Heart Check: How Are You?


Just checking in!!

We’ve made it to the middle of the week.  How is your week so far?

Mine is going great!  There’s so much I have learned.  I put so much into perspective and made a few changes to my life routine. 

I’m saying no to things that aren’t for me, that’s mediocre when I’ve been called to do better. To do more. I’m no longer afraid of a challenge because you won’t be in battle with me but with God. Tread lightly.

Y’all I’m so amped up with all that God has done and continues to do in my life. It is so amazing to know that what He has in store is getting ready to come to fruition. 

Lately, I’ve been taking pauses during the day and just praising God. I’ve been thanking Him for all He’s been doing in my life. It’s what others may call the simple things or the small things that I praise Him for because the outcome could’ve been something completely different.

A lot of times, we’re waiting on the next thing and we don’t take the time to be thankful for what we have in the moment. Sometimes it’s okay to cherish the moment, to live in the moment. Appreciate what you have instead of asking for what you don’t have.

Love who you are instead of changing yourself to be someone else. Work on being a better version of yourself instead of listening to other people and watching other people live their lives. 

Pause...

Can I be brutally honest in this space at this moment?  A couple of nights ago, I was just thinking about how many wives who are itching to have this amazing and perfect life on social media that behind the scenes it may be completely different.

I bring this up because I’ve seen it before. I was watching this house show where a couple was looking for a home in California and the wife was asking her husband a question and he just spoke back to her like she asked a dumb question. It was completely disrespectful. I’ve also seen situations like this happen in real life as well and it’s disheartening because the wife continues to carry on like nothing happened as if he does it all of the time and as long as I’m with him and he’s taking care of me then we’re fine. But is it? Don’t you want to be respected? 

Instead of showing people this “perfect marriage” that you’re trying to portray like you’re trying to uphold an image built on lies, be real...not for others because you don’t owe anyone anything but you owe it to yourself.  You are better than that. This isn’t a way to tear your family apart but to work on your marriage. No, work on yourself and what you’re willing to tolerate. 

I’m telling you this is God speaking to someone because I don’t have a place to talk on this topic but God does.  I hope you take what’s said into consideration.

This happens so many times. Women, you’re trying to be perfect instead of working on what’s right in front of you, working on the issues you’re having in your everyday life. 

Okay, we’re back...

I’ve learned to balance my time and place my priorities in order. I’m doing what God wanted me to do last year but I wasn’t ready. I didn’t really know how to strategically prioritize my life and my goals and because of that, I just gave up on them. 

In this season, God has taught me more about not giving up on things when they become hard. I’ve learned to stay in the fight instead of running away from it. This entire season has been about putting my entire faith in God and listening to Him. Every new level I access, there’s a new level of faith that I’ve had to activate. This is just growing with God and for that I’ve come into understanding more about contentment. That contentment that others speak about. I have it now and I’m so blessed to reach it. It’s about being in a space where you completely believe and trust in God that He will see you through every test and trial that will come your way. Your success is being happy where you are. You don’t have to have everything figured out nor have a lot of money in the bank or have the best house, best family, the best car, the best job. It’s a level of freedom. Being released of bondage from things that you’ve been holding onto thinking you need those things to feel secure and worthy and complete. 

Those things can vanish in a second. What do you have left? 

I want to leave you with this thought.

Come back to it from time to time. You don’t have to have it all figured out right now. God loves you and so do I. Have a great one. 

xo,

Janelle


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