Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Who are you really???

When you first realize who you are...........  There were certain books that I would not read.  When I saw books on "How Successful women juggle it all".  Or just books on success,  I would say to myself "That book is not for me".  It's funny because the books were for successful people and in saying "This book is not for me", I was ultimately vocalizing that I didn't see myself as a "successful person".  Even though I felt I was a great stay-at-home mom and wife, " I didn't feel like these books were written for me or my life".  I now realize that I felt this way because of an internal belief about myself and, my path.  Well,  God has changed that.  I was drawn to this book recently called "What the most successful people do before breakfast".  For the first time ever, I heard within myself "Your a successful person, so you need to find out what other successful people do." I had never heard that within myself before. Seeing yourself in a different light, than you ever have before, will change how you feel about your days and your value.

Women need to know that they have a contribution to make to the world outside their own family.  I use to think that I'm called to my family and that was the only place God wants me to focus.  I believed that my only ministry was my ministry to them and when my husband and I decided to have children, I thought that meant that my only focus was to be my kids and my husband.  Even more so, I didn't realize how debilitating that mindset can be a for a woman.  Somehow, our essence, as women, requires that we value our contribution, not only to our families, but to the world.  We actually need our "contribution" to the world.  Our families need our contribution to the world.  It is in the area of our lives where we go beyond our immediate family roles, that we find our faith is stretched.  It is really in that that we become to discover our "essence" as a child of God.

Because this is so new to me,  I have to allow God to re-train me in terms of how I go about my days, what I focus on, and how I balance it all out?  He has to help me replace old ways of thinking with new ways of thinking.  As you grow in revelation about yourself, it always requires you to replace old mindsets about yourself with new mindsets.  God can't put new wine into old wineskins or else the wineskins break and the wine is spilled and the wineskins are ruined.  But He puts new wine into new wineskins and both are preserved.(Matt 9:17)  The same is true, as God grows us in revelation about ourselves and our destiny, it means a new way of thinking about yourself, and a new way of doing things.

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