Happy Friday & Happy New Year!! I’m some days late but I’ve just been spending the last few days basking in the love of those closest to me.. remember, I promised myself for my 24th year I’d spend more time with friends and family. 2018 was definitely a year of new experiences, whether they were good or bad. I’ve shared with you all my struggles and successes last year, how they each helped me to grow. I’ve come a long way but I’ve slept on myself and my ability to achieve even more greatness. I’ve witnessed people around me doing great things — things that made me so proud (thanks for the motivation y'all). I’ve also witnessed others going through not-so-good times. Regardless, we’ve made it to another year and it’s the perfect opportunity to RESET and start anew!
I wanted to share with you the sermon I heard last Sunday. The pastor started by explaining that this is the year that God is going to answer our LONG prayer. The thing(s) that we’ve been pleading for. And just when we begin to think we aren’t being heard, here He comes ready to remind us how important it is to keep the faith. It’s important to note that current and future blessings should not look the same. If they do, that means you’re not progressing. You can’t do the same things and expect different results, right? There is a sense of maturity when it comes to receiving your blessing. Yes, God will provide for you but you have to be ready to receive and accept it. We have an expectation to be spoon fed throughout our lives when in actuality, we need to take more initiative to act through faith.
One of my favorite takeaways from this message is that we tend to not do the things that are necessary or things we know we’re completely capable of because of “past hurts”. This includes being turned down, ignored or overlooked. It’s hearing “no” when you know it should be yes. What we don’t realize is that fear is one of the biggest hinderances, and it can get in the way of us stepping into our blessings.
I didn’t come to preach, but I need y’all to understand how important the level-up in 2019 needs to be. And as we know, whenever I speak on something so adamantly, it’s something that I need to hear as well. We all owe it to ourselves to achieve greater things this year. 2018 was the stepping stone and planning. 2019 is the execution. Let’s go be great for the next 300+ days!
Side note: I’ve been officially (and unfortunately not consistently) blogging for a year!! Thanks for sticking with me; go us! Again, Happy New Year babes!