Affirmations

You Are Capable of Amazing Things. Yes, You!

 
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You Are Capable of Amazing Things. Yes. You!
— Cynthia Corder

This quote is framed in our Real Estate office as a reminder to the agents.
You are capable of amazing things.

If you follow me at all on Instagram or Facebook, you can probably guess it, I designed it.

Word quotes are totally my thing. I'm a wordie (Like foodie but with words). Words are powerful, so powerful that God spoke and created the world. Most of us need a reminder at some point that we are capable of amazing things….but let’s just back up for a second. Can we just realize we are capable? Just plain capable in everyday ordinary things. Everything we excel at right now we had a first day doing. We had to learn it and keep going when we felt like giving up. When we don’t give up and dig our heels in to learn this thing we become better, and better, and better and often become proficient in it. It becomes our new normal. For me, it doesn't last long because I am on to the next mountain I want to learn to climb and I am at another day one.

Some of us may relate this very thing with launching into a new work out program this January. Maybe you stopped. Maybe you kept going. If you kept going I promise you one thing, you got stronger. Physically and emotionally. It may not feel like it, especially when you are halfway between 3 sets of 15 reps, lifting the weight you’ve never lifted before.

But I promise you are getting stronger and you will develop endurance. The same is true for our emotional strength and our spiritual strength.

Endurance.

This is the key to becoming capable of amazing things. We endure through the tough stuff and we develop endurance.

For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

James 1:2-4

As a Christian when I grab hold of a promise like this out of the Bible it is literally what fuels my motivation. I’m not just going through the motions to grind out another day at a new job. No! I am being perfected by God and the end result will be a completion.

What about balance in our life?

Balance is not in the Bible. It talks about seasons. In Ecclesiastes, the writer tells us for everything there is a season.

For everything, there is a season,

    a time for every activity under heaven.

 A time to be born and a time to die.

    A time to plant and a time to harvest.

 A time to kill and a time to heal.

    A time to tear down and a time to build up.

 A time to cry and a time to laugh.

    A time to grieve and a time to dance.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4



When I am in a season of grind I am planting the seed. Lots of it. I am spending hours laying a foundation and building. Late 2018 I was inspired by God to open a Women's Discipleship Home called Judy’s House. I had limited finances but a big dream and even bigger God. This dream had been growing roots for eighteen long years when I was living in one of these transitional homes myself. During the launch of this full-time ministry I was also taking online classes to become a licensed Real Estate Agent and working 2 jobs to support myself and pay the bills. I’m exhausted just writing about it!! Here's the cool thing about all of this. I had learned endurance in the last 18 years of just showing up. I learned I was capable of a whole lot more than I thought. This current season of grind won't last forever, but right now I am going around like a crazy person trying to fit everything in so I can become stronger. So I can do what I believe God has called me to do. So I can become all He sent His Son to die for.

Here’s the second cool thing about all of this and I hope you hear me on this. I am not against balance. I like having balance in my life, truth be told. But when you and I grab hold of a purpose for our life. We get in there and run with the purpose. It is exhilarating. I mean it is so exciting it fuels every other area of life. It’s the easy part of the day for you even when others are wondering how on earth you even do it. "How can you get all this done, you are so busy?!" they say.

I’m not busy, it’s what fuels every other area of my life!!

Honestly, A pet peeve of mine is when someone thinks (or says) I am “busy”. I dislike being busy, but I thrive on productivity. I don’t want people to think I am too busy to take a call, or meet for coffee or hesitate to text me because they think I don’t have time for them. Granted, sometimes it’s true and tough to make those connections with friends and acquaintances…but only in the grind seasons. If I cannot fit it in in this season, guess what theres another season coming soon. And in the next season, I will be a better version of me because when my faith is tested my endurance has a chance to grow, so I let it grow because when It is complete I will be perfected, complete and lacking no good thing. So if you see my feed and think wow, she has her hands full. True, I do have my hands full but you should see my heart.

XOXO

Pastor Cynthia Corder


A Confused Mind Say's No

if you're a women, you've been there.  Sitting in the chair, toes in the bubbling water and Kim looking at you expectantly, waiting for your decision.  The problem is, I have too many choices.  Literally.  I cant even hold the stacks of little finger nail shaped plastic pallets in my lap, with every shade of white, gray, and pink known to man...or woman.  Do we really need this many choices?  Evidently we do, because I still couldn't find the one I wanted.

 

A confused mind says no.  Golden.  It has been stirring around in my head this last week as I have been scrolling through the countless website apps, blog pages, online book publishers, and email services.  There are so many, and I am confused.  Enter in no....or procrastination, rather.  Even right now, this first blog post of many, (in Jesus name) is being typed on a blog that isn't even mine yet. It's a blank page on a website I'm considering creating, on a platform I am undecided with.  I have to see how it looks.  I'm picky that way. It may get deleted at the wrong hit of a button, but to me, at this point, it's worth the risk  I have to do something.  I have said no for too long.  in 2015 I went to a day long seminar, paying $2500 for a website I could create all on my own, and update on my own. NOT.  3 years and a bucket loud of money later.  No website.  Why is this so hard?!  Every one has a website.  Everyone! Why is it so freaking hard for me to figure this thing out?  I better pray about it.  Even when I am procrastinating, I think If I put it on my Vision Board, and I commit it to prayer, it's not really procrastinating .  Is it?  

Well, all I can say is. God doesn't just hear our prayers, He answers them! Saturday morning me and the hubs were snuggled in the love nest and our Pastor rings my husbands phone.  He wants to come over.  We look at each other with a questionable look; "Did you do something wrong for Pastor to come over?".  We were joking, but it is a rare call for us to receive being part of larger churches in our past.  We usually know of an early morning meeting weeks in advance.

You will not believe why Pastor Clint came over.  Go ahead, guess.  Ok, I'll tell you, he came to build a website for my hubs new Fishing Charter business.  Can you believe it?  I was so blessed by this gesture for a couple reasons.  My hubs is very giving.  He has a ton of talents and will offer to do everything, for everybody.  He would be the one to show up at someone's house and fix a sound system, or take them fishing or create a video...he's that guy.  And now it happened to us! And secondly I knew it was an answer to my heart desire, and my prayers!  Confusion no more!

When I realized what they were doing I got myself a seat in their conversation (jumping up and down inside) and was introduced  to Squarespace, and  then I found WIX.  I know, I know, why didn't I just Google it 2 years ago and figure it out on my own?  Because a confused mind says, no. I didn't know what to do so I did nothing. And besides, I was too busy praying about it probably.  So here we are.  

 

I still have a ton of choices.  But at least I am beginning.  I'm half-way through creating my website and I am writing my first blog post (maybe, unless i hit the wrong button!). I have to do something.  It's time.  I have to take some action because it's just time.  I literally feel like the passion to create, write, share my gifts, and my story with the world through my website is now.  It's time.  So, confused mind, no more.  I now have hope. Even though I'm still second guessing, I'm simply taking a leap of faith.  Here I go.  My first blog post. And I owe it all to God, 3 years of prayer, and a pastor who showed up on a Saturday Morning to help one of his flock.  Praise Jesus. 

 XO

TheRecoveryChick