Over the past few months since writing Big Bold and Beautiful One. I have experienced a multitude of life lessons. Some of the lessons have been in investing time in oneself, communication is key in all things, prayer is all I need to make it through any challenges. I have not leaned on my faith and my trust in God to the greatest capacity in my life! I feel that if I am going to invest anything, including myself that I have to give it more than one hundred and ten percent of my prayer, time, and effort to see any situation through to completion in order to reach my life goals. I have learned that I can be my worse critic and my best cheerleader.
I learned that when I become vulnerable, passionate, and focused beautiful things can manifest themselves and wonderful things can happen in life. I remember that at the beginning of the year I had a plan to attend two conferences per quarter. I planned to attend one in Atlanta and another out of state conference. I planned to attend one conference for business or blogging, church, and state PTSA conference. I managed to attend the state PTSA conference, next on my list I planned to attend the out of state women’s conference for church, and finally a business or blogging conference for 2015.
At the time I did not know where I would get the finances, baby sitters, registration fees, plane tickets, time, any of that, all I had in my back pocket was the faith and a willing heart to take time to invest in me, so that I could invest others that I wanted to inspire to do the same in their lives. I wanted to lead by example and show other stay at home and work at home mothers that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I had a burning desire “to walk by faith and not by sight.” I made a conscious effort to attend the Women’s Conference for my church in Ontario, California. I actually imagined being there the day that I heard about this conference. I had a desire in my heart to stand in intercession with other women of God, and pray with other women from numerous states across America and to fellowship with international women from various countries.
I could feel that God had a mission for me to fulfill by attending this special event. However, I did not view it as a time to take a vacation, or a break from my children and husband. I had a deeper out look on the situation, and it became more of a pilgrimage and an divine opportunity to be an intercessor and become closer to God to reach my spiritual breakthrough. An intercessor is somebody who tries their level best to have wisdom and knowledge. I had a plan to stand in intercession for others, and not to miss any blessings that God had in store for me on my journey back to Atlanta.
I felt that going to California for the conference was the opportunity to harvest seeds of hope, faith, and prosperity for the future. In due season one shall reap. In addition, before leaving for the conference I had to make sure that my house was in order, my children and husband had a routine in place, I had a set plan for my arrival and return, and a proper place to rest my head upon landing in the West Coast. I believe that it was such a serious life lesson for me, based on the fact that, I have not traveled that long of a distance alone in a few years since the birth of both of my beloved children. We have traveled on road trips and family vacations. But, I think that traveling solo is such a huge milestone in my life. I had to trust God and my husband to keep the household and our children in order for a couple of bless filled days.
Jesus take the wheel
All I could do was let “Jesus take the wheel,” and go get my blessing. I knew at the end of the day the trip would benefit my family, friends, church members that were not able to attend the conference, and last but not least myself. The biggest gift that I have received from God to date is “sharing the word.” I am filled with so much happiness and joy, as I am developing these gifts to minister and guide other souls to the kingdom. I look forward to sharing the word with others without fail every Tuesday morning.
My cup runneth over with scriptures and verse to write down, read, and communicate with anyone that is willing to listen and have ther life transformed by God’s endless love! I think that God allowed me to attend the women’s conference to become more confident with sharing the word, and to show others my continued faith in the world. I want God to continue to use me as a vessel to share with others and to grow in my faith. In conclusion to encourage those who may not know him, and to become a living testimony of God’s true blessings that overflow abundantly in my life. I believe that I should never give up hope, and only dream bigger and work harder to achieve greatness in the Lord!