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Good-Bye Mundane, Hello Adventure…..

Tbis morning I awake knowing that one chapter of my life has officially closed and a new chapter has begun. The excitement rest in my soul and uncertainty leaves me a bit on edge.  A friend once told me

“You can’t steal second while your foot is still on first” (Thanks Z.Russell)

and today I have confirmation of this…. In a BEAUTIFUL way!

I begin my morning with my daily devotional from “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young – The first words read

“WORSHIP ME in the beauty of holiness”

Instantly I’m excited as to what beauty the day holds….

 My husband ask me to move my car so he can go to work so I walk outside and I’m instantly greeted with a BEAUTIFUL, VIBRANT RAINBOW… a sign of God’s covenant with us!  What a remarkable symbol of God’s beauty and God’s faithfulness which is exactly what I needed on this very morning… PERFECTION.

In awe, I walk back inside to finish reading … and a bible verse pops up that speaks directly to my soul….

 “Sovereign Lord, you are GOD! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised good things to your servant”

COMFORTING!

And as if it couldn’t get any more refreshing… I talk a walk, because I have TIME! I actually have time to stop, breathe, walk, and enjoy!

I’m praying for vision, for adventure, for purpose….. and suddenly I feel a raindrop on my arm…. And then my cheek…. And before long it is POURING DOWN RAIN

And I can’t help but to laugh…..and slightly cry… And love GOD all the more!  The verse instantly pops into my head …”Come to me those who are burden”  “My yolk is light”  …. “Jesus came to give us life and life to the fullest”

Is there anything more refreshing than water… Is there anything more pure than water….

As I continued walking I felt light, and felt as if GOD just turned a simple walk into a SOUL FILLING ADVENTURE!  ….. I felt carefree and hardly MUNDANE!!!!

Excited about the future is an understatement!

BE THE CHANGE

“BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD”

To me, this is a powerful and empowering statement because it suggest that I have the power and ability to impact the world, change the course of history, to make a lasting difference.  This is my heart’s longing and desire. To “be the change” is my daily alarm clock, the reason I wake up each morning and face the day’s challenges and pressures created by the world in which we live.

As a woman, I can feel the pressures from day to day of the expectations that are set for me by society and the media.  The pressure to be perfect, act perfect, perform without flaws, but most of all, to fit into the “thin ideal” that is clearly defined in all fashion magazines, movies, and television shows.  I know the “ideal” is there and I know that I do not meet the “ideal”. And guess what…. I’M PROUD TO BE DIFFERENT! To be different means I’m finding satisfaction in the life I’m living based on other factors than the size of my body!  I hear the conversations between women of all ages, trying to bond over body size, dissatisfaction of their body, and the “f” word. FAT has such bonding power.  How did such a small word, come to encompass so many emotions and meanings?!

I made a declaration to myself about 3 years ago to be different.  I refuse to take part in it. As a young professional female, I have many other topics and subjects to discuss with my loved ones than the size of my thighs.  I have dreams and plans I’d rather talk about over coffee than the latest diet I’m on or berating myself for having a dessert or full fall latte. I find freedom in being able to declare “I’M NOT FAT” and removing the pressure to call myself fat in order to make the companions I’m around feel better.  I choose to be different and I encourage each of you to take the challenge as well!

Live in the freedom of FAT FREE TALK!  Live in the freedom of loving yourself because you are actively, purposefully, and intentionally engaging in this life, after all, we are only given one life, so we better make it good!

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