Every week, I receive a new scripture or a devotion that relates to the topic that I am studying. The Bible verses are great, but every once in a while they do not relate to the class. My new instructor sent a syllabus, which included Jeremiah 29:11 happens to be one of those scriptures that spoke to me in ways that no one could understand. I have made a decision to stop worrying about my career; He has a plan for me. I am done blocking my blessings. I am letting go and letting God. What He has for me-it is for me.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you.” declares the Lord,”plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Driving to work I decided I needed a little talk radio, I tuned in to Joel Osteen. The topic of discussion, inviting negative thoughts to enter your psyche and allowing them to take over and come to life, which isn’t anything new, right? I know it hurts and so do you. The examples that Joel shared was outstanding and to be honest, I enjoyed it so much that I had to blog about it.
Over the past nine months my thought process about a few things:
I am not sure why I decided to go back to school-I don’t have time for it.
I am too tired to work out.
I am gaining weight.
I am overwhelmed.
But guess what?
I am extremely thankful and blessed for the opportunity to finish school; it has always been a goal to get my undergrad degree before I turn 40. I can do it. I can execute all things through Christ who strengthens me.
I am (God’s) masterpiece (I borrowed this one from Joel). I run because I enjoy it. I go to the gym because the elliptical is the bomb! (True statement)
I am going to go through my emails at least once or twice a week. If I cannot respond as soon as possible, it’s ok.
I am confident.
I am blessed.
I am beautiful.
I am a child of God.
I am going to start my day with the latter-shaking the devil off and claiming my happiness.
Have a great day.
Happy New Year.