Have you ever heard an instruction from God about something you were supposed to do in life? I can tell you how you know it’s from God: if it’s impossible in your own power to do it, it’s from Him.
Last October, I heard a clear mandate from the Father:
STAY IN YOUR LANE.
My answer to Him went something like this, “Well, okay. I can do that. I think. No. Wait. What’s that mean?” In answer, our Good, Good Father told me that in this season, I’m to spend more time learning Him and about His calling on my life than I am anything else. It just so happened that I received an invitation to join a spiritual growth program that will assist me in accomplishing that very thing. I was so excited to be on the way in this new season!
There’s a problem, though. There’s simply no way I could add one more thing to my already-full basket. I spend hours each day working on writing, getting clients for my transformation coaching, booking speaking opportunities, and just generally building my business. Now, I’m supposed to take on this class?
Our Lord is so very good, and He knows this hardheaded daughter so well, so He made clear there are four areas I’m to work in. Four buckets, if you will.
I don’t know the fullness of what this is going to look like, but I do know that I have to let go of some things. Frankly, the thought of losing the momentum I’ve gained over the past year terrifies me. And yet, God has told me to focus on Him and learn what it means to live fully guided by His Spirit. He has provided a way for me to do that, and I have to clear the road for that.
“But God,” I’ve whined, “You told me to speak and write the books. You told me to join You in rescuing people from the death of past trauma and guide them into beautiful life. HOW can I do that if I stop letting people know about that? How will I get clients? How will I book events? How?” I’m sure the Father shakes His head often at my petulant self. I expect He smiles when I huff and puff and question Him relentlessly about how and why.
What I do know is that whatever God has called me to, He will provide all I need for it. While I don’t know the fullness of what this year is going to look like, I know that God is good, and this is what He has shown me about what each of those buckets will look like:
What’s that mean to you? It means that you won’t see me as much on social media. *GASP!*
Yes, I said it. I’m going to be reading and studying a lot for my Spiritual Training class. I’ll be head down learning and implementing in my Business Training. I’ll probably share our adventures as usual, because… I like to take y’all along and share the fun and interesting places we go.
This does not mean that I have quit speaking or guiding people through the transformation process, helping them move from the death delivered through trauma and toxic relationships to life and freedom. I’m just not focused on those things. I’m focused on the One who called me to those things.
That brings me to the content portion of this program. I will be focused on writing more blog posts, doing new podcast episodes, and building my email list. If you want to see the content I share, you’ll want to be sure to sign up to be notified about my blog posts and you’ll want to get on my email list. You may see a couple blog posts a week, and the email list will be monthly, so you won’t be getting tons of emails from me. My podcast episodes drop early Tuesday mornings. You can get those on your favorite podcast platform or listen right here on my website.
I won’t be sharing all this content in my social media channels. I’m just not going to have enough time or bandwidth. It’s not in my lane. If I happen to share something you find valuable to you, I’d love it if you’d share that on YOUR social media channels.
So there you have it. Things are changing over here in Living Forward Land. I believe that the content that I will be sharing will be richer and more relevant to my audience. I hope you’ll join me!
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