The second half of 2013, after I was told the cancer had spread, I took a leap of faith, quit my job, and focused on getting healthy. Unemployed, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to pursue my heart’s desire—to write a book that had been on my heart for some time. I realized no matter how strong the passion, a little outside encouragement helps fuel the steps needed to see a passionate idea come to fruition. Throughout my blogs, I want to share with you some of the resources that helped me.
When my mom was alive, she was my support system. She believed in me when I started my weight management business Victory Training and my vision to write a book.
It’s interesting to me, as I started to interview women for my book, visited with friends, or met new acquaintances, how frequently women shared how they wanted to write a book, were currently writing, or had written a book. I was amazed at the frequency of this topic. I don’t believe these conversations were an accident either. Words of affirmation and encouragement is one of my love languages, and these conversations motivated me to keep pursuing my heart’s desire.
I hope Finishing the Race and this blog will spark a desire to make healthy changes and become one of your support systems through your journey to get healthy mentally, physically, and spiritually. And because so many of you shared with me your desire to write or start a business, I want to share with you one of my support systems. When the task seemed too big and overwhelming, the teachings from Mosaic in Los Angeles lead by Erwin McManus and Hank Fortener cultivated the inspiration I needed to keep pressing on. I recommend the book The Artisan Soul by Erwin McManus, and as you get dressed in the morning or cook dinner listen to his coinciding, inspirational podcast teachings.
The daily routine of life can easily squelch our dreams and passion. However, God will fulfill His purpose for you, you just have to take the first step. Don’t live a life of regret. Everyday is truly a gift. Don’t wait for something tragic in your life to happen before you make a change. You were put on this earth for a valuable reason—embrace your worth!
No Chance Meetings:
All your movements, your goings and comings, controlled by Me. Every visit, all blessed by Me. Every walk arranged by Me. A blessing on all you do, on every interview. Every meeting not a chance meeting, but planned by Me.
God Calling, October 5