So I’ve been believing God for a few things within these past few weeks. My faith has been on another level. I’ve been feeling really good about a few things lately. I’ve had a sense that something good is on the way. But of course when you start feeling good about things, something always comes up to try to knock you off your game. 

I’ve been trying to plan a few things regarding Lovely Miss Jones. I’m really trying to do positive things. I’ve started a scholarship fund to award a college student with, as we approach our one year anniversary. So I’ve been waiting for responses from a possible venue to have an anniversary celebration. After I didn’t hear back from them, I decided to reach out to someone else who suggested I use a particular space. Three days ago, I received two back to back (literally an hour apart) messages that both venues were no longer available. And I already had it in my mind if I didn’t get a definite venue by Friday, I just wouldn’t have it. Because I haven’t been receiving much support at all with the scholarship, I decided that I would have this event so that the proceeds would go to the scholarship fund. However, it didn’t seem to work out that way. Had this been maybe a month or two ago, I would’ve fallen apart. I probably would’ve stressed myself out, wondering why things just haven’t been working out for me. But I didn’t. I sat and said, “God, I don’t know what you want me to do from here, but I know you have something great planned.” 

On Friday morning, everything that could go wrong, went wrong. The day was just a complete mess and not at all as I anticipated. But all I could do was smile and say, “I’m convinced, something great must be on the way.” My level of confidence and trust in God is where it hasn’t been in a little while. But I was able to have peace in the middle of chaos because I know that Gods promises will be fulfilled. It may not come to pass the way I want them to, but I know it will definitely come to pass. And as I wait in anticipation for those promises, I have to prepare myself. I have to make sure that I’m ready to execute all that He has for me to do. 

So I encourage you today, stand fast on the promises of God. When you know what He’s promised you, you don’t have to fall apart when everything else seems to be. Know that there’s purpose in every storm, there’s purpose in every drought, there’s purpose in the midst of chaos. When you began to face these things, don’t let it knock you off track. But if it causes you to waver or shake, don’t let it keep you down. Get up, brush your shoulders off, and keep moving. Keep preparing yourself for what’s to come. Be sure that you’re ready to carry out the promises of God. Continue to believe and trust in God, and refuse to give up. Allow your faith to take you somewhere. Be encouraged. Things will turn around in your favor. Everything is working together for your good. He’s intentional. Continue to be faithful. Continue to be consistent. And watch God work!! 

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