Hey everyone! It’s been a few weeks since my last post. However, during this time, God has been dealing with me A LOT. As mentioned before, I recently relocated back to my hometown, so I’ve been trying to just get reacquainted with the city and find my place. In these three weeks, I have learned so much about faith and perseverance. It was a little rocky at first, but each day God has been speaking to me and revealing things like never before. Sounds crazy, but I’m thankful for the isolation because it has taught me so much.
One of the things God spoke to me about was using my time wisely. I’ll admit – sometimes all I want to do is sleep and it honestly got worse the first week I moved back home. However, God spoke to me about neglecting the things I need to do. I was complaining that I didn’t have anything to work on, but honestly there is so much to accomplish!
Then it hit me. Just because I don’t have anything lined up right now, doesn’t mean that I can’t continue to build my brand. I need to use my time wisely and start using the resources God has given me.
One thing I neglected was my YouTube channel. In the beginning of the year, I was really on it. I was making videos consistently. Then I got tired all of the time because I was working two jobs in Tampa and the little time that I did have to myself, I wanted to sleep or hang out with friends. Months and months went by and not a single video was recorded. If I did record a video, it would be very mediocre. Shame, shame, shame.
So I’m getting back on the right track. These past few weeks have taught me a lot on being productive. It was time for me to do less neglecting and complaining. I have a lot of free time now that I’m job searching, so there really aren’t an excuses as to why I can’t dedicate more time for my brand.
“Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you” (1 Timothy 4:14).
Are you neglecting a gift that God gave you? Are you wasting everyday by sleeping instead of being productive? Are you putting something off for next week that you could be doing today? Trust me I was the same way, especially once I moved back home. It can be so easy to do. I know we need rest from time to time, but don’t become lazy. I struggled with laziness for a while, but thank God for rebooting my energy and my drive to keep going.
Take the time and write a list of things that you can do to help get your momentum going. The day before the first day of school, my sister asked if I could take my nephews to school until I found a job. My first thought was that I didn’t want to wake up so early but as I started taking them to school, I became more productive. I started going to the gym right after I dropped them off and then before you knew it, I was making videos, planning photoshoots, cleaning, researching jobs, cooking and reading. Honestly if my sister didn’t ask me to take her kids to school, I probably would’ve slept in each day until noon and wasted the day away out of self-pity. God always helps us, even when we don’t realize it.
If your struggling with neglect, I pray that this week and beyond you become more productive. It is not easy but once you find your rhythm, it will be very rewarding.