#bemore“It is time for you to be free. It is time to lay aside the words of your personal demons, the opinions of others, and the pressure of society. There’s only one thing we have to be, and that is who God made us to be – and God made us to BE MORE!” ~ Sandi Krakowski 

Do you ever wonder if this is as good as it gets? Are you content with being just okay? Or would you like more?

If you’ve been through trauma or are facing personal challenges you will know what it’s like to be in chaos, or perhaps holding on from day to day.  And you may well long for life to be simply ‘normal’. But existing isn’t living. You have a purpose to fulfill and your destiny of greatness awaits.

For many years I felt like all I wanted was to ‘be like everyone else’ and for everything to be mundane. On the outside it may have appeared that I was successful, happy and in control. Inwardly though I was a complete mess. Depression and alcoholism were destroying me to the point that every waking moment was a struggle. Eventually I reached physical, emotional and spiritual brokenness. At that time I longed to be like those I witnessed around me – comfortable and good enough. Perhaps that is all you want too? But I have come to understand that God didn’t want mediocrity for me and He doesn’t want it for you either.

“The battlefield is in your mind, but with God in your heart you are more than equipped to win. You are equipped to BE MORE.” ~ Sandi Krakowski

Seventeen years ago I began my journey of recovery from a twenty year battle with depression and alcohol abuse. With no more than a whisper of hope and a speck of faith, I made the commitment to reclaim my life. I learnt that God didn’t want to heal me to a point of ‘this is as good as it gets’. He wanted me so much more for me. He wanted me to ‘be more’.

“God isn’t interested in helping you to get by, to make due, or to settle. He wants to make you a giant who can change the world.” ~ Sandi Krakowski

I use that phrase because I’ve recently read Sandi Krakowski’s book ~#BE MORE – 77 Secrets To Your Powerful Life. It’s one of those books that you read and simply have to share. Because it’s full of truths or ‘secrets’ that when discovered will help you live your life as the person God intended you to be.

In her own life Sandi has been brought to the depths of despair, but has overcome her challenges through determination and courage. Through her faith she has proved how it is possible to find strength through personal weakness. She hasn’t simply written about how to be powerful, she is a herself a testimony to living with passion and purpose.

“It’s never too late to create a brand new life! As long as you’re still breathing, you can become all that God designed you to be!! ~ Sandi Krakowski

One thing I truly believe is that your past doesn’t have to define your present. Whilst I lived in the grip of depression and addiction, I had little faith and believed God had given up on me. I blamed others and allowed anger and resentment to fuel my spiral of self-destructive behaviour. I believed that because of my bad choices in the past that it would be impossible for anything good to happen in the future.

But I was wrong. God was waiting for me with grace and mercy to gently heal me and guide me along the path to my destiny. Indeed I am claiming the life that God planned for me. Today I no longer settle for being just okay. I aim to be more – more faith-filled, more joyful and more alive.

What about you? Are you ready to be more?

SANDI KRAKOWSKI BE MOREYou can find out more about Sandi Krakowski here! #BE MORE – 77 Secrets To Your Powerful Life

“As you go through this journey, you are going to discover how to BE MORE connected to God, to BE MORE in tune with yourself, to BE MORE attentive to your relationships, to BE MORE engaged with your community, and to BE MORE mindful of your world.”  http://www.arealchange.com/bemore/