One evening after dinner and before Baby V’s bedtime, she was on the floor playing with her farm. She loves animals and has decided that the names Adam gave them “back in the day” are boring, so she calls them by the sound that they make, much more fun. Anyway, Baby V’s daddy was lying on the couch with his legs hanging off the side when Baby V decided she wanted him to play farm with her. She walked over to her daddy and with her little bitty hands, she grabbed his leg and tried to lift him up saying “mere”, “mere” (translated come here and play). She lifted, pulled, twisted and grunted. She put every ounce of her little being into lifting him off the couch. Watching her try with all her might, I realized that she did not have one mustard seed of doubt in her mind that she could lift him off that couch. Not one little bit of doubt. So she continued, full of faith pulling, lifting, working to make him move. Baby V’s daddy is a jokester so of course he egged her on before he let her believe her super power strength lifted him off the couch.
Even though it was not her own strength that pulled him up, Baby V got what she believed she would.
I do not know about you, but there are a couple of things in front of me right now that seem huge, overwhelming, heavy and impossible to move. Watching Baby V so full of confidence and determination was one of those small moments that was huge to me…What if I approached my situations like she was approaching lifting her daddy off the couch. What if I actually believed I could do it. Let me say that again, What if I actually believed I could do it. What if I believed that the obstacle, challenge or task in front of me could be done. What if I lifted, pulled, worked, marketed, talked, and lived like I believed I could.
Just what if…
Baby V did not just stand there and say “mere”, “mere”, and expect him to move. Yes, she did ask, but she also believed and worked for it like it would actually happen. She was full of confidence, faith and determination. She did not doubt and she did not give up.
Now I know that some things in life are just not meant to be, and that no matter how much you ask or work for it or try to make it happen, it is not meant to be, so it is just not going to happen. These things are hard to let go of. It is hard to admit that they will not work, especially if you have invested time, energy, emotions and have believed at one point that they would work. Letting go is hard stuff…believe me I know!
I do not let go of things well. Usually I know deep down when I need to let go of something, but my ego, pride and stubbornness make me hold on longer than I should. However, I fully believe that every experience we have, even our “failures”, shape, teach, and lead us to the next step we need to take. They lead us to that step in a way that if we had not tried for something in the first place, (working and believing for the best only to “fail”) we would have missed the next step we needed to take.
So anyway, these hard “not meant to be” things are not what I am talking about here. What I am talking about are the things that we know we are supposed to do, but are to overwhelmed, scared, or unsure to get started, or even continue.
What if we just believed we could, so we did.
I know what I need to believe I can do…what about you?
Maybe you want to go back to school, get a different job, go on a trip, start a business, grow a business, start a family, deal with tough family issues, run a marathon, or you fill in the blank…
So Lesson From Baby V #5 ~ “She believed she could, so she did.”
So simple, so hard, but I believe it can be done. Do you?
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