Guest Post by Casey Sollock
Do you ever feel like the only purpose you have in life is to make it through the day…only to wake up the next day to do it all over again?
Do you sometimes feel like you are running through life on a high-speed treadmill, going as fast as you can but never really getting anywhere?
Do feelings of unhappiness and stress overwhelm you?
Does your relationship with God need revival?
THEN QUIT GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS!
My name is Casey, and I’m the founder of QuitToGrowRich.com. The question I love to ask my coaching clients is, “What do you need to QUIT to lead your richest life?!” So, that is the question I am asking you today. Give that some thought. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
You see, at one point in my life I could answer yes to all of those questions above. I was just going through the motions (and almost wasted $65,000 on law school because of it…that’s a long story that I won’t get into here!), and my relationship with God did need revival. I was a wife and mother and had completely lost myself in those roles. I was just doing whatever I could do to make it through the day. I still had a relationship with God, but it wasn’t a deep, soul-satisfying relationship. Things needed to change. So, what did I do?
I got still. In this crazy world of perpetual busy-ness, I had to make a concerted effort to BE STILL. Maybe you need to do this, too. I began to get into conversation with God again. I started really listening to what he was saying. I didn’t do all the talking! Be quiet and hear his whispers. They are beautiful. I asked him what I was here for, what my purpose was. I desperately needed to QUIT going through the motions and live my life intentionally.
So, what were the practical steps I took in order to QUIT going through the motions?
1. I rediscovered my God-given strengths and began to nurture those. What are your strengths? How has God wired YOU? There are multiple strengths assessments on the market. The one I love is The CALL, a faith-based, life-purpose and vocational assessment.
2. I realigned my priorities in life, and now nothing will knock them out-of-place. Do you know what your priorities are? Think about this and write them down. If you let your priorities get out of line, nothing feels quite right. Chaos ensues and so does unhappiness.
Note from Joyce: We plan vacations and retirement with great detail. Why don’t we create a life plan? Isn’t how you spend your days more important that a vacation? Michael Hyatt has a great e-book (It’s short) that helps you get your priorities in order in “Create a Life Plan” – Click on the title to learn how you can get this e-book for FREE!
3. I focused in on what was truly fulfilling for me. What is it that fulfills you and makes your heart sing? WHO ARE YOU? And, I’m not talking about all the roles you have. Who are you deep down in your soul? What brings you joy and happiness? God places natural gifts and abilities in each of us that we can explore and expand by learning how to be a better writer, singer, teacher, mom, wife, husband, father, create furniture, design buildings, photography or whatever that makes you get all giddy when you get a chance to do . . . . If you could have a day to do whatever you wanted, what would it be? Is that what you are passionate about? Most likely it is your passion.
One of my favorite verses is Hebrews 12:1, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” To me, this says it all! Throw off everything that hinders you (QUIT!). Anything that makes you feel like you are “just going through the motions” should be tossed aside. God has given you a very unique and wonderful race to run! He wants you to be purposeful and intentional. Remain in prayer and conversation with God so that you stay on the right path…and, persevere!
QUIT TO GROW RICH! Quit whatever you need to quit so you can lead your richest life…a life rich in purpose, rich in happiness, rich in health, rich in relationships, rich in God!
From Joyce: Thank You Casey for this great reminder to BE STILL. God must be telling me something, because in the past 12 hours I have read three different things about being still with God. Hmm. . . . I think He is trying to tell me something. How about you? How hard is it to sit still and do nothing or think of nothing for five minutes? Take five minutes to focus on God and listen to His voice. I encourage you to try it. Not as easy as it sounds! May God richly bless you in this time with Him!
Please check out Casey’s Blog and send her any questions or comments through the Leave a Reply below or directly to her website. I know it this busy phase of my life it is hard to know what to quit. What is hard for you to quit? We look forward to hearing how God is moving in your life today!
About Casey Sollock:
Casey understands the power of Quitting, and she loves to share her message! She is a Christian women’s speaker, life-purpose coach, and author. Casey is passionate about developing women leaders so they can create their RICHEST lives. She teaches women of all ages how to “lead their life,” even in the midst of the multiple roles every woman holds. Her book, Should, Could, and Would, encourages leadership thinking and taking action! While its rhyming style, fun words, and engaging illustrations capture the attention of young children, the inspirational leadership message speaks to all ages! Casey invites you to visit her website, www.QuitToGrowRich.com, for more information about her coaching and speaking, and to find out about creating your personalized Quitness Plan!