By Tiffany Fehr
Spring is a time of transformation. The trees that shed their leaves during fall and winter start blooming again. The flowers begin to bud. The grass is coming back to life. There is a crisp freshness and sense of newness in the air. It is also a season of resurrection, a time where new life springs from the dry ground. Some of this new growth happens naturally, but often we have to plant new seeds and nurture them. We have to water what we want to grow and remove weeds that could be hindering the growth of new plants.
Have you sorted through what needs to be released or where you need repairs?
Like many of you, we do deep cleaning in our house during the spring. We scrub and do repairs. We sort through clothes, shoes, and household items to figure out what we no longer need. This process usually takes a while. It is exhausting but it feels so good when we are done! Have you ever taken time to do this in your life though? Have you sorted through what needs to be released or where you need repairs?
Last spring, I felt compelled to do a deep cleaning of my life. I took inventory of my overall wellness in these seven areas: physical, emotional, intellectual, environmental, occupational, social, and spiritual. I set goals for improvement and implemented an action plan. I did a deep cleaning and removed “weeds” that were restricting my growth. I sowed seeds for new growth in myself and in my ministry. I spent time nurturing myself and committed to tending to the garden of my heart. I watered the things that were blooming by investing in other women as they began their transformation processes.
As I have journeyed personally through this transformation, Imperfectly Flawless has been experiencing a parallel shift as well. For the past 5 years, it has been pretty amazing to watch this business flourish as everyone involved operates from a place of wellness and abundance. I have finally come to know who I am and I fully embrace my identity—first, as a daughter of the King. From that I can stand firm in my identity as a mom, wife, pastor, leader, family member, and friend. Painfully, I initially learned how to run an ineffective organization. It took time to process some truths about running a business. Staff members, board members, and key personnel must be more than just cheerleaders and seat-fillers. A business is fortified by movers, shakers, and talents who are ready and willing to commit to the mission. I took those lessons and made necessary changes. Pruning is uncomfortable, but through the process we develop tolerance and perseverance, then we experience growth. Be willing to mess up and learn from your mistakes. Dig into what needs to be removed in your life and in your business. Determine where you need to sow and what you need to water.
Imperfectly Flawless has made great strides. We recently renovated an old building which is now a ministry center. We will continue to focus on serving women in the sex industry, but we realize that we are also called to help every woman figure out their purpose, as well as who they truly are. The Living Room was created to be a safe, loving, comfortable environment where women can receive tools and mentoring as they consider their journey through true life transformation. Many have come through and just sat with God; praying. Some come for condoms and a cup of coffee.
I invite you to see what God has for you at The Living Room. I would love to share more about my journey and learn about yours! Please contact us at 602-888-3787 or email https://meetfox.com/en/e/living-room/1 to schedule your visit.