I recently realized how TRUE the above photo is…
I believe God gives each of us a dream or a PURPOSE. Some people have the
balls COURAGE to chase those dreams… and others sit idly by and watch the world pass them by. For too long I have played the role of “helper”. At my current job, I work at a hotel on Miami Beach. The owner(s) of this property are living their dreams. They are PAID. In January alone I have booked over $60,000 worth of income for the property. Let me take a second to emphasive
OVER $60,000 IN ONE MONTH!
I am not knocking ANYONE but as much as I love my job— most days— I know this is not what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I love that the owner(s) (whom I have met and spoken with on numerous occassions) are reaping the harvest of their hard work. They did not become overnight success stories. Fulfillment of their dreams has been a work in progress since before I learned to spell progress.
At the same time, as I work to help their dream remain a reality for them, I realize more and more what it takes to make MY DREAMS a reality for me. I am so used to doing things WITH others. I literally hate going anywhere alone— poetry nights, grocery shopping, ANY THING. I am outspoken and very confident within myself, however— I like to travel in pairs. Well, GROUPS but I’ll settle for pairs lol
I realize that there will not ALWAYS be someone in my corner. Sometimes you have to move when it is only you and GOD. Once you get to a certain level of faith you are able to walk in pure confidence because you know that you know that you know that you KNOW that ALL THINGS WORK FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. I have never been so sure of anything in my life… but I am sure, without a shadow of a doubt, that the vision implanted within me will come to fruition. I am nurturing the gifts God has provided me with and I am building my “house” upon the rock as He instructed in His word.
God has literally provided me with EVERYTHING I need to be successful. This is the first year— the FIRST YEAR— I am not rushing to file my taxes because He has provided for my needs in a manner like never before. I do not NEED the refund. *insert shout of praise here!* My bills are taken care of. My rent is paid up. My tithes are set aside. And the ONLY reason I am going to file my taxes today is because I need to repay my grandma some money I borrowed before and promised to return with my tax refund (even though she hasn’t asked for it back) lol
God has been an amazing provider… and I know it is because of my FAITH in Him. I declared 2013 would be the year of PROGRESS and God has seen fit to make my word my reality. Life has never been better. There is POWER in words. I finally learned to speak LIFE over my situations. I speak LIFE over my visions. I speak LIFE over my dreams. I speak LIFE over my future and the future of generations to follow. I am so thankful for life. So so so so so so so so so very thankful.
There is an old church hymn that says “If I had 10,000 tongues I couldn’t thank Him enough”. I could NEVER thank God enough for all that He has done over the course of 27 years. The only way I can think to begin thanking Him is to live a life worthy of His approval AND to chase after the dreams He have provided me with.
I cant live my life under the shadow of someone else’s dreams. For some people, it is their purpose to help others fulfill their dreams. God gives each of us a purpose— and I’m not knocking that. BUT I know— without a shadow of a doubt— that the dreams within my heart are not here without reason.
I am chasing them…
… and for once in my life, I am catching them!