A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity of seeing Avery Sunshine grace the stage with so much style, class, grace and gratitude. This was my second time seeing Avery Sunshine perform, but my first time seeing her as the headliner. (Won’t He do it!!!) If you haven’t seen Avery Sunshine perform before I implore you to catch her the next time she’s in a city near you. You certainly won’t regret it. She’s absolutely AMAZING! The performance was full of love, laughter, praise & worship (seriously…God is so good y’all. You must always have a thankful heart no matter where you are and you should definitely make sure to include Him in all that you do) and empowerment all in one.
One of the songs that really spoke to me lyrics went a little something like this…
“Don’t you know what you’re made of/I know the feeling/I’ve been there before/But all i could do was walk out the door/too tired of trying/too tired of crying/but I had to do something than just telling you/Just Jump and watch your wings grow/I know you’ve heard it all before/Just move you’ll know which way to go/Just do something/Just do something/Change feels like its going to brake us/When we’re lost and in a deep sleep change is there to wake us…1-2-Jump….I can feel my wings growing/I can feel my wings growing.”
This song reminded me of the many times when I was paralyzed by fear and the numerous times I worked up enough courage to have faith, embrace change and do something different. As I reflect, these “do something different” moments were some of the best times of my life. They were the days that I felt centered, unstoppable, irreplaceable, unbothered, and #woke! I was finally really living and not just existing. Was it tough..heck yea! But I knew in order to grow/in order to actualize my dreams/ in order to live in my purpose/ in order to be used by God I had to/have to/will always need to JUMP! Jump right out of my comfort zone and into the land of the unknown that was designed to help me be the person I was created to be.
I say all of this to say…JUST JUMP! Stop waiting for the “perfect” day to give this life your all. We all only get one life to live. Why not live it relentlessly making your dreams a reality. Right now we have what we need to get started on actualizing our goals and dreams…Right now! I dare you to get acquainted with the uncomfortable and watch God work things out for your good. Most of the time we just need to get out of our own way and STOP allowing our baggage, insecurities, self-esteem, negative thought patterns, and unsupportive people cripple us.
At the end of the day, It’s all in our head. We are what we think. Silence the pity party in your head, JUMP, and watch your wings grow. Avery Sunshine says it best, “It’s time to SHINE!”