|"Dramatic Beauty" - acrylic on Paper by Rosalie Garde|
prints available at Fine Art America
I'm going to write here some advice for Christian women in search of direction. Call it, offering a new perspective. Much is based on my personal experience and research. Your path may benefit from this advice but, as always, I recognize your path or way of processing life may be far different.
Here are some tips I believe following will help Christian women:
Invite God into everything you do. Commit your way to him and listen for his instruction. Ask him to give you faith so you will be confident to take steps on what you hear.
Keep a journal. In it write you feelings and thoughts, heart's desires, prayers, helpful Bible verses and writings of other believers.
Take on the armor of God. Watch for the temptation to slip into gossip, worry, anxiety, despair, self-harm. At the first instance of sensing any of these temptations, ask Jesus to intervene. Then change your thoughts, actions, and so on so that you will be busy doing helpful things while the battle is fought.
Don't entertain negative self-talk. Always focus on what is working in your life.
Live as though life isn't paid in earthly commodity, but kingdom commodity. That is, do what God wants you to do whether it includes earning pay or not. Build up your treasure in heaven instead. Trust God to provide.
View life as a journey not a destination. In any given moment, things can change. Walk through each day doing what you discern God wants you to do. Then walk through the next. Carry on while maturing and growing.
Those are but a few tips. I'd be happy to walk alongside your journey further by email or telephone coaching.