We are all running this race we call life. The good thing is we have the worlds greatest coach, God. I want you to know that the race you are running is for a purpose. You are aiming for a prize but not just any prize. Your prize is not an ordinary medal that will get lost over time. Your prize is a crown that will last forever. A crown from God. Stop half running your race and start running your race wholeheartedly. There will be hurdles so if you need to stop on the side to get advice from your coach, do so. God will supply you with the water(strength) & a playbook(knowledge) on how to win your race. Whatever crisis we face God already has the solution in mind. Remember God is able to provide solutions to our problems long before we are aware of them. Your coach is rooting for you even when no one else is. You know what’s even better, you will not be disqualified because God arms are always open. When you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up because He is a forgiving God. So keep running your race & allow God to coach you. Your crown is waiting!
Listen to the instructions of God. Turn away from wickedness. Ask for wisdom and knowledge. Understand God’s word. Walk away from evildoers. They seek evil and won’t get sleep until evil is done. We need to think like God. Having a righteous mind and heart. Reacting out of love, how He loves us. Let go of old habits preventing you from getting closer to God.
Learn to embrace every spiritual season of your life. Be patient. God has to do something to you before He can do something through you. Let the Holy Spirit teach you. Give glory to God for the progress you’ve made. Keep your faith. Abraham was 99 years old when he saw the promises of God. He was 75 years old when God told him the promises he had for him. Persevere through your spiritual season Queen!!! Remember God’s timing is always the right timing!
There was holes in me and in the holes , You planted seeds in me. You watered those seeds. You nurtured me. You cared for me. You loved me. You shined your light on me, allowing me to grow and blossom. You were patient with my growth. When You saw that I was ready, You gracefully picked me from your garden. You placed me, Your precious flower on display so that others could see Your work. I now shine bright on Your display. Thank You for planting Your seed in me. Thank You for placing me, Your precious flower on display.
To the person that is tired, ready to give up, discouraged, or lost, it’s time to give your battle to God. Allow God to direct you back to His path. He is your Shepard. You are His sheep. He is your leader and it is your job to follow His commands. God will help you if you allow Him to do so. He is your counselor. The storm that you are enduring is to teach and strengthen you. Romans 5:3-4 says “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Greater is coming from your current circumstances. Trust in The Lord faithfully and wholeheartedly.
As I stare at myself, I remember when I didn’t even love this person. I remember when I would find every flaw on & in me. I remember when I would lower my standards for a man who just wanted to lower what was under my pants. I remember comparing myself to other women on social networks. I remember thinking if I was smaller, with “good” hair, I would be cuter. I remember having sex because I thought I could keep him. I remember when I thought it was cute that her man wanted me. I remember when I let the amount of likes under a picture dictate they way I felt about my looks. Sigh…..I remember. As I sit and look at me. I now see a Queen. I now see a woman that God delivered. I now see a woman who accepts her flaws. I now see a woman who doesn’t settle. I now see a woman who doesn’t allow social networks to validate who she is. I now see a woman walking in her destiny. I now see a woman who is confident with the inner & outer her. I now see a woman who doesn’t find security in a man but instead found security in God. I now see a woman who admires herself. I now see a woman who loves herself. I now see a woman who appreciates herself. I now see me!
You were born with the strength you carry today. You were born with the confidence you wear today. You had a purpose when you were in your mothers womb. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”(Psalm 139:13) God chose you to endure every single hurt, pain, hurtful words, etc. He hand picked you from His garden to walk through every storm. When you were ready to give up, God grabbed you. He kept you protected. He covered you with His peace and love. God has a plan for you. Trust in the promises He has for you. Think back on how far you’ve came. You were lost and broken. God guided you back to Him. You are being prepared for greatness. You are being prepared to walk in your destiny. Don’t give up. Hold on. The fight is almost over. Your battle is the Lords battle. “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:47. Remember you were born with the strength you carry today. Victory is coming.