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I pray your week was great! Once again welcome back and for my first timers, greetings, and if you haven't already check out the previous post, Motivational Mondays #1: Get to Work.
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I was on YouTube browsing one day when I started watching videos of one of my favorite gospel artist, Kierra Sheard. In the video, she was talking about finding your purpose and learning to follow and be in the will of God. She recommended to her viewers to read, "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren. So if you know me, being the shopping queen that I am......I went STRAIGHT to amazon!!
Three days later, with the help of prime shipping, of course, I had my book and I began a 42-day covenant (promise) with reading this book and applying it to my life. I embarked on this 42-day journey on June 7th, 2020 and within the 42 days, I gained some valuable knowledge about having a relationship with God, my overall purpose in life, and about how this life we live is not about us. In reality, the life that we were given to live is about God and doing his will always.
Drawing near the end of my 42-day journey, I wanted to share my experiences and some of what I learned with others. Within my 27 years of life on this earth, I have a lot to say and tell about the goodness of God and the blessings bestowed upon my life.
My "Action to Start" motto started July 13th, 2020 during the tail end of reading,"The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren. I wanted to create!
The 37th day of my 42-day journey into the book, I wanted to do something to celebrate the knowledge that I had learned along the way. Thinking to myself, "Why stop there Sherronda?." I wanted to share and keep the conversation going......let's start something"
That inspiration is what has driven me to start this blog.
July 13th, 2020, was the idea, the spark of interest.
July 18th, 2020, was the brainstorming and the vision that took root.
By July 20th, 2020 and onward, I took action, I put in the work and time to start what I envision for myself. Was I scared, absolutely but the bible tells us, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”, 2 Timothy 1:7
So in knowing that, I continued to push through the discomfort of my mind and doubts so that my vision could take root, be planted, and grow so it could harvest into greatness.
So that meant I had to step out of my comfort zone and take action!
Doing something I've never done before, I took it upon myself to create.......Create a blog!
"This blog will consist of my current journey with growing closer to God, how I got through the most traumatic experiences of my past that clouded my outlook on life, my feelings, my joy, and my overall mental health; but I still somehow managed to remain resilient and not lose myself or my hope in the process. With God all things are possible"
I wanted to put myself on display and share, and maybe, just maybe someone can be inspired or uplifted by my struggles and find hope too.
"For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. "
As I Close, Ask Yourself These Questions:
What have I been putting off?
What is holding me back from starting...something...anything?
What are some of my distractions? Are they getting in the way of my plans?
Am I trusting the plans that God has for me?
Am I a procrastinator? If so, what are some ways that I can become active in setting goals and visions for myself?
Am I the type of person who needs accountability? Someone to hold me accountable if I slip up or nod off.
With love, I hope to create an open and safe environment where people can freely share and not be judged. I encourage you so start somewhere. That thing that you've been thinking about for a while...DO IT! Don't wait another day or week. Write it down, brainstorm it, set goals for yourself, and turn those goals into actions.
I would LOVE for you to come along with me and join the conversation and connect with me through our life experiences. Let's grow our faith in the process and build a strong fellowship through truth and blessings. Un-shared experiences are wasted ones!
"Don't be afraid just believe"
~Just Breathe...A Golden Dream~