New Monday. New Week. New Goals.
I love the quote ‘be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.’ The first time I read it, it hit that spot. You know that place deep within your soul that is restless when you aren’t doing what you should be doing. Fulfilling your highest potential.
You’ve heard me say many times that we are all created for something. Given a gift/talent that we should be using to the glorification of God. The recognition of our purpose initially has us all fired up, ready to take on the world. You know, kinda like that feeling that comes after listening to a motivational speaker…Problem is motivation only lasts for a while and will never turn into transformation until you conquer your fear.
The fulfillment of purpose is a journey we are on until we leave this earth. Along the way fear creeps in. Fear is that comfortable friend. It likes to keep us safe. Hinder us from achieving our greatest potential. Our ability to conquer that fear comes from our hope and faith in God. He that put the dream in you will give you all you need to carry it out until the end.
So for this week I leave you with this “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns”.~ Philippians 1:6
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Hey y’all its a beautiful Monday morning. In my neck of the woods its back to school. If you have been following me for a while, you’d know I have a 1st grader and a Pre-K student. My babies are growing up so fast. Well, I spent all last week doing back to school shopping, meeting teachers and stuff…you know. Anyways my baby boy is gonna be wearing uniforms this year. He looks so cute…wanna see, follow me on Instagram (unwankwor).Anyway I digress…..
In the midst of all that was going on. I was struggling to finish my WIP called A Scoop Of Love. It is the first book in the Sons of Ishmael series. So every night, I tune into Hallmark for a some background noise as I write. It just so happens that by 9pm this program called The Middle is on. The mom, called Frankie is the truest depiction of a mom on TV. She probably represent 80% of moms today to varying degrees. House is a mess, she has self-absorbed kids who never listen, a husband who helps but really has to be pushed and prodded, and this one special child. Frankie looks beat down in every single episode. Taking care of everyone but herself.
As I worked on this one night, I looked up and saw this white family trying to fit in a black church.Apparently a co-worker of her husband’s invited them. I laughed when the usher covered her head, and was teaching her how to clap to the beat, how to move from side to side or raise her hands up and holler “Alleluia” once in a while. I raised the volume and heard the Pastor preaching about “finding your business and going about it.” Frankie then spent the rest of the 20 minute episode trying to figure out “what her business was” I was just stunned as she helped everyone else in her family including her self-absorbed kids find their “business.” She was so tormented by this assignment that she became even more stressed. Well yada, yada yada a brick had to hit her on the head for her to realize that she goes about her business everyday by taking care of her family needs.
What I got away from the whole hilarious episode was… your “business” doesnt always have to be this whole big to do. It can be a small as well but whatever it is find it and pursue it with a passion in the glorification of God who gave you the talent. But always remember what John said in John 3vs 27…None can receive anything except what has been given him from heaven.” Whatever your business is, it came from above so use it as if you know it!