As 2016 begins to enter into its latter months, there have been several times this year that I’ve had to look back at where I started in January and just say, “Thank you, God.” Ironically, this New Years was a sharp contrast to the usual and didn’t include the annual declarations of claiming this year as “The One.” I was just trying to make it. It wasn’t until about mid-February that I decided it was time that I started actually trusting while praying.
“No matter how many times or how long you have wished, hoped, or prayed for something, because it has not happened yet does not mean it will not happen. -Iyanla Vanzant
There comes a time when you have to learn that HIS time will always supersede your time and that in the end it all works out for your good. So, in the process of my waiting, I began to work on becoming the best version of myself. And because I serve a God of everlasting favor that comes not when you want him, but right on time, the day that I planned to resign from teaching, I received the job offer that I had been seeking for almost three years.
Even before the blessings begin to fall like April showers, I could feel that a breakthrough was near. I didn’t know when, where, or how, but I continued to pray for peace even in the midst of not understanding. Psalm 37:4 says, “Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” I prayed for clarity, prayed that my desires would align with HIS will, and I began to claim 2016 as the year that God was going to show up and show out. My bible says commit to the Lord in all that you do and he will ESTABLISH your plans. I stopped relying so much on self , stopped focusing so long on the setbacks, and submitted to HIM.
And as I sit in my new office, writing this blog and jotting down notes about my upcoming book release, I realize, it’s promotion season and the only limits that I will incur are the ones that I place on myself.