If there's one thing I truly want you to get out of my 31 days of reflection is to learn to follow your own inner voice.
In this world today, everyone has an opinion about everything. Many people actually make a living commentating on what the moves of others should or should not be. It is so easy to get caught up in living up to everyone else's standards that our own voices gets lost in the shuffle. But only you know what is best for you.
So often many are nervous to live boldly in their truth. Instead of going against the grain, they often conform to their surroundings instead. We were each made uniquely with very specific callings over our lives. I think we forget that our lives are suppose to be different from each other. There's beauty in that. There's diversity in that. There's lanes specifically designed and created for that!
Where's the fun in everyone being or doing the same exact thing?
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
I think about the many people that tried convincing me to stay at my 9-5. Some definitely thought & still think I am crazy for leaving the security of a paycheck every 2 weeks. Many asked me how was I going to support myself. Some still didn't know what exactly Hey Mz. Lady was and could not fathom me actually making a living from it. Even my own mother wasn't really supportive of the idea either. As a matter of fact, she didn't speak to me for awhile due to her praying that God would change my mind from doing so altogether. And truth be told, some of my other friends & family members still don't know that I've left just for the simple fact I didn't want their potential negativity to affect my new beginning.
So despite all the noise and various influences around me, I knew I had to do what was best for my sanity and overall wellbeing. I wanted to define and create the life I always imagined I could have that was true to my authentic self and journey. Most importantly, I knew I had to be obedient to where God was calling me to be. From that alone, I knew I made the right decision and have ZERO regrets...
You see many of our dreams, goals and visions get infected when we begin to share them with others that just don't get it. It's not their fault. God didn't give them the vision, He gave it to you!
We have to begin to take into consideration that the idea of taking a leap of faith in anything is too hard for many people to believe in simply because of their false sense of security staying within their comfort zone. We also have to think of others who never went after their dreams ever in life, yet are quick to discourage another from going after theirs. Last but certainly not least, we also have the ones that genuinely care for us and will do anything to try to protect us from this extremely harsh world. We can always acknowledge their views, but the choice, decisions and course of actions is still on us.
We literally only have one time to get this thing called life right. Let's not waste our precious and valuable time being carbon copy's of someone else's irrelevant views of what will make us a success.