2014 has been quite a year so far!! I have had some successes as well as some failures! In the midst of it all, I am grateful! I have found that there are many people who allow there situation to dictate their next move, but I have learned from experience that when you act based off of emotion it almost always goes wrong!! At the end of 2013 I came to the realization that 2014 was going to be a year of production, overflow, and perfection.
Production can be defined as the making or creation of something. I have been busy not only making things to benefit others, but also creating programs and workshops to help others as well. In order to produce something, you have to do something. You can’t have output without input. What you put into something is usually what you get out. For example, if you decide you want to be a doctor and you never attend class or study, then you will not be able to accomplish those goals! I have found from experience, that “passion produces fruit.” Fruit can be defined as the produce of any plant grown or harvested by humans. When I say “passion produces fruit”, I mean that whatever you are passionate about (i.e career, family, relationships, health, etc.) is manifested into a product (success, peace of mind, freedom, good health, and financial freedom). We tend to spend more time on cultivating things we are passionate about. When I left my job in Corporate America, it was because I was not passionate about it. I left there to start my own business doing something I was passionate about, but in addition to being passionate, I found out that I had to put in a LOT of work and patience (I did a lot of sowing and now it is my time to reap a harvest). My goal was to work so hard at it, that there would be an overflow.
When I realized that this year would be a year of overflow, I immediately sought after God again for more guidance concerning my next move. In this season, we cannot afford to be moving in the wrong direction…so much depends on it! Overflow can be defined as excess or surplus. In order to receive the overflow, you have to be obedient. Yes, obedient. A lot of times we find ourselves doing things on our own and it can be a recipe for disaster. We sometimes get so focused on what “we want” to do and what “we want” to accomplish that “we lose” sight of why we are here in the first place.
Perfection is a word that is often used, but it is described as being unattainable. When I use the word perfection, I mean that this is a season where we reach our highest degree of proficiency and skill. I know that you are thinking that no one can be perfect, but I am not saying that we as humans are going to encounter a season of being perfect. I am saying that God wants to perfect the gifts, visions, and dreams that He has given us concerning our lives. Our lives are not our own because they belong to Him. You can just look around and see that we are only here because of His grace and mercy.
As mentioned earlier, in order to receive all of these things, we have to be “obedient”. Always remember that obedience is better than sacrifice (1 Samuel 15:22 KJV). Continue to walk in your calling/purpose and do not be afraid to use the gifts that God has blessed you with. Remember that your gift will make room for you (Proverbs 18:16). If you don’t know what your purpose is, seek God (Matthew 7:7).
Until Next Time, Stay Blessed