Guys -- I love having friends join us and write on the Do The Thing Movement blog! Today, my friend Yvonne is sharing with us from Living the Cozy Life!
Yvonne Velez is an accountant, writer, and creator of the Living the Cozy Life
blog (www.livingthecozylife.com). She wants to help women get away from the
numbers they use to define themselves in order to live more empowered, brave,
confident, fearless and authentic lives through self-discovery of their talents and passions.
I wanted to split what she shares into two weeks; so today is week 1 of 10 Empowering Secrets to Fulfilling Your Life Calling. Week 2 will be next week! Enjoy!
If ever there was a role model for how to “do the thing”, the apostle Paul comes to mind.
He received a calling on his life which caused him to do a complete 180 from life as he
And this calling of his was hard work. As in you-and-I-can’t-even-imagine-how-hard
work. Nevertheless, he persisted in following his calling despite enduring a “thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7); physical beatings; a stoning; being shipwrecked; long, arduous
journeys where he faced dangers from the elements and from robbers; opposition from
his own people and from those he was trying to help; sleepless nights; and lack of
necessities such as water, food, and warm clothing (2 Corinthians 11:23-27).
Speaking for myself, any of those difficulties would have been a deal-breaker for me.
But Paul knew the secrets to following his calling to the fullest, and lucky for us he didn’t
keep them to himself! Here are ten of his empowering secrets to aid us in fulfilling our
own life calling:
Prayer for the entrepreneur:
Jesus, You have given me a spirit of power, love and of a sound mind. Help me cling to those things in the midst of the every day. At each corner, I pray I would make the choice to say "no" to fear and yes to receiving Your grace and Your power in each decision, conversation and new day.
In Your name,