This past weekend my husband and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary. This anniversary was a lot different than previous anniversaries, mainly because we have grown a lot over the last year. For me specifically, my faith has increased greatly because I have overcome so many things that I thought would destroy me and end what I’ve worked so hard for. We also decided to spend this anniversary on a higher vibration, meaning very little consumption of alcoholic beverages and many more activities that would lead us to become better mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually. Because of our positive intentions, we found ourselves having much deeper and meaningful conversations.
One of the conversations that sparked a lot of passion in both of us is the subject of faith. As a purpose-driven entrepreneur over the last 4 years, my faith has been both tested and increased. I have been able to do things that others deemed impossible, overcome challenges that set me back and broke me down, and manifest every single vision God gave me even in the times when I didn’t know if I’d have the money, support, and resources to do so. Even when all the odds were stacked against me, God came through and showed me that He is the main source of my success and blessings. Needless to say, my faith is really strong these days. I love God and trust God wholeheartedly with my journey. I’m much less fearful and a lot more optimistic.
On the other hand, my husband is still struggling with his faith. He has faith, but his thoughts, fears, and doubts overshadow it. He has a habit of limiting himself based on his past experiences. He has a hard time believing that more and better is possible because he’s experienced a lot of disappointment. I totally get it, but as his wife and teammate in life, I am constantly reminding him to learn from the past instead of allowing it to limit his forward movement. I’m always sharing with him the power of prayer and encouraging him to reflect on how his discouraging moments taught him valuable lessons and pushed him to move into better situations. I am continuously pushing him to get out of his limited mind and into God’s word and promises. I am always pouring words into him that encourage him to move into his purpose and out of the mindset that he’ll have to settle for working hard in an industry totally unrelated to his purpose just to survive for the rest of his life.
I don’t usually share such intimate details of my life and conversations with my husband, but I felt in my spirit that others need to hear this. My husband said that it was okay for me to share it because what I shared with him helped him to think differently and better.
The knowledge and wisdom you have is limited. You don’t know everything, can’t control everything, and won’t always understand why things are happening, which is where your faith must come in. You will never experience the life that is possible for you if you continue to convince yourself that certain things are impossible for you to do. God can do exceedingly and beyond what you think is possible for you if you just get out of the way and open yourself up to receive the opportunities you deeply and secretly desire. Stop telling yourself that you can’t before you’ve even tried to see if you can. Stop telling yourself that it won’t happen before you’ve even applied for the position. Don’t let the disappointments from your past, what you think you know about life, and others doubts cause you to limit what God can do for you. Everything in your past happened for a reason and brought you to this very moment. Even if you can’t see it right now, you are stronger and better because of all of your life experiences. No matter how far you’ve fallen, you can still rise again. Where you come from does not determine where and how far you can go. You can go from tail to head, poor to rich, broken to whole, hated to loved, and so much more with God’s grace, favor, and mercy. I know because I’m a walking testimony. Do not let your past pains or present circumstances dictate your future. Remain focused on God and faithful every step of the way and you’ll be surprised how doors that you never thought would or could open for you will. No matter what you experience, never doubt God and never stop believing that more, better and greater is possible for you. You can because God can. If you remember nothing else, please remember that.
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