June marks the middle of 2017.  We are here!  The middle is a perfect time for REFLECTION.

How do you feel?  Do you feel like time is flying?  Do you feel like 2017 is slipping away? You are not alone.  

When I find myself here, I shift my gaze to Heaven.  God has a beautiful perspective on timing.  Our time here is short, but Heaven is eternal.  Heaven is beautiful.  Heaven is our home.

When I shift my gaze to Heaven, my heart follows and fills with peace.  God is ready to meet you right here -- in the now -- in the present moment.

I want to encourage you by telling you that God is not worried about a perfect performance.  He cares far more about the condition of your heart than He does whether you can check off your to do list in record timing.  It’s better to depend fully on Him than to exhaust ourselves striving to impress God and our peers.

God wants to SPEAK encouragement and strength into you as you enter the second half of the year.  Look at what The Lord said to Joshua in a time of transition:

No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life.  As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.  Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.

Be strong and very courageous.  Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.  Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.  Then you will be prosperous and successful.  Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:5-9

 

We are all here together in the middle of the year.  Don’t waste your time beating yourself up with comparison or self-defeating internal dialogue.  You have the power of the Holy Spirit within you and the strength to make the final six months of 2017 power months where God does incredible work in you and through you!  We must be strong and VERY courageous.

We have 2 Challenges to help you reset your heart and step into the second half of 2017 with renewed strength.

Challenge One:  Set up your morning routine.  Great days start with great morning.  We challenge you to carve out 20 minutes in the morning to be alone in your quiet place with the Lord.  Put it in your planner and set your alarm.  Try our recipe:

  • 5 Mins – Worship & Heaven Meditation.  Let your mind float to Heaven and steep yourself in the eternal reality.  This shift puts our earthly issues in perspective.
  • 5 Mins – Bible Reading (If you don’t know where to start, start with Matthew Chapter 1)
  • 5 Mins – Morning Pages (Let yourself write freely.  You can write your observations of what you just read and then record a prayer.)
  • 5 Mins – Prayer

Challenge Two:  Host a Dream Planning Party!  We have designed a mid-year dream refresh event filled with free resources to help you set up the next six months!  Writing our dreams down is a great start, but speaking them out loud to others takes them to a whole new level. You can do this with just one friend, or you can have an event with 20 women.  We promise you will not be disappointed.  Learn more here and listen to what previous hosts have to say about their event!  SIGN UP!

June 06, 2017 by Polly Payne

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Aunt Patsy

Aunt Patsy said:

Good morning Polly. Just checking in with you. Have fun with your nephews. Since I have been hurt, I have done a lot of challenge one.

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