New Every Morning

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” -Mark 1:35

Sunrises have long been my meeting place with God.  It’s the perfect time of day… peaceful, quiet, still.  It’s a consistent reminder to be, with Him, present and in the moment.  It’s a daily promise that He remains faithful, true, and real.

New every morning, fresh perspective, a chance to live out your calling with more focus, determination, and dedication than the day before.  Mornings are messy, and real, and unfiltered.  Mornings are where you will find your most authentic self.  Before you brush your hair, wash your face, or filter your selfie… rise with intention and purpose!  Know who you are because of who He is, and determine to take bold steps in faith before you even get out of bed.

There was a time when I thought I had my ish together.  I was running a business, making 4 figures a week, and generally on top of my game.  But one day, I heard clearly a whisper echoing in my heart and mind, “would you walk away from glorifying your name to glorify mine?”  It’s the kind of question you don’t want to hear, the kind you try to forget.  But there is no persistence like that nagging conviction of the Holy Spirit.  And so, with great fear and trembling, I resigned from my position running a 500+ person team and settled into… nothing.

The desert is a troubling, lonely place.  Leaning into that confusion brought a stillness to the swirling inside.  It brought peace to the chaos within.  Clarity birthed from uncertainty and knowing from not understanding.  It was there that the Lord brought me to a place of total surrender and showed me his plans for my life.

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” -Proverbs 16:9

I realized that God had allowed me to venture to a place of success in the wrong endeavor to better equip me for the right one.  The skills I learned and honed as a coach in a different context will serve me in serving others, now.  It is my prayer and intention to help women keep Jesus at the center of their businesses; to work with entrepreneurs and creatives to live out their calling to impact the world without being of the world, to be set apart and set up for success, to develop their authentic brands at the same time as they develop their commitment to spiritual formation.

God speaks to my heart when I sit and journal.  It’s there that I can allow His truth to awaken in me a holy confidence grounded in my identity through him, the way that his sunlight awakens the world.  I feel his love wash over my soul until every dark place of fear and insecurity has been transformed, like a sunrise erases the shadows of the night.  And I’m passionate about sharing these revelations with other women in a movement of vulnerability and total transparency through my blog posts, and encouraging them to live out their purpose in the most authentic, God honoring way that they can through a coaching partnership.

We are new every morning, let’s not waste this precious gift!