If you’re feeling empty, invest.
Invest in yourself.
Take time to slow down & breathe for a minute.
Take the time to learn something new.
Take the time to really look at all you do on a daily basis – all of the different roles you play.
Take the time to create something simply for the sake of creating.
Take the time to take care of your body.
Take the time to sit in quiet with your God.
Take the time – MAKE the time – to do something you truly enjoy.
Because this is your one, precious life. And while I know it may seem impossible to slow down, to find time for just you, you’re the only one who can make the choice to make that happen. So invest in yourself, friend. Believe that you’re truly worth every bit of the investment – because without a doubt, you are.
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Y’all know I love me some Chip & Joanna Gaines (like most people). I’m currently reading The Magnolia Story as part of my Yearly Bucket List for this year, and while I think the woman is an incredible designer, I’m am the most in awe of her wisdom & her faith.
I’ll admit, I tend to have a hard time with the listening part of prayer. Maybe it’s my perfectionism or my stubbornness, I don’t know, but there’s just something that I struggle with when it comes time to just be still & listen to what He is speaking over my life.
But I keep trying. I keep working hard for the things I think He’s led me to, and I try to continue to listen for the whispers of His heart. And I think the trying (even if it feels like just one more thing I’ve failed at) is probably one of the things He has for me. The learning through the process, and growing into a deeper form of prayer.
So let’s just encourage one another to try to let go of the lies, the expectations (the ones we have of ourselves & those we think others have of us), and the pressure, and just let Him guide us to walk in the truth.
Go getcha some success today, y’all. Even if it’s a tiny little piece. You might just find you should trust yourself more often!
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