Can I be vulnerable for a second and tell you my dream? It’s a pretty selfish dream but I’m human and Daddy God is molding me every day to be a better person. I want Tru.Works to succeed and I’m excited for the day where I can walk through my offices and have many people working at Tru.Works with the same goals in mind as my own. I am excited to be surrounded by entrepreneurs, writers, artists, actors and many creative people. I’m also excited to be circled by analytical people who work well with taxes, finances and law.
When this day comes, at that moment I’ll feel like I’ve finally met my goal. I know that when that moment comes it’ll just be the beginning of what Father God wants me to do. That’s alright with me because I strongly believe that I’m living in a body that’s not my own and living a life that’s not my own to do whatever with.
I’m excited for the new things that will be entering my life but I know it’s all for the glory of God. There are some days where I get overwhelmed but I know that when you receive a lot more pressure than you’re used to you’re about to step into a new level of leadership. A new level of responsibility is coming for you. Many people will back away and want to get comfortable instead of stepping up to the challenge but I encourage you to take a breather and remind yourself that everything is possible with Almighty God.
If Joseph gave up in his cell, would he have become the second commanding chief in all of Egypt? If Moses gave up with the Israelites would he had been given the chance to see the Promise Land? If Noah gave up, God would’ve chosen someone else to build the ark instead.
Do you want God to find someone else, or would you want to be the one that fulfilled the dream God put inside them?
They say graveyards is where buried dreams and skills lay to die but I want to motivate you to not be a part of this large death of talent.
You may have been a drunk for 20 years and today’s the day you want to go back to school. Do it man, go ahead and shoot for the goal. You may be considering stepping back and choosing a more comfortable road instead of the road that ends with the waterfall. I challenge you and myself to go forward and step beyond what we know and follow our dreams.
I know some of us are following dreams because that’s what we have our hearts set out on and that’s amazing but keep in mind that with everything you do it’s all for one purpose and that purpose belongs to God.
Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.
Our bodies, my body is not my own. God bought it at a price and He paid for my death with the sacrifice of His son Jesus Christ. It’s amazing to me how much that relieves me from thinking about what I’m supposed to do every day with myself or what I should do tomorrow. It’s easy now to assume that I should be doing what God wants me to do.
At this time in my life, God wants me working on Tru.Works. He wants me focused on my marriage and spreading stories of my life and other’s lives every day for readers to enjoy. Eventually, this business will grow and soon I want to conquer other realms of business with Tru.Works but it’s all in God’s timing. I’m excited for what 2016 has in store for Tru.Works.
If you’ve started a blog two years ago it may be that now it has some traffic. I know that in five years Tru.Works may become my full-time job. It’s all in God’s timing. As uncomfortable as it may be to some people it’s wonderful to me that I don’t have to do anything except what God wants me to do.
Like I said earlier, it’s relieving to not have to worry about anything in life. My Father feeds me, feeds my husband. He provides shelter for me and fresh ideas for Tru.Works. I just do what I was called to do. I know I’ve been called to go to Japan, but at this time in my life, it’s not where God has me going yet. I also know that I’m meant for more things in New York City.
New York City has so much opportunity and people to connect with that it can be overwhelming but it’s great. I enjoy never knowing what could be next for me or my husband. We take every day one day at a time because God can only give us grace for today. He can only give us grace for the moment and God doesn’t worry about tomorrow like we do.
It really hit me that I must stop worrying and dwelling on things I’ve done when in reality it’s halting me from continuing on what Daddy God has in store for me, for Him.
It’s hard to explain, but I have the opportunity to execute God’s Will with my life. We all do. He gives me these opportunities every day and I can either take them or leave them for someone else to take. When I get to heaven I want to be recognized for the work I put into my life with a full understanding that my work doesn’t determine my salvation.
It’s because of the grace of God that I know that no matter how much work I put into Tru.Works or how good of a person I am to other people what matters is my acceptance of Christ as my Savior and that God paid for my body at that price.
I hope to have encouraged some of you to keep pushing forward because God wants you to keep going. Don’t give your dreams away to someone else. Take them and go for them.
The Message (MSG)
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