I have a ginormous announcement!!!
I’m in a season of big changes right now in so many areas of my life. Most significant impending change though is in my business. I’ve been at a counseling center for the last 10 years as both administrative assistant, earlier on, and then as I completed my Masters program, I transitioned to therapy intern, and then to a full-time state licensed associate marriage and family therapist. It’s been a long season of growth, and strong friendships.
In a lot of ways, I feel like that counseling center was as much my baby as it was the actual director’s. I was volunteering with him for ministry reasons before the center’s inception, working out of a garage attached to the house, which was located behind our church. It had been fully transitioned to needed office space. We worked out of the garage. Haha! We got our own secluded office space back in 2008, and we had a small team and began building it together. Anyway, this post is not about that.
I said all that to say, I have loved my time there but knew that God had started calling me to a different place. If you have read anything else I have written, you will know, I don’t jump quickly. Haha! Oftentimes, I want to wait until there is a solid plan I know will work out. You know what I mean? I want to be successful! Unfortunately, God doesn’t work like that. In my experience, He will show me one step. When I take that step, He will show me the next. Ugh!
Do you see how incredibly SLOW this process has been for me? He told me to start this blog back in 2015, and I didn’t start it until 2017! He started stirring me to leave the counseling center 2 years ago, but I didn’t have clarity about the next step. In January of 2016, I started praying for clarity. By the end of that year, I had an idea about what He wanted me to do, but I just stopped.
Dead. In. My. Tracks. I Stopped.
Fast-forward to the middle of 2017, when I finally worked up the courage to start this blog. And now, I know my next step.
Three weeks ago, I worked up the courage to tell my colleagues (and begin telling my clients) that God was calling me away from the counseling center. Everyone was incredibly supportive of my next step, but I left the office that day feeling some kind of way and all mixed up emotionally. Haha! Well, I was kind of sad that this was an end of a chapter, but I was super excited about the next chapter, but I was also shocked at myself for following through, and at the same time full of peace and contentment that I was stepping in to whatever God has for me. Completely mixed-up emotions and thoughts as I drove home.
As I opened the door to my house, my youngest daughter met me at the door. She has no clue about anything going on with my business decisions other than Mommy has a blog called Sincerely Christi. That’s it. I mean, really. She’s 9. Haha!
She met me at the door with a picture she had drawn with a quote written from the movie, Sing.
“Don’t Let Fear Stop You From Doing the Thing You Love.” ~Mr. Moon
Oh. My. Heart. <3
She had no idea how much I needed that, in that moment. I gave her a giant hug and told her thank you as I fought back a few tears. This beautiful picture is getting framed and hung up in my office as a reminder of His faithfulness.
Sweet people, you can fight fear because God is always faithful and whether you know it or not, He wants you to be fulfilled and living out your purpose. He placed desires, talents, skills, and abilities in each one of us for a reason. He desires that we TRUST Him with EVERYTHING and SEEK Him in ALL things.
Yes, the reality is that the majority of us have to work and make money to support ourselves and our families, but you never know where He will use you if you listen and take the step. Don’t misunderstand me though, I’m not saying to rush out and quit your job. You still need to use wisdom. You still need a plan and to know what’s next. Haha!
The point is to seek Him and trust Him with your journey, because He created it.
That is exactly what I’m going to do.
So, what is my Ginourmous News???
I’m opening my ONLINE DOORS for both, Individual and Relationship Coaching through secure video beginning January 2018.
Yes! I am! I’m not going to let fear stop me from doing what I love, and that is to help others. By the end of next week, I will be adding a page on my website called WORK WITH ME. The page is currently being finalized.
On that page, you will be able to see what I offer, as well as the cost associated with each package. I will also have a December special that will run for new clients that book for January sessions.
Just a little something to ponder …
Don’t let fear stop you. There are soooo many scriptures that tell us that He will hold our hand and give us strength. Yes! He walks with us! If this is something you are struggling with and need help moving forward, consider working with me and let me help you get to where God is leading you.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:6-7
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~Isaiah 41:10
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
While I was writing this post, I have worship music playing in the background. This began playing. He won’t Let You Go by Switchfoot. And then, the very next song was this song by Lauren Daigle called Trust in You. I don’t have to tell you that I had to stop and have a moment with God. Okay, I was in a puddle on the floor. I know… It’s just where I am though. But what I’m saying is to Trust Him. Cling to Him. He created you for purpose. Follow Him. He won’t let you go.
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Oh yeah… I’m soooo excited! Can you tell?
I designed the products below as a reminder for me to
Trust God in my journey.
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