Do you ever have those God moments? The ones where you hear that voice in your head telling you to do something that you really didn't want to do. I had just such an experience last Friday and wanted to share the moment with you . . .
Last week for some reason I was struggling. Can't really tell you any one reason why, but it was just tough. Those feelings of depression, not being smart enough, not doing enough, what is my purpose here on earth . . . can any of you relate to that? It is amazing how the mind works! I know if I get out and walk, my spirits get lifted. I know if I just do some sort of exercise for 10 to 15 minutes, I will get in a better mood. Even listening to a motivational podcast can help in this situation, but I wasn't trying to get better I was just there floating along in my darkness.
Each week I have team calls on Friday morning, but this week I truly did not want to get on that call as I wanted to sit around and wallow in self-pity. I could hear that little voice inside my head saying, "Rey, get on the call." After much reluctance, I got on the call . . . a little late, but I did it. I am so glad!
One of our team members was sharing from her heart about feeling overwhelmed, inadequate, and not up to the tasks she is asked to do sometimes. She referred to Moses doubting God's decision to send him to Egypt and be the voice to Pharaoh to set the Jews free because he didn't feel like he could handle the task. But with God by our side, how could we not accomplish anything we set our minds to?
It was the most powerful team call I had experienced in a while and just what I needed to help get me started out of the state of depression I found myself in. This lady is someone I truly look up to as an inspiration as well as an awesome speaker and presenter at retreats and conventions. To hear her speak of her doubts in herself as well as opening her heart about life experiences, it truly helped me realized all I have and all that I am thankful for! It reminded me that I am here for a purpose and with God by my side I can't fail. I just have to be myself . . . flaws and all! Accepting the times that I am not a "Rey of sunshine" and asking for prayers when I need them.
Being ourselves and being authentic is one of the most important thing we can do. It helps people understand that we all have moments of self-doubt and lack of confidence. We all have moments of feeling sad and alone without a plan for what we are doing here. Being ourselves truly can help those around us see that we all live on an emotional rollercoaster, but believing in ourselves and seeking God's guidance on our daily activities can help us understand the journey He ultimately wants us to follow.
Today I wish you to be your authentic self and encourage you to share with those around you who might need an uplifting story to get them on the right path of being grateful and content in where they are on their journey. God bless and have a wonderful day!