At the beginning of the year, I focused on the power of pause and today I wanted to revisit the topic.
It’s been an exceptionally hard week. I’ve faced and overcome many challenges both personally & physically.
I have continually been blessed, some doors have been shut with padlock and key threw away and some massive doors have swung open. I have walked through these massive doors with the boldness I inherited from my Heavenly Father all to which he deserves the glory…
I stop and take a pause… To take stock, to put things into perspective, to reflect on my day, to consider what I have learned – You know one of those moments where everything just stops… I breathe …I am still… that is the power of pause…
And I hear these words in the picture below … My reply – No words … Just tears!!!
As we approach the season of Lent it occurs to me that one of the biggest gifts you can give to yourself or anyone else for that matter is the power of forgiveness.
What does it mean to forgive ?
Forgiveness is letting go of the need for revenge and releasing negative thoughts of bitterness and resentment.
It is also a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness.
When I consider what I have recently and currently been going through; the time of year it is; my journey and all that I have been and gone through to get to this point in my life I realise that forgiveness is the key to unlock the door to moving forward with no regrets.
The power of forgiveness allows you to be free…
I realise that we can function for a period of time without it but eventually we become stagnant and ineffective because of the negative influences that surround un-forgiveness, insecurities, pain, jealousy, anger and much more…
Take a moment to pause, reflect and be honest about where you are, and how you feel … is there un-forgiveness in your heart?
Are you able to exercise the power of forgiveness and let it go now?
Pausing gives you internal power, it causes us to really think about ourself, what we are doing from day to day, what we are doing with our life.
It causes us to challenge ourselves and ask the question how am I affecting my world around me.
You see, we have the power, each and every one of us , to change the way we treat ourselves , how we speak and treat one another, and how we affect our world around us.
In my last blog – Power of Pause prt2 I explained how Pausing allows you to take stock of what is really important and It helps you make the right decisions ….remember the old saying “Only Fools Rush In!!”
Well last week, I slipped back into the old habit of not pausing (unfortunately this can happened when we are too busy; being too busy can be distracting and when your distracted huge mistakes can be made.)
I had to make an important business decision in a short space of time with very little information or resource, but rather than; pausing to reflect on my vision, my long term goals and to think the decision through in its entirety….
I WENT FULL STEAM AHEAD!!!
The consequence of that mistake has added more to my work load and has added absolutely no value whatsoever!
The powerful message in this unfortunate mistake is….. I will never make that mistake again!!
So remember to the power of pause. Remember to pause and reflect — before you sign on with someone or some organisation, take that moment …. Use this Powerful tool – The Power of the Pause….You’ve earned it and you deserve it!