Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Take a Journey With Me

I'm spending six weeks finding out what things I need to focus on and possibly change to move me from where I am to where I want to be. Now, I won't reach the full destination in that time frame but at least I'll be on the way, traveling the road. I'm two weeks into this private coaching and it's really been eye opening. One of the areas we are looking at closely is work.

I have found that some of the stress I experience at work can be alleviated just by my response to it. I can also place my focus on a different area and voila, the problem area that frustrates me is suddenly taken care of. All of this from some simple self and situational evaluation. My coach asks me the questions and is able to direct me based on my answers. Sometimes she just has to point out that I already have the answer; I just didn't recognize it as such.

I had an "aha" moment tonight. That's how we need to approach our difficult situations. Instead of saying, "What am I going to do?", ask God what He's going to do or what role He wants you to have, if any. Instead of whining 'Why is this happening?" say "Well let's see what I can learn from this." Instead of getting frustrated, get on our knees or our face and pray. We need to change our focus from the human aspect to the God aspect, because there always is one. Amen?

Why don't we try that this week. Let's change our focus from people and situations to God and His power. If you're willing to take the challenge with me, leave a comment so I can pray for you on this little journey. I'll post next week how it's worked from me. And I look forward to your stories as well. You with me? Come on! Let's see what kind of joy ride God has in store for us!

As always, be blessed!



Danielle said...

Sometimes I need a challenge to be my swift kick in the seat. Thanks, Mari! I'm in.

Lelia Chealey said...

Hmmm...2nd time in 10 minutes I've been encouraged to pray.
Thank you Mari!

Mari said...

Cool! Glad you are in! Did I ever tell you how glad I am I met you at She Speaks??! Looking forward to hearing how God worked.

Mari said...

Hi Lelia:

Thank you for stopping by. Yoiu know, I keep seeing some common threads across blogs. God's up to something big (well isn't He always) with the women of the Body. Gives me goose bumps. But yes pray. Prayer is always key. But you know that already!

Ty said...

Hey Mari,

You caught my attention tonight. I've definitely been guilty of looking at my situation. I'm with you and need to be more God-centered.

Runner Mom said...

Hey, girl!! This is great! I'll be lifting you up...my quiet time is in a few minutes, and it would be my pleasure to pray for you, sweet friend!

Connie Arnold said...

What a great thing to do! Thank you for sharing this, Mari, and I'll pray for you too. I saw your post about taking a journey, and the most recent post on my blog is Life's Journey!

Sharon Ball said...

I'm with you, Mari. Count me in!I've noticed that whenever I focus on the sitation or people rather than God, the situations always seems bigger than God somehow. I can just imagine the Lord shaking His head and thinking "when will she ever learn?" Thankfully, He doesn't give up on me. I just have to make sure that I don't give up on myself.