Hey Hey Lovely. The past two weeks I’ve been starting off the week by writing 3 new habits I wanted to incorporate into my week and then ways I could make sure these happened each day. My three habits of recent were to journal, read a book (for fun), and connect with God.
How I hope to achieve this is by using one of Flynn’s naps to journal or read and during one feed listen to a podcast and connect with God through prayer, song or whatever I feel like at the time.
It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut. Each day becoming a personal ground hog day.
So how can we combat that icky feeling?
By incorporating good self care habits and through serving others.
I’m pretty good with looking after myself as such. My guilty pleasures are body products, massages and facials. What I’m not so good at is switching off.
When I went through my trials many moons ago now, I busied myself. I covered up my pain through work, food, music, drinking…you name it. I didn’t want to leave a minute to think about the pain or to process it.
But here’s the thing. We need to process that stuff.
We need to dig right to the core of our being and figure out what God wants to do through us in the pain.
It’s sucky right when we go through bad things. But being loving and getting a real grip of that loving feeling is important.
So how can we do that?
Gabrielle Bernstein writes in Spirit Junkie that:
I’ve learnt that my purpose is to heal the world and that our true job is to be miracle workers, not stock brokers, publicists, fashion designers and so on. I now understand that I am here in this world at this time to heal the perceptions of those around me, thereby healing the world.
We have many people around us that need our loving. We also have a lot of unlovable people around us too, who also need our care.
How can we be healers to these people? How can we serve them in true friendship?
By remembering that these people have something to teach us.
Maybe you could incorporate that into your habits this week. What’s one thing each day you could do to show that loving feeling by serving others?
Ask and perhaps journal your responses to these questions:
How could you be more loving to youself?
What does loving yourself look like?
How does loving myself extend into other areas of my life?
LIVE A LIFE UNDAUNTED
You can have that loving feeling by daring to do what God calls you to do.
Christine Caine wrote about this in her book ‘Undaunted.’ After visiting Auschwitz she felt God say:
This new love and this new sense of purpose I’ve put within you for a reason. Rise up. Get ready. I have more for you to do. God wanted me to rise, ready to go, as Jesus had gone on my behalf – out of love walking wide awake through this world, seeing one prisoner yearning to be free, and then another and then another. God did not want me staying in bed, resting while a battle rages around me, fought by others.
Arise dear heart. Rise up with purpose. Sometimes you’ll feel resistance when you are about to step into a life undaunted but beautiful there are so many out there who are yearning to be free. The sisterhood rises up together. Strong. Seeing other women released from their fears, worries, and heartaches.
What could you do this week to develop a life undaunted?
I hope that this week you go out and step into your God given purpose. Start with 3 habits and do something loving towards it each day. That way it will be sustainable in the long run. If you like write down your 3 habits in the comment box and please share if you liked the post using the buttons below.
You are truly worthy.
P.S I HAVE FINALLY BEEN ABLE TO PICK A WINNER FOR THE PRAYER FLAGS:
She was the only one who left a comment as well as shared the post! Thank you so much Dee. I’ll be in contact with you shortly to deliver the prize to you.