So this is the short of the long story I shared of lessons I learned from my trip to Belize:
When we share our story and our struggles we are actually doing what we are suppose to do. No one is a mind reader and we can’t be our best for ourselves and for other’s if we don’t.
And sometimes we struggle with thinking about that (you fill in the blank with your limiting belief)________ is not enough, when it should be that “we are/do/have enough”. And we need some guidance on how we do life. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of thinking about fear, doubt, anger, resentment, retaliation, selfishness, and all the other things that hold us back from being our best selves. We should focus our efforts and energy on joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control
Our greatest lessons will come from the pain we suffer. And after losing Robert, this has become so clear to me. I have seen this happen time and time again and sometimes I ask, “why me?” But I think that what I am coming to realize more and more each day is that it’s not “why me”, but “what am I suppose to be learning from this moment?”
And lastly, I am perfectly imperfect and that’s ok. But somehow through this journey of life there is a reason and a way. It’s about setting my fears aside and doing it scared!
I want to let you know that even though we do not talk often, and maybe I like a picture or status on your Facebook page occasionally, you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Not a day goes by where I don’t stop and say a prayer for you and your family and thank God for putting you in my life during the various seasons of life with you. I’m truly amazed! I’m blessed to attend a church that not only teaches us about God, but also challenges to apply this in the way we live. I find that I always have good intentions to make a call, drop a note, send a quick message, but I don’t. So I’m slowly trying to be more intentional and let those intentions be known.