Interesting turn of events for me yesterday. For about two weeks I have been fatigued. Been in the “can’t quite get out of it” mode. Not for lack of attempts either. I have had wonderful moments and experiences, but can’t shake the fatigue which then, for me, leads to increased depression, sadness, anxiety, etc.
Yesterday, I stayed home from church and did some soul-searching. Listened, studied and went to my Heavenly Father in sincere prayer. I asked some very specific questions and got specific answers. My month is now rearranged with the commitments I had and have added some other things.
My realization: I needed a month of healing and self-care. It’s ok to say ‘no’ and ‘yes’ depending on what is in your soul’s best interest. Originally, I had planned and committed to go to a fantastic training in Salt Lake City called Present Yourself with Kirk Duncan and 3 Key Elements (he has fantastic trainings) and some other commitments. Through prayer and searching, I realized that it is not the right timing for me. I have taken that out of my schedule and added a retreat weekend at the end of the month just for me. It is all about self-care & healing with a small number of women. This retreat wasn’t even on my radar until yesterday, but God knew what I needed and I am so glad I listened.
So the message? Sometimes the plans don’t change even though we think they do. God knows what is best for us. He wants us to seek Him out and ask, make decisions and figure out the best choices for our growth. Sometimes the best choices are more about timing than about the activity itself. So I, Erica Laws, proclaim September as “Self Care & Healing” month. I choose to heal and embrace all the emotions and pace of this month, even if it is slower or different than I like. I choose to embrace and like the Lord’s pace. Won’t you join me?
Have a wonderful day, week and month of healing! I plan on it!
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