Have you ever been in a place where you did something that just didn’t make sense, but you knew you were following your heart rather than your head? Family and friends may have looked at you like you were out of your mind. They may have even tried to control or guilt you by telling you “their truth.” But there was a knowing and a rightness inside of you that you knew you had to do what your heart was calling you to do. It was like you were being “compelled or propelled” to follow your dream no matter what the outside world was saying. I have experienced this in my own life and it took determination, strength, faith and courage to step out and follow my dream. I had to let go of wanting others approval and trust myself that I was following God’s plan for my life. I have come to understand that others mean well and are not out to hurt me, but they may have not been given the grace that I have been given, and they don’t know what is best for me. I am practicing standing tall in my own truth and it feels good. What are you being called to do that doesn’t make sense but you know in your heart that it is right for you? I am not suggesting that you don’t use your head in this process because you must, but you don’t have to allow your head to come up with all sorts of reasons as to why you shouldn’t follow your heart. I encourage you to trust yourself and step out in faith, trusting that God is guiding you and will open and close doors as you move forward.
As I reflect back over the years on my spiritual journey, I realize how many times I’ve been called to do things that just didn’t make sense, but after prayer and meditation, I did it anyway. For example, at the age of 62, I left a secure good paying job to follow my heart and start a new business as a coach, author and speaker. I would not be where I am today and living my dream in Hawaii if I hadn’t taken that step in faith. It wasn’t easy to do because I didn’t have a husband to rely on financially, as I did previously. I can honestly say that all of my needs have been provided for and often in miraculous ways. So many wonderful doors have opened because I stepped out in faith and trusted in the divine plan. In regards to guidance, my prayer has always been “God, open or close the door for my highest good.” Doors have been closed in my face at the very last minute and at other times, doors have been opened at what seemed like the very last minute too!
Another example was when I wanted to hire Lisa Tener as my book coach because I thought she was the best. Because she was the best, she was also the most expensive. It didn’t make sense to hire her since I didn’t have the money, but after praying about it, it felt right. I called her and said, “Lisa, I am hiring you and I trust the money will come.” That same day while balancing my checking account, I miraculously found $1500 in my account, which is what she charged at the time. I had received a bonus check from my company that I had no idea I was receiving. The timing was perfect!
Certainly buying a plane ticket to Maui before I rented my condo or had to place to live in when I got here didn’t make sense, but I did it because it felt right and I trusted the “knowingness” within my heart. What I am talking about is called faith. We are often called to step out in faith before we have the answers or HOW it will happen. That’s the hard part for most of us, including me, not knowing HOW it will happen because we can’t see what’s ahead. It’s really about trusting God is in control and has our back covered. I have learned that the HOW is God’s work, not mine. I just need to know what I want and to dream big – and that is a process in itself. In my experience it is only after I make the commitment and say yes to what my heart is calling me to do, that the Universe sends me what I need – and at the perfect time. It is after I make the commitment and say yes that the peace comes. I am still amazed that the night before I left for Maui 3 months ago I received 2 unexpected gifts of $5,000. Now that’s God!
I am so grateful for the gift of faith that I can share with you and inspire you to follow your heart, because in following your heart, I believe you are following God. I would love to hear your story of how you followed your dream, even though it didn’t make sense.
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Angel Card that I picked today – Have Confidence
“Moving forward does not necessarily require you to have confidence in yourself. Confidence in God is enough, along with knowing that God works through you and with you in all ways. Lean upon the angels if your confidence wavers, and we will buoy your courage and faith.”
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