It’s time to take the limits off

Take the limits off. That’s what came to my mind as I watched a tiny bird in the tree outside of my office window. I found it interesting to watch him looking straight ahead fixed on an object in front of him and then he’d look around searching the surroundings. I wondered what he was thinking. It appeared that he was studying something in the distance as if he were determining what he was going to do next. Suddenly, he took off and flew high above our cul-de-sac and landed in a taller tree across the street as if he needed a higher level to view his surroundings and make his plans.

Hmm, does that speak to you about your life?

I had just finished a client call with an amazing woman that I have the pleasure of serving in reinventing herself now that she’s made the decision to transition from a full-time position at a company for the last 15 years into doing her own business. With that comes fears, concerns, and some serious decisions to make. That type of decision can’t be made easily if you walk in limits — in other words, if we focus solely on what we can see up-close without being willing to study the surroundings (the situation and all of the specifics involved), and create a strategy toward success just as the bird did. And when you can’t see clearly you do what you must to go a level higher to get a better view of the situation. I call that gaining clarity. That’s what the bird was successfully doing and that’s what I’m helping a client to begin to do as she reaches higher in reinventing herself and transitioning from working for someone to working for herself. Don’t be afraid of change or transition, it can reap a bountiful return in your life as you step out and do the “next” in your life.

We can learn so much from watching the beauty of God’s creations around us. Have you watched a group of ants work together or a group of birds flying in formation? So much we can learn about unity, accountability, determination, fearlessness, compassion and more from them.

LookBeyond

Here’s a few starter questions to ask yourself to determine if you have taken the limits off or need to starting now:

  • Are you limiting yourself by focusing solely on what you can see up-close or are you willing to look beyond that — to change positions if necessary so that you can get a better view of what your life can be?
  • What are you prepared to do next in your personal, ministerial or professional life? Go for it! Go higher beyond what you see up-close.  You can do it!

Tailor-Lisa

2 Responses to It’s time to take the limits off

  1. Amen this is confirmation for me. I stopped working in my own business as a cosmetologist at the beginning of the year. Well just this weekend I decided to go back into business after a series of leadings and promptings by the Holy Spirit. I was working on a job for the last 3-4 months until June. And after much prayer and seeking God he began to show me that I stopped because of not having confidence in Him and I had been trying to do things in my confidence and comparing myself to others I allowed the enemy to distort my vision and tell me lies that I wasn’t good enough. We should always keep our eyes on God and allow our strength to come from him because if he has anointed us to do something he will bless us and and what ever he has given us to do. I praise God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that he is a restorer. I began to see a minister of the Gospel I have to act in the same faith I minister to others. I thank God for my husband who supports me as well. Blessings to you and your obedience to God!
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    • Hi Veronica, I’m so glad to hear that you decided to go back into business! Confidence is vital. Yes, we must have confidence or what i call faith in God but you must also believe in yourself too and in what you bring to the table to serve others. Your comments about “not feeling good enough” is something many have or are struggling with. That type of struggle will hinder a person from moving forward and realizing their dreams. I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of helping many women over the years to address those concerns fully and plan out and reach their goals, dreams and purpose.

      Stay tuned, as I have a webinar coming in Sept that will cover many areas including some of what you shared above.

      I’d love to hear more about your business and if I may be of some assistance to you. Thank you for sharing with me.

      Blessings as you progress forward.

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