Are you struggling with who you are now? Struggling with your current situation in life?
Do you feel like God’s taking you on a path that you just are not happy with it right now?
Hello my gorgeous God’s Gal!!! 😍 I want to share with you how God has completely removed something from my life this past year and His plan for me now. Maybe you’re in a place in your life right now that you never thought you’d be in. 😒 By sharing my story, I am hoping this gives you hope for God’s plan in YOUR life!
Isaiah 43:19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
Believe me, I know how it feels to see your life take a complete 180 and in my case, I saw my “identity” – who I’ve been for 40 years of my life, taken away from me. BUT, ladies, let’s understand that God has an incredible plan for your life, if you keep your focus on Him. Do you see that above verse? That is proof that God is doing something INCREDIBLE in your life, you may not see it now, but He is!
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Get to know me….💪💃💕
I want to give you some background info, so you can get to know me better. I have been in the dance and the fitness industry my entire life. I danced since I was three years old, I have owned a dance and entertainment company, I was a professional ballroom dancer, I taught Jazzercise, yoga, power yoga, Christian yoga, personal trainer and most recently I owned a Zumba studio where I taught all forms of Zumba, including Aqua Zumba. For over 20 years, I have been a professional fitness and dance instructor, and that’s been my life, my identity, and who I am! And most recently, an online fitness coach. So as you can see, since I was 3 years old and began to dance, dance and fitness has been my life!! I even told my mom, when I was 3, that I was going to be a professional dancer and I WAS!!!
Two years ago I began to get major pain in my neck and upper back. I tried it all: chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, every natural form of medicine I could find. Eventually the 5 chiropractors and massage therapists, told me it was time to see the ‘regular doc’🤦♀️🤦♀️ As much as I didn’t want to do it, I’m on the medical route: MRIs, CT scans, injections and now it’s at the point of being completely bone on bone in my neck AND low back! Seems like surgery is the only option, for BOTH!
As you can see, God is slowly taking all that fitness and dance away from me, which has been my identity for my entire life. I have always been a dancer and a fitness instructor. I can’t help but question, “who am I now? I don’t know what I’m supposed to do”.
THE STRUGGLE – Journaling
One year ago I did a lot of praying and asking God, “what is your plan for my life? Why are you taking my dance and fitness away from me?” I knew this was a time to really start journaling, like every day! If you are struggling with where you are now or just confused about what to do…start journaling! This will help you: How to Reach God through Journaling
- Journal your prayers
- Journal His word and really diving more into verses and scripture. See my blog post on easy ways to read the Bible: Easiest Ways to Start Reading the Bible
- Journal your thoughts and “yell” at God if you need to. I promise, He just wants to hear from you.
- Journal as you listen to worship music
I cannot say enough about it and how much God showed me writing out my prayers to Him and using scripture as prayer in my journal. It’s how I learned about running my first Christian Women’s Wellness Retreat – a HUGE success, by the way!! If you want to join our next retreat in October 2019, EMAIL ME
Want to hear the many other things I learned from journaling my prayers??? Watch my YouTube video below ⬇⬇⬇
THE STRUGGLE – Listen
Start listening to God. You may be thinking, “ummmm, how can I hear from God if He doesn’t speak???” Believe me, He does!!🙏 I wrote another blog post on how to Listen to Him: Is God Speaking to You
God speaks in many ways: His Word, through Journaling, through others; make sure you are paying attention to all that’s happening around you. A great way is to go back and look through your journal and I bet you will find things He is trying to say to you. You may not like what He is doing in your life right now; He may be taking things away that you don’t want Him to take away, He may be adding things in you didn’t want him to add in. I just finished another blog post about how I knew my hubby was “the one” – I realize you may not be dealing with “singleness” right now, but it was all about how God spoke to me, check it out: Are you with “the one”
You’ve got to start paying attention to everything He’s doing! God does EVERYTHING for a reason! God never puts us in a situation, or does thing to us, to torture us, or to be mean, He’s doing it for His good and for us, because He loves us!!! ❤❤❤
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
God has such amazing plans for us. And we just have to trust that and you also have to follow it all the way through to the end. Don’t try to rush it, don’t try to stop what He’s doing, because then you’ll never going to get the blessing that’s at the end.
When you allow God to use you, it is the most humbling feeling! Knowing the God of the universe would take me, tiny little me, to change the world – WOWZERS, is all I can say!!! 😲😲😲 God’s going to take tiny little you, and He’s going to do something huge with you, if you let Him. Be ready for Him to do something new and huge in your life because He wants to do that.
THE STRUGGLE – Allow God to Use You
I don’t know about you, but I want to be used in a huge way, in the way He wants me to be used. If you want to see this gal break down on camera🤣😭, you gotta check out my YouTube video below. I am NOT one to get emotional about much at all, but just talking about how God is using me, really got me choked up!!!
Start journaling! Start listening to God and see if He is showing you something and taking you down a path that you’ve never thought of. Allow Him to lead you.
I’d love to hear from my you! Is God taking you down a new path now? Is your life going in a complete 180, too? Share it with me; would love to get to know you.
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