“God Is Who He Says He Is” Day 20 of 100 Days to brave!
“You are deeply loved and called to be courageous by a God who is perfect and perfectly trustworthy.”
This was my devotion for this morning!
Before I open my eyes in the morning, I pray for all the things that I can think of. I have done this every single morning since the beginning of 2018. It is a most extraordinary exercise.
It brings my head to a space of Thanks and starts my day out on a grateful note.
This morning, I remembered to pray over my business in those first words with God of the day. I asked him to give me the courage to do the things that I need to do in order to grow. To give me the strength to be patient and watch this beautiful business grow from the fruits of my labor. Even if I can’t see the growth for a month, or two or twelve.
I prayed to him to give me strength to have faith that things can change and even though that is scary, I know he has my back. God put these things on my heart, he brought them to me. Not because he said that they were going to be easy, but because he knew that I was supposed to do them.
All of these steps that I am taking are to teach me different lessons. Patience being the first one, I believe. I am not good at being patient, I want what I want and I want it now. Kind of like a toddler, I have a difficult time delaying my gratification. God knows that I need to work on this a bit and I believe that is what is happening right now.
On my way into work I listen to a podcast by Annie F. Downs, called “That Sounds Fun”. I only just found out about this podcast a few weeks ago, so I am catching up from the beginning in 2015. Yesterday I listened to episode 12 from 05/11/2016: Christy Wright & Business Boutique. I hadn’t ever heard of Christy Wright before yesterday morning, though now I will find her on Amazon and probably buy a book or two, because that is what I do.
Christy was talking about women. Women leading, starting their own businesses and doing life the way that women do….with feelings. She said something that really hit me and caused me to pull out my note book and pen while driving so that I could write it down. “Unapologetically stepping into my gifts.”
In 2018 that is what I am doing. Discovering myself a little more, digging a little deeper and praying more often so that I can have a clear sense of what my gifts are. Then I am using those gifts to do all the things I had ever imagined in the way that God is calling me to!