Since 2010, I’ve worked at 5 different places. The longest I’ve been in each job has been no more than 2 yrs. Each job has its own testimony in how I landed each one and how I parted ways. I believe there was a God given purpose in each of those places – a purpose for my life and the life of those I had the privilege and honor to work with. I may not have always known what the purpose was but I knew I was there with a purpose in mind. The same applies to where I currently work at now.
It wasn’t until the beginning of this year that I began to realize that I had been investing so much of myself in everyone else’s vision in the last several years that I subconsciously placed my own vision on the back burner.
Oftentimes, we’re going and going and going and we rarely stop to reevaluate where we’re heading. This pandemic forced me to do just that. I was finally able to get a clear vision and make sense of some things. Once I was able to truly turn to the Lord, He lifted the veil and I was able see things from a different perspective – God’s perspective. That was when I was able to understand why I had to go through the things I’ve experienced in the last several years. As challenging, painful, and uncomfortable as it was (and still is) to go through all of it there was purpose behind it all. Not just in these positions but overall my experiences in life. By His grace, it has transformed me into the person I am today and it has prepared me for what He’s called me to. The vision He gave me is no longer on the back burner and I know there’s so much more He’s calling me to.
Everything I’ve been through has taught me something. I don’t ever like to think that I’ve “arrived“. I will always be a work in progress. I have to continuously present myself to God as a willing vessel and go before the Lord and ask Him, “Lord, is there anything in me that is not like you? Is there anything in me that is stopping me or can stop me from reaching your purpose for my life?” and I trust that He will reveal it to me because He has.
In order for me to walk in my purpose, I am going to have to be a pure vessel that He can flow through. Being committed to following in His ways in attitude and behavior. I’ve learned that whenever I’ve turned to His Word and go to Him in prayer, He has been able to correct me when I’m wrong or when I’ve missed the mark – sometimes it hurts but it’s necessary. I’ve also been rewarded for my obedience and for honoring Him – especially the times I’ve had to fight off my flesh for wanting to do the complete opposite. Y’all, I have to fight DAILY. I have to make a decision on a daily basis whether I am going to submit to the will of the Holy Spirit or carry out the desires of the flesh. And truth be told, I’ve lost the fight many times by submitting to my own desires and ideas BUT GOD is so merciful and full of grace that He doesn’t give up on us or count us out. Ever!
He is TRULY a Man of His Word. 🙌🏼
It’s been a journey but it’s been worth EVERY. STEP. OF. THE. WAY.
I pray this blessed you. 🙏🏼
💡 There’s absolutely nothing wrong to be a part of someone else’s vision but your vision matters too!
Quick testimony: Here’s my vision board that I started on November 24, 2017. This vision board inspired me to put together an event where other women could create their own vision board also. At the end of 2018, I filled up the entire board not knowing how prophetic this board would turn out to be. Every time I find myself feeling defeated or discouraged, this vision board gives me hope. It encourages me to continue trusting in the Lord and believe that He is leading and guiding me on this journey. 💕🌱🌻