Preparation is Key.
As last year was coming to an end, I prayed concerning the path for the coming year. As I began to receive the answers, I prepared those around me best I could.
God was revealing to me that there would be no mentoring. This being a passion, I found myself a little resistant but I’m obedient to His Voice regardless. It had been a long year and the rest would be welcome.
Next, it was revealed that there would be no coaching as well…my first thought was that I’d be without that income, my second thought was well Jehovah Jireh indeed will provide.
I had considered that I would be entering a season of rest and was excited for some me time and self care.
I informed my mentees that they had one big assignment for the upcoming year and that assignment was to Just Pray. Reminding them of the approach we had worked on throughout the year, which was to function as though I was unavailable. I never get any satisfaction out of a person being dependent upon me reaching heaven for them because I understand that tomorrow is not promised to any of us. I feel as though if I’ve poured into you and you have received then you have grown and matured to a place of confidence in self and more importantly confidence in God. This was my approach raising my son. This is the same model I use when mentoring. It has been a success for all those willing to succeed.
My coaching student became ill at years end, resulting in early retirement and contemplating relocating. We’ve sat and talked as friends a few times and her health has improved and I am thankful for answered prayers.
As I began to embrace the rest, life happens and I realize that The God I serve is more than enough.
He always goes before us…preparing the way. We just have to be sensitive to His Voice and obedient to His Will.
He was simply clearing my little calendar of all distractions and helping me understand that I would need my hands free to hold the hand that had no other to hold.
I’ve shed my tears and I’ll be sure to shed more…but my main concern is that my husband has both my hands to hold. Nothing else matters and to those who can’t understand that are simply a lost cause. On last year I lost two prayer partners, one whom I asked to pray for my sons father and they proceeded to try and tell me who he was and why he was going through…repeating silly stories that were 20 years old and older and they didn’t even know his given name. I felt as though i was on some reality show and I sat in disbelief and thought thank you Lord Jesus for showing me their true character. The second, was lost because she didn’t know my heart and couldn’t hear my voice…until she heard it.
Jehovah Jireh indeed provides…trust me! He has revealed to me all I need to know and I trust Him with my life. Only two months into the year and already I’ve let go of so many…I’ll lose more and I’ll carry on. I have no time or space in my life for the self centered.
The Master showed me just who I’ll depend on for this journey and I am thankful…regardless of anyone’s perception, especially those with no clear sight.
Over the past weekend I spoke briefly on my Podcast about a love challenge and I must admit I didn’t do so well. I had a rough couple of days. I am on a better path now and my husband is a constant reminder…sometimes I don’t want to love on others and then I am reminded that I must do just that. I don’t have to like their behavior, I must love them even when they are ugly though. One thing I know for sure is healing is a ugly process, be it spiritual, emotional or physical. It has been just that…but I’ll finish my assignments as always and as we all should.
Remember that and don’t forget to drink your water.
Blessings Abounding, Vetta
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Be Loving and consuming water – both are essential acts for humanity’s well being, I opine. Have a great day! 🙏🏻💓🙏🏻
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Thank you! Enjoy your day as well. 🙏❤️🩹🙏
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