May 24, 2021
Hello, my lovelies!!
My graduate studies are winding down as I work on my thesis project. I have had some time to reflect on my last 5 years. I look at the woman that I am now versus the woman that I was then, and I realized that I not only like her, but I also love her. But at one time, I did not like her, and I even hated her. I went through all the what-ifs…
If I had done this or that…
If I was better prepared…
If… If… IF!
People tell me I have changed. I don’t think that I have changed; I believe that THEIR attitudes and perceptions of me have changed. I know some people don’t like who I have become. Their problem, not mine….
Okay, to be honest, I guess I have changed. I mean, how could I have not changed? I lost and have gone through so much over the past 5 years. That type of grief, depression, and loss will change anyone know. However, I have gained and learn so much more. I have become stronger, a little wiser, and more independent. I have gained confidence in who I am as a woman, my purpose, and I have learned to put my trust more in God and not people. God will never disappoint me. NEVER!
I have learned that I can do some hard things, and if I can do them, so can YOU!!
No one and I do mean NO ONE gets to tell you what you can and can’t do with your life.
At the age of 50, after going through a devastating loss, I still managed to finish my Bachelor’s Degree less than a year later, and if I can do it, so can YOU!
At the age of 51, I was granted membership into the illustrious sisterhood of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, a goal of mine for over 30 years. If I can do it, so can YOU!
I was not a very good student in high school, and I struggled to get a C. Now I am working on finishing my Master’s Degree while holding a 3.8 GPA, working a full-time job, serving in church, community, and sorority obligations.
IF I CAN… SO CAN YOU!
However, none of the accomplishments above or anything in my future would be possible with my Daddy GOD. He saw something in me that I could not see in myself!
When God told me that I still had a purpose, it was up to me to do the hard thing, step out on faith, and trust God to lead and guide me.
Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
I also believe that God will give you the desires of your heart when your desires line up with the purpose He created you to accomplish.
If you are unsure of your purpose or your next move, pray to the Lord for guidance and then watch and listen for an answer.
Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Strength through Christ will enable you to do the hard things. Trust me. He has already equipped you to do hard things.
I challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone and take charge of your hopes and dreams.
IF you are afraid… do it anyway!!
My sister and brother, you can do this! Let’s live a life full of regrets.
Accomplish your Goals
Yes, it will not be easy, but anything worth having is worth the work and fighting for.
YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH HARD THINGS!
Now, let’s not get it twisted; my life is far from perfect, and God is continually working on me and my imperfections. But my imperfections make me the woman I am today, and I love her and am very proud of her.
I love you all!