The Midway Point.

When you look back over your life and your milestones appear few and far between. When your journey though long in years doesn’t seem to have yielded much in terms of achievement, maybe that may be the right time to stop and reflect. It’s not always easy to start off on a new path and forget the roads that lay behind

July is a special month as it marks a new dawn being the middle of the year. I think why mid-way point feels special is because I believe I  will live to be over 80years old and so this year also feels like the mid point of my life as I prepare to turn the big four zero.

Life is like a journey, it is made up of steps, movement from one season to the next. When I look back over my life and examine my journey to get to where I am, my steps do not look as many. There are gaps in several places, gaps that could have been clear footsteps to guide others. However, I choose to focus on a different perspective. I choose to see those gaps as moments when I did not have the courage or the strength to walk alone and instead fully depended on God to carry me. Those may have been moments I doubted myself and my abilities, they may have been periods of pain and regret and I was not able to make any steps and I probably took time and sat still to reflect on my life

It’s for this reason that I want to focus on faith in the month on July, when many around me have questions on what next and how will they make the next steps. When many have questions of if they are leaving any steps behinds that anyone can follow. This is a season to stop looking at those footsteps, to stop looking behind at any mark you have made, but to instead look up and allow God to carry you through this season. No one said it would be easy, but always, rest in Him and allow Him to carry you through whatever situation you are going through, to carry you through the fears you have, to carry you through the dreams you are doubting will ever come through… and to just be still and know that He is God.

Hide me now
Under your wings
Cover me
Within your mighty hand

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father you are king over the flood
I will be still and know you are God

Find rest my soul
In Christ alone
Know his power
In quietness and trust

Source: LyricFind

As we always sign off, If you need guidance and support to sail through this season with courage and come out stronger and better, talk to me!. If I can’t help, I will connect you to someone who can and above all, we will stand in faith and prayer together as we trust the God who is in-charge.

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You Can Achieve Anything You Set Your Mind To.

June was a good month. I could count all the reasons that the world in general had to differ with my thoughts but in my everyday life, a single blessing outweighs anything negative that may have happened or may be happening around me. As I write this down on 30th June 2020, I am completing a 30 day challenge where I committed myself to write an article every day in the month of June. I never planned on what to write, but I was intentional in my daily prayers asking God to give me the topic and the words that would inspire me and my readers.

When I joined what has now turned out to be called Kinyanjui Kombani mentees, I never saw anything beyond the day. I set out to write an article every day before midnight and share it immediately with my followers on my blog, social media platforms and on Medium. Showing up every day instilled a kind of discipline in me I never thought I had. I  am grateful that I was consistently  able to surpass my  daily set target. Receiving feedback from my readers has always felt like it is an answer to the prayers I have made regarding getting the topics and words that will inspire me and others.

As we start the remaining half of 2020, there are so many things we may have set as goals or resolutions that have either been put back on the shelf or forgotten all together. The pandemic may have affected your day to day activities, your social life and interactions or even your income streams, but one thing you should guard at this time is your mind. However tough each day and no matter what challenge you face, let your mind be shielded from negativity or loss of hope because there is a lot that the world needs that only lies within you.

This is the time you need to set your mind to do something and do it consistently. Knock on doors that you would not have ordinarily knocked. There’s power in consistency, showing up every day. There are companies that are still hiring. There are new businesses starting up, opening their door or  coming up every day. Do not look back at what you have lost or doors that have been shut. Look up, dust yourself and simply show up day after day.

What’s that hobby or skill that you have desired to learn over the years? For 4 years, I had 4 articles on Murugiblog, but in just these past 30 days, I have 30 new articles in the same blog. It’s been the greatest proof to myself that consistency wins. I have set many goals over the years and anytime I decided to take a break for a day, that day would actually be a full stop as procrastination would take over. Now I know the secret. I have no excuse why I cannot achieve anything my mind is set on doing. I am now more confident than ever that I can write a book and I can win every test if I keep showing up.

I want to challenge you today, for the month of July, set a goal. Just one goal for the 31 days in July. I am thinking of focusing on health for the month new, but let’s see how that works. If I lose just 4kgs, I will have won part of my battle towards healthy living. I just need to use my exercise session in the daily more diligently. And with my son as my accountability partner, I know I will be celebrating another great milestones.

If you have had challenges setting goals and meeting them, I will recommend a way I have found to work, instead of thinking of 30 or 31 days of the month or a whole year. Break them down to just 7days. Promise yourself to write, to sketch to exercise for just 7days, make it Monday to Sunday. When Sunday comes, make another promise to yourself for another 7 days, and nothing will be impossible if you believe in yourself, and the God that gives us strength. Go on and conquer the impossibilities in your life.

As I sign off for the month of June, I take a moment to thank my amazing friend and editor Wanjiru Kimani. She is the lady with the eye for details, and is always on the frontline getting me to examine my own thoughts and communication.

As we always sign off, If you need guidance and support to sail through this season with courage and come out stronger and better, talk to me!. If I can’t help, I will connect you to someone who can and above all, we will stand in faith and prayer together as we trust the God who is in-charge.

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