Excellence is doing your best with what you currently have. -Pastor Stewart
We get caught up in the vision of what we want the dream to look like in reality, that we never start; because the beginning does not look like the vison.
You have to take what you have and treat it as if it is exactly what you need, because guess what, it is!
We have exactly what is required to begin this journey of excellence, we only need to start.
Make A Plan
Set Up Shop
Go Get It
A commitment to gratefulness bares much reward.
Not only do we endure with a mindset of choosing to focus on what is good, we make room in our reality for greater to manifest.
Choosing to let go of the why and instead focusing on what’s next will help us in moving forward and not remaining stuck in a place that allows us to be victims of complacency aka “closure.”
We have the power to build the life we desire! Start by being grateful in all things and watch how its all working together for your good.
It is useless to believe we can control every situation we find ourselves positioned within.
Especially once we release into the Universe, our thoughts, goals and desires.
It is then that we voluntarily, set off the chain of events which are sure to come. The best thing we can do, is what we can and allow the Universe to do what needs to be done, in order for the shift of greater to occur.
No great awakening, which was great, came to be without great changes or a series of events.
Because as much as we like to believe, rarely does the reward come easy. With one step or change…no it is a process…a journey.
And it tests you, your endurance, your mental capacity, your spirit, your heart.
All the things that make up our character and purpose are free game, to be tried.
We don’t always pass on the first, second or even third try, however; eventually we learn the lesson and apply the wisdom gained…perhaps that is the true victory: knowing and doing better.
Gather up all your experiences, your trials and lessons and go forth to conquer another day.
Its all working for your greater.
Rationalizing the situation rarely gets us to a place of acceptance and growth.
It usually gives us an excuse to remain in the same place, rather than stepping out on faith and pursuing the risk.
The risk of losing to gain.
Let’s be honest: no one enjoys starting over when it was not a conscious choice to do so.
It is easier to talk ourselves into staying in a place when we are accustomed to the routine, even though we have outgrown the process.
Now, does that necessarily mean you leave: no…but it does mean you have to become truthful about what is not working and lacking, then make significant efforts to improve.
What we like in our 20s isn’t necessarily what we still appreciate in our 30s…and so on and so forth.
It is beautiful to evolve, to shape into who you are meant to become. Hell, it is encouraged! At least here it is. ❤
And if you spend your life confining your growth, you will seamlessly attract people and situations which will keep you in that stronghold of self doubt and fear.
Stop rationalizing your life and begin to confess to the Universe what you desire. And then be brave and bold enough to seek it.
Make A Plan
Set Up Shop
Go Get It
What is for you is not for anyone else to understand or even to accept.
Especially when they are not privy to your journey.
We have to stop internalizing the judgment of others as if they matter more than the vision we’ve been given.
You know what you’ve prayed for, toiled for, wrestled with and cried about.
So then why allow the opinion of an outsider to hold weight in your circumstance?
God is the only one who truly knows your situation and it is God a lone who you should turn to when you need assurance in your journey.
Because unfortunately, we as humans can only see what we can see, whereas God sees all, knows all and hears all.
Place your trust there, its a sure thing. Keep your head up, your prayers consistent and your energy connected to what flows, stop resisting where its taking you, because we never know what’s awaiting us just ahead.
When the vision isn’t matching up, ask God for clarity, continuously.
Remember the journey never looks like the destination.
Perhaps not all the time, but this time, it is you.
And that’s ok.
Once we recognize our role and our missteps, we can begin to change our approach and the narrative we put out but also the one we create within us.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with acknowledging our faults and flaws and more than anything we need to…even if it has to come from the outside, make sure it comes from those who truly love and want the best for you.
But it’s you.
And it’s gonna be you who makes the change.
Make A Plan
Set Up Shop
Go Get It
This week, should anything less than stellar or progressive take place, not only will we not fall, but we shall not break nor stray off course.
We are in the Steel Legged Stance.
The position one takes when something attempts to move you off your focus, your promise.
When trouble, disappointment or bad news attempts to sway us from what we claim, We Will Get To Work.
We will get to work reaffirming the promise, doing the exact opposite of what fear wants us to do: give up.
We believe in ourselves and we believe in our ability to will what we desire, through energy and work.
So this week and each following week, after you rise and give reference: get in your Steel Legged Stance.
And be not moved by what you see, but by what is promised.
Here’s to a week of claimed victories.
Social media has warped us and how we perceive what the “come up” looks like.
We have become a generation obsessed with proving other people wrong and using our growth as a visual revenge on others who did not see the promise.
When the truth is this: people must play specific roles in our lives, in order for each of us to elevate from one level to the next.
If no one ever switched up on you, you’d never know how important it is to guard your heart and be intentional in the company you keep, which in turn means you wouldn’t have that job, partner, friends, child…etc.
If no one ever made you feel less than loved, you wouldn’t have sought out love and discovered the love you have for yourself and inspired others to do the same.
If no one had broken promises, you wouldn’t be a person who moves with a plan and is dependable.
God prepares the table, not for us to stunt, but for us to show how even with scraps, we can have a full course meal. It may take a minute to cover the table, but that’s in part to our perception.
We have the power to feed others through the evolution of our trials! Folks can pull up seats to our table and feast off what we’ve been through, endured, learned and ultimately gained.
So, the next you wanna stunt for the haters, don’t. For you would be taking away from the feast. In stead show gratitude for the role they played, for without them…things might not be as sweet.