Progress…

Not perfection.

Every step you take matters. Every move you make gets you one step closer. Every step is progress.

Press on, sister! You will accomplish that goal! Progress is the goal! Every hair does not have to be perfectly in place. Every step does not have to be elegant. You may have to sweat a little. There may be tears. The mascara may run and the lipstick may get smeared but progress should be the goal, never perfection.

You are still graceful. You are still beautiful. Every stumble is an opportunity to get back up again. Every fall, every weakness reminds us to depend on the Savior. No matter how hard we try, we won’t reach perfection because it’s already been achieved! Our Savior is the perfect model. He is the perfect person and nothing compares to Him.

Keep on walking, you are making progress! Press on towards that mark!

Instead of trying to reach some false perception of perfection, may this be our heart and our goal:

“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians‬ ‭3:14‬

Peace and Blessings

They that wait…

Food typically taste better when it is heated in the oven. The flavor is preserved. There aren’t those pesky hotspots. The food is crisp. The heat is evenly distributed. But it is the waiting. Ah, the waiting. Our microwave generation selves are not really great fans of waiting. Ah, but the fruit that is present in the waiting is priceless.

And waiting in the Lord? Nothing compares! You may be able to get it done quicker and faster, but the Lord is able to do it RIGHT! Not only does He do it better, there are a few benefits for they that wait on the Lord, scripture tells us so:

They that wait are renewed. They that wait will run and not get weary. They that wait will walk and not get faint. They that wait are able to see the beauty of the Lord. Their patience is strengthened. Their hearts are purified. Their focus is laser sharp.

Will we join those that wait? Will we separate ourselves from the microwave generation and join the slow cooker crowd? Will we wait for the hand of the Lord to show itself? Will we be the ones who trust in the heart of God when we can’t see His hand?

In this seasons of New Year goals and resolutions, wait on the Lord for that weight loss as you strive for a healthier lifestyle. Wait on the Lord as He restores your finances as you budget and save. Wait on the Lord to reveal Himself as you seek Him through intentional fasting and prayer. Don’t give up! Just wait…

They that wait are empowered, encouraged, and emboldened to run on!

Peace and Blessings

Spirit of Abortion…

Abort: bring to a premature end because of a problem or fault.

How many times have we walked away from a business, a degree, or a ministry project because it got difficult, because life got in the way, or because money got funny? We all have something we ended due to some reason or situation. Sis, we get it. However, we should NOT abort the very mission, purpose, or plan that God has planted within us!

Humans struggle with enduring, with staying the course. If the “going gets tough“, we usually stop “going”. People of God, what He has birthed in us cannot come to an end for whatever reason. We were created with a purpose and plan. If God said it, it must be so! In Him, we will overcome whatever obstacle that is in our way.

We tend to stay the course when it’s to our benefit, when we can experience the results in a tangible way. You got the degree, the house, and the promotion because you stayed the course. This must be true for the act of service God has created you for as well. The degrees, homes, and positions are absolutely meaningless if we are not doing what God has called us to do.

Rebuke that spirit of abortion that is trying to settle into your mindset! Stay the course! Endure! Finish the race! Continue to serve! Continue to develop that vision for your ministry, start the business, start the nonprofit, just stay the course! There are generations behind you who will thrive from your perseverance.

Our prayer for you is that you avoid the desire to abort. We pray that you stay the course, endure, and press your way through. May the promise below take root in your heart and may it manifest in your very corner of your life.

Peace and Blessings