Y’all know I have been doing too much lately. Kids are back to school, hubby is on location shooting a movie( more about that later), working and still trying to get the first draft to my second novel finished.
My daughter has been having the sniffles and I should have known that with me running around so much, and not taking precautions, my immunity would be low. I knew it, I knew it but ignored that tugging in my spirit. Trying to be superwoman..LOL.
Well last night it all came to a head. The kids were in bed and I started to write, all of a sudden I started having chills, then the sneezing, then the shortness of breath. Oh no! I had caught the cold bug and it didn’t come alone. My throat was sore as well. I took some medicine and went to lay down. For the first time in months I was in bed by 9 p.m.
This morning I didn’t feel like going through the motions of getting the kids ready for church , so I stayed in bed. Here comes my daughter, “Mummy, today is Sunday. Remember a long time ago you said that I can wear my new watch to school and church?” she asked with excitement.
I sat up in bed and accessed her.”Yeah, baby I remember.”
“Well today is Sunday…yay!” she ran out of my room with her little brother in tow.
Although her reason is warped( we’ll deal with that later) It was clear that she had a motive for going to church and her sniffles or cough didn’t stop the excitement.
So it would have been for me if today was Monday. Because I needed my paycheck I would have packed myself with all kinds of medication to make myself comfortable but I would have gone to work. And be on time too.
This laziness or weakness in doing what I had to do and go to church was the devil’s way of trying to stop me from hearing the word God had for me. Not like I was seriously ill, I just have a cold. But as my people would say “God pass am”. Cos I got myself together and we went to church. And I’m glad we did.
My word for the day?
God does not give us anything(dream, vision, destiny) that He hasn’t allotted time for us to fulfill.
If God has placed the vision in your heart, whenever you get it, that’s when its time for you to begin. Don’t compare where you are in doing God’s work with the next person. Everyone has been given their assignment and He has allotted time for you to finish it. The most important thing is that you are moving towards the fulfillment of your destiny. Putting one foot in front of the other trusting and believing His Word.
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;~ Romans 12:6
Back home, I’m under the covers, with my cup of tea but that’s my flesh. My spirit is filled and I can face anything. Now that, I needed.