It’s Sunday morning. I get up and getting ready for church. I’m up earlier because of a class to be held before regular service. Get out the door on time although I’m tired and wanna stay in the bed. Stop and get my coffee. Pull up to church and not one single car. I go back to look at the message about the meeting and it was yesterday! I’m looking at my phone like 🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️. It’s been so crazy the last few weeks with games, work, practice and multitasking everything trying to get things done that I simply just dropped the ball. Funny thing is normally, I get down hard on myself when I forget something or mess something up but this time…I just laughed. I laughed at myself real hard.
So now I’m sitting in this empty parking lot and thinking. I’m thinking about all the crazy stuff that has happened over the past few weeks. Thinking about how crazy stuff has been. See, I have been trying to figure out why it seems like I have been under some sort of attack. Kids acting crazy. People I don’t even know have been trying me by having such nasty attitudes and feeling like they can handle me any kind of way. Never seems like I have enough time or money to do what I need and want. Running here, there and everywhere. The insanity has been real! Then my husband, out of the blue, tells me, when we were talking about the kids and whatnot, he says “In this season, you have to be careful.” He said he felt a strong urge to tell me that. I didn’t question it because I knew it was a message…a divine one. I didn’t question it nor did I ponder it so I went right back into my insanity: crazy schedule, kid’s shenanigans, tired from running here and there.
Fast forward…here I am in this empty parking lot with my daughter. Blogging. I haven’t been able to do it in awhile. I have so many started but not published. See, in all this chaos, people have been dropping gems on me about getting rest and why so many things have been happening to me that have been trying to break me and get me out of my character. I am seeing that the enemy really messes with people that have something valuable inside of them and they are right on the verge of something great. The enemy will mess with the mind and try to knock that person off course and try to force them to give up and walk away from it all. That person is me. I know that my gift, my purpose is about to take a turn for greatness. I don’t know how. I don’t know when but I know something explosive is about to happen. The enemy doesn’t mess with anything worthless….EVER!
Why am I telling you all of this? Because that same person who is going through hell and back and don’t understand why just may be you, too.
Stay the course. I am. I know there’s a reason for all of this. Sometimes you have to go through stuff just so you can truly understand how to not only help yourself but those around you. Sometimes you have to go through things to make you tougher, to strengthen you. Sometimes you have to go through things to teach different ways to handle situations. Sometimes you have to go through things because God is trying to get your attention. No matter what the reason, keep fighting. Keep pushing!
I posted this the other day because I felt this strong urge to do so:
And the message I attached to it was:
In walking in our purpose or simply just living every day life, the enemy will try to play on our minds with negativity, stress, people and their actions, situations that seem beyond our control and things of the like. The enemy will fill us with self- doubt, fear, anxiety and try to push us til we want to give up. Don’t give in to it’s tricks. Don’t give in to that pressure. Fight back with positivity. Fight back with your pressing no matter what it looks like. Fight back with the drive that you had when you started. Fight back with loving yourself and others. Fight back with hope. Fight back with prayer. Fight back with living! Give the enemy the fight of it’s life!
This is what I’m feeling today. Although this day started off crazy, I’m motivated to keep going no matter what. I was trusted with this life to live it at all cost and am given strength every day to keep pushing. This is for you, too. Everything you have going on is for you. No matter what how good, bad or ugly life can get, you have been entrusted to see it through. It may seem hard but you are not alone. God has got your back. Keep going.
Have a great Sunday! It’s almost time for me to go in for Sunday School with my early self😂😂😂
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