My Faith has carried me through some incredibly challenging and stressful times both in business and in my personal life.
Faith: "Unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence; unquestioning belief in God, religious tenets."
Who among us has not experienced challenging and stressful times in their life?
Over the years, I've grown to refer to such times as the "dark night of the soul" to mean a crisis of faith or a difficult, painful period in life.
It is the unexpected events that creep up behind me and knock a tremendous metaphorical blow to my head. No way did I see that coming!
When that happens, life as I knew it changes forever. I am always better/stronger for the experience.
The other side of an unexpected metaphorical blow to my head is when God calls me to hard things. When I am called, I must answer. I realize I have a choice. My choice is always to answer the call and step into the arena.
I am now involved in one of those calls to do hard things. It is a personal business matter and I know I have been called to step into the area. I also know why I was called. Given the situation and circumstances, there is no one better to answer the call. I do not say that in a braggadocious way. I am already creating much-needed changes designed to serve the greater good of a community versus the self-serving hands of a select few.
Would it be easier to ignore the situation and not answer the call?
This situation is consuming a lot of my time and energy. Managing the situation and the time involved creates stress that also must be managed.
Moments of inner knowing, knowledge that comes from within, is what caused me to specialize in probate real estate. I've always said, it found me after the death of my sister in 2014 and a year later following the death of my mother. Those experiences changed me and caused me to know that focusing my real estate business on probate was answering the call.
I am grateful for my discernment.
I am grateful for the gift of forgiveness and grace.
This post is Kathleen Daniels, CPRES, third gratitude post in the November Gratitude Challenge hosted by the one and only gracious, Debe Maxwell, CRS