Barriers; I mean what is a barrier anyway? I. looked. it. up. and here is the definition: a circumstance or obstacle that keeps people or things apart or prevents communication or progress.
It’s amazing! God has been showing me and is showing me the barriers that “I HAVE” been allowing to be in my thoughts and actions that has held me back from blooming into the person God knows I can be.
I don’t know about you, when I’m under a lot of stress, I would eat. Sound like something you would do! I love, love frozen yogurt. I just learned that it was as bad or worse than ice cream. There goes my idea that yogurt was more healthy!! Then I would add cheese to eggs, or my vegetables; dairy…so healthy, right! No, just learned that to. The “SODIUM” not even thinking about the milk in it was playing ball games with my blood pressure. NO WONDER I HAVEN’T BEEN GETTING ANYWHERE WITH MY WEIGHT! I have been allowing barriers of names, ( yogurt, cheese, etc.); thinking they were healthier but all along hindering my progress of growth.
Then I thought if I’m missing the barriers where health is concern, what barriers with my spiritual growth am I missing? Well, you guessed it! I was amazed again at the barriers I was allowing to keep me from growing in Christ. I was in my comfort zone and did not want to step out. Ever been there? BUT, I did it! I did it! I have stepped out the past two years doing things I’ve always felt led to do, but allowed barriers to be in the way. Now when I say barriers, I meaning with myself with God and others. I want to be able to shine God’s glory, be able to help others to grow, inspire them to success; but I want to do it God’s way, not my way.
One of the first things I did was write my first book. AND YOU KNOW WHAT! It’s going to be published this summer! I’m sooo excited. Then I started taking an online Bible study class with Proverbs 31 Ministry Online and they have been AWESOME! I’m in my 4th study and loving it! I have learned soo much about myself and drawn closer to God.
Do I have plans for the future? YOU BET! I’m planning a to have a 3 to 4 day weekend Wellness Retreat in the near future, I’m planning to write another book…………What about you?
PHILIPPIANS 2: 1-5
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,