Last night’s conversation between Mark and I:
Regina: Isn’t it something how God has had His hand in all this?
Regina: I mean, just in the past couple of weeks, I made the commitment to solely focus on my writing and speaking ministry. And just as I did…..
Mark: Things started to happen……
Talk about the light bulb going off inside my head…….I had been so worried over the past year or so about the transition. The financial strain, the feeling to contribute to the family, and the fear of actually doing this ministry, had me tied to looking for other things to do like substitute teaching and interpreting. I think the true thing keeping me from hitting the road running was the fear of the uncertainty.
In James 1:25, the Bible says “but the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it–he will be blessed in what he does.”
Not forgetting God’s words to me “speak and motivate” has been the drive, but it wasn’t until I looked intently into receiving the freedom and doing what I was supposed to do that I have found serenity, faith, and good old trust. I am making my way into the “doing it” part and God has just patted me on the back with a couple of blessings.
Oh, and here’s another thing, I have stopped daydreaming. Yep, daydreaming about the future is something that I can not do…..God is slowly revealing the future day by day. I am taking a step each day closer to His picture not mine. I will only be setting myself up for disappointment if I seek the basking in my daydream. I am allowing God to paint the picture for me. And that is more satisfying……..
God gave me a blessing. I am thankful. And you know what, Regina from a few years ago would have celebrated and talked about how “She” did this…..I can’t do that…. I didn’t have any part of it. God has given me the words every time I sit to write. God was the one who put my website in front of the gentleman who writes for the Wall St. Journal. And the magazine writer was drawn to it by the hand of God to seek me out for the inspiration he needed to compose an article.
For the past few days, I have been in a whirlwind of blessings. I have had my 15 minutes of fame and a taste of God’s divine blessings. Now, I am back at the keyboard in the recliner with my cat and dog…just like any other day…praising God and thinking how lucky I am to have a God so great.
It is an honor to do His work……