Proverbs 18:16 (Amplified Bible) 16A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.
It has been a good challenge for me to decide what would be the first topic; I would blog about this year. A lot has happen since my last posting. I celebrated a birthday my 31st, I began working in a new industry health care administration and officially graduated to the status of courtship with a man of valor; a friend I have known since my girlhood.
With all these new developments and responsibilities I had to begin the process of evaluating my priorities again. Judge myself and see if the last things God told me to do, if I was still doing them with the same level of passion I had when they were first dropped in my spirit. Or had I allowed other things to distract me from accomplishing my assignments. Basically I asked myself have I been a faithful steward.
In short in some areas being very transparent, I have not been consistent. The word consistency is defined by Webster to mean “1 a archaic: condition of adhering together: firmness of material substance b: firmness of constitution or character”. Ironically, one of the points my Pastor taught during our Watch Night / New Year’s Eve service was in fact the importance of being consistent. He let us know that his year having a steadfast mind will be one of the perquisites for obtaining the fullness of the blessing (the empowerment to prosper.)
Looking back at the last 12 months and at my I WILL statements for 2009, I can say I believe I have made good progress in areas such as being a better steward over my relationships with others professionally, personally and spiritually. I have become more pliable and fearless out of necessity and a true desire to want to change my life for the better.
2009 was a year where God began pruning me. I was like a tree with unruly branches that were bearing fruits of selfishness, a short temper and just plain fleshy behavior. I had to go back to the basics in making sure I was getting in enough word and fellowship time with God (prayer) to balance any worldly attacks. I had to humble myself and repent to those I may have hurt emotionally through the neglecting of their needs in my pursuit to guard myself from new hurts. In short I had to get honest with myself and God.
So as I embark on this New Year 2010, the one question that I continue to replay in my head and I know I must answer is… “What was the last thing God told me to do?”
I am sure and I know that there will continue to be more pruning by God as he prepares me for the next phase. He is preparing me to walk out my destiny in fulfill his ultimate purpose.
I DARE YOU… To begin to ask yourself similarly the question, WHAT WAS THE LAST THING GOD TOLD ME TO DO? AM I STILL CONSISTENT IN FULFILLING IT? You may be surprised by the answer you receive back.
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