I recently shut down my personal IG page. And it was probably one of the fastest things I did lol. The moment I knew God wanted me to lay that down, I did. I didn’t try to think about it, or argue it out (after all, I literally preach my face off on it daily lol), I just obeyed. And felt absolute PEACE. Remember this Post?
I then rang my accountability partner and told her what God said and what I had done. Of course, Aijay is always in my corner. I forgot to tell my team, especially those who handle my IG page, so imagine their shock when they couldn’t access the page again.
Then the calls and messages started to flow… Everyone was concerned, and most thought I had been hacked. Some thought something had happened to me especially as I had not even come forth with a Birth Announcement yet, and then suddenly, no one can find me on IG. I got an email from someone who said infact she involved her husband in the prayers for me. How sweet. Thankfully it was NOT a decision that came from something bad happening. It was just time to CUT BACK to GO FORWARD.
I am in such a TRANSITION process in my life and I won’t even lie, it is UNCOMFORTABLE. It is exciting yes, but daunting (I should have attended Laju’s DAUNTLESS conference ooo choi). I have seen sides of me that I DO NOT CARE FOR. I like to have it all together but I have seen some FEARS come to light, and then some WEAKNESSES too (on another level now, because obviously I have weaknesses normally). Interestingly, How did Joel Osteen just PREACH on BEING VULNERABLE at the exact moment I needed to hear it?
In fact, yesterday I had to ring Rev and before I started to unpack, I told him not to LAUGH AT ME ooo (and trust Rev to laugh, but in the sweetest of ways), and thank God for the words He spoke to and over me.
Then I am doing DDK’s IMMERSE 30day TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE and the kinda questions that you have to PAINFULLY and TRUTHFULLY answer will sober you even more.
I love it though, because in the TITLE of SJR’S book DON’T SETTLE FOR SAFE, we gotta EMBRACE THE UNCOMFORTABLE to become UNSTOPPABLE…
Oh but I should do you better by even quoting her latest blog post. SJR is just my BFF sha. She gets my entire life!!!
There will come a moment when all that matters to you is that you experience growth, not comfort. When that time comes it will shake your world up. It will cause you to expand into areas of thought that you never thought possible. It will be liberating and isolating. It takes a special kind of person to resist comfort and to press into the unknown. The unknown is scary. It reveals your vulnerabilities and insecurities. The unknown is where you discover the layers of who you were created to be…
If Sarah wasn’t Christian, I would have concluded she was evilly clairvoyant LOL. Too on point.
In order to let the new me emerge, I knew it was time to strip and at the same time add-on. I especially LOVE that I am taking IMMERSE at this time because it truly can ‘…cause you to expand into areas of thought that you never thought possible…’ Part of what we were told during the Introductions and On-Boarding was that we would need to drop some things off our schedule if we were truly going to give IMMERSE our best. I had already dropped IG by then, and then dropped some other things (see my PS for one more).
TO GO FORWARD, WE TRULY NEED TO CUT BACK…
Btw, consider this my invitation to come on board Immerse as this is the last for the year and you can still join till Friday. We just began this week. Invest 10K in yourself, then SUCK IT UP and put in the work (remember this Post?), and I can assure you, you will be well equipped for 2018 and beyond.
This blog is not a long one. I just wanna encourage any Chick out there who is in an UNCOMFORTABLE transition like me, with these steps outlined
- Cut back. Drop whatever needs to be dropped. You need to create enough margin in your life for God to work and then for you to grow into
- Find resources for your season. This would mean you need to be in prayers too. For me IMMERSE is it, and then everything SJR these days. For someone else reading this, PROPEL curriculums is yours. Go order them all or ONE.
- EMBRACE the UNCOMFORTABLE. I don’t know what your UNCOMFORTABLE is but I know mine and I am pressing through them. So hard!!! Which is why you need fewer distractions (See point 1)
- PRAY. PRAY. PRAY. Gosh, where would we be without connecting to that higher power?
- Get off your cute behind and DO!!! Just do whatever you need to do to grow. Forget about who is not doing what, or who is looking at you somehow, just DO!!! SUCK IT UP, GROW SOME BALLS and PUT IN THE HARDWORK
I hope this helps cos I literally was PUSHED to do this right this minute in my Spirit.
I am UNCOMFORTABLE but I AM AT PEACE!!!
I hope we have more Chicks who can say this as a result of this Post…
I also recently just deleted the BabyCentre App from my phone.
I LOVE the community and all the knowledge I glean from my fellow moms, but it is REALLY beginning to distract me. So I let go. It may not look like a big deal to some of yawl but I may have saved myself anything from 2 to 3 hours a day by doing that. I need to READ MORE!!! So check your phone and see which App needs to GO!!!
This is still on. ANOTHER UNCOMFORTABLE thing I had to do!!!
Get your friends and family on board who need to slay fat. Read this post for details
This is not the best time to seek my friendship lol. Just putting this out there