Discouragement is always lurking its ugly head around the corner like a stalker. How many times have you been elated, on a natural high, just thinking about the positive moves you are making or will soon make? How many times have you had your plan of attack in place and then WHAM!? Out of nowhere, the sink gets clogged, your child is acting like a total ‘buttmunch”, and/or the ex calls (ironically right when you are getting to your ‘I’ve moved on’ point). It has happened to us all, but let’s try to start looking at this differently.
When life is hitting you with those sharp, closed fist punches, stand tall and give a Shout Out to Your Destiny! Sounds strange? Yeah, I know. However, there will be things that will come in an attempt to rob you of your joy, your self-motivation, your happy feelings (I really enjoy Frankie Beverly and Maze J). Nevertheless, stand tall and think about the fact that you are destined for greatness, and your greatness is only as great as you are willing to make it.
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
If you are not clear of the path to your destiny or not even sure of what your destiny consists, again, I encourage you to do a self-reflection. Get serious about Y-O-U! I am all for praying for others and not praying only “ME” prayers (also what I call ‘selfish prayers’). However, I also believe that these same people for whom you pray, they need to see the same faith in your life. They need to see you working towards and obtaining what you are destined to have and who you are destined to be. Shucks, I am currently writing this and uplifting myself! I don’t want to write these posts ONLY for my fellow Restyled Moms; I am also writing them for myself. I am transitioning within my own life and looking forward to all that God has in store for me. And guess what? It’s not JUST FOR ME! It’s for me to bring God glory and uplift you, so you can uplift someone else, and that person can impact another, and on and on. In each connection, God will be the main energy source and we will be His kingdom builders!
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans that I have for you, ‘declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’
So SHOUT OUT TO YOUR DESTINY my Restyled Moms. In the words of gospel artist Mary Mary, “Go Get It; Go Get Your Blessing! I know you can, but are you believing and trusting God that you can too? Shoot me a Tweet @RestyledMom and let me know what is your #ShoutOut or leave it in the comments.
Your Restyled Mom…who is sending a #ShoutOut to my destiny!