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Grace & Mercy Have My Back!

If you are new to my page, my name is Melissa Rivers and I am a Creative Peace Coach! In everyday terms this means I am a Conflict Resolution Strategist. I use my gifts of creativity and communication to teach strategies that provide guidance to achieving mental clarity, embracing self-preservation and prioritizing service to others. Today we are discussing Affirmation #3 from my Instagram 5 Day Affirmation Challenge -  "I am professing my boldness by trusting grace and mercy to follow me, believing that greater days are in front of me and knowing that God is for me."

I am on a mission of intention to impress myself in all areas of my life every single day.

The inspiration behind the third affirmation is sheer determination. I am creating a new blueprint for how I manage my wellness dimensions, and trusting that things will be better than they've ever been. If you are not familiar with the Dimensions of Wellness, they are: Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Environmental, Intellectual, Social, Occupational and Financial. I am deconstructing each area and authentically rebuilding. I am shaking things up, moving things around, possibly leaving things behind and definitely welcoming new experiences. My faith walk and "works" are in full affect. I am trusting God to create new opportunities and new spaces for me, but I also understand that my reasonable service is to put in the work to acquire the newness. I am definitely ready. Just the other day, I signed up for a personal development class and mistakenly showed up to the venue on the wrong day. I walked into a room filled with women discussing wealth and investments, professing their love of God and sharing personal success stories about their finances. These were definitely my people. This diverse group of women welcomed me in to their sacred space and made room for me at their table. Grace & Mercy had my back! Not too long ago, circumstances made it necessary for me to cash in my retirement savings to pay for routine expenses; mortgage, healthcare, groceries, and all those other things you need to survive. This was an extremely uncomfortable time for me because I held the belief that retirement funds should only be used for living expenses during retirement. I quickly learned that "change is the only thing that is constant," and I now appreciate doing the work to have the funds available when I needed them most. When the time was right, I began rebuilding my retirement fund. I prayed for guidance and instruction on how to strategically rebuild my account. In return, God sent me to this group of women who will educate, encourage and support me along the way. This was a gentle reminder that miracles happen when awe & expectancy intersect. As the affirmation declares, I am boldly trusting grace & mercy to follow me while believing God that my greater days are in front of me! So here's what's important. Everyone experiences times in life when a shift is necessary. If you've noticed yourself feeling stuck, stagnant, unmotivated, unimpressed, disgruntled, conflicted or simply not in the mood for alot of *______* (you fill in the blank) it's time to shake things up. It's time to get your energy up, increase your creativity and start doing and enjoying things that add Peace to your life! So here's your chance to get involved and start the process of intentionally impressing yourself every single day! I challenge you to take out a piece of paper and make a list of all the people, places, things and experiences that add peace to your life. Be intentional and truthful about what you add to it. Exam your list and take notice of the types of items that are on your list. Which categories show up the most and which categories are lacking? For now, just do the work to develop your list and I promise to discuss this process in more detail at a later time. If you have question feel free to shoot me an email at: info@designedbymelissarivers.com If you haven't already subscribed to my blog and signed up for my newsletter. I would love to have you join my Peace Community!

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