So, it’s been a while since I’ve been on this site, and I did not wat to go
much longer without at least posting a short message. My last post was just
before Thanksgiving, and since then I have had a lot of topics to come to the
Table with. However, it seems that a lot of these post that I am working on has
me feeling a bit overwhelmed, but in a somewhat good way.
It seems that I have absolutely no shortage of ideas and subjects to talk
about on this site. It’s as if almost every other day I am being bombarded
with topics and things to consider in my future posts. Honestly, there
are times that I feel a bit overwhelmed, but in a good way. This basically
means that there are times when all I can do is to write down the topic, or
even start to write the blog itself, and then put it on the shelf for editing
in the future. As a writer, that kind of inspiration is such a blessing, because it points to the fact that the gift is still flowing. The problem (at times) is the fact that there are periods where there are so many other tasks that I must handle that my writing must be put on the back burner for a day or so. Case in point, my last blog was posted before Thanksgiving, and from
the week of Thanksgiving until today, my schedule has been completely different and very hectic. There are times where I am so exhausted that the thought of writing at the end of the day is nothing more than a pipe dream, and all I can do is to put the computer away and aim to get to it the next day. In this new season of my life I am learning how to balance within these new norms, and it’s a bit hard for me at times because I never want to miss accomplishing anything.
And so, as I am looking at the end of a very tough year, I am also looking
forward into 2023 with one question: where do I start? With everything that has
been handed to me to do, and with everything that God has gifted me to do, how
do I balance everything and move forward in a productive ebb and flow? The
Bible says in Matthew 19:26, “with people this is impossible, but with God all
things are possible.” This means that I have to move myself out of the way so
that God can move through me as He desires. Within my own strength and know-how, I cannot accomplish anything. Therefore, I must put my trust in God to help me to do these things. With this in mind, I know that everything that is necessary will be accomplished, and the unessential tasks and ideas can be placed in the Master’s Hand until He is ready for me to go forth with it all.
On my own, I would absolutely implode in a sudden surge of anxiety, and I would find myself in a stagnant and unproductive state. Seeing that I have been
working hard to get past that type of reaction to life in general, I really do not want to go back to that again. Instead, I will have to take each day as it is, and ask the Lord to help me to navigate through the day in the best way possible.
To answer the question, “where do I start,” I guess the simplest and best
answer would be “with prayer and fasting. This is the best way to start,
because fasting strips us of the carnal inclinations and appetites that can oftentimes interfere with our fulfilling of the Kingdom agenda as it pertains to our lives, both collectively and individually. As we are being emptied out of self by the act of fasting, prayer fills up with God and His agenda. With this endowment He gives us the blueprints for the things that He has ordained for us to do in the Earth, and gives us the strength and wisdom to follow through.
There is so much that I want to pour out on this platform. However, I am
wanting to pour out according to God’s divine timing. I am excited about this
new place in my life, and I am encouraged by the fact that God is with me in
So, that’s all I had for this particular post. There are more to come, and I
am sure that they will be as much of a blessing to you as writing and praying
about the topics have been to me.
Be Blessed in Jesus’ Name!