I am more than EXCITED about this blog! I have given birth to my baby! LOL. I was only pregnant with my child for three months though. Let me give you a little back story. So during Fall 2013, I got really close to God and started seeing people developing their God given purpose. I kept thinking I want to know my purpose! I would pray to God many times asking him that. I remember one day I was sitting at my computer doing school work and I heard God tell me to go read "A Purpose Driven Life". I was like shocked because I had purchased that book for a bible study class that I had never attended once and I had forgotten the book. So I went to my room and started reading the book. It's a 90 day devotional about developing your purpose and its amazing! So I had read the book but I still didn't know my specific purpose. It wasn't until the first or second day of January that God all of a sudden told me that I needed to start a blog or website. I was like appalled why would would God even tell me that, I don't like to write, what would I write, can I really make a difference? So from then on, I would pray to God to help me develop this blog. During that season of my life, I felt lonely. Now, I wasn't technically alone but that how felt. I just felt down and out. It wasn't until about a month ago, that I started to think I should develop this blog. I felt like two things were holding me back. I kept saying I will start it once I get a new computer and school is out. Well, ironically, the Thursday before the blog started. I decided to get on and play around with the template. It wasn't until Friday night, that I started the blog! Who would have known that all I went through was shaping me for this?? Nobody but God! This is just evidence that we need to trust God! Proverbs 3:5 states to Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. God had to develop me first before he could give me my assignment. Just like a child may ask his or her parents to do something, the parents are the ones that decide whats best for him or her. Had God given me my purpose last Fall, I would not had been ready for it. So remember we all have PURPOSE that God has assigned us with. He just needs to develop us and we need to OBEY him. Had I not obeyed God and read "A Purpose Driven Life", I might not be here writing this blog. Just like our earthly parents guide us, God is our HEAVENLY parents, who a steps aligned to guide us to our purpose. Those steps may feel uncomfortable to us but God has our hands on us! He is always with us!
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Today is the second day of spring and my second day of spring break. I tend to think of spring as a renewal period. I put away all of my winter clothes and do "spring" cleaning. Since I have been so busy with school, I haven't had time to spend with myself or God. So that's exactly what I've been doing! I woke up early and spent time with God. Also, I did some things just for me. I got my eyebrows done and bought some new makeup. I was watching a YouTube video about self-love this week and got inspired! Self-love is so important! How can we be a help-meet if we don't even help ourselves! As a single woman, I aspire to be in a relationship but I know God has that worked out. God just wants me to focus on him and myself. So as it's warming up, get outside and enjoy yourselves! Self-love is the beginning of all love.
Be Blessed :)
Friday, March 21, 2014
Hi guys! Welcome to my FIRST official blog post! Therefore, this week, I have had some troubles with not feeling adequate. Some girls were acting mean to me and I didn't even do anything to them! Also for those that don't know about me, I am a nursing student and this is my first semester. It definitely has been a STRUGGLE! I am not doing well at ALL! Therefore, that has led my parents to get on me and my teachers have been saying I should just give up. That's not exactly something you want to hear! I have been so stressed out with school that I haven't exactly been the best friend to God. So today, I went to check off on my last skills test and I failed. My instructor then proceeds to tell me that I am a very weak student and I should just change my major. I started feeling so mad and sad! I get home and I decide I need to spend time with God. Therefore, I follow Heather Lindsey's advice on quiet time, listen to worship music and usually I use my phone to read the bible, but today I decided to get the actual bible. I pray to God to show a specific verse if it is will and lo and behold, he does! He reveals to me Matthew 17. Therefore, I start reading and I am like "okay this may have something to do with me". It wasn't until I got to verse 19, "Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out? “ He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly, I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” I was like WOW! This had everything to do with what I was going through! This was the first time God had revealed to me a specific verse! So to wrap things up, you have to have FAITH! God did not bring me through all this to so that I could give up! He has a purpose for everything! In Jeremiah 29:11, God says "I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." He birthed us before our mothers did! We have to have faith! Therefore, what you got a bad grade, having financial issues, going through a breakup, or just having anxiety! God cannot work in your life if you don't FIRST believe that he and you will get through this! Remember God wants all of us! So spend time with God daily! Just like you wouldn't want a friend to always call you up for stuff but never hangs out with you, God doesn't want us to keep asking for things and we don’t even spend time with him! Spend time with God and he will manifest what you faith in (only if its according to his purpose)!