Power Move #2: Decide What You Want

Have you lost your way?

Then this short “series” is for you. At least, I hope it will give you a little guidance. We started with “Make Room for Your Blessing” now for Power Move #2…

 

Decide What You Want

This step may seem a little off since I have you deciding before praying (Power Move #3…coming next week). Stick with me here. I believe we should decide what we want in this particular case because many of us know what we are to do. We know the desires that linger in our hearts. We know every excuse we have fabricated to keep us from taking the next step.

For many of us it is not…what we want…but why we have allowed excuses…hard times…doubt…to keep us from our best selves.

Am I barking up the right tree?

What do you want? Really want?

Spilling your guts is not necessary. You don’t have to create the master of all master plans. But you must decide. MUST.

Failure to decide will leave were you are now…lost.
[pullquote3 quotes=”true” align=”center” cite=”Bryant H. McGill”]Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.[/pullquote3]



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Grab your journal and write out what you want for your life. If that’s too much to consider, instead write what would your ideal day.

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Power Move #1: Make Room for Your Blessing

Have you ever stopped and looked around only to find yourself where you don’t want to be?


I have. Recently my prayer for clarity brought me to remove myself from anything and everything I thought to be a distraction. For over a month I limited my internet interactions. And I attended only those meetings and events that required my presence.

In this place of limited distractions I prayed. I sought God’s direction. Relaxed. Slept (yes…your girl was tired!). I called people instead of waiting for a Facebook update. I shared private moments of encouragement instead of posting on Twitter.

In the beginning it was hard. Extremely hard. But now after finding myself “back” for a month I miss the quiet space I had.

I saw a glimpse of what I want more of…

 

[pullquote3 quotes=”true” align=”center” variation=”teal” cite=”Wikipedia”]Power moves are moves loosely defined as relying on speed, momentum, and acrobatic elements for performance.[/pullquote3]

 

Power Move…

It’s time to make a power move. A move which will cause me to shift my life from where I am to where I want to be.

During my hiatus, I could see the vision in those quiet moments. It was clear. And having those moments made staying put impossible. My soul just can’t fathom staying still with what I know to be true.

However, with this reality comes knowing I have a lot of work to do.

As a fan of Zig Ziglar, I can hear him say “Plan. Prepare. Expect.” And Mr. Ziglar (in my head) that is exactly what I’ll do.

I plan to share my journey with you all. This makes me a little hesitant. Because I’m like you in that “What ifs” can cause me to second guess…halt my progress…and oh heck….

I make excuses.

There I said it.

[pullquote3 align=”center” variation=”teal” cite=”James 1:17 MSG”]Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. [/pullquote3]

Make Room for Your Blessing

 

Are you with me?

Do you have a dream, a passion, a desire that you’d like to live right here, right now in your life?

Let’s begin by making room in our lives for the blessing. This means if…

…You want to write a book.

You have to clear space in your schedule to write.  You may need to coordinate with your spouse or a sitter. You may need to scout a coffee house to write. You may need to buy a book or two on the process. You may want to find a coach.

…You want to live your healthiest life.

You need to find a workout plan. You may need to reevaluate your eating. You may need to find a buddy or two to keep you accountable. You may need to step on that scale to see where you’re starting (so you can make plans for where you are going).

…You want to grow closer to God.

You have to make room for God in your day-to-day life. You may need to dust off your bible and seek Him in the Word. You may need to start journaling. You may want to go on a retreat. You may want to increase your time in prayer.

 

As you can see, there are always options but to begin you have to begin.


[pullquote1 quotes=”true” align=”center” variation=”teal” cite=”Dana Pittman”]…to realize your purpose you have to begin… [/pullquote1]
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What will you do today to realize your purpose?

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Saturday’s Sister to Sister: Make Your Requests Known (Part 1)

Saturday’s Sister to Sister is shaping into the vision in my head…and heart. In today’s video I share Part 1 of Make Your Requests Known.

 

 

 

I pray you are blessed. I’m providing the resources below.

 

Resources

Featured Video: Here’s the direct link to the video.

Blog Post: A Journey Worthy of Your Time. This is the post from early this week.

Scripture: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 ESV.

Question to consider: Do you have places in your life you’re seeking advice from others? Have y ou sought clarity from God?

Scripture: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3 ESV. See a picture with this verse.

Question to consider: Are you seeking the peace of God? Where? (This question is a great one to add to your Love Journal.)

 

 

Question: How can you begin to take hold of your current situation and move forward? Add your comment below.

 

 

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Blogging Through the Book: Frozen in Fear

If we took a trip down memory lane, what would you say is your greatest challenge? What has kept you from going after your dreams…your purpose…your “Yes”?

I bet if I took a poll “fear” would win, hands down. This week with our reading of Chapters 2 and 3 of The Gospel of Yes by Mike Glenn, he shares so much but I’d like to focus on one small area.

Fear.

Frozen in Fear by Dana Pittman

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Why Dana? Why would you want to focus on fear?

Purpose Discovery: 6 Steps to Discover Your Purpose

I spent my entire weekend in the bed. Not entirely but more like the majority of it. I was slowed to a crawl by a cold. I decided to make use of the time. I slept, crocheted, read, sipped tea and thought…about you.

Many of my friends used my time in bed to chat and catch up. Last night while lying awake I thought about the common thread throughout the weekend. Each conversation, movie, interaction left me with an overwhelming sense of what’s next… Where is this thing going?

 

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I believe my initial response is from those key interactions as I had with others. I took time to listen and share. And they did the same.

But beyond them I thought about this blog and my upcoming projects. I prayed for the readers enrolling in the Bible in 90 Days program (starting August 20, 2012). I prayed for the students scheduled to study John with me in September. I prayed for the wonderful women I’ve interacted with online, She Speaks, and those I interact with wherever.

Do you ever sit back and wonder what’s next for you? Do you see how the individual encounters you have connect to your purpose?

What do you do then?

Me? I like to doodle.

 

Your Thorn is Your Testimony

I am a recovering crybaby.

Yes, I said it. I have my good days. I have my bad days. But at the sight of certain things I my eyes will swell with tears, my nose will run, and get the tissue ready because I will have a full waterworks show for you.

As I child, this caused many problems. I cried when my mother said “No” to my requests. I cried when I could not do the things I most desired.

My mother would be furious. She tried to scare me straight to no avail. My grandfather would tell her, she is “tender hearted”. He said, “Dana cares deeply and our people [Native Americans] called it being tender hearted.”

Well, I love my grandfather. He put a positive spin on my thorn. He made something that plagues me to this day more acceptable, bearable. But my mother wasn’t buying it. Neither was I until I began to embrace what being tender hearted meant to my walk with Christ.

Do you have a sore spot in your life that you’d rather not have? Do you have a struggle (i.e. finances, anger) which plagues you?

 

Your Thorn Is Your Testimony by Dana Pittman on Living Power Life Coaching

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This childhood “issue” became a struggle when I entered my teens and through adulthood. Who’d take a crybaby seriously?

I wanted people to hear my words not see my tears. As a result, I struggled to oppress it. I strived to have thick skin. I made sure people knew…I didn’t take no mess.

But, how many of you know suppressing a problem is like trying to hold a beach ball under water? Eventually, it will rise to the top.

Read the full post today on Living Power Life Coaching.

 

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