Just yesterday I was listening to one of the speakers at the Hay House World Summit; an inspirational gathering of creative gurus, health nuts, business experts & more. One of the speakers I was listening to stated something rather simple yet profound, "GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION."
"Give YOURSELF permission."
In other words, don't wait around for someone else to give you permission. If you know you've got something to do, God-given gifts to share, give yourself permission to go out and do it.
If you're a writer, don't wait for the book deal, write now.
If you're a teacher, don't wait for the 10,000 seat church building, teach now.
If you're an artist, don't wait for the gallery grand-opening, art now.
If you're a singer, don't wait for the lead role, sing now.
The guest speaker then continued by asking, "How many years have we waited for other people to give us permission?"
With that said and without giving too many details on how I've lamely stood by waiting for other people to validate my gift (UGH), I give you your very own whimsical & wonderful permission slip.
Don't let the bright colors & perky fonts fool you - this self-reflection will strengthen you from the inside out and reaffirm the strengths & gifts God has given you to bless others.
Give yourself permission to try new things, to get rid of old things, to downsize, to upsize or to just lay down and take a nap. Holy Spirit knows what you need and I have a feeling He's been talking to you about it.
Take a deep breathe, ask Holy Spirit to guide you and then give YOURSELF permission.
Jesus came that we would have life and have it to the full!
P.S. #1: Don't go crazy! This is not permission in any way, shape or form to rebel against authority - this is about empowering you in your God-given gifts and on your God-given path - if one door is closed right now, give yourself permission to go find another
P.S. #2: To give credit where credit is due, I have also heard one of my favorite authors Sark teach about permission slips. I think creative genius Leonie Dawson has as well. Thanks ladies!
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