{LOVE Series} Pray For Them

It was a deep conversation with an old friend late one night that put everything in perspective. Suddenly I knew the piece I've been missing on this journey. I'm not going to share the missing piece with you just yet, but I will share a firm reminder she gave me.

We have to pray - not just for ourselves, spouses, and children. No. We also have to pray for those who hurt us. We even have to pray for those who hate and actively seek to harm us. If they are consumed by it pray that much harder. It is not always our place to tell someone whether the malice is justified, but we can pray for that hatred. We can pray for healing. We can pray for blessings.

Praying for those who send us reeling is no small feat.  Be honest with God about that. Confess that it's a struggle. Then do it anyway. Blessing them blesses you, too. Did you know that? Returning to that place of love and recognizing we are all God's children blesses you. It helps you heal.

It doesn't mean you are perfect or even blameless. It isn't condescending. It's powerful. Prayer is the greatest gift we can give someone.

Pray for abusers just as you pray for the abused. Pray for the negligent, enablers, and hesitant observers. Above all, hit your knees and pray for the greater good.

In all things, pray for the greater good.

In prayer,

"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."
Matthew 5:44 NIV


Rebecca Mogg

After almost eight years as a well-paid, white collar career woman; my family's principal breadwinner (by a long shot); two babies; postpartum depression combined with emotional abuse; a loving, supportive husband who was always working his demanding job both on site and at home; and only one real vacation (leave was hoarded for family commitments and maternity leave), I was DONE. I was tired of being told I could have it all and, in the same breath, that I could not. I was at a crossroads: continue careening down a path that would surely destroy me and even end my marriage OR make changes that gave me time freedom, work/life balance, a happier family, and a happier ME.

I chose CHANGE. I walked away from that demanding, soul crushing arena to embrace my true self and create the life of my dreams. I left so I could travel when I CHOSE to travel, not when someone demanded it. I walked away from other people dictating when I could be a mother so I could decide that for my family. I chose to be a business woman on my own terms. At the end of the day, I walked away to empower not only myself, but women everywhere.

My main business is coaching others in weight loss, healthy aging, wealth creation, and performance. This lifestyle site is my way of sharing my God-led journey in hopes of inspiring, motivating, emboldening, and empowering each of you. 

So here I am: sharing my truth and relationship with the divine through my family and everyday life. I'm here to share love. It's a bold move in an age where talking about God is almost taboo. The last thing I want to do is isolate anyone. But He has called me to this and I have learned to do as He tells me to do! Most days anyway. I am, after all, incredibly human. Ha!