It is amazing that at my age there are still so many firsts. Last weekend was my first time attending the Proverbs 31 She Speaks conference. It was not my first time feeling overwhelmed and mentally exhausted. Neither was it my first time falling in love with so many beautiful sisters. It was, however, my first time catching a vision for my life that scared the pants off me.
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.”
2 days before I left for this conference a dear girlfriend gave me a wooden wall sign that says, “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” Little did I know the prophetic weight behind those painted words.
I cried most of the way home. My tears weren’t from a feeling of lack, but they were a mixture of the life-size to-do list that was growing in my mind. I cried and I slept like a rock for 2 nights.
Monday after the conference the Holy Spirit showed up in my sleep. He showed me the same picture he’d shown me almost 2 years ago. It changed my mindset back then, and reset it today. The picture is a special one. It speaks of how He sees me. He reminded me of the joy I feel when I’m doing what Father God has called me to do. When I woke, I thought of my 3-year-old granddaughter. Her young, innocent, joy fills almost every waking hour of her days. My child-like joy invited itself back into my heart and mind. I felt refreshed and satisfied as my mind settled back into the truth of my identity.
Today I approach my office with that child-like joy. I anticipate the thrill of doing the thing I was created to do, and I choose to set my mind on His presence with me. "Follow Me.", he said, "It's more fun when we do this together." At my age, I am all about the fun. I am all about Him.
It was tempting to leave this motivational conference with my life-size to do list, and accept the pressure and stress that I should be "doing" more. Then I remembered that I am not called to do, I am called to be. I had to get my mindset back in the truth of my identity.
After all, I am a Mindset Coach. I am a world changer. I share hope with others.
Yes, I have big dreams, but they begin in my home, in my community, and that is where the rubber meets the road for me. I can only change the lives of those I can reach. I will write more books. I will speak and create webinars and dvds so that the message of hope and freedom can continue to go out around the world.
But I will keep my joy on. I will remember the One who is my joy.
You see, Mindset Matters. That is why I am a Mindset Coach.
Living with purpose on purpose.