If it’s not one thing, it’s another. I’ve felt this way for a month or so now. When my personal life is ‘blah,’ my professional life is booming. Now my personal life is fantastic and my professional life is ‘blah.’ Don’t get me wrong I am blessed and thankful for where I am professionally, but I know I can do more and I want more. Yesterday I got tired of being tired and said “it’s time for a change.” First I needed a push in the right direction, so I turned to a motivational book I bought some time last year. I wanted to share with you a passage from the book, “A New You: Words To Soothe The Mind, Body, And Spirit” by Catherine Galasso-Vigorito. You can relate this passage to any situation you’re dealing with; dating, relationship, family, job, etc. It is a little lengthy, but it is worth the little time it will take you to read it. Especially if you are going through a transition period and need motivation, this is for you…the new you.
God Has A Plan for the Life of Every Person
The One who formed the brilliant stars and made the vast oceans created you out of His great love. His genuine devotion to His children lights the way as we travel through life.
God’s love is sincere and constant and knows no boundaries or limits. Just as each star has its place and course, God has given to each of us a divine purpose, a plan for our lives.
As your guide, He will take you our of confusion and will help you to reach your destiny.
You are a worthwhile, significant, and valuable person. Since the beginning of time, there has never been anyone else exactly like you and there never will be again. You’re capable of great things and deserve the best.
There is no one who can duplicate all of the attributes that only you possess. You are precious and are esteemed the most valuable treasure on earth. Generously equipped in both mind and body, you can do miraculous things with your life.
You have extraordinary capabilities and the world can benefit from your many talents. Utilize your full potential to make it a better place for yourself and for generations to follow. Everyone has many gifts to offer; find what you are best at and give that gift to others. A talent concealed or not expressed soon dries up and withers away, so extend it out to the world. It is like a little pebble that is dropped into the ocean, and the countless rings that are formed from its beginning are constantly getting bigger and bigger.
Have a healthy self-respect. God made you very special, so hold a high opinion of your own worth. Exude an air of gently confidence. People will perceive you as you perceive yourself.
Gentleness is not an absence of power, but a sign of great inner strength. How you act will determine how people will react to you.
Self-confidence differs from conceit or arrogance. Is is a calm, serenely poised attitude that dares to achieve the very best.
Do not be afraid. Every noble acquisition has its risk. But you can adjust to any challenge or hardship if you have a desire to overcome. Shake of any mistakes of the day. God gives you new opportunities each morning.
This life is your constant opportunity. Create your own special dreams. Never be convinced that your goals are too high. Let others dig a cave; you can build a castle!
As a child of God, you too, deserve the best; nothing is too good for you. Be what you dream to be and make your life everything you always hoped for.
You have complete control over the choices you make, so use wisdom. Choose respect, not ruthlessness. Make sure your choices will benefit not only yourself, but others as well, and your success will be sweet.
Do not listen to those who try to demean you. There will be some who will be jealous of you and who will try to distract you from your dreams.
Be strong. Never allow another person to rob you of doing your best to achieve your goals. Believe in yourself; I believe in you.
Just as each star is distinct and one of a kind, so are you. This life is your occasion to shine. So, give out your own radiant light, encouraging and inspiring others, while sharing joy and promise.
This is the dawning of a new day and “A New You.”