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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Believe You Can

I see myself as a positive, goal-oriented person but I get bouts of anxiety from time to time. I can see that since moving to Ghana, such crippling worry has greatly subsided and I am thankful that I had a year off to really learn how to breath, reflect, enjoy, and appreciate. Swapping the "go-go-move-move" lifestyle for "putting one foot in front of the other" has been something I have had to learn to practice and eventually adopt as a way of thinking. At times we can get so ahead of ourselves that we fail to savor the blessings that God has given us today. I was doing that in the beginning of my trip: obsession with over-planning everything. With time, I learned that it's okay to have a great time and travel but it's also okay to relax and observe. I've learned to pray because I want to talk to God and not because I need something soon...and fast. I've learned a lot more about myself in this past year and I have to say that today, I am happy to be me. There was a time way back in the day that I was so caught in trying to be what I thought others wanted me to be that I struggled to be truly happy, truly in love with myself.
Moving to Ghana was a huge deal for me, I shocked myself by even believing that I can go this far in life. I always dreamed about my goals but I had a way of waiting until "the right time" or feeling that that dream "wasn't for me". Whatever in the heck that means. Now, I have this eagerness to go higher in my professional career and set higher standards and goals in other aspects of my personal and spiritual life.
I've come a long way and I am so excited to see how God is going to continue to refine me. I just wanted to take this moment to say thanks to Him. It's the goodness of God that brings out the best of me.

Reflecting at Lake Bosumtwi

Inspired by Chinye's post at (Let's just say, I get you! Thanks for the inspiriation!)


Anonymous said...

Wow beautiful post. I'm so proud of u lil sis.

Amma Mama said...

God is good:-)
That pic looks so peaceful.

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