August is the 8th month of the year. The number 8 in the Bible represents a new beginning, meaning a new order or creation, and man’s true ‘born again’ event when he is resurrected from the dead into eternal life.
I have been dead for some time; maybe in a coma. A breathing machine called the “status quo” where I rested in its safety to keep me alive and breathing. I was not “brain dead” though. I went to work, my brain had to be fully functional because I am a paralegal, excuse me..an Advanced Certified Paralegal in Contracts Management and Administration. Big Stuff! I am a wife, a mother of three wonderful children, two of them adults. I was starting a new business, or two..or three. I was alive, on a breathing machine but I was dead…inside.
“It’s in you” I would hear folks whisper. “Girl you got this, it’s in you, that’s what you do…” “OMG, Girl you are sitting on a gold mine with these products…” But when I looked in the mirror, I couldn’t see what they saw. The gifts, the potential, the talent; the opportunity to make money making products that “just came to me.” I was “creating” things, but I was just doing it. I would feel alive when I was creating my body jars of butter, yet I was fighting to live. Life had taken its toll on me. Circumstances, Valley moments, pain, hurt, disappointments, joy, laughter, happiness, all rolled into one.
There was a battle for my life, a war for my soul. But “Death” would not, could not win. I was fighting to stay alive. It was an even score. Life and Death stood face to face, darkness tried to steal my heart away…(CeCe Winans-Mercy Said No). One day I heard that song. In April 2015, I was let go from my “9-5”. You see the number 4 (April) derives its meaning from creation. On the fourth day of what is called ‘creation week,’ God completed the material universe. On this day he brought into existence our sun, the moon, and all the stars (Genesis 1:14 – 19). Their purpose was not only to give off a light but also to divide the day from the night on earth, thus becoming a basic demarcation of time. They were also made to be a type of signal that would mark off the days, years and seasons. I was being reborn, coming out of my coma and into a destiny that was waiting for me.
My day has come, my seasons are here! All that was within me was starting to become ALIVE. It took 3 months of “rehabilitation” and in July 2015, my destiny gene (Joel Olsteen) was unlocked, my circle was changing, my way of thinking was changing. I was awake, born again, resurrected from the dead into my DESTINY. Seven (July) is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). It derives much of its meaning from being tied directly to God’s creation of all things.
I looked in the mirror and asked myself “What was holding me back from living my BEST LIFE?” The answer was simple…”ME”