Out On a Ledge

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“When I was out on the cliff, I began to see things clearly. All I wanted was to be with you, and so, I hung on until you came.” The previous (paraphrased) line was spoken by the character, Jessica in  the movie The Man From Snowy River. I was moved to tears by that line because it reminded me of my relationship with God.

There was a time in my life as you know, when things had become so cloudy, I didn’t think I was going to make it. I was drowning in despair and like a woman going down for the third time, I knew my life was on the line. Now, it wasn’t until I entered the medical field, that I understood what “going down for the third time’ really meant. When a person is drowning, they expend all their energy trying to stay above water. Instead of relaxing and allowing their body to float, they fight against the water with all their might.

The first time a drowning person go under water, they have enough strength to fight their way back to the top. Each time they go under, more energy is expended and by the time they go under for the third time, the body is spent and the individual usually doesn’t resurface. In my darkest moment, I was like that drowning victim, going down for the third time, but with my hand and arm still above water. Even more so, I was like the character, Jessica in the movie “The Man From Snowy River,” sitting on a small ledge on the side of a mountain suspended above what seemed a bottomless drop that had I slipped would surely end in death. Above me, a straight climb up the side of the mountain, I was unable or prepared to make alone.

As I looked down, things came into perspective. I knew I didn’t want to die. What I wanted was a second chance at life; to love God more and with my whole heart. I wanted an opportunity to not only tell but demonstrate to my family and friends the love I had for them and so, I hung on and waited. I knew beyond a shadow of doubt, my Father God would come for me. I was confident, He would extend his hand and lock his fingers around my wrist and pull me to safety.

Perhaps you find yourself out on a ledge, unable to move forward or backward without falling. You may be like a drowning victim, going under for the third time. I say to you thrust your arm in the air and God will grab a hold and pull you to safety. He is no respecter of person; if He did it for me, He’ll do it for you.

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For The Ladies: Rocking Your ShePower – Everybody Can’t Go Where God is Taking You.

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The actual wording in the above mentioned quote is, “Baby, everybody can’t go where God is taking you.” It was said to me by my mother years ago when I came to her with concern over why a relative couldn’t receive the blessing I was trying to share.

We have a powerful act we gift to others called “paying it forward.” By “paying it forward,” we become a blessing to someone out of gratitude for being blessed ourselves. Now, here in lies the lesson. Not everyone can or will receive the blessing. There are times we will try and give to someone who is unable to accept for whatever reason. Some are afraid of success, some don’t want to come out of their comfort zone, and some are conditioned to believe life has nothing better for them than what they currently have.

In “paying it forward,” we must learn to accept that not everyone will receive with excitement, the gift we have. As we readjust our thinking and forge alliances with like-minded women and men in order to grow, some people in our circle will fall away. If these people are loved-ones or long time friends, it can be difficult to let go and sometimes we want to hold on, but as my mother said, “Baby, everybody can’t go where God is taking you.”

Letting go of people and sometimes things as we move forward can be uncomfortable for us but is necessary for growth. In advancement, we move from one level to the next. As we are elevated, we will encounter individuals of different calibers, each more competent in their field than the one before. These persons are placed in our path to guide as well as mentor us on our journey.

Those who climb mountains will tell you that the higher you climb the thinner the air becomes. I believe this is why only the Eagle flies as high as it does. Again I say, “Baby, everybody can’t go where God is taking you.” It takes a certain character, tenacity and fortitude to scale a mountain or soar on Eagles wings. As you Rock Your ShePower and go hard for your dreams, and forge collaborations with like-minded women and men, remember “Baby, everybody can’t go where God is taking you.”

Ciao!

Savannah J, providing a place of tranquility away from the stress of life.

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Savannah J is the author of Raising Tristan, the story of Shiloh Milner a gentleman who suddenly finds himself a single father after the mother of his newborn son abandons the baby at the hospital. Raising Tristan is available in paperback and eBook at  http://amzn.to/1tMpX3m and on Google Play Books at http://bit.ly/1pL4GqN

She is also the author of The Prey, the story of J. Carter Woodson and man who finds himself the victim of a relentless stalker. The Prey is available in eBook on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1BVDXO1 and Google Play Books at http://bit.ly/1q5hncz

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