In God's Time....
I took a breath in as my alarm screeched for the second time.
No more snoozing. Time to get up.
I wiped the sleep from my eyes as I looked up and saw the “Come Bother Me” sign above my bed.
“You’re quite the romantic ya’ know,” I said to myself as I rolled my eyes.
I smiled to myself as I stretched the sleep out of my bones.
“Ugh, not too bad for 36 Sister Girl,” I thought to myself, “Wait, that isn’t right.”
I looked down at my phone.
December 3, 2017 - 7:17 am.
“Happy Birthday Ol’ Girl,” I say to myself out loud with a smile.
I spent the next several moments thanking God for the fact that I was not only awake but living and breathing. A gift that not so many others
have been given in recent weeks and months.
In my moments of quiet reflection, I am reminded that my work is just beginning, that it is TIME, and to have FAITH in the next few months as things start to move rather quickly around here.
Then my mind flashes back to a year ago, and immediately I begin to count my many, many blessings.
I know precisely where I was and what I was doing, who I was with, and I can look back now knowing that the winds of change were starting to blow for me even if I didn’t know it then.
All around me at 36 years old were the signs, not only about my business, but about the journey I was going to embark on as well.
It is surreal to look back today and see the place I was in, not that I was in a bad place, but I certainly wasn’t in the place I am now.
It seems like such a long time when you say it out loud.
It seems like SO many, but in reality, they are so few. They go by SO fast, and before you know it - an entire year has gone by.
Today I decided to sit down and write on that one single fact.
An entire year has gone by.
I woke up one morning in the past year and decided that:
1) I was tired of feeling the way that I was feeling and I just didn’t want to go through life like that anymore. So I changed what I was doing and I haven’t looked back. Believe me when I tell you that it has served me well.
2) I decided that life was too darn short to not chase after my dreams, so I threw caution to the wind, broke down every wall that was in my way, jumped over every single hurdle that got thrown at me, and started on the journey to pursue my BIGGEST dream.
3) I have learned along this journey of pursuing my dreams that people are going to think your crazy, they are going to hate you, they are going to wish ill on your dreams and your venture, or spew pure hatred about what your doing out of jealousy; in the end my Momma’ said it best, “Rebecca, NO great journey starts at the top, and ALL the best and biggest dreamers are a little crazy. Don’t ever STOP being you just because someone else doesn’t understand your vision.”
If she had told me such things when I was 16/17 I would have shrugged them off and most likely put what I was doing on the back burner.
Chances are I would have given up on pursuing my dreams to SETTLE for what everyone else felt was “NORMAL.”
Luckily for me, I’ve learned a few things about myself in the past 5 years.
I’m Strong. I have grit. I have passion. Vision. Hope. Faith. The ability to RISE above any and ALL things thrown in my direction, AGAIN & AGAIN. The Lord MADE me, my LIFE, MY STORY in his VISION so that he could USE them as a tool to not only INSPIRE others but to TEACH along the way. No matter WHAT that looks like to the outside world looking in.
After All This Time……37 whole years, in fact, our journey together is stronger than ever and the things that are about to happen & the places we are about to embark upon are truly incredible….
So as I enjoy my day of birth I say this to you:
“If you don’t like who you are, how you are feeling, and what you are doing with your life; CHANGE IT.”
You aren’t STUCK. Believe you can be better & YOU will be.
If you have negative people in your life holding you back & cutting off your supply and ability to move forward – CUT THEM LOOSE.
Yes – I understand more than anyone how scary it is to let someone you love go, but when God is telling you, “It just isn’t the right time.” TRUST HIM.
I PROMISE you he is setting you and your life up to go to places you have ONLY dreamed of, you just have to TRUST in that.
I AM LIVING, BREATHING PROOF THAT TRUSTING IN THE PROCESS WILL TAKE YOU TO HEIGHTS YOU COULD HAVE ONLY EVER DREAMED OF….AND WE ARE HONESTLY JUST GETTING STARTED…..
MUCH LOVE & MANY BLESSINGS TO EACH OF YOU!
Isiaih 60:22 - When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen.