Do you ever feel like a Chaos Coordinator???
YES, Girl! Me too!!! Some days are just plan crazy!
But, every day, God is teaching me to lean in to HIM! The more chaotic the MORE I need Him. His intervention! His shoulders! His calming spirit to help me put things into perspective!
We ladies can allow things to spin right out of control, right? We can get all frazzled and worked up over things that just don’t really matter in the big scheme of things!
God’s perspective is the answer we need to put us in the proper mindset!
So, no matter how chaotic your day may feel, take time to stop and breathe in the perspective of God! The chaos will lesson and you will manage the crazy much more effectively!
Who am I? What a question, right?
Do you ever take time to really ask yourself this question and then actually EVALUATE the answer?
So, I know, I know…I have been EXTREMELY quiet for a few months now! When I say I have been going through a lot of reflection, reinvention and rest…I’m not joking!
The past 5 years have been a journey! A lot of learning, growing, laughing, crying, frustration, stress, celebration, pushing, fun, sacrifice, losing sight of what “really” matters and oh so much more!!!
You see, all I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a wife and a mom! When I was 29 I became a wife and when I was 32 my first son was born followed by my second when I was 34. Life was EXACTLY as I wanted it to be and prayed for it to be for SO long. I was blessed and happy but also began to feel lost and like I was losing myself! SO easy to do when you are in the throws of raising a family, right fellow mamas?
So, when my boys were 3 & 5 I decided to do something for me. I decided not only to work on my own health and fitness but to also start my own business helping others do the same.
I dove in head first with every ounce of my being! And I loved it! So many wonderful things about it! I was surrounded by amazing people, making amazing new friends and feeling needed while I was contributing to the world in a way I hadn’t felt in a long time.
Sounds all good, right? Well, the problem for me was; I started to allow the “business” to define me. Whether I was happy, sad, frustrated. Whether I felt accomplished, successful or like a failure was all determined by if I hit my monthly goals or if I was doing as well as “she” was! The comparison trap is OH SO REAL and VICIOUS!!!!
Now this is “MY” story and isn’t true for every person that decides to build their own business. But for me, I was missing the mark. And I don’t mean the mark in my business. I mean the mark in my LIFE!
I was allowing the wrong things to drive me, define me and determine my happiness! I had allowed myself to become so tense inside that I had NO IDEA how to just breathe and allow the cards to fall as they were meant to.
At least I had NO IDEA, until now! This story is far longer than I will share in one post, but my reality the past many months has been about remembering and understanding WHO I AM! Who God created me to be! Who I am as a wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend. I know God isn’t done with me yet! He has plans and I don’t know what those are yet but he pulled the rug out of from under me this past year to get my attention and help me refocus on the things that are the most important in life. My faith, my family, my friends and HIS purpose for me defined by no one else!
I have started a bible study that couldn’t have come along at a more perfect time! As I dive in it is helping me uncover insecurities, comparison and how to peel the layers of the onion back to get to the heart of who “Christy” is and who My FATHER created me to be!
So, for now, I am embracing time with my husband, my children, my family and friends. Time with God where I am working hard to listen and not just do all the talking! A challenge for me for sure! LOL!
REST is what God keeps saying! So, I am working on doing just that. No more agenda, pressure, comparison! Just me, in my lane, working to be the best version of myself as God intends!
My story will continue to unfold and I am at a place now where I am ready to begin sharing as I feel led to, not because I am pressuring myself with the “Oh my goodness I haven’t posted all day, I NEED to put something out there!” attitude!
I want to get back to being real, raw and authentic; agenda free! 2018 has a much different feel than the last few years have felt. I am excited for that and ready to see what God has in store!
Here’s to enjoying the journey and making progress in this life I have been given!
‘‘Tis the Season…of Your life! 😘🙏🏻
Posted by Christy Bruce on Monday, October 30, 2017
We all have seasons in our life! Embrace where you are right now!! You’re there for a reason!
Do you ever stop and wonder if you want you are doing is making a difference in the lives of those around you? I was reminded recently that our efforts can make a bigger difference than we realize. I’m sharing what happened with you in hopes that it will help you recognize how your efforts MATTER to others and their journey in this life!
Every Step you take is Progress and it MATTERS! 🙂
Have you ever had A God-Given Vision? I seem to be experiencing those a lot lately!
When you have a vision that you know was given to you by God, there is always a crossroads where you have to make a choice! Do you decide to listen and do what you have to do to make it happen or do you RUN the other way??
A couple of months ago, God gave me a nudge to create my own Podcast! And I was like, “WHAT??” Me? Yes, it was scary but also exciting! Doubt came in to play. I wondered if I really had enough to offer others to warrant creating a Podcast! I prayed and prayed! God worked in my heart and mind! He showed me I do have things of value I can share that will, I PRAY, inspire, encourage, motivate and support others through the messages HE lays on my heart to share!
Well, today is a BIG DAY!!! A SUPER exciting Day!!! Can you tell I’m just a little excited??
The Progress Matters Podcast has LAUNCHED and I am BEYOND THRILLED to share it with all of you!!!!
If you decide to tune in, I pray these weekly messages help you to make progress in your life!
Every Step you take is PROGRESS & it Matters!
Visit https://progress-matters.com/podcast/ to gain access to the Podcast and subscribe so you get notified, each week, as new episodes are released!