The Secret to Success

Like a clown at the circus, some of us are spinning too many plates just trying to make ends meet. We are stressed and striving and seldom finding a moment to unwind for fear of breaking a pice of fine china. At least that’s how I feel right now. I’d tell you all the things I have up on poles wobbling in circles right now, but I’m not sure that would be very encouraging.

broken-chinaBusyness may be entertaining at the circus, but in everyday life it is more like call to competition. As soon as you proclaim to be busy the misery match begins. It’s as if busyness has become a badge of honor. Some people seek out their significance with fame or wealth, some with beauty or popularity. It seems to me, however, that nearly all of us (yes, myself included!) find busyness to be the area we hope to find satisfaction in one day… You know the day: it’s right after the next projects are completed–that’s when we will pause and enjoy the rest that we hope to earn by then.

I spent today at Geek Girl Tech Conference. I learned so much my brain is exploding. I learned I should keep blogging and start doing a whole lot more. Yet I know that I can only do so much, and without rest and peace I am nothing and I have nothing to offer. It is times like these when it is good to dig deep into our root system and remember where to find our strength.

Which is why I share this scripture as my blog today:

Psalm 1:1-3
 Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers. 

If you are feeling overwhelmed and overspent today, I encourage you to trust in the source of your strength. You may not be able to keep all the plates spinning without your help, but a strong tree does not grow wilted and weak because of great winds or little rain because its roots go deep though the dirt directly to the Living Water. May you find your rest in the knowledge that God is your strength and He has given you all that you need to keep bearing fruit. After all, the fruit you share with your world is true success.

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Catrina Welch is an inspirational author and speaker whose passion is empowering women and girls to BE and LET BE. Her expertise as a cosmetologist, image consultant and Biblical life-coach, as well as her personal experiences with abandonment and grief make her message relatable to anyone dealing with rejection, betrayal or loss.

Her latest book, CONFIDENT BEAUTY: Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul, is now available as an audiobook you can find it on amazon, Audible.com, or iTunes.

About Catrina

Catrina Welch has been helping others with their image for more than 30 years. As a licensed cosmologist, certified image consultant and Biblical life-coach, she is well aware that image issues are far more difficult for some styles than they are for others. After her first husband left her while pregnant, she learned first hand that the greatest antidote to Confidence Conflicts is to know who you are, including your personal image identity. She developed a systematic way of doing image assessments for large groups, which she calls a “Supreme MakeOver.” Catrina is the author of five books, including “Confident Beauty: Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul.” She is the mother of four children. Catrina and Ron, her husband of twenty-five years, live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. For more information about Supreme MakeOvers or having Catrina speak at your next event, email her at catrina@catrinawelch.com

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