Are you a Hard Things girl?

like many I escaped into books growing up.  Books that had hero's rescuing their women, where I could peek at the ending to see if I wanted to read it or not..if it ended happy..where fairy tales were written down on pages and I dreamed that one day they would be written on the pages of my life

but they never were.  So transitioning from between the pages of books to real life pages has been.. to say the least HARD.

In reality you can't keep living in books

but lest I be a victim I will share with you what I am learning on writing a new story...

It can be VERY scary to live your purpose

it can be very scary to speak up

it is easier to be quiet and struggle and say things are HARD

it is?

it many not seem like it because nobody wants to feel that way

oh yeah?  really?  When you can have a lot of people complaining with you...GET IT?

Humans are fickle and funny.  Misery loves company right?  You know the saying.  It strokes us to sit with people and complain.

A few years ago that is how I saw myself.  Always complaining.  Thinking my life would never get better, never change...blah blah blah

I didn't want to be that..end up miserable when I'm old..full of regrets and I definitely didn't want that to be what my kids remembered me as.

So here is my little nugget that I've been treasuring this last week or so.  Ready?

I want to hold your hands in mine but I must tell you my hands sweat when I hold someone's..I know..gross but true but I still want to hold yours.  From way deep in my gut somewhere I want you to hear this with spirit ears..I pray that God would breathe this into your soul and cause it to be caught.

It is HARD to live your purpose.  To pursue your dream.  But you know what?  The dream and purpose will keep knocking.  Will you let it in?

It is EASIER to sit and complain and give excuses and blame but it will never get us anywhere.  Yes - we will have lots of "friends" but that is not the kind of friends really want.

I don't know about you but I am tired of being quiet

Tired of struggling for NOT living

tired of saying things are HARD because I refuse to do the realy hard things

It is time that we acknowledge the plans He has for us...will you join me?  I can see it in your eyes..I want to see your eyes sparkle again.  Filled with LIFE and His Peace..His LIGHT.  That is what happens when we begin to live our purpose.  You won't be able to explain it in intelligible words but you will KNOW...I promise.

I promise to share more on this as I go...I love you...yes YOU:)  I am snuggled up in my bed after dropping Grace off at school and taking some time to write and wanted to let you know I prayed for you this morning and am grateful for each of your comments and prayers.  I can't tell you how much.  I have a full week.  Grace is going to a dance this weekend so I have to take her to a thrift store..yes you heard me.  She LOVES thrift stores and finding vintagy things to put together.  And she built this bird house at school.  I will have to say she is taking after her momma in her woodworking wink;) wink;)

answer is still knocking.  Do the HARD thing:)