Happy Wednesday to all the awesome women (and guys) that are killing it in their field and taking it one day at a time hoping to achieve their purpose and fulfill their mission.
Special shout out to the awesome girlfriends, sisters, aunties and mothers in our lives. We are a product of our community and those that pour into us, shout out to my friend Sarah for the inspiration.
In her book, ‘How To Succeed at Being Yourself’ Joyce Meyer talks about realizing that although she loved herself she didn’t seem to like herself very much. I relate with this because it explains why we do self sabotaging things and refuse to go after the very best for ourselves. We allow fear and laziness to overcome the will and drive that God has bountifully given us and the help He provides us to achieve our purpose in life.
Paul was an apostle in the Bible who basically comes to an understanding of ‘being on a mission’ in Hebrews 12:1-3 (MSG):
One of the things I really loved about ‘Girl, Wash Your Face’ by Rachel Hollis was that she set practical tips on how to address certain issues. I’m all about personal development and if you ask me, any individual aiming to constantly improve themselves and work to grow themselves has such an attractive mindset! Therefore, I really enjoyed how at the end of each chapter she actually listed practically tips for her readers and labeled it as Things That Helped Me…
Community helps us to ‘Become’
It is a beautiful thing to foster and nourish an environment and community where people are encouraged to learn from each other. That is the hope and goal for Musings with Mo. That is also what makes life sweet! Doing life with other people has a way of opening up new possibilities and new experiences for us all. Let us endeavor to encourage this community. Especially among women.
The joy of being a woman can be such a wonderful feeling, but we require a community to allow that feeling to flourish.
Musings with Mo
Michelle Obama recently released her first book since leaving the White House titled ‘Becoming’ and it’s been flying off the shelves. She narrates how her current success has been a combination of her parental influence, her community that poured into her and a great circle of friends for each different stage in her life. She boldly states and clearly admits that her success is a result of her hard work and dedication coupled with those she was in community with:
“Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.”
Hebrews 10:25 MSG
To me the term ‘Girl On A Mission’ embodies someone who is unashamed about their flaws yet is actively dedicated to working on themselves to be the very best version of themselves and to be transformed into the image of Christ.
Soli Deo Gloria.