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Show highlights include: 

  • One question to ask yourself to accept God’s invitation into a life of full surrender. (6:55)
  • What dying people regret most – and how to use their regrets to step into greatness. (7:52)
  • The “Missing Piece” analogy that fills you with purpose and energy when you’re feeling down. (11:42)
  • How a life-threatening accident snaps you out of living life on autopilot. (13:25)
  • How to find God’s gifts in your life and turn them into massive impact (even if you feel like you’re ordinary) (15:04)
  • Why the enemy floods you with doubt and fear when you discover your gift. (17:00)

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Hi there. I'm Jill Allen and this is find your fierce, the show designed for women to discover your fierce, unlock and unstoppable mindset. Build unbreakable courage and completely transform how you show up every single day. Each week I will bring ideas, methods and strategies that will inspire you to step into your greatness and live life on purpose. Let's be fit, fierce and unstoppable.

(00:36): And to find your fierce love that you are with us. Once again, today's chat is the star of a new series called ignite the fire. And that is exactly what we are going to do here over the next few weeks. And that, that flame inside of you, we are going to get that blazing strong. So you are fired up to walk with purpose each and every day. And I know we just hosted an event called illuminate and it was so, so powerful. It was so good. And it actually inspired me to kick off the series where we can keep that momentum going. And I have a few stories I want to share with you and some aha moments. So be sure to stay with me here today, but before we kick off this new series, I always feel it in my heart to thank you for your love and your support and not just for the podcast, but also for the release of my book set free.

(01:26): And I so appreciate all your feedback, your reviews. I love that you share the podcast and the book with your friends and family and on your social media. And if you can keep on doing that, that would be absolutely amazing because it truly does take a village to make an impact. And you are a huge, huge part of that, for sure. And so thank you, thank you for all that you do, and for who you are and for allowing me to be a part of your day. Okay. So I have to say that I am, I always say this, but I have to say that I'm pretty excited about this series. You know, the next few weeks of discussions, we are going to dig deep and get you thinking and reflecting on your life. And I know it's crazy stuff, it's deep stuff, but it's going to be super fun.

(02:08): So hang on tight. It's going to be really good. But a story I wanted to share with you today is, is one where I thought we were going to have to play it safe. We were getting ready for the aluminate event and it was about, it was on a Friday evening, but we were getting ready to about two 30 in the afternoon. And I was just so super excited. Everything was just going so smoothly and just, I was fired up about how women were going to get fired up. And, and the whole night was planned around fire and lights and lanterns and sparklers and just it was outside too. And it was about two 30. And my husband came in into the kitchen and he goes, and I call him radar, Rob, by the way, because between him working at the greenhouse and snowplowing and all that good stuff, he's always so weather dependent.

(02:58): And so I always called him radar, Rob. And he came in and said, okay, Joe, I don't want you like to frat. I don't want you to get upset, but I just want you to know what is coming our way about seven o'clock. Now the event starts at six. And so I look at his phone and I kid you not, there was this huge long storm front all the way from we're in Ohio. And so all the way up from like lake Michigan, lake Erie, I should say probably both. Yeah, probably both and all the way running through diagonal through the state of Ohio all the way down to Kentucky. And it was rain and I'm not talking. It was, it wasn't green. It wasn't a green blob. It had red in it. Like 90% of the blob was red. The rest of it was like, purple.

(03:52): I didn't even see any green. So I knew it. Wasn't going to be a sprinkle. We're talking like this massive storm that would torrential downpour that would have wiped out and put out every single fire that we had planned for the night of eliminate. And I'm like, oh no, no, no, no, no, Nope. It can not happen. And my partner she's like looking at me and she said, I saw that I've been looking at the radar all day and I didn't want to say anything because she didn't want to speak it for hate. And I'm like, oh my goodness, I had no idea. And so I instantly texted a few of my friends and I said, okay, listen guys, I want you to pray, pray, get the storm away from us. There is no way because the tables were set up. The t-shirts were out the plates, the tablecloths, the chairs, the lights.

(04:38): I mean, I'm telling you we were ready. And if the rain came through, the whole entire table would be wiped out and I kid you not. So the ladies were praying. I was praying about 15, 20 minutes later, my husband texts me and says, Hey, good news. Oh, dot says no rain until not until 10 o'clock that night. Now guys, this was an 80 and 90% chance. I mean, there was no way that this huge long Stormfront was just going to disappear. And it did. And I was thinking to myself like, okay, no wonder. Well, of course, of course the rain was going to come. It was going to threaten us because we're talking about fire. And that's the only thing that can like take the fire out is like through these storms. And while we were going through and we were praying and all of that, we were talking, we started to talk about backup plans.

(05:36): We were talking about how we could play it safe. Well, if it does rain, what happens? Okay. And I get it. It's always good in life to have a plan B, but it was instant mode. Like, okay, well, how can we play it safe? What would that be? If the rain did come through and it was just going to rain, what is it that we were going to do? And it just didn't happen that way. And I tell you what I know, some of you are like, it's just rain, nothing else behind it. It wasn't the enemy. It wasn't any of that. It was just rain. It was on the radar. It's just a part of the forecast. And I have to agree with you 100%. I have to agree with you, but the rain could have caused us or could have opened the door for the enemy to sneak in so that we would worry that we would doubt it would make us question to get upset, to steal our joy and peace and the door would be open and it would encourage us to play it safe, to take it all down, move it inside and to stay away from the storm.

(06:40): Do you see that? Do you see how doors open like that? And we can go down a path or get on a court where we just decide to sit it out. So I have to ask you, are you playing at safe? Is your light them now, does it need some breath on it to get that flame going again to get you fired up again, to get you off the sidelines, to get you in the game, guys, God is calling us into this life of full surrender, making bold decisions, speaking bold prayers, asking for big things in our life. I mean, that's what you and I were created for, right? We weren't created to play it safe. And if we play safe pies, that's only a life, half lived and a life played safe is only going to be filled with regret in the end. And I know I always talk about life is short and how our life is passing us by.

(07:41): And I don't want you, you know, don't regret it and all that good stuff. And I know you guys have all seen the studies out there where they ask people at the end of their life, you know, do you know what you know, you regretted the most and you know, they tell you that they regret the things that they didn't do. They regretted the times they played it safe and they sat it out and they let the moment pass without jumping in where they said no, when there was a yes, available. And in the end they regretted it. Right? I'm asking you, I'm encouraging you here over the next few weeks is to get into the middle of your life and to jump in this both feet. Because if you don't, you're going to regret it. And guess what? That feeling, that gut feeling like, man, is there more to life than this?

(08:24): The answer is, yes. The Lord is nudging. You saying, yes, you're spot on. There's something more for you in your life. So there's this calling for greatness and this call for you to live in amazing and beautiful ways that only you can, that you're worthy of this calling. And it's just now up to us, whether or not we're going to live it, whether we're going to step into it, if we're going to claim it. And so are you going to use, utilize, grab a hold of what God has given you, or are you going to play it safe now? So these next few minutes, and throughout this series, I just want you to drop the expectations. I want you to let your guard down. I want you to open your hearts and be willing, willing to be all in and say yes to today or the series of opportunities.

(09:16): Now, I want you to think about this. Maybe you haven't ever done this. Maybe you have and maybe dismissed it. But there was a moment in time when God was at work forming you like you are not the result of some mass production. You were not on an assembly line anywhere. I mean, you were the result of the Lord, a creator who wanted you and his desire for you to lead him, to handcrafting you with every single detail there he was deciding what color of hair you were going to have, how tall you were going to be, whether you were going to, you know, have a little turned up nose or how big your hands were going to be. Even your heart. He designed the rhythm of it. He was creating it all. But do you know what was even more important to him? The thought he hung on the most when he was creating you and it was your potential gore potential was his biggest concern.

(10:15): His biggest dream, his biggest goal for you. It was like this, his stamp. I can, I can just see it right now. Like he has this big, huge stamp. And he's like, dumped all this potential in you is like, bam, boom, the mark, the seal. And it was like this perfection in his eyes. And it wasn't like when he was done that he had this plan for you to just survive. He had this massive purpose with a destiny in mind. He could have made robots. He could have had cookie cutters as human beings. Everybody the same size, the same bill, the same personality, everyone who just walked that line. Never strayed, never wondered, but instead he chose to make you and he chose to make me and you probably worry over everything or I do the same thing. Or maybe you forget your value and your worth.

(11:07): Me too guys. I mean, what about the one who stresses over minor things? I do too. Okay. But here's the thing. He placed us. He, he placed you and me to live our days in this exact time in this exact place in history guys, we are here in 2021 on purpose by design. We could have been around 400 BC. He could have put us on this earth in the 18 hundreds or the 1920s, but Nope, right here, right now, for reason, he has us here on this day. And there's no mistake in it. It was all by design, not coincidence. And what's missing in the world today. Just happens to be like this hole or this gap of the exact same size and the shape of the potential that you have within you. The fact that you are the missing piece. I think it was Joanna Gaines, Joanna Gaines.

(12:02): I love her. I believe she said in one of her magazines where that the world needs you, the world needs you. The world needs me. The world needs exactly what you have and who you are the best of you. And all of you is what your world has been desperate for. I forget what magazine. I mean, I had a been a couple years ago, but I, it just was so bold and I grabbed a hold of it and I'm like the right, the world does need each and every one of us. But here's the thing we've been playing it small. We've been playing at little and we've been sitting it out. We've been going through the motions and that God inspired God shaped. You know, that, that God given potential that is within us has gone untapped unused within you. Something is special. What is it a few years ago?

(12:50): I know I probably shared this story a few times here and I, and I shared it in my book set free. It was actually the opening chapter, but I was going through the motions at the mundane every single day, get up and go through the cycle and then go like just survive to get through the day and then get up and do it all over again. And I know I was 18 weeks pregnant. I had three kids, three little boys, and it was like, I think they were four and under, and it was a snowy day. And I was like, oh my gosh, I can't do it anymore. And I'm just, I, I can't survive one more day. And so I asked my husband to come pick me up and he took me out and I'm like, I will help snowplow. And what happened was I wasn't much help.

(13:29): And he ended up running me over and knocked me about five feet back. Tires came up over me up and over my torso, over my head and all that good stuff. And I'm scrambling thinking the front end of the tire and the snowplow is gonna now be coming my way. And it wasn't. And I heard that click, click, click, and I saw the axle above me, just spinning. And I'm telling you like your life flashes before your eyes. It really, really does. But he thought he hit a mulch bed. And so he had stopped, but then he was going to put it back into drive. And I heard that right? And I'm like, oh my gosh, it's not the front. It's actually the back. And I scrambled as fast as I possibly could. And my hair was a hot mess. I was covered in snow.

(14:12): I had a broken shovel in my hand and he rolled down the window. Of course I was screaming and crying and all that. And he thought I was making snow angels, but it was kind of like, okay, the wake-up call, right? It was a gift from above a miracle. My time on earth was not finished and your time is not up either. And I know we often get distracted from our Coleen or fall short of our God-given potential or go through life, living in a fog. We have to stop living on autopilot. Now I don't think we need to be hit by a truck to up our game to Uplevel or live out our potential. But we do need to wake up. We need to grab a hold of the belief that we are called for all these adventures, for his glory and to not waste what we have been given to make an impact on the world, whatever that may be.

(15:03): And I don't want you to think, and you're probably, if some of you right now are probably like, well, I'm just ordinary. I don't want you to think that because here's why we've been given this gift. And when we fully surrender those gifts back to the Lord, back to the creator, back to the giver guys, it is going to be used in absolutely amazing, wonderful, tremendous ways that we can't even imagine. So what have you been given guys? You've been given potential potential, and I'm not saying that we need to live up this puffed up self-centered lives, right? As we are trying to recognize and discover within us, what's something so good. And now ragingly awesome. Right? And what this world desperately needs. I'm just asking you guys to wake up and say, I'm here. What is my potential? But you know, some of you guys are saying, but I'm just ordinary.

(15:57): I'm still ordinary guys. I'm 90% gray. I bite my nails. I have trouble with remembering names. I failed my high school state proficiency test in English, go figure. And I sometimes yell at my kids, but do you know what I have? I have the spirit of purpose. I have the spirit of drive. I wake up with intention. I wake up with a clear mind and vision and I can speak life into others. I can speak life into others with ease guys. That's my potential. This is my gift from my creator. And to be honest guys, my whole life, I think I've kind of been that way yet. It seemed always ordinary to me. And it was until I fully surrendered it to God a few years back. And then, then he turned it into extraordinary. What you can do on your own is absolutely amazing.

(16:46): And you can get by and you could survive and you could do wonderful things. But when you give it back, you give your gifts back to him because he's going to turn it into something incredible more than you can even imagine. He's going to use it in radical ways. But here's the thing. When you realize that when you realize the gifts that you have, I'm telling you what the enemy is going to come knocking on your door. Big time. It's going to make you question and doubt everything. The work of the enemy is going to undermine what you have been given. And he's going to prowl around like this roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. He doesn't go tearing your head off. He devours and undermined your value. He covers your truth up with lies. He devours you by that continual questioning as to whether or not you are enough.

(17:37): He keeps you out of the game. He keeps you playing little. He keeps you second guessing yourself. And so how much longer are you going to allow that to continue? How many more days of your life are you going to keep quiet? Do not use your voice. How much of your gift are you are going to allow him to steal guys within you? All the potential. All the potential is right there. It's right there. But it's up to you. Whether or not you're going to use it. What is within you? That's been chained up by the doubt and the fear and the questioning, the comparison, all the delays, what potential has gone unused because of these chains. I shared the story the other night about Peter being chained up, right? He was chained up between these two guards in prison. And this angel appeared to him and he said, quit and get up.

(18:26): And these chains just fell off. It's like you and me we've been chained up. And our true potential is we just, it's just been sitting there unused. So these chains just need to fall. Guys. You're being set free right now. I hope you guys are getting fired up and that you are ignited, ready to be illuminated. You're set free to step out of the doubt and the fear and the questioning, everything that's been holding you back for all these years to step into that full potential guys, you're being set free. It's available to you. He wants you to use what he's given you. And it's going to absolutely blow your mind. The massive potential that you have within you unleash it today, unleash it. He has some radical plans for you and the potential that is inside of you. Wow. Wow. And I don't want you to die with an unused don't miss.

(19:19): What, what the gifts that he has given you. And I talked to a couple of women the other night and they're like, well, I just don't know what my gifts are. I just don't know guys, pray about it. You don't have to figure it out right now. I just pray about it. Slow down enough, get silent, drown out the noise, make some space in there and start praying about it. And I'm telling you it's going to be downloaded. And then when it gets downloaded, I want you to surrender every single thing back to him and then ask, beg, do whatever boldly declare, tell him to use it, tell him to use it. Your potential is going to be unleashed. Here's what I want you guys to do. I have a couple of questions. I want you guys to answer. Share them with me and write me, put it in the feedback, whatever you guys want to do.

(20:09): But what gifts do you have? I hope you guys journal because if you journal, it's absolutely amazing the process that you go through and the transformation. So what gifts do you have? What area of your life are you falling short of your potential? What potential are you leaving on the table? And what is the Lord asking you to do today with your gift? Jot those down today. Reminder my book set free. It's now available on Amazon. So check that out. Join us for the set free book club in August. As we walk through this journey together, you can find that link@jllandcoaching.com and, and, and, and save the date of September 18th. The next gathering is called the wilderness, and you do not want to miss it. I want you ladies to be there. It's going to be exactly what you are needing in your life at that Zak moment heads up on the next episode, we're going to continue the ignite your fire series. So be sure to check that out next week. Thanks so much for joining us today. Please subscribe, share this episode, link on your social media. If you felt encouraged or inspired, as we all know, someone that can benefit. And I would love it. If you would give some feedback and a review. As well, talk with you next time, beef it be fierce, be unstoppable.

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