Is The Next Step A Next Step Or Is It A Big Leap?
Recently Rohan Dredge came to visit my church, Relate Church in Surrey BC. I had a quick couple of moments with him and I asked him, “What if your next step is not really a next step but something much bigger? Do you take a small step or do you take the BIG leap?”
I also asked Rohan what is ONE thing he would say to someone who was mega financially successful in their business, lost it all and had to rebuild? He didn’t answer my question instead he prophesied (over me and said…
“Vera, you will be known for how you handled everything in the midst of the pain. God calls the unqualified in the midst of the toughest times in their lives. You are NOT your circumstances. You will be known for what you did and for your bedrock foundation.”
Pretty neat hey? I was surprised he was inspired to share this with me and I know it’s a direct word from God cause that’s how he rolls. God uses people in our lives who hear His voice to speak to us, listen carefully.
Here’s My Video After Spending Time With Rohan…
Are You Playing Small?
Sometimes we feel small because we’re living small, that “BIG” leap seems too far off. This doesn’t mean that you have to drop everything and every moment of your life has to be an epic adventure.
My for myself, I started to get into a rut.
You start believing that you can’t do better and so you stop trying. You create a self-fulfilling prophecy without realizing it. Look at your life right now.
What limitations have you accepted without challenging them? What areas of your life have you accepted as “good enough”?
Are You Encouraged and Uplifted by Your Friends and Family?
We are deeply influenced by the people we spend time with.
This can be a good thing if you’re spending time with positive people. But if your friends and family are unkind or negative, that same attitude can rub off on you.
Ask yourself how you’d feel if you didn’t speak to a certain friend or family member for a week.
Would you feel relieved at the thought of missing Aunt Sylvia’s rants about the job she hates?
Would you feel sad if you missed that call from your sister who helps you see the best in the world?
If there’s someone negative in your life, you don’t have to cut them out completely. But do look for ways to limit your time together and don’t be afraid to change the topic of conversation if things take a negative turn.
Are You Pursuing New Experiences?
Often a lack of confidence and can be caused by becoming too comfortable.
You do the same things in the same way every single day. You don’t change things up. You don’t challenge yourself to experience new things and you don’t go beyond what’s safe and comfortable.
This can cause you to stop growing as a person.
When you go outside your normal and look for new experience, you open yourself up. You discover new ways to do things. You find solutions that you wouldn’t have come up with any other way. You learn more about yourself and the world around you.
You can find new experiences into your life just by looking for opportunities outside of your comfort zone. Try a different type of cuisine. Drive a different route to work. Volunteer at an organization that you wouldn’t typically support. Take a weekend road trip and see where you end up.
Your environment shapes your confidence, so don’t be afraid to look around at your life and make some changes. Surround yourself with people and experiences that build you up and make you happy.
I am so thankful that I was able to connect with Rohan Dredge, sometimes the exact right words speak to your spirit and push you into huge momentum.
(From me to you Rohan, thank you for investing your time with our church family over the weekend, I know God has used you to bring change, momentum and those first BIG leaps… I appreciate it more than you know)
So what is your BIG leap?
PS. If you feel like you’re stuck it’s OK to take a time out and relax but don’t let yourself stay in a rut. Shake yourself up, do something new and get going again. Every single moment of your life is a new opportunity for positive change.