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Show highlights include:  

  • How to avoid slipping into ‘Freakout Mode’ over making plans and surrender to a new adventure. (4:29)
  • The Deep Dive approach for unleashing more purpose and passion into your days. (6:09)
  • How to stop second-guessing your potential through the power of lifeguarding lessons. (8:48)
  • Why living life to the fullest starts in the Book of John. (11:40)
  • How to move through the waters of God’s plan for you (and avoid sinking at all costs). (12:30)

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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.

(00:35): Hey there, gang. Welcome to find your fierce. So glad you are here with me and together kicking off 2022. We are continuing the warrior series this week and with it being a fresh start and we have a clean slate. I know these past few weeks, we talked about stepping into confidence and then walking that out that you are certainly designed with the purpose and life is full of hope and that full of opportunity and choices. And, you know, with the series, we are diving into the fact that we can do and face hard things. We can learn to fight and battle in a completely brand new way that we are not only able to reach our potential, but to actually go beyond it. And that's what we're gonna talk a little bit about today. Why and how we can go all into what God is calling us to and who he is calling us to become.

(01:22): I think it's gonna be good. I can't wait. And I'm pretty excited. So, but before we go any further today, I have to say that I love that you are here listening in and spending time with us. So honored that I get to be a part of your day. You guys are just so amazing and I have to thank you for all your love and support as always. I appreciate your feedback and your reviews, and just love that you shared this podcast with your friends and family. And if you can keep on doing that, that would be pretty amazing because you are helping this movement as it helps reach more women and it impacts more lives. And that is certainly what life is all about. So thank you so much. And for those of you who are wanting a little bit more, a little bit more personal attention and coaching, more accountability, more breakthrough and connection, and to, to things on a deeper level, all the stuff that we talk about here on fine, your fears plus so much more, the just breathe.

(02:11): Sisterhood is opening up another small group mentorship here on February 8th, and it is truly game changing. So I want you to be sure to check it out on my website, go to Jill Allen, coaching dot, and you can get started with us there. So are you guys ready for today's chat? I know I am. And you know that I love the word potential. I tend to gravitate toward that in a lot of our chats. I think it's because I just don't want to waste mine. And I don't want yours to go untapped either because our potential doesn't mean much. If we don't ever make the move to live up to it. Right? So my focus is to live up to my God-given potential and guide others to realize their own and all that potential for your life that you desire the most and, and meant to have is right inside of you.

(03:04): And it's there because God put it there, all your desires, your dreams, your visions, your goals are there because God put those there too, guiding you to your purpose, guiding us to take that next step. I mean, we are so purpose filled and when there is a purpose, there is all the potential necessary to make it a reality, to think that purpose and potential actually partner up. And when that happens, life shifts, life shifts big time. Okay. And it fires me up. So we have all this potential to fulfill our purpose. And then here's, God comes in with all his power, all his power to make things happen. I he's like this catalyst that instigates this massive explosion, all his power to move the mountains and break chains that need to be broken power to tear down the walls. And he even part CS power to calm the storm that you may be in, right?

(04:00): And the power to provide things and do things that seem impossible, but not everyone is experiencing this power in their lives, if only right. And here's why we will never know the awesome power of God until we go all in. We don't get to see the full effect of God's power when we're holding back. When we're playing little, you know, when we playing small in life, when we, when all we seek is safety and security or the details, or we try to figure out the entire plan ahead of time, we don't get to see our experience. God moving fully. So where are you holding back? Where do you need to surrender? I feel like I wanna share with you, my husband and Rob and I are feeling that, you know, God is offering us an opportunity to step up to the next level of living this year.

(04:45): But here's the thing about these next levels and these next steps, they're kind of scary. They're flat out intimidating and we could easily go out and, you know, go into freak out mode because the next level is the unknown because things, there's a lot of things that are not fully revealed. And I sometimes like to know exactly what's going on, especially for those of you who know me. I like to, to plan a little bit, I'm working on that. But when we are being called to step up, we have to, or we are leaving behind possibly what we've had or had we want what God is offering. Okay. I'm gonna be flat out, honest with you. We want all that God is offering. And some of you guys may be in this exact spot right now as well. Perhaps you've been there where you are being called to new, to something different to step into this next big thing.

(05:31): But you see, it would require us to loosen our grip, loosen the reigns on all that. We've worked hard to build. Cuz here we are. We've built a life, a successful greenhouse business. We travel. We are living in our dream home with five amazing kids who are thriving with their sports and the friends and the school we've poured our heart and soul into all those things and have been so blessed in return. And we don't take anything for granted with the lifestyle that we love and that we've helped build, but God there's there's, but God, that's all I can say. He keeps popping up. He pops up like God pops up and is calling us into another adventure tugging at our hearts drop in this new plan that doesn't make a lick of sense. He's offering us purpose and passion and impact. And the scary thing he's offering is the next level and bigger impact on more lives.

(06:20): However, it's gonna require us to forfeit a few things. And I think about how God always provides, especially when we go all in. I remember when I left teaching, the biggest thing I was worried about with my husband being self-employed was the insurance and just a little bit behind the scenes when you're self-employed guys, medical insurance can get the little crazy. We had the option of paying close to $1,600 a month and that doesn't even include dental. And it actually is a pretty high deductible. So everything within a year usually had to be paid for anyway. And so without going into a lot of detail about medical insurance, but the point is while God didn't just snap his finger and give us that insurance for a deal or provide overnight success, God provided exactly what was needed to make it worked. When we worked, when we partnered with him, when we move into something new, oftentimes we need to make space to create room.

(07:12): So the old has to go, right? Sacrifice may even be required to sacrifice the good stuff. So extraordinary breath of life that God breathes into all of that amazing things that will have space and that it's needed to show up. Now it's gonna require that sacrifice, but all the good stuff really does. If you think about it, you may need to make some changes on how you spend your time, or maybe you have to forgo the $6 star bucks or downsize your home. If you're being called into something higher and greater new and different, what sacrifices will have to be considered and made, what changes it's a give and take. There's a whole lot of trust. That's gonna be needed a lot of faith belief, but let me tell you what diving all in will give. It's gonna give us a life beyond our wildest imagination.

(08:02): It's gonna give us struggles and challenges that will strengthen us. It will give us peace and patience and this up close encounter with the power of God. All that he can do. I, I wanna say it again. We will never know the awesome power of God until we go all in it. Would we go all in to the unknown? We will never know what was truly possible in our lives. As long as we're tiptoeing in the waters. I mean, we're never gonna ever reach our full God-given potential standing on the shore. Second, guessing everything. God is calling us, you and me to this all in life. He's calling you to take a deep dive, more tiptoeing around in this life that we've been given. It's time to submerge ourself to go all into the life that we've been created for. I remember back, oh my gosh.

(08:50): I might have shared this story before. I don't know. Back in my college days, I had to take some lifeguarding class. And at that point in my life, I would've rather taken chemistry level 300. Okay. I had failed beginner, swimming lessons two times when I was younger and this was just gonna be absolutely horrible. And it was crash course five hours a day for one week. Of course I was the oldest. I was 22 in with a bunch of six, 10 year olds getting recertification for lifeguarding and ready for their pool days for that summer. And one day they threw something into the deep end. I believe it was 10 feet and it felt like 60, maybe even a hundred. And we had to dive in to get it. Now, first of all, I didn't know how to dive, let alone, dive in, dive down deep when you're already in the pool.

(09:39): Right. And talk about panic mode. I mean, I remember the feeling like as if it was yesterday, but I had to make a decision. If I was going to do this, to even try it, I had to be all in or go home. And there was a part of me that really wanted to go home. But again, if you me, I'm gonna go all in. When I do something, if I say I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it. But do you know how many times it took me? Neither do I . I can't even count that high guys. I was in tears. I was exhausted. I was embarrassed. I was scared. I wasn't going to pass this test. And course, to hop into my master's program. I know it was required for me to be able, wanna do that. I was standing at that edge for the UTA time deciding to take another leap, to take another crazy, not so good.

(10:23): Look and dive. And I was faced with the decision to either stand there or dive in. And this is where life had brought me to the edge could everything I had gone through. Been for a purpose. I wanna ask you, what edge are you current standing on? And by the way, you know, I jumped and somehow through the grace of God, he gave me the strength, the courage, and the ability to hold my breath and to touch that bottom, to bring up that ring and believe me, when I cried tight tears of joy, I was crying tears of joy. And let me tell you those 16 year olds were going nuts. They were so happy. Probably more so that class could finally end, but I wanna ask you again, what edge are you currently standing on? Now? You can stand there at the edge for all the rest of your days, peering over and wondering, wondering what it would look like to be cut in God's movement to be submerged over your head in all his grace, his forgiveness, his love to be tossed in the flow of his power, where your days lived truly alive.

(11:20): Do you wanna wonder, or do you wanna experience, do you question or do you want him to take you on an adventure? Do you ignore all that he has for you? Or will you look back with the regret and say, what if I jumped all in? Are you ready to experience what it's like to be fully alive in 2022 guys? If you say yes, then it is time to dive all in, to step into his next level to say yes to the unknown. I know in John 10, 10, Jesus says I have come that they may have life and have it to the full Jesus came to us so that we could live a life to the fullest to live an abundant life. And so many of us are like, eh, you know what? Nah, no, thanks. I'll just take a little, thank you maybe a little bit later, guys, we need to flip the script.

(12:00): Flip our response. Absolutely. Lord you say you're here to bless us, to love us, to guide us, to help us to lead our ways. Then I'm all in. I'm raising my hand. Do you want it all? Do you want every good thing he has available to you? Do you want every epic experience he's offering? Do you want every day of life? Do you want every adventure? I know I do. We want it all, but the here's the thing. God wants our all in return. He wants everything we have. You shall love the Lord, your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind says Matthew 2237. Not just a little bit, not just a piece of you, all of you. This is what God wants. And this is how he sees, or this is how he has been using every single good thing in every single, you know, seemingly bad thing in your life to bring you to this place of full surrender, where you will go all in with your, all your heart, all your soul in all your mind, where you decide to hold nothing back.

(13:00): Will you go all in for God? Will you sell out for God? Will you believe that he is for you and not against you? Will you believe that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. So you have no reason to fear. Will you trust fully that God's plans for you are good in, you can dive in off that ledge, knowing if you can't already swim or grab that ring at the bottom of the pool, that he will teach you how that you will not sink, but I'm gonna give you guys a heads up. Remember what swimming and lifeguarding lessons feel like? I know I do. they feel like you're drowning. We don't get to take that leap. And then just float. We don't have pool floating right there waiting for us. We don't just get a hangout. It doesn't work that way. When we jump into pursuing our passion and all these new creations that he has for us, we may feel like we're drowning.

(13:46): Roadblocks are gonna show up. Conflicts will arise. Financial burdens things, not working out. Like we had thought relationships change. No one else shows up. Guys, there's gonna be a struggle. There's gonna be some growing pains. It's like my lifeguarding class. We have to learn and you will likely experience something similar. If you go all in and now I can tell you this. Now I can swim like a rock star miles upon miles and open water too guys. It's all worth it. Let's be on a mission to stop seeking easy and go for the hard stuff. No more tiptoeing in the waters of life this year, no more going through the motions. It's not gonna cut it. If we do, we will be guaranteed to miss. What's truly available to you all in guys. You can't afford to tiptoe around in the waters of life, this year questions to on this week, will you make that commitment right now?

(14:39): Will you promise yourself that there will be no more holding back in 2022, will you commit to taking every opportunity that comes your way and run with it? Even if it doesn't make sense, will you say yes to life this year? So life can say yes to you. Will you intentionally show up every day of life, ready and willing to live it to the fullest. It starts right here. This is your chance. Today is your first opportunity of a lifetime. And if you say yes, willing to lock arms with your creator, you will experience this power at work in your like never before. When you are standing on that edge. What if guys, if you are wanting more fire in your day, follow me on Instagram or join us for the just brief small group, a 12 month faith filled mindset and accountability experience, or even our next retreat.

(15:25): The mission trip. We have been all over the place on epic adventures that allow us to step outside our comfort zone. So be sure to go to Jill Allen, coaching.com for all updates or join us in the just brief Facebook group, we would love to have you heads up on the next episode. We are continuing the warrior series for that fresh start. So be sure to pop back in next week. Thanks so much for joining us today. And I pray that we filled your heart with joy. If you could let us know before hopping off here today, that would be absolutely incredible. Subscribe. Share this episode, link on your social media, if you felt encouraged or inspired, as we all know someone that could benefit. And I would love it. If you would give some feedback and a review as well, talk with you next time. Be fit, be fierce, be unstoppable. See ya.

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