Following Through On The Promise
Do you ever have those days where you feel like the world is on your shoulders? You are emotionally “full”, and the addition of more thing is going to cause your “emotional bridge” to break. I’m having one of those days today.
I have been running all day. Work was hectic, but fun! Then, I drive home to begin my “side jobs”. Tonight, I’m a chauffeur,grocery shopper, and errand runner :).
I’m sure all of my caregivers, moms, single moms & dads, etc. can relate. I’m just sitting down after grabbing a quick bite to eat, & typing this blog is the most relaxation I’ve had all day :).
I must admit, I’m super excited to have this opportunity to share with you. This blog helps me follow through on my promise. I never thought this would be such an important thing for me to do. I never saw myself blogging. But, God told me that I would find comfort & healing in sharing these words. Now, I can’t imagine my life without it.
This is not the easiest thing for me to do. Sharing my inner most thoughts & feelings has always been a challenge for me. It’s freeing & terrifying at the same time :). However, I’ve learned you have to be willing to move when called.
Sometimes, it doesn’t feel comfortable. There won’t always be people in your corner to cheer you on. They may even be adding to your confusion & frustration. But, you have to know if you take a step,God won’t let you fall. He wants you to move towards what he has for you. He wants you to walk in your promise.
That walk is not easy. You are going to be challenged & distracted constantly. There will be days when you feel like, you should settle for the status quo. But, you have to know the promise is not about being average, it’s about being extraordinary.
God wants us all to live extraordinary purpose driven lives, its just a matter of us taking the steps to live that way. The time is now. It doesn’t matter what you’re facing. You have to be strong & claim your purpose. When things are challenging, you have to pray & talk yourself back to reality.
It works, I did it tonight as I walked through the grocery store pulling a cart pushed by my mom before I went to pick up my sister from work. I also had a “double dip” of encouragement self prayer as I pulled into my garage at 8:30pm, after running some more errands :). Sometimes you have to speak over yourself, so you can face another day on the right path, in your right mind.
The pressures of life can be overwhelming, and not everyone can handle them. But, I hope by trying to encourage & focus myself; that I encourage & focus you too. Iron sharpenth iron. Never give up on what is for you. Focus on it, and let it heal you. Take time to invest, rest, and encourage yourself. You’re worth it. It’s never too late to reach your promise. Follow through!
Until we meet again.