“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
I’m staring at my laptop wondering what to write,
It’s late Friday night,
And I know by the time you get this,
It’ll be the 1st of 2018,
People will be celebrating the NEW year,
And my heart is LITERALLY tingling,
Of the promises that are about to be fulfilled,
The vision that’s about to come to past,
And the GREAT THINGS,
God’s about to do in 2018,
Not just in my life…but in YOURS too.
So to celebrate the NEW YEAR,
I’m going to share with you,
Some of the lessons,
I plan to carry into 2018…
With that being said
I hope that as you read,
My personal, transparent, lessons…
You’ll be inspired…
To draw closer to God,
Think of your own lessons,
God’s taught you this past year…
Become the strongest,
BEST, version of yourself possible.
With that being said,
Let’s dive into my first lesson…
I learned in 2017
And plan to carry over into 2018…
Lesson #1 Go Hard After What God’s Placed On Your Heart
In February/March of 2017,
God spoke to me to launch,
A global organization of women,
Who embrace singleness,
And fall deeper in love with Jesus.
In April we started,
In October we spread out to 4 different cities,
Where the women could meet up,
And discuss lessons God’s been teaching us,
And at the start of this year,
Over 2,300 women have joined our Facebook community,
We’re set to launch in over 20 cities worldwide,
From Chicago, to Atlanta,
To Nairobi, Kenya…
And DAILY we are EXPANDING…
More women are interested in starting one,
In THEIR city.
So sis here’s what I’ve learned in 2017..
Give God a YES.
Do what, he’s telling you to do,
And don’t use LACK of TIME,
Or I’m too BUSY,
Or I’m too tired,
As the reason you don’t step out in FAITH…
Allow God to use you,
And just take the FIRST step of faith,
Towards your dream,
And allow GOD to do the rest.
Once you take the first step,
God will show up in WAYS you’ve,
Lesson #2 Once You STEP out on a DREAM,
It’ll be there.
They’ll be there.
Reruns of your favorite shows?
It’ll always be there.
But your DREAMS sis,
Most people get it backwards,
They think they can take their time…
Dreams can always be chased,
And time can be WASTED…
But it can’t.
See what most people fail to realize is,
God has an OPEN window,
For the thing he’s told you to do…
Where his grace is overflowing,
Where the right connections are present,
And where he literally just needs you,
To say YES.
I beg you in 2018,
Do not let your MOMENT pass you by.
Don’t let any distraction,
Take you off course.
Staying focused was my motto…
I continuously stayed focused on God,
AND The dream he placed on my heart.
Lesson #3 Invest in Yourself…
Beyond just believing in the DREAM,
And staying focused…
I also did the work,
And worked on ME..
I invested in me.
I took classes to improve my skills,
Listened to instructors, and teachers.
I invested in myself UNASHAMEDLY,
No price for a class,
Or course was too high,
If I knew it could help the dream God gave me,
In my heart…
I took it.
If I knew a book,
Could help me in the long run,
I bought it..
And I spent weekends getting ahead,
Partnering with God,
To fulfill the vision he’s given me for my life.
Because I know investing in myself,
Is the best investment I can ever make.
And it WILL pay off in the long run.
I also understand if I’m lazy with my gift,
And calling in the earth…
I risk the chance of LOSING it.
That’s right sis…
God will scoop what he’s called YOU to do,
And place it right in the lap of someone else,
If you keep procrastinating.
See the full story,
Of the man who had his talents taken away,
In Luke 19:12-18
The longer you don’t invest in you,
Put your dream off,
The more you prove to God,
You can’t be trusted,
And you run the risk,
Giving the vision, or dream,
He’s placed in YOUR heart,
To someone else.
So what can you do in order to avoid that?
Get busy in your purpose.
Go after your dreams…
And do what it takes,
To leave a GREAT LEGACY on this earth.
This is why I believe in empowering other women,
To go hard after God,
And THEIR PURPOSE or DREAM.
It’s not just about today,
It’s about leaving a legacy and BLESSING others as well.
Want to work with me,
On getting clear on your purpose?
Lesson #4 Everyone Can’t Go Where You’re Going
I wish I could say,
As God’s been ordering my steps this past year,
That everyone I started 2017 out with,
I also ended with…
But that just isn’t so.
And GUESS WHAT?
I wish they could be here with me now,
But I’ve learned…
Some people come into your life..
For a season,
Some for a reason…
And some for a LIFETIME…
I’ve also begun to understand,
Separation is necessary for ELEVATION….
God is separating us for a reason,
So instead of questioning it,
And sulking over it…
I’ve learned to TRUST God’s SOVEREIGNTY.
If it’s not working…
It’s just not working…
As painful as it may be,
Sometimes it’s just best,
To let it GO.
Here’s what I also learned sis…
No matter how much,
You try to PUSH & JAM those seasonal people,
Into a lifetime slot in your life,
If it’s not meant to BE…
It’s just not meant to BE…
You’re only frustrating yourself,
By refusing to release them…
From your life.
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