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When I stopped talking and listened!

This morning, on my thirty-minute commute, I began talking to God. I was praying. I remember saying to God, I didn’t want to pray in a fancy manner, or sound really impressive, I just want to talk to my Father. In between the prayer, I got quiet and things started “popping up in my spirit”. Out of that prayer, I was shown links to what I originally desired for programing for a particular ministry and how it lines up with the direction my church (that I attend) is moving in. Last night, I spoke to an individual that I look up to very much, and right after our conversation ended the person with the ability to make things happen walked passed and referenced moving forward with a ministry initiative that I am involved in. While you may judge my sentence structure, grammar, and style…don’t loose the substance.

Hop back to this morning’s prayer. In this season I want to be efficient and effective. I don’t know about you, but because I have identified multiple gifts and talents, there are soooo many things that I want to do. In the past, I would try to move on all of those initiatives and eventually burn out and do nothing. I have come to know that each gift and each talent has a particular purpose. That doesn’t mean that they operate simultaneously. I remember Joseph’s dream. Three unrelated people have compared me to him within the last year. Joseph’s dream did come from the Lord, but he told people who didn’t have the heart or mind to receive it. Joseph went to family. Often times, we go to the people who are closest to us and expect to receive support. Proximity isn’t correlated to parallel beliefs or even positive support. Sometimes we need to talk to God and ask Him whom we can share our dreams with. We also need to adjust urges to “run and tell” that which is in a season of maturity and development. Joseph’s dream did manifest, but not over night.

Some visionaries are not burdened with the inability to see the big picture, they are stuck in the cumbersome reality that there is a process in-between where you are and where that big picture comes into fruition. I am a “stage seer”. I look for the steps in-between point A and point B. The complication there is not always seeing the steps before I move forward. That is where the Lord is strengthening my faith. God gave me favor in the form of a position, gave me the passion for the work, and then gave me a pause. It discouraged me at first, because a spark usually means fire. He has been reminding me of the process. He sent my big sister, and spiritual kick, Minister Wynter Patterson-Davis to remind me that this is preparation season. I have been positioned to build the pink print (blue print) to this particular ministry. It is not time for broadcasting the dream, vision, or goal. Is IS time to pray, plan, and ponder. It is time to bring my plans before the Master and ask for permission and direction. My stamp on this project is such that I want the presence of God to be EXPERIENCED in everything we do. How befitting that for anything to happen, the presence of God MUST be present in every stage. I got all of this from this morning’s prayer.

I received alignment this morning. Not in scripture memorization, or scripted speech. I poured my heart out in thanks to my Father. Who knows my mess, my faults, my weaknesses, my pitfalls, my gifts, my talents, my visions, and my dreams. I went to the source of my strength and the originator of all I have both externally and internally.

Family, when you rely on God in the very literal sense, He can breath life into ANYTHING. I believe in the resurrection power of Christ. I believe that, that same power can revive dreams, goals, plans, and when aligned with HIS will, that THING that you thought you lost. DREAM BIG and PRAY OFTEN.

IVY OUT

By Andonnia

I am the King's daughter. I am my parents' daughter, a godmother, an aunt, a niece, a sister, a soror, a listener, a hearer & doer, a philanthroservant, a writer, a student, a teacher, a live-right enthusiast, a fail forward live-er, a business woman, a woman after God's heart! ~iLove~

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