One Thing Series

In writing my post about “One Thing” , I came to the conclusion that the concept of doing one thing at a time to help cope with anxiety/depression, can very easily be applied to other aspects of our lives.

I began thinking about all the ways I feel like I have failed or not succeeded, or at least in the way that I thought I should have succeeded. My gaze was at the top of the ladder I was trying to climb. My mind was focused on how I haven’t reached the top, and I definitely wasn’t recognizing each individual rung that I have achieved on my journey to the top.

This made me realize that we need to recognize each step of progress we make to get to where we are going.

Celebration of each small step we take is just as important as our idea of the final destination.

I began contemplating on parts of our lives right now…parts that I have prayed and hoped, tirelessly for.

And I’ve come to realize I have been more successful than I give God and myself credit for.

As I was contemplating all of this, I realized that I would love to share on the different areas of my life, where I have done “one thing” to make progress.

So, what ya’ll will get is a series.

I hope that what comes is able to bless at least one person in some way.

In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday. I’m certainly enjoying the rainy, fall weather, here in Texas.

One Thing.

I am a dreamer.

I get an idea- and I dream it up, bigger and bigger, until its this massive idea that is overwhelming.

And then. I freeze.

I freeze from being overwhelmed.

I freeze out of fear.

Have you been there?

It’s…frustrating. It’s terrifying.

My family can not live off of dreams.

I also have faith and hope. I have faith and hope that these big dreams are going to work out. And little by little, they do. But, that BIG, MASSIVE, breakthrough that I am searching for. It hasn’t come to fruition, YET.

I say yet, because my God is big.

He is bigger than I can ever imagine.

I keep putting Him in a box.

And He keeps reminding me that…

1. He doesn’t belong in a box

2. And even if He did- He’s much bigger than a box

I believe that God moves in BIG ways. But, He can’t move, if we don’t have action.

So, when we are overwhelmed with “God, I don’t even know what I am supposed to do anymore?” “What do I do?”

Just do one thing.

What is the ONE thing you can do right now?

What’s the one thing you can do right now- it’s that little thing that will help you breathe easier.

You got it?

Wait, wait, wait. Don’t make it complicated. Quit overthinking it. Don’t let your thoughts run wild…go back to it.

What’s that one thing? Hold on to it. Focus on it. Start it. Complete it. That’s it.

Ready?

Great. Let’s go get it done.

Get Back Up

I’ve spent so much time worrying about the things that don’t matter. Trying to figure out the exact right thing it is that I’m supposed to be doing. Trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

I find that no matter what I try to do, I don’t fit. Or it doesn’t work for me and my personality- no matter how passionate I may be. And I’m tired.

At the same time…in my head, I know that if I keep being persistent, if I keep doing the daily things…that overtime, everything will line up, and I’ll be exactly where I am supposed to be, doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing.

And right now, I need to allow the character development to take place.

I don’t know about you, but being in this place can feel lonely sometimes. It can make you feel unknown and unseen. Especially, when you are passionate about so many different things, and you’re just trying to figure out how to make things work.

(Side note: I’m finding, you can’t make things work if you’re not meant for it. If you’re trying to force something-it’s not where you are supposed to be. Or you’re not ready for that area, yet. When it’s time…it will happen and everything will fall into place).

In the meantime, keep working on yourself. Keep allowing God to work in your life. Keep being diligent and persistent. Keep taking that next step. And when you fall, get back up.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this today.

-Rooted Mama

Dream and Work, Work and Dream

When you go to work: Are you motivated? Do you enjoy what you do? Do you thrive at the place that brings in income?

This morning, I heard on the radio that a woman makes money by being a bridesmaid for people she doesn’t know.

In today’s world, it is SO easy to chase after your passions. The work you put in is hard. I can see that. However, there are a vast amount of resources to chase after whatever it is you love doing. It’s easier to have support, because people are looking for something other than the typical 9-5. It’s easier, thanks to the people who have lead the way.

There is always another way.

Seeking for your purpose means having hard days, it means failing over and over again, it means growth. It means getting back up, when you want to just crumble on the floor, it means doing work that you have to do or at best like, until the desire to do what you LOVE pushes you. It means problem solving.

So, when you go to work: Are you motivated? Do you enjoy what you do? Do you thrive at the place that brings you income?

If you can answer “yes”, no matter your occupation- that’s so wonderful. Keep doing what you’re doing. Thank you for showing us what doing what you love is all about!

If your answer is “no”. What are YOU waiting for?

You were not made to be miserable.

Change happens when you step outside your comfort zone. It’s going to hurt.

But, it’s OH SO WORTH IT.

Go find yourself. You’ll figure out how to pay the bills while you chase your dreams. God will provide. You’ll fall flat on your face.

You’ll get back up, and you’ll be one step closer to living out your purpose.