Do those words sound familiar? For me they were at some point. Sometimes they still are when I'm not leaning on his promises anymore. Recently I found myself in an ungrateful spirit and I needed God to remind me, its okay daughter your right where I planned you to be; relax and keep being faithful. I’ll admit, I wanted no parts of that. You ever feel like God was being still and you wanted to move? That was me. I said God why would you give me all these dreams and visions and not let me act on them and get them started? It wasn’t easy to hear but he basically told me there are levels to the things he has planned for me and I need to take my time with this life. Everything I dream of will come to pass, it simply takes time and patience.
So what to do we do when we feel like God has forgot about us and he doesn’t want us to fulfill our dreams? First I suggest getting your dreams and his dreams in alignment. I used to want to do so much more and God told me Kylie I never had that in the plans for you. It’s important to make sure you are on his agenda not your own. Secondly I suggest you open up that bible (or bible app for the new age saintsJ) to Galatians 6:10 which reads:
-And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (KJV)
-Let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. (AMP)
-Don't get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don't give up (CEV)
-So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. (MSG)
True story my book “God Set Me Up” came out in November. My honest goal was to sell one book even if it was to my mamma. To date I've sold 120 books. There are times when I've sold in bulk, there were times when I sold one or two a week, and there are times when I sold zero in a few weeks. Am I hung up on numbers, NO. There was a time though when I thought dang God why would you give me this content and not let the book take off. He showed me the book is actually taking off and I need to pump my brakes. First off I've sold 120 books. Now thats not as much as a New York best seller in their first week, but that is pretty good and that’s 120 more people that know my story. Secondly, the doors that have been opened for me from #gsmu have been amazing. I have reached people near and far and my little ministry is strong. All my supporters love my book and say it helped them in major ways. Do I want to be a bestselling author one day? YES! Am I on my way to selling this book and a few more? YES! So why get weary? We gotta keep at it. Too many times we get hung up on where we are NOT, we fail to see where we ARE. Keep doing things you aren’t passionate about and keep celebrating your small victories because we know God has a harvest on the other side of our obedience. I don’t care if I sell one book a week; that’s more than nothing. Get excited about where Gods taking you and know he has not forgot you. Pray for patience, peace, and preparation. While you wait you need to get ready so when you do reap (and you will), you can be thankful for all you had to endure through the process.
I love you and I'm glad you took the time to read one of the things I've been blessed to reap in my well doing (my blog). I hope you have a blessed week and know I am praying for you. If you need a copy of my book contact me NOW at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also send me topics you would like featured on Sundays blog. Send prayer request and comments to my email as well.