Friday, September 30, 2011

No Excuses: You can do what you love to do.

Hello divamoms & divas,

I wore this to church last Sunday and I’m just getting around to posting. I can’t say that I’ve been extremely busy with me not being in school. I’ve been spending time with GOD building my faith. Today I logged onto my computer and cried. My graduate program of study is on my desktop. My heart skipped a beat. I clicked on it. Scanned it, calculated in my head how quickly I can get the remainder of my courses knocked out and just cried. I realize that being delayed doesn’t mean denial. I just feel frustration because I haven’t completed the task but I want to. I want to more than I can express to you in words. That’s wild because I love words.

Instead of going to that place of feeling sorry for myself, I begin to think about the promises of GOD. I begin to speak inwardly that I’m too close to the finish line to throw up my hands in exasperation and say forget it. I was reminded of a devotion I read last week. The devotion talked about EXCUSES that we offer for not pursuing the dream GOD has given us. Let me share a bit with you:

Excuse: “Dreams don’t come true for ordinary people like me.”
Truth: You don’t have to be a world figure to have a dream.  The pursuit of a dream is what makes the different between ordinary and extraordinary people. Ordinary people live extraordinary lives when they follow their dream. A God-given dream will motivate you to make important changes in your life.

Excuse: “If the dream isn’t big it’s not worth pursuing.”
Truth: Size doesn’t determine significance.

Excuse: “Now is not the right time to pursue my dream.”
Truth: Permission to pursue your dream comes from two sources: God and yourself. Novelist George Eliot said, “It’s never too late to become what you might have been.”

After reading this I wrote WOW on the page. I am xx years old (a woman never tells her age..giggles) and my mother still reminds me to this day that I was born for greatness. I don’t mean being famous, well known, rich or dressed in designer duds. I’m referring to becoming the woman GOD fashioned me to become before my parents knew me. I was born to do great things in my community and for children who haven’t been told how valuable, smart and wonderful they are. Right now I do this from my classroom but someday….someday I’ll walk into my destiny of being a forced to be reckoned with when I’m doing what I love to do without the political red tape that has kept our children being left behind.

Yes it is true that I don’t have the money to continue my studies at this moment but someday I will!! So while in my waiting room, I am learning to keep a positive attitude, research careers in the new path I’m pursing, using my extra free time to do things with KT, contribute more to the youth community organization my son and I are involved with and some days sit in silence and listen to my heart and keep myself encouraged.
In that moment I knew GOD was encouraging me to keep dreaming the BIG dreams that I could never accomplish on my own. They will manifest at the right time. I am being developed for greatness!

I hope after you read this you grab a hold of the dream(s) you’ve buried and place them where you can be reminded of them daily. Trust GOD. Dismiss the excuses. Use the time in the waiting room for growth so that when you arrive at the next level there’s no stopping you.

Air Kisses,


betty boop said...

i luv this post your words r spoken so beautiful :) a quote i read the other day they may inspire u " patience is not about how u can wait , but how will u behave while waiting"... keep trusting god :)

Kim said...

I can definitely relate to this post! I've having similar struggles with grad school and my faith and belief is what keeps me going and gives me the strength to not give up. I've cried so many tears of frustration and feeling defeated because it's something I want and it's my passion but so many obstacles have been getting in my way. I'm so close to finishing but I can't even see the end but I'm not sure how I'm going to find the opportunity to make it there. But I haven't given up and I'm glad you haven't either. I pray that all works out for you. Good luck to you.

Unknown said...

Those shoes are lovely, your words are true and inspirational.

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