Setting Yourself Free

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh;  and a time to dance; … “

As a woman, you are well aware of life’s seasons. You have evolved from young girls to teenagers to women. You have been daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, and through it all, most of you at one point, have had jobs and careers. You have been employees and employers.

Let’s face it ladies, we wear many hats and we are multitaskers. Women are truly amazing creatures. Often selfless, we tend to try to please everyone but ourselves. We strive to over-achieve in every part of our lives. And somewhere in the middle of all of this chaos, we begin to question ourselves. Am I happy? Am I really accomplishing anything? Am I really in the best work-life situation?

Women are not quitters and we all strive for that sense of achievement that pushes us to do our very best work. However, if you are in a season where you are questioning your worth, where you are feeling overwhelmed or invisible, perhaps it is time for you to make a change. In truth, you can’t pass along beams of sunshine to others unless you are also soaking up that sunshine. Do you ask yourself every day, “Do I really have to go to work today?” Does the thought of one more day at work make you sick to your stomach?  Would you be happy if your boss fired you tomorrow?

Because we don’t always like change, and we tend to become complacent with our present situations. Unfortunately, this masks our passions and limits our impact and influence on those around us and on ourselves. Maybe you have an idea in the back of your mind about doing something on your own. Scary? Yes! And so we keep on putting up with the stress and aggravation.

But one day, you begin to sense that you are in a season to grow … to plant … to be free! Free to think outside the box and put your hopes and dreams out there for the world to see.  And looking forward, you begin to ask questions of yourself. Where am I going? Where do I want/expect to be in six months or a year? Do I have the stamina or the drive to become and entrepreneur? You suddenly get it – you are no longer an employee! Suddenly, there is no BOSS of you; you are the BOSS of you!

As a woman, you still have kids to deal with, carpools, proms, homecomings, a husband, and obligations. Life in general is still a factor. Even so, because you feel like a heavy burden has been lifted off your shoulders, you feel like a warrior and you are capable of doing anything. You are WOMAN! And you future is going to be filled with amazing things.

You are entering a new chapter of your life where the excitement of fresh ideas will lead you down new trails of discovery. You have come to a place of readiness to explore all the marvels the future holds. And as you walk boldly and confidently toward your new calling, you will have the ability to inspire other women so they can believe there is something more out there for them too.

Now that you are FREE, you can take the time to explore all the people and things that inspire you, and in return, you can lift up and inspire others. You have become a woman who walks in victory and you want other women to also walk in victory.  And in doing so, you and those around you have learned how to be accountable for yourself and you know how to surround yourself with good “Accountable Partners.”

By setting yourself free, you have a complete understanding of sisterhood and what it means. And you are willing to teach others to be good sisters too. Building teams of strong, confident women enables us all to achieve strength and reach heights we never would have reached without faith and belief in one another.

Freedom has delivered you into a season of love, healing and peace. Go forward now and dance!

To learn more about setting yourself free and making an impact, be sure to listen to Warrior Divas, Episode 2 available Online at https://divasimpact.com/podcast/.