I know you may be wondering if I have fallen off the face of the earth, and to a point…I have!
The past 2 weeks have been 2 of the most full weeks I do believe I’ve ever had! I’ve been getting to the office at 6:30am, work until 3:30pm, and then head to a client’s or a new client’s home by 4:00, and home by 6:30, or 8:30 or 9:00. My hours since our last “Being a Godly Woman” video have been packed … too packed! To the point that I’ve known change was coming.
And to be honest…this has been going on for quite a while now. Pretty much a growing thing all year, and that is why I have finally come to a decision and I wanted you to be the first to know.
I am going to be fully engaged in My Interior Inspirations full time, every day, and no longer working at our church as our senior pastor’s administrative assistant. Just typing that out hurts my heart a little bit because I’ve been with him for 2 years and he is THE most perfect boss anyone could possibly work for! But, I knew almost a year ago that my focus and my desire for excellence in Interior Inspirations and in serving him was not there like I long for it to be because I just was too divided. When I told him that it was time that I hunker down and surrender my all to this ministry and business, he told me, “Lisa, I told my wife, ‘She’s killing herself. It was showing on your face that you were just worn out.”
And I have been. Tee-totally exhausted and that is why these past 2 weeks, I have not posted a Bible study for us. I feel just awful about it, too. But it is going to be posted this Saturday.
You are our MEMBERS, and there is SO MUCH that we have for you, but due to a quickly growing business, my time has been away from the house WAY WAY too much, and this is where I long to be. We have renovation and decorating videos and tips to share…it’s all here on my computer, but it’s been finding the time to post it all. But now that my time is not going to be so divided, oh gracious y’all…it’s just fixing to get more fun!!! And Rip and I are THRILLED!!!!!
Rip knows my heart and that the office job had to end so I could give my home and give to you with greater excellence and consistency. So, thank you so much for your caring patience…for being such loyal members as this ministry has been getting more rooted and solid.
Y’all, you probably know by now that I’m a work horse, but what God is doing in my life now is “settling me in” to being His servant – and His servant serves with excellence. Not necessarily perfection, but excellence is simply “whole-heartedness.” That is what I know has been lacking in this ministry…the excellence factor…because my heart has been so divided.
And it has taken a toll on me physically, too. For the past year or more, my health and fitness and overall wellness has been pushed to the farthest back corner of my life. I’ve felt my energy become something more forced instead of being there due to exercise, good nutrition and a balanced lifestyle. I’d crash hard at night, and grab and go way too much fast food, or any kind of carb I could find pre-wrapped. Like protein bars, or crackers,…I was eating supper later and later, and living off coffee, unsweet tea. My body is letting me know it’s not happy with how I’ve been pushing it to the limits while feeding it junk.
Here it goes! I want to ask you to join me in what I’m fixing to share with you because …
I’m all in!
God has made it very clear to me that this is a critical decision, too, that must be made. My health needs to be pulled more to the forefront of my attention, not become an idol, but be valued for what it is – a temple of God.
I am going to be starting January 2016 with a “Get F.I.T. Girl,” journey. This journey will be primarily based off Kim Leto’s “F.I.T.” program. Faith Inspired Transformation. Listen to her share her story and this program on CBN –
I so appreciate her honesty in how vanity can not be what drives us, it’s wanting to honor God with our temples that is to be the motivation behind how we eat, exercise and enjoy excellence (not perfection) in offering our BEST to Him every day. But she also speaks on how she came to create F.I.T. –
I believe in dreaming, but dreams can torture of us if we don’t pursue them. Dreams without action can cause emotional distress and anxiety.
We need to act. If you have a dream right now, it is your gift to the world and it has been placed in your heart for a reason. There’s never a clear, easy path.
Dreaming means taking risks. It means you don’t have all the answers, but the anguish of never doing it is worse than all the trials you’ll endure on the journey. – Kim Leto
I’m taking the month of December to gather my approach but here’s my thoughts for now:
- F.I.T. full digital program – Here’s her fitness program options
- Plan and prepare my home for this journey
- Create printables to help chart my progress in reaching goals
- Have a support group of girls who long to give God their best physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally
- Create Scripture/Fitness/Temple cards (same size as business cards) that I can share with folks who WILL ask, “What are you doing to get in such good shape?” … I believe in getting prepared for how God will use me to strengthen and inspire others! Kim Leto also believes our bodies are His Temples – she gives great Scripture to encourage us, too Read here
If you want to start THIS “Get F.I.T. Girl” journey with me on January 1, 2016, then comment below and leave me your email. I will send to you all that I create between now and then.
I’m going to be sharing this “Get F.I.T. Girl” journey with everyone in my blog this Sunday, but I wanted to invite YOU first. And for all the members who do join me in this, you will get everything created for this journey for FREE!!! All printables, scripture cards, etc. FREE!!
I love you all very much. I want to hear from you. How I can help you and … thank you thank you for being so patient with me!