My good friend Kim finished her second Ironman on Sunday, a brutal 16 hour day in the desert that left her ragged and worn and full of gratitude. As she described each portion of the Ironman and the difficulties she faced… the relentless headwind, the unexpected challenges, having to stop far more frequently than she normally would…she mentioned the different tools she had that kept her putting one foot in front of the other, staying in the bike saddle mile after mile, reminding herself why she was there and who she was fighting through for. It was all about mindset.
Today as I read her recap, this quote struck me:
Kim is an elite athlete (not to mention an incredible mom, friend, and business owner) with an elite mindset. I learn so much from her tenacity and perseverance in ALL of life. And while I'm not doing anything hear as grueling as an Ironman, her words resonated with me today.
So in this second half of the 30-Day Miracle Challenge, I am entering a tunnel of focus and am determined to have relentless forward motion. Today my area of focus was going through my closet, switching out seasons, letting go of garments that no longer serve me. And when overwhelm threatened, I chose relentless forward motion.
In this movement upward and onward, I am increasingly aware that there are still layers of resistance. Sometimes it feels like I've fallen backwards, but in God's Kingdom there is no backward motion. Isaiah 9:7 [KJV] says, "Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end." Isaiah 46:4 [AMP] states, "Even to your old age I am He, and even to hair white with age will I carry you. I have made, and I will bear; yes, I will carry and will save you." If his government is always increasing and He is carrying me, then all movement is forward movement…from glory to glory (2 Cor 3:18).
Sometimes it may feel like I've taken a few steps back, but perhaps I've simply stepped into something new that has triggered a familiar fear. Truth is, I'm a different person today when I'm facing that fear than I was back there. This is why I love, love, love how AFT is helping me transform my thoughts and become present to the truth now. The fruit being born in the lives of those who have experienced the AFT process is phenomenal. Truth is rising up, new thoughts are forming, relationships are improving, businesses are flourishing, homes are getting organized, people are driving, health is strengthening, awareness of God's presence within and all around is rising up and freedom is being experienced like never before.
I am so thankful.
I'm sticking with my AFT affirmation from last night for another couple of days:
I listen to my voice and rejoice in my place.
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