Hold Fast to a Vision by Letting Go
Allow God’s Vision to Light your Way
By Rev. Julie Moret
When I thirteen-years-old, my public school council decided to eliminate the arts program. I had a problem with that, so I wrote a letter to the editor of our city newspaper. I will always remember the day that paper arrived, seeing my name, my thoughts and convictions, in print. It was like the whole world had a chiropractic adjustment and everything felt well aligned. A short time later, I was invited to speak at the city hearing to discuss removing arts in education. The auditorium was packed with elected officials, school representatives, and media from all the news stations. Though quite young and nervous, I got up, no holds barred, and spoke my truth. That night I felt so comfortable, so right in my own skin.
While grateful to taste my purpose at such a young age, I had no structure in place to stay on course. As a result, it took years before I rediscovered and accepted God’s vision for me. You may know why you are here, yet that purpose can sometimes feel miles away. Daily spiritual practice of prayer, meditation, and Rev Michael Bernard Beckwith’s Life Visioning Process helps you stay on track. Another simple exercise to discover God’s vision for your life is to go through old yearbooks, cards, letters, and emails and make a list of every positive adjective that has ever been used to describe you. Tally up the results, grouping similar adjectives together. Review the adjectives used most frequently. You will be amazed to find that you have always been seen! Write down the most compelling adjectives and place them prominently around your home and office so you are regularly reminded of who you truly are, and how you are meant to shine right now!
In addition to the above in paragraph two, take the time to sit silently and ask yourself, “When was the last time I felt confident, felt right, in my own skin, like I’m exactly who I am meant to be?”
You may revisit this question from time-to-time, journaling your responses and observing how they evolve to include the ever-expanding You.
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“Self-Awareness Without Self-Expression Leads To Frustration.”
Dr. Michael Beckwith
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