Hey ladies!! I have missed you so! I never really popped in to officially say that EmpowerMoments had reached the end of its run. However, today God laid a message on my heart to share with you all so I think that we will leave this channel open for similar future opportunities…
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV
Those who know me intimately can attest to the fact that I am one of the most supportive people that they know. I do my best to be there for the big and the not so big stuff. When I can’t be there because I am bogged down with family or work obligations, I am bummed. I genuinely celebrate success of those around me. I have always been a Taraji to their Viola. I give lonesome standing ovations when they reach a pinnacle, even when we are reaching for the same pinnacle–especially when we are reaching for the same pinnacle. Because I know that if God did it for them, He can do the same thing for me! I get overjoyed for them as if I received my own increase. On the flip side of that, I support their hurts and disappointments too. When life hits them hard, I feel their pain. I am just empathetic like that. I am a feeler so I feel what those around me are feeling. Good and bad.
BUT what happens when every now and then I look around and it seems like the very things that I have been petitioning God for (and that I am sure that He promised me) are happening for everyone but me? I am not a jealous-hearted person. I don’t envy anyone (except maybe Beyonce & Jay-Z LOL!) But every now and then I come down this dark street of discontentment, and I start questioning everything that is not happening in my life. When is it going to be my turn? How come that hasn’t happened for me yet? God, I am doing everything that You would have me to do; how come You haven’t blessed me yet? And when I am really bold, I go here: They aren’t living half the life that I am spiritually, so why are you doing it for them and not for me? Here I am worshipping You, serving Your people, making sure that my life brings glory to Your name, utilizing my gifts and talents, and trying to be a great steward over everything that You have given me charge over. Then there’s this one who doesn’t even talk to You, barely knows Your name and yet it seems that everything they touch is turning to gold. Yes, I struggle with that!
I am certain that I am not the only one who has this struggle from time to time. You have your hands raised like, “Pick me, pick me!” Then when it seems that your turn has passed, you are left feeling defeated saying, “Hey, God, what about me?!” You probably sometimes wonder what the point is of everything you are doing. Why am I working so hard to make my dream come true if somebody can just wake up at the top? If you are anything like me, you have seriously considered just throwing in the towel and taking an easier route. My dear sister, I want to encourage you today to stay the course. Our day is coming! God is going to blow us up and it is going to be suddenly! You don’t have to compromise your integrity, morals or forsake your God. He is going to restore order to every area of your life.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV
Right now a shift is taking place and He is putting His people on the frontlines of everything. I have a few close friends in the creative arts sector. I see how He is shifting them to the mainstream television to replace all the foolishness. The same is going to be true for you in your industry, ministry or family! The day is coming where your name is going to be brought up among the right group of people. You are about to be catapulted to the front! But He won’t be able to put you in your rightful spot if you are not on your post when He comes looking for you.
I know how hard it is to see everyone around us getting blessed and it seems like we are being passed over. However, I also know that the promises of God are yes and amen. If He promised it to you, He is providing it to you. Keep pouring your everything into whatever you are working on and watch Him blow your mind!
I have to admit that sometimes I struggle with a jealous spirit because it seems like everyone around me is being elevated and You have forgotten about me. Please help me to move past this. I want to be genuinely happy when you bless people connected to me. I know that You are concerned about me too. I know that You love me for you sacrificed your life that I may live abundantly. I know that You only want the best for me. I ask that you grant me the tenacity and endurance to continue birthing what you have placed inside of me. I trust that You are going to add Your super power to my natural work and completely blow my mind in due time! Thank you in advance for that! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Ladies, today I EMPOWER you to not get weary in well doing! God has you where He needs you to be. Don’t spend so much time watching everyone else’s grass grow that you neglect watering your own lawn! Keep working diligently to see your dream come to fruition and He is going to richly bless the works of your hands. You need only be still and see the salvation of the Lord!
Mrs. Kristen Harris is a wife, mother, entrepreneur and dedicated servant. She is extremely passionate about women’s spiritual advancement, hence the founding of EmpowerMoments. She is the CEO of Pizzazzed Plus, a sweet treats boutique. As an avid reader, Kristen enjoys reading the Bible and other non-fiction pieces. Her driving inspiration is when God says to her: “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) Shecurrently resides outside of Chicago, Illinois with her wonderful husband and three lovely daughters where she is an active member of New Life Covenant Church.