Hey y’all! I hope everyone is living their best and blessed life. There was no post last week because I went home to visit my family and had a speaking engagement at my mom’s women’s conference. It was my first time preaching to a room full of people. I was nervous to say the least, but God is so good and gave me peace. Lives were changed and healing took place in the room. I tell God thank you.
I’m so thankful for this blog because it gives me the opportunity to minister to my readers about things I may be nervous to talk about in person. However, one thing I love talking about is transparency. I love to share my testimonies with others to let them know that I am nowhere near perfect and I was once a lost sheep. By God’s grace, I’ve been able to overcome a lot of situations. I believe sometimes we go through things to help the next person. God uses us as vessels.
With that being said, allow me to be transparent with this post.
When I came back to Tampa from my much needed restful weekend with family and friends, I started to feel a little sad. I can’t really explain why I felt like this but I did. Then on Wednesday, I broke down and cried in my car coming from work. Before I started crying, I was just thinking about all the hard work I’ve been trying to do with my brand, my job and my social media content. I was feeling as if I had been working hard but no one was noticing. As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post, I‘ve been waiting for some things to happen that I know God spoke to me about. However, I’m human, so sometimes the wait gets long and tiring. I was having a moment. I knew I shouldn’t have been crying over craziness like social media, but it got to me.
In the midst of my tears driving, I stopped at a red light. Then a car pulled up next to me in the right lane. The driver was an older woman and she was blasting her music loud. I stopped crying for a moment and listened to what she was listening to. She was listening to a gospel choir. I had never heard the song before but I was listening to the track and the lead singer just kept repeating, “Tell God thank you. Tell God thank you.” That red light was very long (lol) but it was long for a reason. It was at that red light that I believe God wanted me to stop the crying and instead of complaining, tell him thank you for what he has already done and what He is going to do in my life.
So I dried my tears and starting thanking God.
“Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them” (Psalm 126:6).
Remember this: God’s word will not return void. His promises will always come to pass. I want to encourage those who maybe, like me, feel at times their work gets unnoticed. It doesn’t matter who may or may not be noticing because what’s important is that God notices. He sees the long hours you’re putting in. He sees the hard work you do at your job. He sees the extra push it takes you to get out of your bed every morning. He sees your giving heart and He will reward you for it. You’re closer than you think! It’s right in front of you, you just have to reach up and grab it!
This is the main reason why I named my blog, “The Faith Walk” to let you all know that you’re not on this faith journey alone. I have days when I need encouragement too. Sometimes my cup is empty from pouring out so much. In those times, I have to fill myself back up with God’s word and His love.
Stay encouraged faith walkers. Your time is coming!