You have never been aloneĀ 

Ladies, 2017 is now in full swing. How do you feel about it? Did you have enough time to prepare or better yet are you the type of person that doesn’t prepare at all?

If you are a “non-preparer” I am majorly jealous because I have OCD in my bones.

I am on my third year of doing the Lara Casey Powersheets and can’t say enough positive things about them! I will share more about these lovelies in another post. I wanted this blog post to specifically be one of those “you are not alone” type tones.

Through the last few weeks, I have been working on my powersheets and getting my new sales team up and going at work. To say it has been an easy task would be a straight up lie but I feel blessed beyond measure for the opportunity to use this year to grow and have some fabulous ladies join me in the process.

Growing comes with pains, and sometimes those pains leave you in a season of feeling alone. Those are THE EXACT moments to lean in on God and rely on his presence to fill your heart and being.

We are really never alone, maybe we are in our flesh but not spiritually. Even when you feel He is not listening or giving you the answers you want. It is not easy to admit your faults y’all and it sure isn’t easy to deal with those issues head on so that you can move your progress ticker forward. It is however the much better option that staying in the vicious or comfortable cycles that leave you feeling less than your best.
Not everyone can be transparent with themselves, and even worse scenario is that there are actually people we all know that do not want to make the progress ticker move forward. That too is okay- it isn’t our role to change anyone else but it is our calling to make strides to be the best version of ourselves we can be.

We are called to be the best self, worker, spouse, significant other, parent, believer, etc that we can be! Nothing more-Nothing less.

Here is this scripture that reminds me to stay focused and that while at times I may feel alone in the flesh I am not alone spiritually. I hope it will inspire you to keep progressing forward even on those days you don’t want to this 2017!

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Hugs,

-Sam

Breaking the mold

Mood today: Encouraged knowing the path I am on is correct. Proud I made the right decision to arrive to my “now”.

Inspirational Tune: Too many for today I listened to K-Love all day in the car singing away!

   

  
              

BREAK-THE-MOLD

What does the phrase mean to you? 

How does it make you feel?

 Does it inspire you? 

    Today I don’t want to share about going and being something different in the world. Let’s chat about making a difference within ourselves.

   Sound like fun? 

I’m sure it doesn’t so let’s make it actionable shall we…
     Pour yourself a strong cup of caffeine or some really chilly iced water… We are about to dig in!

Proverbs 21:2 NKJV

   “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,but the Lord weighs the hearts.”

  

   How many of us find that life has ups and downs that take us up and down along with the times? I will gladly step up and say that I have experienced that all too often,but I can also say I have lived most of my life just complaining about it without trying to take personal steps to break the barrier from within. That was until recently! 

    As women but also for the men out there reading this post … We majority of the time feel that not only are our own eyeballs the only ones on the planet not needing glasses or contacts BUT we also feel that we are the only ones with the right point of view. As in : we are the standard. 

     I hate to break it to ya’ but we all require a major lens and heart adjustment not just once throughout our lifespan but this will be an on-going thing so get ready to be uncomfortable again! 

It’s great to want to go make wonderful in the world but before you can offer anything to the world around you; take a moment to look within your own skin. 

   Break down your own layers

   Open up your heart and soften it 

   Seems intimidating, like a daunting task. It’s not the easiest I admit but it’s necessary if you are truly wanting to seek in becoming more like how God wants you to live.

     HARDEST PART FOR ME: I am still undergoing this process of breaking my internal mold. 

I realize now it will be ongoing and that I will sometimes fail at being more Christ-like and less Sam-like. I worry that others won’t take the time to break their own molds and become less them and more Christ-like. These are all human insecurities and completely normal feelings and thoughts to have. 

But that’s why we have community,devotionals,supportive friendships and someone watching from above to light the way.

    I encourage you to get really raw this weekend with yourself and break a comfort barrier: 

    Allow yourself to be wrong about something …and when you are wrong embrace that it’s okay to recognize that you don’t always have the right answer. 

    Then allow your heart to open up and soften to the idea that there may be a better answer. And the better answer isn’t yours (lol! Tough I know)

   Breaking a mold while intimidating during the process is rewarding tenfolds! It allows our being to become vulnerable, more loving and cultivate deep-rooted relationships both spiritually and in the physical form. 

Some of my best friends I were made through the process of breaking my interior mold and having them by my side during the rebuilding phase.

  

   Embrace the journey! After all we promised this will be our best year yet! 
Love y’all,

-Sam