Every morning I wake up and work for Corporate America. They have their mission statement, goals, and values. My job is to make sure those values are carried out to the consumers. Therefore, between work and family, I am offered a small window to dream. Hence, my blog. My blog means so much to me. It gives me something to call my own and it gives me permission to dream. I can get so consumed with my day to day activities but my website gives me a unique goal to conquer.
When I have an opportunity to take advantage of building my website and developing a brand it brings me excitement. This weekend my children left for a sleepover. I have three children so this is a big deal! In my mind, I’m screaming “Yes, you can spend time with your dream!”. I woke up Saturday morning did my hair, put on my cutest outfit, contoured my face, only to receive disappointment. One of my plans fell through. The fact that it fell through didn’t disappoint me, it was the way it fell through and who made it fall apart. It fell apart from someone who I help on the daily, someone who had the opportunity to help me build my brand and didn’t.
I’m angered. I’m talking in circles to God and to my husband out loud. How? Why? What? Only for me to understand that no one is going to work towards my dream but me. That’s the reason why it’s called My Dream! And any door that God closes for me is not a door I need to walk through.
Lord, thank you for those closed doors. Thank you for those denials!
What God has for me no man can take away.
I’m happy with humble beginnings. I’m now happy with starting from nothing because I know that when it becomes something I can say….by God’s grace I did that! More opportunities will come and more opportunities will leave. We have to have the determination to not give up.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.