Half way down the year…it has been a journey. Before I move forwards, I want to take this opportunity to invite you to the book launch event: From Brokenness to Completion, held on Saturday 22nd July. To sign up, all you need to do is click on the link and enter your name and email address: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-brokenness-to-completion-book-launch-tickets-34525473621. This event is for men and women so if you know of anyone that would benefit, please do not hesitate to let them know. Spread the word! 🙂
June has taught me so much. The thoughts that ran through my mind were to an extent mind-blowing, but it taught me some good stuff. It was as if my patience and trust in God was being tested. I didn’t know what it felt like to take rest, as I was always up at night reading my book, ensuring that it was immaculate before publishing. There were times it felt like I could not cope, but God always seems to find a way to keep me going. My mind would be at a place of peace, and then worry, and then rest, and then anxiety. You will realise that when you are near to finish a project, that is when the enemy comes in like a flood, trying to stop you from fulfilling your purpose. But I had to keep striving, acknowledging the fact that His Presence is with me in all I do. Was I tired, of course! My sleeping pattern changed at times, but I realised that in the end it was all worth it. All the tears and sweat really did work out for my favour.
Laziness and procrastination are the two most dangerous distractions that cause us to be comfortable. Life is not all about being comfortable, it is how you see the circumstances of life and how to create peace within the storm that gets you to the next level. I can’t emphasise enough on how 2017 has equipped me mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. I have had days where I felt like doing nothing, but the Lord keeps telling me to go forward, to not worry too much about what I can’t see happening right now. When we don’t see the result, we end up being frustrated and fed up. But in this season, I’ve learnt the beauty of letting go and allowing God to take full control. Not to be led by my feelings or my knowledge. I can’t be my own counsellor. I must stop trying to make everything work in my power and giving it to the One that knows me best.
Remember that it is okay to not be okay at times. You can cry, you can have your private space, you won’t always get it right, but through it all, you gain strength, wisdom and the ability to remain firm despite the uncertainty of life. June has taught me to pray harder, not just for my personal life, but for the world. The United Kingdom needs our prayers; so much is going on – people are dying unexpectedly, innocent lives are being taken, but I know my God doesn’t sleep. He sees all and knows all.
Finally, I want to leave you with this: when you worry what does it do for you? When you think about your life and the plans you made, did it happen for you or not? If it did, praise God; if it didn’t, how to you take it? It could be teaching you to have more patience and a thankful heart. Don’t ever look down on what God has placed in your heart, whether you see it working on your behalf or not. Every day is a sign that you have been put here for a purpose. Let the remaining months of 2017 teach you something valuable. Do not give up, no matter what you are going through. It will all be worth it in the end.
NOTE: From brokenness to completion – you are still a work in progress!