It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t left you, without encouragement to keep you (said in my Rakim voice lol)! But point is, I’m back after some much needed down time!! I hope that you all are having a productive new year so far.
I have so many things to talk about but I’d thought I’d start with this thought: Now is the time to renew your YES!
The YES I’m talking about here is the YES to your commitments, the YES to your ministry and the YES to you! The truth is, 2016 was a hard year for many of us and that caused some of us to fall by the wayside on the things that God has called us to do. We have become slack concerning the things of God due to setbacks and life’s frustrations. It’s time to renew your Yes and get back to business - the kingdom needs you!
With all of this being said, you do not need to say yes to everything. This is the time for a refresher on what your true purpose is and to say yes to the commitments that are aligned with your purpose. Also take a look at why you’re doing what you’re doing. This is critical for a couple of reasons:
-It will help you become more focused on tasks and activities that move you toward your goals.
-It will prevent you from becoming burned out because your ‘why’ will be great enough to keep you moving forward
Girrrl if nothing else, this is the time to pray! Pray about commitments before you commit to them. Pray about everything before moving forward. God may show you some things or reasons as to why you shouldn’t move forward. Keep your motives aligned with God’s Word and what he reveals to you. This is particularly important in ministry. You should not take on any task or ministry without praying first. Don’t get caught up in titles! Ain’t nobody got time for that! You need to pray so that you are adequately prepared for the work that will come ahead.
As women we often times try to be everything to everybody but this is not the time or season for that. We need you to be your best! Fully there, fully energized and fully engaged in the moment at hand. Be kind to yourself by not taking on too much. You’re more effective when focused.
So as we are almost through the 1st quarter of 2017 let’s commit to:
-Revisiting our Purpose
-Re-examining our Why
-Re-committing to Prayer
-Re-evaluating our Motives
-Renewing our Yes!
I’m back!!! So stay tuned it’s definitely more to come!!!!