Are You Listening?
Updated: May 5
I’m telling you, something is seriously going on. Like big time. It’s crazy. I don’t know if there is something in the water or what, but something amazing is happening and I am so excited I can hardly even stand it.
What is it?
A movement, that’s what. A major movement of people starting to listen to what’s stirring in their hearts and acting on it.
Everywhere…and I mean EVERYWHERE I turn, I’m hearing stories about people wanting something more. Wanting to make a difference in the world. Wanting to chase a dream. Wanting to serve a bigger purpose.
For instance, just the other day I received this message from someone I know:
“Hey just wanted to let you know that you inspired me to just go for it. I applied for my business license on New Year’s Day!”
This message blew me away! While reaffirming of course, what shocked me the most is that I didn't even know this business plan was brewing inside her. After years of being an amazing caretaker to her family, she decided to take her small side hustle and turn it into a full blown biz. How awesome is that?!
And she's not the only one.
Shortly before receiving that message, someone who had reached out in December about wanting to take a leap of faith sent me a message to tell me she had, indeed, taken a leap of faith. And shortly before that another woman who had worked for years in higher education reached out to share with me that she was feeling pulled to do more ministry related work and wanted to get started taking those steps. And there have been even more...so many aspiring authors, entrepreneurs, ministrypreneurs, and dreamer chasers that I can’t even count.
I know what you might be thinking, “perhaps you’re hearing more from these people because you’ve been blogging and speaking about this topic lately”. Well ok, sure, maybe. But that hasn't been the case for all the amazing stories I'm hearing.
I’m also hearing these stories from complete strangers. I’m hearing from people who don’t read a lick of what I write.
I’m even hearing this from dudes! 60+ year old dudes that is! Just yesterday I had two separate occasions speaking to retired men who, well, were still working because they needed to DO something…but they both had this stirring in their heart that, perhaps, they needed to adjust what they DO to be a part of something bigger...to make an impact. I love hearing passion from the heart of men who have the mindset that it's never too late to start something amazing.
What is happening people?!!!
I can’t be sure why, but like many, I believe that this whole pandemic has people thinking different about the life they are living. I mean look at the Great Resignation that’s happening. It’s happening because people are LISTENING to the stirring in their hearts. And this LISTENING, based on my uncertified opinion, it’s happening now more than ever.
So, what about you? Are you feeling called to live your life differently? Are you considering living your dream right now? Do you believe you need to heed your call? Do you want to understand the bigger purpose you have for this life?
If so, it’s time. It’s time to start listening to what’s stirring in your heart. Don’t worry about the company you might leave behind or the people you might disappoint. Don’t let the risks scare you or the discomfort deter you. Don’t let the status quo paralyze you. And most of all, don’t be afraid to act.
It's time to LISTEN. Listen to your heart. Listen to the call. Listen to God’s voice.
After all, everyone is doing it.
If you have been listening or want to start and need some help, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a complimentary coaching call.
If you feel paralyzed from pursuing the dreams in your life or by heavy weights in your life, you can pick up a copy of The Paralyzed Movement to help you navigate the way at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09HP6W8FW/