For the past few days, all I can think about is you. It’s like my heart won’t allow my mind to forget who you are, and more importantly who you can be. I can tell by your body language that things are tough right now. You are in a situation that seems overwhelming, on a job that is nearly unbearable, and trying to take care of your children which seems impossible…but you should know that you are so capable. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” -Booker T. Washington
Once you begin to see yourself as your greatest resource, you will make healthier decisions for you and your children. By that I simply mean, you are not what you do. Your occupation defines your role in that position only, it does not define who you are. So STOP acting as if it does. Okay, so you may be working a job that is beneath your true potential, stop being ashamed or comfortable about it and change it. Don’t allow it to be a permanent situation, decide to make steps towards your true authentic self – your life’s purpose.
If you continue to allow your lack of knowledge and exposure to limit or dictate your future, you will continue to stifle your growth. You don’t have to know everything, just know who you were created be, and take the very necessary and strategic steps to be her. I am a true believer that people will achieve to the level of their exposure. But don’t count yourself out for the lack thereof. No, you have to get busy. Surround yourself with people that are like-minded and headed in the direction that you desire to go.
Your destiny is waiting, so be intentional on how you show up. As a mom, it’s ok not to know how to truly be an engaged parent. Our children did not come with a manual, so we are flying while trying to repair the wing. But it’s not ok to buy material things out of lack, because we don’t know how to properly love. I know that feeling all too well, and I don’t want to raise my son that way. Being financially responsible is just as important as being physically healthy, they are both needed in order to provide for you and your child. It’s hard to think of challenges as gifts, especially when the weight of the adversity begins to affect your ability to care for yourself and your children. But in some ways they are. They are when you allow your problems to present opportunities for you to grow and learn.
So here’s what I’m going to do. When you don’t feel as amazing as you really are, I will inspire you. When you settle, and live beneath who you were created to be, I will motivate you. When your perspective is limited by your lack of knowledge and exposure, I will offer educational opportunities for you. When your insecurities weigh hard and cause you to feel worthless, I will love you back to health.
Why? Because I want you to know that I believe YOU MATTER! I want you to know that I am more than words on a website. I have an ear to listen, a heart to understand, and a hand to help you do what’s necessary, and a desire to help you create a better life for your children and family. So that’s my promise, and I will deliver. If this helped you, I want to know about it. Please comment below and share this with someone you know that need to hear it.