God for real change to happen.

No one that I mentioned above honed thier craft in one day, one week or even one month. It took real time, failure and patience again and again.

The main goal with all change is to BE PERSISTANT and NEVER GIVE UP. Here is a free encouraging poem for you, just because I never want you to give up 🙂 Sign up here to recieve it

4. LIVE BY FAITH NOT BY SITE

In order for real change to occur we must seek help, there is a moral compass guiding us to do the right thing, be a better person (I choose to call my moral compass God).

There are so many avenues to help us life by faith, like pureflix a steaming TV service which promotes quality tv programs.

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When you trust in God’s plan for your life you live by faith. Event though the world is a chaotic place that may be hard to live in sometimes you see hope in humanity.

Being lead by faith you are able to trust in the Lord that he will make a path for you to do the work he has called you to do.

Ladies, start living by faith and see what happens inwardly. I have know doubt God will lead you through a transformation of yourself.

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4. CAST YOUR CARES

I know so many people who are struggling with the day to day tasks of being a mom lead by faith while raising children, working in or out of the home and trying to find their purpose and balance in this life (which is why I created living a faithful life in the first place).

You may think… I’m way to busy to figure out how to shine my light. So ladies, cast your burden upon the Lord, and he will sustain you.

He will never allow the rightous to be shaken (Psalms 55:22). “In all ways acknowladge him and he will make your paths strait” (Proverbs 3:6).

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Get Lost in God’s Arms: Letting God Lead

Get Lost in God’s Arms: Letting God Lead

Get Lost in God's ArmsFor so many of us women we struggle with time, there is never enough time for all the things we want to do.

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day”.

With relationships, careers and family how do we get everything done?

I am a person who is my own worst critic. If I don’t do all I set out to do I am disappointed with myself.

I have a sense of competitiveness with myself to be the best person I can be. I am always striving to be better, understand more, grow more and take on new challenges when they present themselves.

Some may call this type of person controlling, ambitious or type A.

Guess what Ladies… (If you have a personality like me then you’ll want to pay real close attention)

God doesn’t care about calendars, check lists, micromanaging your family or situations. He doesn’t care that when you schedule too many things and don’t get them done you are disappointed.

You see ladies, God has his own time frame;  God is calling us to get over our own issues of control and let him lead!

How do you even start to give up control? How do you get lost in Gods arms when you dont even know him or have a relationship with him?

Here is some encouragment to help you start giving up control.

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GIVE UP CONTROL

I hear you saying give up control… easier said than done. People like us really like to control everything.

There is a thrill we get when everything is running smoothly and we know we made it so. We are women, who think we need to be super moms.

What happens when we run at this speed to long? Have you felt it…the burn out?  Yes, I’ve been there, you are suddenly no ones supper mom; just energyless.

God is in control, not you. When you surrender your life to him its like a weight is being lifted off your shoulders. “come to me, all who are weary and burdend and I will give you rest” Mathew 11:28. Let God share the burden with you, it will make your life so much easier.

STOP THE COMPARE GAME

Our society encourages us compare ourselves to one another all the time and unfortunatly a lot of times we buy into the “she’s so perfect” mind set.

It doesnt matter if she is perfect. the best mom. the best wife. What matters is that you stop comparing and start looking at what you can do to be a better person. Take the energy that you were using to compare and use it improve!

This means stop chasing the unattainable super mom image that you have in your head of yourself, the one where everything is running smoothly, you are loved and adored and you even have time for yourself. God has a plan for you, its special and individual just for you. You have to get in your lane so you can follow God’s plan for yourself.

TAKE TIME TO PRAY

Prayer involves you talking to God (just a conversation). Look for oppotunities throughout the day to pray to God.

When you find a prayer time that suits your schedule (mine is usually first thing in the morning) chances are you are more likely to do it.

Below is your free Take Time to Pray Poem (enjoy)…

I got up early one morning, and rushed right into the day; I had so much to accomplish, that I didnt have time to pray.

Problems came trumbling about me, and heavier came each task. “Why God didn’t help?” I wondered. He answered, “YOU DIDN’T ASK.”

I wanted to see joy and beauty, but the day toiled on, gret and bleak. I wondered, “Why God didn’t show me? He said, BUT YOU DIDN’T SEEK.”

I tried to come into God’s presence; I used all my keys at the lock God gently and lovingly chided; my child “YOU DIDN’T KNOCK.”

I woke up early this morning, and paused before entering the day; I had so much to accomplish; that I had to “TAKE TIME TO PRAY.” Luke 11:3

Ladies, I pray we all get lost in God’s arms everyday. It is a safe wonderful place where we can cast our cares and let our burdens be eased.

Prayer also invloves taming your mind. Check out my 5 ways to renew your mind post here.

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