Wednesday, April 19, 2017

When God’s Plan Aligns With My Purpose


Sometimes it can be so hard to figure out what to do. We tend to over complicate things. Every time God opens a door for me and brings something new into my life, I go through a period of questioning and doubting. First of all, I want to make sure that I’m on the right path so that I can do His work. Secondly, I know that I will need His strength and guidance to do anything great with my life. I always want God to be in the arrangements of my life.

Last April, I was presented an opportunity to become a Beachbody coach and help others. I had been thinking about it for years, but when it would come up, I would dismiss it. This time, however, it got my attention and I prayed about it for weeks before I signed up. Right away the resistance showed up, and tried to get me to quit. This should have been my first sign because I have been fighting against the opportunity, instead of embracing it. 

Every time I would decide to go all in and give it everything that I’ve got, something would happen. In July, I broke my elbow and had to heal. In October, it was hand surgery. Then, I had to deal with overuse in my right hand and arm while I was healing. Throughout this process, I have learned that the enemy will not leave us alone while we do God’s work. It doesn’t get easier. If we don’t quit, however, we will get stronger. 

My dreams make me cry. I have conversations all the time with people who are in the same place that I was in a few years ago. Some are in pain, battling disease, and losing hope that they will ever get better. I’ve been there. I know how it feels to be consumed with pain and feeling hopeless. I also know how it feels to overcome it all. And I want to do everything in my power to help others overcome their hardships as well. 

Finally, I believe in what I do with my whole heart. Last week, God gave me a moment and showed me a little glimpse of what this business could do for me, as well as others. It is so much more than doing a workout and drinking a shake. It is about friendships and truly helping others through their hardships. What an amazing opportunity! 

Now I can see that He has been preparing me for this for years. The books, the speaking engagements, the struggles and hardships have all been part of this next step in my journey. God amazes me! I am so grateful fro His guidance, love, and protection. I love it when He blesses me to take a step back and to see where I was, to see where I am now, and to look into the future, by an eye of faith, and see where He is taking me. 

While I know that the journey won’t be easy, I also know that my God will walk with me every step of the way. Do you want to join me?  

Love and blessings, 


Candida 

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