Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"She Believed She Could so She Did"


I read this the other day and it hit me hard.

The depth to that statement is so profound to me!

"She believed she could, so she did."
So simple.

But wouldn't it be great if it were that simple. I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Maybe it's because so many things I've encountered...conversations with other people, prayers with God, thoughts I've reflected on, words I've read...it's all related to one thing...

My calling. My gift. My passion. My dreams. My Vision.
What keeps us from them?

When I read that, it explained it all in one sentence.

How many times do we as women----
daughters, sisters, friends, mothers...wish we could do something.

Say to ourselves...if only.

If only I looked that way, if only I had that talent, if only I could do that, if only....

How many of us have a dream, a love, a passion...that we keep tucked away. We tell ourselves "not now" or "I never could" or "who am I"...

That last one seems most common.
It says we're not good enough. That we aren't capable

But it's a lie.
Intended to keep us captive in our thoughts and in ourselves.

Meant to keep us from trying....
from fulfilling a dream that was placed in our hearts
for a reason.

We have to believe that we can...
That we have this passion, this talent, this gift...
for a reason and with that, comes the ability to fulfill it.

And we have to let our heart be known. Our dreams told.
Our passions let out from the secret place we've kept them in.
We have to share them, try them, take a step out....
Beyond our comfort zone and safe place.

Just as importantly,
we need to encourage them in one another.
To lend confidence when it's lacking,
encouragement when there is doubt,
and continue cheering through the success.

One day, when I look back on my life, I want my girls to be able to say they had a confident mom. A mom who encouraged them in their gifts and talents. Who taught them to encourage other women in their gifts and talents. A mom who taught them not to compete or compare, but to love themselves and each other.

I want them to see a woman who not only said she could, but did....

...So they will know they can too.

5 comments:

  1. So I know I've told you this quite a few times, however I'd like to say it again...You are awesome and wonderful. I love your blog and your encouragement even when we can't speak face to face. Thank you !!

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  2. Heather Marino SerranoMarch 3, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Wow, I love that! Powerful (simple) words! I'm taking them with me! :) Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement Laura - Thanks for using your giftings! Have a great day!

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  3. Thanks for sharing that! Really needed to hear that today!

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  4. I am going to print this one out and post it on my mirror so I can focus on your words as I get ready for my day. Your words are so true and they really hit me! I looovee you Laura... and thanks so much for everything!

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