I have a confession. If I could write every email, social media post, or blog based around a song line or a famous movie quote and have it hit you the same way it does me, I'd do it. I'd write them, one after the other, entirely related to a song title or series of lyrics. They just stick for me and pop into my head at the most perfect (and sometimes hilarious) moments! They make me laugh, take me back to amazing memories, and help me make connections to what is going on in my life now. You may have even seen a lyric or two come across in previous posts already - and if you haven't, I bet you'll start noticing them.
I'm not sharing a song line today but I do want to share my favorite verse with you. I'm not sure I can tell you when I memorized this verse but I'm absolutely positive that it was in the middle of a stretch of intense anxiety back when I was in college or as a young mom.
I vaguely remember searching my Bible for something... ANYTHING that would help me feel better. And yes, while there is plenty in there that promise help and peace, in the middle of intense anxiety, promises of future peace didn't do much to help me feel better. However, this one verse stuck.
No, it didn't stop my panic attacks. It didn't change my life in a flash. What it did do was give me something to put things into perspective and even though I'm well into my anxiety recovery, this same verse has gotten me pushed me forward in my coaching business, helped me through the loss of my grandmas, and brought me through the highest highs and the very lowest points. I hope it offers you the same hope it has given me.
When I memorized this verse (and honestly, its the only one I know for sure) I needed to believe that I could have a life that wasn't overrun by scary thoughts and panic attacks. I needed to know that if I hoped and had faith that I could be sure that I would be okay one day. When I go back to this verse today, it holds the key to everything I want to do, achieve, and for things I haven't even imagined yet!
Knowing that faith in what we want is the key is mind blowing to me and it lines up entirely with so many different aspects of my life.
I know you might be rolling your eyes at me right now, because this might seem a little too simple and maybe even annoyingly positive but I swear that Peter Pan was onto something. All it takes is a little faith, trust, and pixie dust which I'm 99% sure means dirt work because you have to dig in and do the groundwork. When you know what you want, you have faith that you can have it, and you decide to make it your own, you truly can be certain that you'll have what you can't currently see!
Whether that is a life without anxiety punching you in the gut every day all day long,
To change your job and find something that is absolutely perfect for your income, personality, and exactly what you envision,
To lose 50 pounds and run a marathon,
To take your family and live in a flat in London for the summer, or
anything else that sets your heart on fire!
All it takes is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you have not seen. It takes faith and the decision to make it yours.
So I'm curious today... what do you dream about, hope for, or desire? What is it that seems so hard or far away but that you know want so badly? There are no wrong answers and dreaming big is my kind of dreaming so don't be shy about sharing in the comments. I'm all ears!
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