This word. SURRENDER.
I’ll be honest with you, this is one of my most recent lessons and wow, I’ve been trying to run from it.
Another honest fact about me: I love to be in control.
Over the last 2 years I’ve been pregnant twice and I also see that I’m being called into the work I’m doing right now here at InspireAwesome.com. I’m pregnant (37 weeks as of this writing with my 3rd!), about to raise 3 girls, work from home, until recently ran a successful 6-figure company… and God is calling me to surrender that company and use my gifts, talents and experiences to create what is InspireAwesome.com.
I fought and fought and tried to stay small. I would “change the subject” with God, and yet, He kept calling me back to the vision He’s set in front of me for this community and how I believe He wants to use this site to serve more leaders with a voice and a passion to make this world a better place to live.
So, I’ve leaned into this. From having my last daughter without any medication (and hoping to do the same with this third one) to knowing and trusting that God is in control of how releasing a business and starting afresh while raising 3 girls 5 years old and under, to putting out a program and trusting God to use me and create a new revolution of change makers that are guised as moms and dads, entrepreneurs, and community leaders to bring their voices to change the world….I’ve been practicing SURRENDER.
It’s one of the most difficult things I’ve done, and yet…I would do it again. I am practicing the idea that I don’t have to know all the details and yet, prepare enough to expect the unexpected – and be open to what doors that will lead to next.
Surrendering your expectations and your ideas about how it should be will lead you on to an adventure you can’t imagine. Surrender and open your eyes to what’s around the corner!
I will be sure to write more on this topic for sure. In the meantime, share with me what you think about this. What does it look like in your life to surrender?