Vision permission

There was a time that I dreaded the drive home from work.
During that season of life, I had allowed myself to become a magnet for chaos and crisis.
Before I knew it all of my energy was spent on resolving the problems of others, and not my own.
Instead of investing in my dreams, I suppressed them with the belief that I had made my bed and it was my responsibility to lie in it.

My journey out of this darkness was not easy.
In order to climb out of my mess, I had to give myself permission to envision a life outside of my circumstance.
Allowing myself to picture what it would be like to set boundaries and invest in my own growth was a foreign concept.
It was one that I knew would ruffle the feathers of some in my circle.
…. and I was right….

Not everyone has chosen to walk my new journey with me….
Nevertheless, their absence has created the space that I needed to grow.

Your choice to pursue greatness may very well do the same….
But don’t let it stop you.
You have every right to show yourself grace.

Go out and be all that God created you to be! 🙏🙌🔥

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In an effort to #breakthestigma I’ve included a link for you to receive a free mental health screen on the MHA alliance using the link below:
Feel free to use it and/or share it with your loved ones.

Published by John Eli

I am a self-awareness coach (coach for humans), life strategist, blogger and speaker. I’ve spent over 21 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, relationships, and life recovery. My resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and higher education. From an early age, I realized that God created me to bring hope, healing and encouragement to others. I am currently living out my purpose by creating a space where people can rediscover and become all that they were created to be. I currently live in the beautiful state of Arizona with my wife, two dogs, and an antique piano whom I call, “Betty.”

4 thoughts on “Vision permission

  1. We sometimes get down about the fact that we could never be worthy of God’s grace. But Jesus was willing to die for us, so we still must be worth a lot to Him. If, as they say, something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, and we look at the price God paid for us … ❤

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