Man, it has been a while since I have had the opportunity to blog. But it has been for good reason. I have been a bit busy, but I am not complaining. It is Christmas day as I am writing, and I am reflecting on how fast this year has gone by. Not only that but how God has blessed me in 2021. I have experienced growth in so many ways, I don’t even know where to start. From learning how to deal with unhappiness on my job to creating my own outlet to get back to “me” that has led to great opportunities for me to expand my territory and share my gifts.
This year, my mantra was JUST DO IT! I was determined to take risks and invest in myself and trust that God will guide me every step of the way, and boy did He not disappoint. He opened my eyes to ways that I had begun to think that were not only limiting my growth but limiting my faith. I had put God in a box and had just settled for a life of complacency. I felt unseen on my job, not sure of what I brought to the table, not sure if I would ever walk in my gift or purpose. I was overwhelmed as a mother and trying my best as a wife, but running on empty. I thought He had forgotten about me. I began praying more and believing Him for bigger things and trusting Him with what I thought was impossible. All the desires I had stored in my heart, I begin to revisit and started taking action.
In the past year, I started my blog, podcast, and became a best-selling published author and publisher (click on the “shop” tab when you finish reading this). Never had I ever imagined I’d be able to say that. I battled with perfectionism, imposter syndrome, fear of failure and success, and despite my fears, I did them anyway. In doing so, my faith was renewed. I saw life differently, and I saw how much God wanted to see me prosper. He started dropping little things on my heart that showed me that He is not through with me yet. So this year, my mantra will be make room…and be ready!!
I kept receiving several messages over the year such as be still and to trust Him. Now, I am getting the message to make room. God has plans to prosper us and to fully receive what He has for us, there may be some stuff we have to get rid of. We need to make room and be ready. Make room can be in a physical way (in our closets, our homes, our offices) or mentally (forgive, let go of resentments, clear our headspace), or spiritually (create a space where you are meeting Him regularly). Prepare yourself!! Be ready for opportunities that He is going to bring your way so that when they come, you aren’t scrambling and sabotaging, get what I am saying?
In 2022, my focus will be on renewing my mind and speaking life. I wanted to make sure I attract the right people, places, and things in my life. Our words are powerful. Our conversations are powerful. Who we surround ourselves with can hinder us or propel us, so be mindful of the people you surround yourself with because God wants us focused on Him, and sometimes people can be a deterrent.
My prayer is that as I continue to walk in faith, God will continue to guide me. I pray that as I step into His assignment, I will be ready and can handle what he has bestowed upon me. I pray that I would have made room and created a space for Him to work in my life. I would hate to sabotage and prolong the journey because I held on to things that were not meant to follow me to where He is taking me, you know?
So as 2021 comes to an end, I celebrate my growth. I celebrate my journey. I will continue to be open to receive what He has in store. I am so thankful for the people who have come into my life over the last year. I am thankful for friends who encouraged me. I am thankful for the support I can continue to have from people who truly care for me. I will continue to send praises up and shift my mind to things to are good. I pray the same for you! May your 2022 be a year of renewal, opportunities, and growth. And may you not miss it because you were too overwhelmed with things to fully receive the blessings!! Amen and Amen!! Be Blessed, y’all!