To all of my visionaries, dreamers, thinkers, AND doers… Read this!
• P R O S P E R I T Y
“The next seven years will be a period of great prosperity throughout the land of Egypt.”
After interpreting Pharaoh’s dream, Joseph gave the king a survival plan for the next 14 years. The only way to prevent starvation was through careful planning. Without a famine plan Egypt would have turned from prosperity to ruin. Many find detailed planning boring and unnecessary, but planing is a responsibility– not an option. Joseph was able to save a nation by translating God’s plan for Egypt into practical actions (implementation).
Proverbs 21:5 says
“good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.”
Faithful completion of one’s work is a great accomplishment. Being a diligent worker does not come naturally to some. It’s a result of strong character. Don’t look for shortcuts that result in inefficiency. Work hard as if in the service of God.
Good day beautiful people!
Q U I C K T E S T I M O N Y:
I’m cleaning out things from college (sad, I know), and I ran across this prayer I wrote concerning my dream of studying abroad. When the opportunity presented itself, I considered all of my options and chose Brazil.
Did I meet the GPA requirement? Nope.
Did I have the finances to pay for it? Nope.
But God is a promise keeper and I am a believer and THAT my friends made all of the difference. Not only was I accepted, but God made it where E V E R Y T H I N G was paid in full plus an extra $300 was given to me. Can you say overflow? Never put limits on what God can do! Never focus on your circumstances!!!
Ok bye 😘
“Those curious locks so aptly twin’d. Whose every hair a soul doth bind.”
I realized that I haven’t blogged about hair in months (maybe a year), so I decided to take some time out to share these women and their crowns. I love seeing women sport their crowns with pride! Truth is, we all have our different textures and styles. That’s what makes us beautiful. Today I chose to focus on ladies with locs. I often hear conversation about curls, coils, and kinks, but I believe there is also beauty in locs. With that being said, take a moment to admire and enjoy…
Don’t forget to follow!
When God asks you to give up something or someone, DO IT– no matter how much you love it or them. Although you may not see it, He always has something greater!
Have a wonderful Wednesday beautiful people!
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, YOU’D BETTER BE RUNNING!!”
If you know me then you know that I’m not the most sensitive person. At the same time, there are certain things that I pay attention to that can really make me cry like a baby. I cannot explain it honestly. I get emotional at the most random moments.
One of those moments is when I see people giving to those in need. I’m not talking about that “I want to be seen so let me give when someone is looking” type of help. Rather I’m referring to that humble, “I don’t have to even tell anyone I gave” type of help. The selfless, effortless giver.
When I first saw this photo awhile back and read the story behind it, I was filled. To be honest, I didn’t have to read the story because the picture said everything it needed to say. You know… it’s one thing to give to people we know, but to give to a complete stranger is an entirely different thing. God blesses a cheerful giver.
I ran across this photo again and I was led to post it. I pray it moves you as much as it moves me. This man offers his shoes to a boy he sees without shoes. Simple as that. He saw a need and he met that need. Often times, we have things that others need more than we do. Unfortunately, we take these things for granted both knowingly and unknowingly– keeping it just to have it, rather than giving it to someone who needs it. I make it an effort each to day to pay attention to those I encounter, whether stranger or not. If I see a need and I can do something about it, I do just that.
This photo is such an inspiration. Thank You God for showing me this and reminding me of my purpose. You’re amazing.
With My Love,