By Linda Michelle Trainer
You are not a mistake. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, knitted together in your mother’s womb by the Creator of Creation, who brought you forth on the day you were born.
Regardless of where your relationship stands with your earthly mother, the Heavenly Father, the Creator of Creation knows everything about you. He is not distant or angry; rather, He is the Complete Expression of Love, lavishing it on you and through you. His thoughts toward you are as countless as the sand on the seashore. His plans for your future have always been filled with Hope, because He loves you with an everlasting love. He rejoices over you with singing!
What are you doing with all of that love? How are you living the life you have been birthed to live?
What a phenomenal opportunity to take time at the beginning of this New Year to review where you are, where you desire to be and making the needed adjustments.
Are you taking care of your health, your business, your family, and your future?
Are you eating to sustain your body and brain to the maximum potential, or are you haphazardly tossing substandard, non-nutritional junk into the supreme vessel that you are gifted to steward? Are you exercising and moving your body and your brain to keep it flexible and in supreme condition to handle the weight of the beauty your life is designed for – which often comes wrapped in sandpaper?
Are you displaying your gifts, talents and abilities to their full degree? Have you stepped into faith and courage to fulfill the creative assignments and purpose for your life, unique to your fingerprint and DNA, being blessed by the blessing you are to your world? Have you found a need and filled it, or a hurt and healed it within your sphere of influence with the divine intelligence, creative genius and channel of love and compassion you have been made to be?
Are you spending time encouraging, praying for and uplifting the souls that are in your immediate circle, whether blood or covenant? Are you honoring the elders with respect, love, dignity, and a portion of your time to just sit and allow them to experience the joy of your presence?
Do you spend one night a week planning out the next? Are you wisely investing a portion of your time, talent, and resources into the future, and are you making S.M.A.R.T. goals and planning for 1, 5, 10 and even 20 years from now, yet living and trusting the Creator of Creation as if you have only today?
One of my favorite songs is by Norman Connors, sung by Phyllis Hyman, which simply says, “There’s no one like you; no one quite as special. You’ve got all that you need. Take care of yourself, make your magic happen, make life the best it can be. And when the clouds of doubt catch you off your guard, just remember who you are.” Invaluable encouragement.
Grant Cardone, the author of “The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure” shares this related wisdom which I believe is essential for us to implement: “Regardless of the goal you are striving to accomplish, you will be required to think differently, embrace a die-hard level of commitment, and take massive amounts of action at 10 times the levels you think necessary – followed by more actions. Almost every problem people face in their careers, and other aspects of their lives – such as failed diets, marriages, and financial problems are all the result of not taking enough action.”
We must take 100% responsibility for our part, using what the Creator of Creation – God – has gifted to us. It has been said God’s gift to us is life. What we make of it is our gift to Him. Live your life to the fullest, precious one. Be IN Courage.