Hello Lovely People,
As we have come to the end of another year, it is always a good time to reflect on the events of the year, things we have done, things we have not done. We often have memories of mistakes that we have made, problems we had, situations that made us cry, friends and loved ones gained and/or lost. When we think about all of these things, we make a determination about whether or not we had a good or bad year. So, I took a little time to reflect on my own year and what I discovered was quite interesting.
As I looked back to the early part of this year, I realized that I started the year in an interesting state of mind. Now, I must point out that I am not one for resolutions because I have seen to many people fall prey to the guilt and emotional stress often tied to failed resolutions. I have generally taken the approach that each year is a chance to do better than the year before. I am always thankful that God has given me another year, which means another chance to do things better.
So, I started 2015 with a mind just to do things better. I really did not have any big expectations for 2015. I did not have any major goals that I wanted to accomplish I just wanted to do better in all of the things that I was already doing. Then as I began to reflect on the year, I realized that I experienced a tremendous amount of growth personally and spiritually.
For my ministry I realized that in addition to the many gifts and talents that I already have – I found that I have another major talent that the Lord uses in my ministry. Our founder and Presiding Bishop was teaching at one of our services and he was admonishing the preachers about finding out the type of minister that you are. He stated that some ministers have a gift to go out and bring in lost souls and other minister have an anointing to perfects the saints and believers that are in the house of God. The spirit quickened within me and I realized that my gift and calling was based on Ephesians 4:12-13 – “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith. I am one who builds up the saints and helps to establish them in the ministry. I am not one who tears down, I encourage and lift up to the best of my abilities.
This along with several other factors was the spark that I need to ignite my passion and motivation. To that end, I started this blog and website which led to the development of my non-profit organization – She Found You. I know it may sound like a cliché but I have found my purpose and it has intensified my passion. I love to motivate and inspire people to do great things. I love seeing people become successful, I derive pleasure in helping people reach their potential and I believe that inspiring others helps me to continue to aspire toward greater things.
The bible calls the Spirit of God that dwells within us a treasure. II Corinthians 4:7, speaks of this treasure being housed in “earthen vessels” in other words – us – me – you. A frail and weak human being that has been adopted by God and given his spirit. With such a wonderful gift and treasure why shouldn’t we try to do great things with it? ” A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth” (Proverbs 17:8), if we truly have the gift of God dwelling within us, then it is supposed to prosper in all areas of our lives. It should shine and prosper in our ministries, in our homes, it should cause us to prosper (shine, be ten times better) in our jobs, in our educational pursuits and the list goes on and on.
So what is hindering us? This is a time to reflect and take inventory of our lives, what is keeping us from finding our purpose? We can make many plans but unless the Lord is the center and if he is not leading and guiding then our plans will not succeed. We must pray for the Lord to allow his spirit of wisdom and prudence to abound in us, which is one of the blessings of being chosen and called of God (Ephesians 1:8).
So my beloveds find what motivates you! Find your passion! Find what inspires you and go forth unto greatness in 2016!