During this season, I have been thinking a lot about life including my personal relationship with God, my business and where it is heading, my surroundings and those in my life (environment), and the plans for the rest of 2020. I would never think that the entire nation would go through such a great illness caused by the Coronavirus. Despite what is currently happening and the pain, worry and frustration the pandemic is causing, it has given me a different perspective to life! I’ll invite you in…
There will be times where you observe and look at many people talking about what they have achieved, how much money they receive, what brands, organisations and collaborative partnerships they secured, but none of that moves me. In this season, I have learnt to look at what I already have, be thankful and ask God for the WISDOM to multiply and use it for the better of the audience God has entrusted me with.
It is easy to give up on your vision, especially when there is no support or all you are hearing is negativity and complacency. I am extremely humbled for influential Godly and business leaders including TD Jakes, Sarah Jakes, Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey and many other great individuals that have been through the fire and have come out on the other side! These people are integral and don’t need to flaunt about what they have; their blessing is in their humility.
I want to use this platform to encourage anyone right now who is feeling demotivated and is on the brink of giving up; perhaps you have lost your job, you have a business that feels stagnant, you are waiting for the next steps in your life, you want to grow and become a better version of yourself, know that there is greatness in you! Whether you believe it or not, no-one will promote what you do more than you. Your support and help truly comes from the Lord. At times, we look to people as a way to find the answer, not knowing that they are also a work in progress. No one has it 100% together. Externally, the view is great, but internally, there are still battles that need to be fought. It is not wise to listen to people who speak, but their actions/results don’t show forth what they say.
I’ve learn that it is best to act than speak. I don’t want to stir up a crowd with ‘pre-promises’ (I made this word up on the spot lol!) to find out that I couldn’t meet a quarter of them. In this season, look in your mirror and analyse at how far you have come. Imagine the times where you cried and worried about your life. Right now, God wants to do something NEW AND FRESH! He does not want you to be hidden for the fear of others not supporting you. No human being will work hard and give you their reward!! Remember this. Your reward is in God and your obedience to Him.
“I strongly assure you, that the first will be last, and the last will be first” – (Matthew 20:16). God knows how to put you in front of great people; don’t write yourself off because others around you are doing well. You are also doing well in your own lane. Cry, yes, let it all come out, but heal going forwards. It is okay to not have it all together. Many people hide their pain by being ‘busy and productive’ but there is a time and season for everything. Above all, do not look down on yourself; when the lies and fearful thoughts come to attack your mind, SPEAK DIRECTLY BACK TO IT! Your words will silence every fear. Breathe in and breathe out. Take life one step at a time.
When people think you are wasting away or trying to silence your success, just know that God in His great power will expose you to greater heights. There are people who deliberately won’t help you because if they do, you will go higher, but when did life become a competition? If people do not want to help you, walk away and seek the One who has all power in His Hands. He controls everything. You are not alone; God IS with you! Be encouraged to know this every day you wake up.
To those that need to remind themselves of their gifts, tune into my latest video about “not sitting on your gifts”. – Proverbs 18:16: “A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men!” – refuse to be stagnant; there are great people God will connect you with; just be patient and expect greatness to come. You are great!
Founder of Authentic Worth