Feb 15, 2017
This was exactly what I needed to hear at this time in my life.
“Allow it to be easy.”
Isn't it great when that happens? When you come across a quote, a bible verse, a song, or a mantra that just hits home for you? That's what happened to me when I heard Megan's story and mantra for the week.
In this short podcast, Megan Hale describes how she kept searching for one kind of job, applying to things she was overqualified for and hearing nothing back (I can SO relate). Then a different opportunity fell into her lap. She was offered an amazing opportunity, just not the one she had been looking for. She had spent all this time insisting that another path was where she was supposed to be until she realized that God was paving the way for her in another direction.
She chose to let go of what she thought should happen and go with what she was given.
I spent months and months not sure what direction I needed to go in. I thought I was meant to do social media work. I enjoyed it, I love doing it for my own blog and coaching business, so wasn't it the right fit? I applied to job and after job for almost eight months, got a couple interviews, but basically ended up nowhere. Then a completely different opportunity caught my eye and I applied. I figured, why not? It's not like they'll respond either. But they did and two weeks after that first email I was offered the job.
To say I was shocked and overwhelmed was an understatement. This job was a great opportunity, not to mention with amazing people and at a wonderful place to work, but it wasn't what I'd planned for. After a weekend of phone calls, prayer, tears and overwhelm, I decided to let go and surrender to God's plan. I decided that this had happened for a reason and it must be where I'm meant to be.
But you know what?
I've been fighting it every step of the way.
I'm not allowing it to be easy. I'm walking in with a controlling mindset, everywhere from "Did I make the right choice?" to trying to control each and every little thing that I do at work. But I can't plan everything. I can't control everything. I simply have to do my best and allow what happens to happen. As events unfold and people do what they do, it may not all go according to my plan and I have to be okay with that. I have to be positive, flexible and go with the flow.
Not everything in life has to be hard.
Whether it’s something huge like changing your career, or something small like a meeting with someone you don’t know, allow it to be easy. Don’t go in trying to control everything, just go in with a positive and open mind.
I need to remember this sentiment every day, not just today. I need to stop and come back to this mantra and idea of letting go of control throughout my daily life because trying to control everything only makes me miserable. It causes stress and it makes me want to just run away and never come back, because controlling everything is just not possible.
If you feel the same way - take this mantra and put it somewhere that you'll see every day. Let's let go of our controlling ways one day at a time, and allow it to be easy.