Waiting has not been my favorite thing to do, but I have learned over the years that it is essential to my spiritual health and well-being to wait on God. I arrived in Maui 5 days ago and it is beyond words how grateful I feel for this opportunity and adventure. In prayer this morning, I became aware of “old behaviors” creeping in and robbing me of my peace. Rather than resting in the energy of BEING and trusting in the divine plan to unfold in its own time and own way, I felt tempted to control and make things happen. I thanked God for this awareness and strengthened my resolve to live in the moment and trust the divine plan. “By waiting and by calm, I shall be saved, in quiet and trust lies my strength.”
It’s hard to believe that only a week ago I was on a cruise ship to Mexico and here I am today writing this newsletter while sitting on my lanai, overlooking the ocean, and enjoying a glass of iced tea. The cruise was amazing and the highlight for me was winning a contest on the ship, called Dancing with the Stars. As some of you may know, Dancing with the Stars is my favorite TV show. Since dancing is my passion, winning the contest was a thrill beyond words. My partner Armand and I connected immediately as soon as we started to dance and when he lifted me up high into the air, during our last dance in the Galaxy of the Stars ball room, it felt like God was lifting me up to the heavens.
As I reflected on this experience and its deeper meaning, I remembered a dream that I had during a very difficult time I had while writing my book, where I wanted to give up. In my dream, I was climbing a set of stairs that were leading me to heaven. As I reached the top of the stairs, I saw a Star. I reached out to touch the star and then in my dream, I became the star. “I am a star that shines brightly to lead others to the God within” became my daily mantra. It is my desire to inspire others by sharing my story of God’s love and transformation with the world.
We are all stars that God is calling to shine brightly. The world needs you and your gifts. Do you believe in yourself, or do you not feel good enough? Are you letting your light shine for the world to see, or are you living in fear, not believing you have gifts to share with the world? Just like I was lifted up in the air during the dance, God wants to lift you up and give you all you need to live your dream. You are a star that shines brightly to lead others to the God within.
Through the grace of God, I learned to let my light shine. I faced my fears, believed in myself and stepped out in faith. As a result, today I am living my dream and so can you.
God is my ever-present help and unlimited source of my supply. I rest in quiet expectation and my fear based emotions transform into faith-filled realities.
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