I don’t know about you but there is always something about a new year that seems “SO RIGHT”. New beginnings, news years resolutions, new opportunities to finally get this year right. Although I know now that my (our) story is written, we can plan all we want but it is the Lords way, we can make our year a little bit smoother by making better choices by being faithful in the path he has you on. If you have read my blogs 2017 for myself was a year of self discovery, letting go & finding true meaning of life. Starting 2018 there is anticipation and excitement for myself for I have been faithful in my path of Christ this year. Even though I have been in “maintenance” mode, I sit and watch others reap some great benefits….wondering why them & not me? But reality is I don’t know their story and know how long they have been on their faithful walk. Everyone wants their greatness “yesterday” but god wants your faithfulness today, tomorrow and for eternity. Are your dreams you have too small for you ? Do you keep feeling that uneasiness at your job, yeah it pays great but you have no joy? Don’t you think God is telling you “YOU ARE MEANT FOR MORE”?
1King 19:19 “So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.” He was a son out plowing the fields when the holy spirit came upon him and aligned him with assignment. Elijah was comfortable doing what he had always done but at that unexpected moment God’s greatness called upon him & his life was changed. See how many of us instead of sticking to this DREAM you have (god gave it to you) give up so easy because its HARD. I hear so many people say “I wanted to do that with my life but it cost too much or schooling is too long?” Listen to that for a moment, you’d rather sit and do what your doing day in and day out rather than reaping the joy you deserve. Life is short and who cares if school might take a little longer pursue your destiny, if you want to write that book-DO IT, be a singer-SING THAT SONG. While you sit back and think on a regular level that voice inside you “GOD” knows he made you with EXTRA ORDINARY qualities. The glory in all our stories to this dream path is that we have had to walk thru some “stuff” in order to get the glories of our now and future. Think about the story of Elijah he plowed the fields behind Ox for years, he walked thru the fields of feces, kicking up poop and dirt constantly in his face thinking this was his life. BUT what was that “poop” it was actually fertilizer as well!!! So all the things that have happened to you were not killing your dreams but fertilizing you and your process of growth. Your haters=your fertilizer, your family whom think your dreams are stupid=your fertilizers, your ex who thought he destroyed you and your heart for love and companionship….NOPE FERTILIZER. For each of them should be feeding your dreams, god is putting these people there so you can grow. God is going to give you if you haven’t witnessed this by now lots of right & left turns that were not on your “MAPQUEST” but HIS so you can end up where you need to be. Stay faithful to god and yourself and your dreams will prosper beyond measure.
OH and I learned and continue learning make sure you find the right people to share your dreams with. Your dreams are not subtle therefore when they come true celebrations should not be in casual encounters. You want people whom will shout to the heavens with you and sow into you. Those are your believers, faithful friends…you know who they are.
So be faithful on this journey to your dreams in 2018…DREAM AS BIG AS GOD DOES FOR YOU, serve the world with EXCELLENCE in 2018, the excellence you have been bestowed with by God, KNOW WHO YOU ARE going forward in 2018, you are a daughter or son of GOD walk in his honor.
May your 2018 begin with all you are meant to be…….GOD BLESS