The season of life I am in right now, I can’t really put a label on it, so I’ve just been saying, “I’m living my best life!” It’s like I’m on joy overload even though my kids still drive me crazy at times, I could use a few more zeros in my bank account, and one of the most important relationships in my life isn’t fully where I would want it to be. I want to say the source of this euphoric feeling comes from me fully knowing that I am living out my purpose and I’ve entered into “my season”. For the past few months, there have been disciplines that I have stayed committed to that I believe have ushered me into this “season”.
The first would be a more dedicated prayer life. It’s not that I wasn’t praying before, it’s just that now I am praying more strategically and with a greater understanding of the word and conviction of the power that flows from faith. Secondly, I penned 21 declarations that I recite daily since January 1. One of my declarations that really lights my fire is BOLDNESS IS MY NEW PORTION! I refuse to just exist and live within the comforts of normalcy. If God said I can have it, guess what? I am going after it! The Bible teaches us plain as day, that the power of life and death is in our tongue! I have been declaring some big things and allowing God’s grace to fill the gaps. Thirdly, pouring into others has been a mainstay and something that gives me so much life. To know that my mere words and how I live makes a positive impression on someone else humbles me every time.
I do not want to give off the impression that I have always been in the season of life. When my family and I moved to the Bay, on January 15, 2011 almost exactly 7 years ago, my life was the total opposite. I was fearful of the future because I closed down my thriving event planning business in our former city of residence. I didn’t fully know and understand the Lord to discern what was happening. I felt lonely and unsure how being a stay at home mom to two kids under the age of 3 and starting a church from the ground up was going to pan out. Now that I think about it, 7 is the number of completion, and just maybe I’ve finally come full circle. That was one heck of a circle I tell you! Within that circle, we lived at five different addresses, survived on 1.5 incomes, homesickness, and also God continuously making a way out of no way!
To finally be in a place where I have multiple successful businesses, on track towards buying a home, and knowing without a shadow of a doubt I am where God ordained me to be, I could scream for joy! I wouldn’t take anything from my journey and I can still say with all certainty, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!