Is everything you’re holding onto right now worth keeping?
As I’m honing in on my skills and creating the business and life I want for myself I’m having to get rid of some stuff to make space for what’s needed for the journey I’m on- there’s no room for extra baggage right now.
The other day I had to delete a Facebook Page I had a strong emotional connection to because it was taking up time and energy that I felt could be utilised more effectively elsewhere.
It took me months to press the “Delete” button on that Page but I had to. Because I knew I was transferring the love and energy I put there into a place I believed would have more impact and, above all, be more fulfilling.
We each have a certain amount of energy- some more than others- but no one has limitless energy- no one has indefinite hours to the day- It’s impossible to create anything meaningful if we’re spread all over the place- doing far too many things.
I’m realising that most times we get what we put up with.
For instance I speak with many women who stick around guys who are clearly not as serious about them- but they pour everything they’ve got into men who do not honour or value them.
Most are hurting and don’t get why their affection and loyalty aren’t reciprocated- my sense is that if we hold onto people who aren’t treating us in the way we want to be aren’t we essentially giving the message that we’ll settle for what they dish out to us?
I did this for many years- it was painful, destructive and totally not worth it.
What we accept is what we portray to others we want or, at the very least, tolerate.
I may sound brutal saying this but it’s true.
These things do not come by chance.
A woman cannot accept a man who does not treat her with love and honour yet expect she’ll eventually have a loving and honouring relationship- the seed we sow is the fruit we eat.
Whether You’re a man or a woman reading this, I pray that God’s Fatherly Love would melt all over You and In You. Feel that Love. You deserve a life partner who will show You Love and Honour. I’m saying this ONLY to unmarried people. If You believe in the God the Scriptures speak of I pray Your Faith in this area would be increased by the Power of God’s Word. If God is faithful enough to feed the birds of the air- SURELY He can bless You with the Right Life Partner. Please! Do Not settle for someone who does not honour You!
Likewise we cannot invest all our energies in a job or career we hate and hope for fulfillment and joy- how can that possibly happen?
Sidebar: If You hate your job start on a plan to quit. Start mapping out that plan TODAY- not tomorrow- not the next day- Decide to reach for better and more fulfilling. It’s possible. I once worked a job that almost killed who I was- no job is worth that. You are incredible. You are valuable. Find a job or create one that will honour that about You.
The more time we spend in a place we shouldn’t be in the further away we’re moving from where we should be.
The beginning of this year was tough for me- I had to give up things I’d invested much in. Although I’d laboured over them I couldn’t keep them and pursue what I believed to be my life’s purpose. So I pressed “Delete”.
8 months later I can see the HUGE benefit of getting rid of those things. My business wouldn’t be anywhere CLOSE to where it is now had I held on to those other projects.
I’m finding that often we don’t have to do more to achieve higher success- we need to do less- much less.
Eliminate the fluff and focus on Your Core Purpose. Watch how You’ll Fly!
Sometimes the decisions are tough, seemingly brutal in some cases, but necessary.
Often the things we need to get rid of aren’t necessarily bad but they’re not beneficial for where we’re going.
The “Delete” button is a useful tool when used wisely and correctly.
The great part is often we know within ourselves what we need to delete, let go of and distance ourselves from.
Once we know- will we have the courage to press the button and move forward into the Destiny God has for us?
Hannah Viviers is the Creator and Host of the Dream BIG TV Show
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