How many different ways does someone have to tell you what you what you already know? How difficult is it to really stand in your purpose so that you can get to your destiny?
During this Lenten Season 2017, my fast will be non-traditional. Growing up Catholic, we were taught that we must sacrifice our fleshy pleasures for 40 days. I never understood why, because it is not Biblical and Jesus already atoned for our sins so that we do not have to do these rituals of atonement with whom exactly? God or Self? In this season, I will fast as commanded by my Lod and Savior Jesus Christ. “But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”-Matthew 6:17-18. I will say this, though, I will be in THE PURPOSE ROOM
Passion + Purpose = Destiny
There is a wall. It is mental. I am reminded of the scripture in Romans 7 “the spirit is willing bu the flesh is weak…” Weak to the invisible wounds that I won’t allow to heal. Allowing myself to be trapped in it because it acts as a shield again pain, hurt and disappointment. Bishop T.D. Jakes said it best in his book ” Your Mind may guide you in what you do, but your heart affirms your passion for doing it, and that leads you to resolve the way of your life…As you stand back from yourself and see the push of instincts welded with the pull of purpose that leads you into destiny, you will know the events and circumstances in your life equate to more than just coincidences or mere facts. The coming together of all of these events and connections, some seemingly random, are the results of divine orchestration to empower to accomplish what God has placed in you.” Destiny: Stepping into your Purpose by Bishop T.D. Jakes. Like I said, its mental. I had to chuckle at this passage because, the day before writing this blog, I was sitting in the laundromat, minding my own business, and this woman, randomly (lol) struck up a conversation, about DVD’s that led to the sharing of her failed marriage and confessions of adultery. I chuckle because of the weekend prior to that encounter, a woman whispered in my ear “Women need to hear our voice…”
I am reading the “Purpose Room” by Heather Lindsey. I read the sample first. I should have known better. Her books are amazing. I no longer have any excuses as to why I cannot do what God has purposed me to do. I know that God has a plan for my life. I am hearing the call so much clearer now.
I have a story, deeply rooted in childhood experiences, distorted by my childhood views and adult point of view. Experiences that served as the pieces of fabric woven together to create the “veil” I am so desperately wanting to tear.
I am finally seeing past the confetti…Finally seeing who God has purposed and destined me to be me to be…
Stepping into my Destiny