LIVE: Commit By The Spirit – Don’t Quit…Commit!

LIVE!…By the Spirit™ with Kathleen E. Walls

Don’t Quit…Commit

© 2012 Kathleen E. Walls, Psy.D.

February 2, 2012

As we begin this new month and theme, I couldn’t help but remember when I first started my doctoral program, I had resolved to get my doctorate at least 15 years earlier but it wasn’t until a week after I started the program that I committed to it.  At one point within that first week, I thought and talked about leaving the program for a year because I hadn’t fully committed yet.  I was thinking about all of the “stuff/things” that I wasn’t going to be able to do.  I hadn’t considered all of the “things/stuff”  that I would have access to.

See although I was “resolved” to get my doctorate, I hadn’t committed to it.  When I realized my inner struggle, I chose to be still, pray and meditate as needed.  After hearing that still small voice give me my directions, I realized that it was the Divinely appointed time for me to attend school.  Once I was clear, I fully committed to the program and the process…I knew what needed to be done and with all of me in alignment, mind-body-spirit, I “did the doggone thing!”

Now, don’t get me wrong, it was not easy for me to commit.  Despite knowing that this was what I had wanted since the 6th grade, the line between “resolve” and “commit” was a fine one but a real one.  The internal struggle that I endured that week was one of the hardest moments of my life.  I felt pulled in 2 different directions…my will versus My Will for my highest Divine intention.  As I thought about the 7 year journey that I was going to embark on to complete the doctorate, I felt pulled in many directions and that feeling that I was going to lose more than I would gain was paramount…and the hardest to overcome.

However, once I made the commitment to completing the program at that time in my life, there was no looking back.  It was resolved, I wasn’t going to quit but rather  I decided to commit.

When I looked at today’s date 2/2/12, I noticed all of the 222’s and thought about Doreen Virtue’s spiritual meaning of multiple 2’s.  According to Doreen Virtue, she stated, “222 – Our newly planted ideas are beginning to grow into reality. Keep watering and nurturing them, and soon they will push through the soil so you can see evidence of your manifestation. In other words, don’t quit five minutes before the miracle. Your manifestation is soon going to be evident to you, so keep up the good work! Keep holding positive thoughts, keep affirming, and continue visualizing.”  I smiled as I realized this was another message telling of the importance of committing to the process and journey.

The last message of Don’t quit…commit came when I looked at the numbers, and added them up… 2+2+1+2= 7…aha!  Seven is the number of completion.  When you know that “it is already done/complete”, then you just have to take the steps to reach what is already waiting for you.

With that said, I ask you to take some time today and think about what you REALLY want and focus on that.  Identify the first step that you need to take that leads you to your G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Life.  Then, take the step!  Trust and know that further directions will be provided along the journey.  Once we commit by the Spirit, Spirit will provide us with all that we need to accomplish our goal(s).  So, Don’t quit…commit!

God Bless and continue to Live By the Spirit!

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