One thing I promised God I would be along this journey is transparent and whew, He holds me to it.
I made a public declaration at the beginning of this month and truth be told, chile I thought I would see immediate manifestation of promises after that declaration. NOT🤣
When I made that declaration, I had so many things in mind, but my business was at the forefront. God had given me fresh ideas, refreshed projects I'd started on and put to the side, and more. I repented for my slackness and began to work with fervor, whew. I've been working since that day literally. Keeping myself accountable with my crew and pushing to meet deadlines.
People often mistake visual success for physical success. I had someone tell me that they just knew I was close to the millionaire status I declared because of what they see me posting. I just said not quite.
Truth? NOT CLOSE. NO WHERE NEAR IT...YET. Listen, I have released a devotional/planner, e-books, free resources, a workshop series, and a conference. All of these things based on analytics, surveys, customer needs, and what I feel like God told me to do. So nothing has been haphazard. The congratulations have been amazing and I'm grateful. But real talk, the sales have been nothing.
3 conference tickets
My emotions have me in a chokehold on some days because I know I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing. This time, I'm sure of obedience and that I'm following it, and it doesn't seem to be working. I make daily affirmations and prayers continually but when I get overwhelmed, I retreat to my word, prayer, and my encouragers.
It's difficult because this is a long-time battle. You feel the blessing, but it hasn't manifested? You're thinking, did I hear God right? Lord, do I need to repent for something? Like, forreal do you see me? I cannot tell you how many times over the past year God has sent confirmation after confirmation of His plans of blessing for me. Chile, one time I said look stop sending people to tell me stuff if it's not happening. LOL yes, I did. I got weary. Especially when I see others do the bare minimum and BOOM. Like seriously?!
I'm going somewhere with this.
There are those of you who have been doing something similar. Building a dream, a promise and eagerly awaiting the fulfilment. You have written the vision, made it plain, put it on tablets, notebooks, billboards, and more and still waiting🤣.
I (nor do you, God has equipped you) don't need another class, another certification, another mentor. I've done all of that and to be honest God woke me up one night and said to detach from somethings because I was putting my hope in that thing and not Him. Chile, I'm like "but so n so said this would be good...Alright...". He said clearly that nobody would get the glory for this but HIM. There won't be a question.
So, I wait. Still producing, Still posting, Still sharing and still declaring.
Today, we rest in Habakkuk 2:2-3 KJV
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
This was a post for those who think they are alone. You're not. This was a post for those who have begun to question the validity of your promise, it's very real. We wait and keep pursuing while we wait! We wait with a smile and not bitterness. We wait with a hope and earnest expectation that God IS going to do EXCEEDING and ABUNDANTLY above all we can ask or think. He simply cannot lie. Wait!