King James Version
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Here I am in the waiting room of the hospital, when I receive my daily Bible reminder thanks to my handy Bible app. And the above passage is today’s verse. I sit here waiting to go back and see my husband after a surgery that required 2 surgeons. It wasn’t major and yet it still felt that way. It’s the day before Thanksgiving, my husband has surgery, my blessed in-laws are picking up my kids, and I feel so out of control as I sit here and wait.
I receive a call from one of our beloved and new advisors, “I did it,” she gasps! She sent in her resignation to her current firm so she can join us! This is a project 9 months in the making, a transition that I know will lead to a transformation of her, her financial practice, and also myself. She is the leading financial advisor when it comes to divorce, and I’m so excited to have her on our team, being at the front and leading our divorce practice within our firm, the Women’s Wealth Boutique. At the end of the call, we reviewed what was left to do, and I said Donna there is one more thing. Check your email and get on it right away! Her last item for the day is to book the 90 minute massage because I know how important it is when you are in a constant state of doing and go go go that you need to carve out time to rest and recover. Her name is Donna Cates, and you’ll have to check her out on our website: www.womenswealthboutique.com.
While I continue to wait, I receive texts from my daughter’s teacher…is your husband having surgery? Because Andie has mentioned it quite a bit! This prompts a quick conversation to help my daughter understand that yes daddy will be home tonight, no he won’t be at thanksgiving, yes we can still celebrate thanksgiving.
With so many things going on and nothing that I can do but sit, it occurs that this is a constant lesson in my life: how to focus on God when my mind keeps racing back to all the things I’m stressing over. The moment I switch to God, is the moment I fall back into alignment. With the many reminders such as the verse above to my notebook telling me all things are possible through Christ, I realize how good, how abundant, and how loved I feel. All of these feelings are the exact feelings you should have when you are in alignment with your purpose, when you aren’t questioning your worth or what’s possible.
You’re able to shift from focusing on what you are lacking and that lack is what stresses you out. Now you move towards your provider all of things!
So this post is your reminder to shift your focus from the stress to your abundance source whether it is God, the universe, or love!