“I’m tired, Effie I’m tired.” #mood
What did you guys do on July 4th? Steve & I went to the Hyde Park parade with a few friends, had lunch at PorkChop, and came home to figure out the rest of the day. It turns out there was absolutely nothing to figure out, because we stayed home the rest of the day, and it was beloved. I took a nap, caught up with OITNB while I took out my braids, and enjoyed fro-yo from ZBerry. We also lucked up on a firework show in the alley behind our apartment. Steve called it “The alley finale”. LOL.
My Sunday after the 4th, went a little something like this: had breakfast, cleaned up kitchen, made lunch, sat down to write this post (and more), washed & twisted my hair, and prepped for the week. In the midst of the day I realized something… I wasn’t ready.
I am in the midst of an EXTREMELY busy season. I’m on the cusp of launching my first book “When God Said Yes”. I contribute to Black & Married with Kids, and I just accepted a new position that I will announce soon. On top of that I’m married, I have a family, a full-time job, and other projects in the works. Life. Is. Cray. Cray. My mind is ALWAYS going. I can’t even stop it. I don’t know how NOT to work. I’m always sleepy, and I yearn for a vacation. Oh to be able to leave my laptop behind, lose my phone, and not have a care in the world. That would be glorious!
But it hasn’t always been like this. Have you had a chance to read my post “Your Life Can Change in 6 Months“? If not, read that first, then continue with this post. Confession session: I should have listened to my husband. Months ago, in the midst of my dry season, Steve told me he believed God was giving me time to finish my book, and I was going to have a break-out year. I believed, but my unbelief suffered. Instead taking time to finish my book and perfect other projects I was working on, I complained about not having a full-time job in my field, and feared doors would never open for me. I thought I had faith, but now I’m second guessing myself. One of favorite quotes is:
“Preparation is the highest act of faith”.
So why was I half-way preparing? I made a vision board (pictured above) of goals I wanted to reach in 2015. I was sowing seeds, watering them, praying over them, and was surprised when a harvest came.
Now I’m over here downloading every calendar and list app, in the means to stay organized, and my time has become more precious than ever.
What am I trying to say? Be ready for what you pray for. God hears his children when they cry out to him (Jeremiah 29:12). Why are we surprised when he answers us?
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us… Ephesians 3:20
I’ve quoted this scripture, but can’t say I really believed that he would actually do ‘exceeding abundantly above all’ part for little ole me. And the same applies to you. What are you praying for? No matter how big or small it may seem, I encourage you to prepare as you pray, because God is behind the scenes diligently working to answer your prayer. Yup Believe. #WhenGodSaidYes
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