So I'm being interviewed yesterday, after a long night....sleep intervals where I'm up every 11pm to 1am then, 5am to 7am, because remember I'm the bootleg nurse these days. For those who don't know, hubby just got out of the hospital but still requires IV every six and twelve (morning and night). And, on top of that, I'm feeling a little under the weather. I think sickness was trying to attack me because I now believe that my position of laying on hands has changed!
So, of course the enemy wanted to make me drove.
Then, while I'm in the interview I made the comment...
"Some people work one job, some three...well, I'm the one who works three."
This stuck with me all day...
I literally thought about how all my life, I was never satisfied with one job. I've always had to do two or three things at the same time to feel like I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing. Then, my cousin Curtis says, "You've been a hustler all your life."
It wasn't that hustler was my goal. I think I've just learned that if I want something, I have to work for it. No one I know is giving away free trips.
With that word said, I'm cringing. I've paid for a seven day cruise that I'm having to let go because of husband's illness. So, I lose sometimes too...but it's always for the greater good.
How do I know? Because all things work together for my good. I just believe that with everything in me.
I believe that when I turned 45, I realized that I had to finally embrace and love being me. Sure, I've tried to say, I'm just going to focus on preaching and books, but I still have so much time on my hands. So prayerfully, I've decided I wanted to go back to work...but only doing something I love doing. Because it won't be work at all. It will be me advancing the environment God places me in for however long God wants me there.
Do I have another 20 years left in me? I pray I do. But whether it's 20 years or 20 months, I always want to show God that I embraced who He created me to be.
I'm definitely seeing life through different lenses.
There will be plenty more trips for me in the future...I won't ever dwell on missing one. And think of this way, if I were headed for that cruise, I wouldn't be on here encouraging you to embrace YOU.
Tomorrow is never promised to any of us and all we have is right now. And, by all means don't forget...only what we do for Christ will last.
So, whether you preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or made a way for some underprivileged child to learn, or provided a way for a senior to get to the hospital, or fed someone who was hungry, or sent books to those in jail...what you've done for the least of them, you've done for Christ.
Praying For Your Victory Part 2
The Lord said, “My people do not like to be told no, wait, or move.” He told me that He answers all prayers. Sometimes, the answers just don’t get to you because their are forces working against you obtaining. Now because I am God, I can tell the archangels to bring the answers immediately, but some things I realize Daniel, if I give them to you immediately, you may not learn fully how to trust me.
Imagine God giving us everything we ask for in spite of it causing us to be self-absorb, selfish, prideful, and arrogant.
And anyways, who are we that God cannot tell us no? He told Jesus no.
Read Matthew 26:39, Jesus ask the Father to let the cup of death and suffering pass from Him, but then said, nevertheless if it be thou will.
Well, He died didn’t He. So God really did tell Him no, but look who benefitted…We Did. Aren’t you glad God said, ‘No.’
See, some things we pray for, we think we are ready for but in reality, we aren’t. I believe the prince of Persia is still holding ransom some of our answers, just long enough for us to get the courage to fight like Jacob until God blesses us.
If there is two things I hate, they are waiting and moving.
I realize that some of the things we ask God for, He hasn’t said, ‘No’, just ‘Wait.’
My mind went back to when I was a child. I would ask mother for a snack and she’d say, ‘wait a minute.’ In my mind, I could watch the clock and at a minute ask again. But her minute far exceeded the clocks minute. In her mind, she already knew what minute she would give me the snack, but in my mind, she was lying to me.
See, some of us feel like the child who has been lied too. We know God said, “Ask and it shall be given,” but we are asking and He’s not giving. He’s just like momma. He is saying wait a minute and our minute is not His minute. Momma was waiting until dinner was done so that the snack wouldn’t ruin the dinner. Could it be that God knows if you got what you prayed for now, it would ruin what needed to come before it.
Example: He is going to give you a business, but He needs to give you patience first so you will know how to treat your customers and your staff.
He is going to give you a home, but he needs you to learn how to be committed to paying your rent every month in preparation for your mortgage.
I know that hit someone!
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