It’s Simple – Be YOU

Do you wonder “Why?” some of the times in life (like, what the heck is so difficult about this situation; can we just inform everyone involved to straighten up, fly right, and mind their own business?) Me, too.

Do you think the hardships of life, love, and relationships are just too difficult to bear some of the times in life (like, if somebody would just call the 911 of Common Sense Judge, this situation would have gotten right yesterday?) Me, too.

Do you get really aggravated at the injustices that seem so obviously easy to fix (like, there is a simple solution for this if everyone involved would just stop it already!)? Me, too.

Do you wonder how a “Good God” would really allow this stupid crazy-wrong-thing to be happening for so long (like, if you could be God-for-a-Day you would just fix this long-term stranglehold?) Me, too.

Do you get all hopeless about “expecting the BEST” and “believing for MORE” because the Ambassadors of Hope among us keep preaching about having Endless Expectations for the Best (like, what world of hope do others live in that I am missing?) Me, too.

Do you get aggravated at the ridiculous tests that don’t measure what you really know to be the TRUTH; rather, these aggravating tests rely on someone else’s idea of what is important (like, you were ready to roll but what “they” think is important is from another planet altogether?) Me, too.

Do you feel “eeeking” defeated in your everyday life efforts because you speak a whole other language of reality, context, and truth than the people who mean the mostest to you (like, you feel like you are constantly trying to explain the obvious?) Me, too.

Could you go on and on and on with your life, love, and relationship frustrations, aggravations, and exasperations? Me, too. So what are we to do to get off of the merry-go-round of emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual exhaustion?

It’s simple. I know you don’t believe it’s simple (frankly, sometimes I don’t believe it, either). But, it is if we are willing to take the simple perspective and actions. It is as simple as realizing that God is absolutely Good. He is standing and waiting for YOU to realize that YOUR best interests are His heart’s desire.

When YOU grab a hold of how worthy YOU are of peace, joy, and confidence – guess what? You SOAR right out of that grinding, miserable, irritating, frustrating place that you THINK someone else is creating for you!

Oh my goodness: you suddenly realize at that moment that YOU are allowing it ALL – all of the crazy-living places of frustration, exhaustion, and exasperation! You may not be able to control another person or situations involving others. But, you always have control over your choices, behaviors, attitudes, and involvements.

Are you trying to “fix something” or “fix someone” that God never gave YOU the power to fix? Yes, you (and me) really do control it ALL. That is ALL that is in our control. If we will “see” with the eye of revelatory truth, we can choose to walk away (mentally, emotionally, and/ or physically) from the crazy-living places and people.

There will always be some seemingly valid reasons to remain in the crazy-living scenarios. But there is ONE great reason not to remain in the crazy-living scenarios. That ONE great reason is YOU. It involves your purpose and your sanity and your opportunity to thrive, not just survive.

As you consider a thriving life, the first consideration is to let God be God. He is well-able. You be YOU! In this beautiful truth, YOU are more than enough for ALL that God equipped YOU to Go, and to Be, and to Do! Be YOU! Get on with YOUR purpose, my dear friend.

And, oh my goodness:

Stop FIGHTING to be more than you are right now. Growth will come and you’ll be MORE in your right timing.

Stop EXPECTING more than you are equipped to manage right now.

Stop BATTLING the “WHY” question to things that are beyond your ability to answer right now. Stop trying to figure it all out.

Stop WARRING against difficulties that are beyond your God-given common senses right now.

Stop FRETTING about the timing for “the BEST” and “the MORE” in life that are coming to you in the right timing.

Stop STRUGGLING against the tests in life; you’ll pass them in YOUR right timing, soon enough.

Breathe. Rest. Think. Thrive. Be YOU.

Let God be your ENOUGH until YOU can walk through and to the place you know with confidence is YOUR sweet spot – your Gift, your Strength, your Purpose, and your Calling.

The Teacher is always quiet during the test because that is the teacher’s role. But, the Teacher is readily present and He is never far away from your deepest heart pain. You can always ask the Teacher a question, or two. Never doubt it. Ever. Pretty soon, you will soar right out of the classroom into the world’s arena. And, you’ll be the Teacher!

Expect It!


Devaney Rae
Devaney Rae
Devaney’s professional background includes professional Business Development, Leadership, and Life on Purpose Coaching, along with Instructional Design Technology consulting for Training & Presentation Design. Devaney also provides professional consulting within Organizational/ Performance Management for business owners and decision-makers. Devaney also established Life On Purpose with Devaney Rae in early 2018 as a way to connect with others who want to Get From Where You Are Now To Where You Want to Be. This effort connects people with professional coaching and a variety of resources to establish business growth that includes learning to create and manage multiple streams of income. Devaney works one-on-one and in small groups with people to create their own Life Purpose Plan and to develop the correct Business Strategy for Growth. Then, she helps them bring the plan to life so each one can step into their ownMORE! She has enjoyed a successful career in Healthcare Administration, Chemical Manufacturing, Retail Sales, Marketing, and within the Non-Profit Business sectors. Devaney earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Walden University and her Master’s degree in Instructional Design Technology for Professional Trainers from New York Institute of Technology. She also earned a degree in Dental Hygiene with license to practice in Texas and Louisiana. Devaney is a published author of the book, Countless Joys: The Place Beyond Tears (Westbow Press, 2015). The content is her story about how ordinary people are called to do “the extraordinary” in life. She has a passion for impacting others with life-giving hope, joy, and peace. Devaney established a non-profit organization, Countless Joys, Inc. in 2015. The mission of Countless Joys, Inc. is to Touch the Lives of Others with Joy. The specific focus is on Interrupting Human Trafficking of children and teenagers. Altogether, giving back to others is Devaney’s personal life mission and joy. Devaney makes her home in Franklin, Tennessee.

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  1. A fantastic way to simplify life! The principles apply equally well to our own lives and that of others, as well. You are one excellent example of resilience par excellence, Ms. Rae, and even stronger is your commitment to bring cheers to others in equal proportion, if not more.

    Goes without saying, I enjoyed every word of your summation. Not only that, your wisdom leaves me hungry for more. Thank You!

    In the meantime, my family joins me in Wishing You, Ms. Devaney, and All Your Loved Ones, Happy Holidays, and A Very Bright, Cheerful, Happy, Healthy, Peaceful, and Productive New Year 2019!!!