Dear Heavenly Father,
Please bless Nspiregreen and grant us favor in the eyes of all that we come in contact with. Grant us divine connections and enlarge our territory so that we may prosper. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Nervous, no. Anxious, maybe a little. Fearful, that probably describes the feeling best. After reciting the above prayer for nearly a year and a half, why would I feel anything but sheer joy and excitement as I experience my prayer being answered?
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: … a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 KJV)
Being a small business co-owner is no walk in the park. From business development to administrative tasks to actually doing the work, there is always something to do. As a new startup, we have spent over a year in what I like to call “paperwork hell.” We have experienced countless rejection and financial strain. We have sowed many seeds and wondered if they would ever grow.
The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. (Psalm 85:12 KJV) There is a breakthrough on its way, I can feel it in my spirit. We are getting more calls, meetings, making the right connections, projects that we won months ago are actually starting and cash is beginning to flow. As all of these things begin to happen, my stomach is in knots. Uh oh, what if my skill set isn’t what I thought it was and I can’t deliver on the work? Does this mean we need to hire another person? This means I have to really move to ANOTHER city?! (sidenote: I have been asking God to move to Washington, DC for over 3 years) How can we continue to run the business and do the work?
You do indeed get what you pray for. God is granting me the desires of my heart but I am allowing myself to be consumed with fear. Doubt is creeping in and feelings of inadequacy are showing up. Maybe I have become comfortable with the word “no.” For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (II Timothy 1:7 KJV) The spirit of fear and wishy washy mindset that I have experienced is not of God and I have to recognize it and cast it out. In Phillipians 4:13 (KJV) I learned, I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me. With this in mind, I have no reason to be fearful. God wouldn’t give us any work that He won’t give us the wisdom to figure out or the capability to handle. I am going to reap the harvest that God has promised me and walk with faith as our business expands to the billion dollar company that I prayed for and envisioned.
Thank You for answered prayers! As You are answering prayers, continue to let us walk boldly and not retreat now that it is our time to step up to the plate and shine. Cast out any spirit that would cause us to fear the harvest. Grant us knowledge, discipline, wisdom and the resources to exceed expectations in all that You bless us with. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Today I EMPOWER you to check yourself at the door. As God is answering your prayers, remain confident in what you prayed for. Know that He will not give you what you aren’t ready to handle so if you have received it, it must be for you. I EMPOWER you to plant seeds and collect a bountiful harvest because it is true, you do reap what you sow.
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Ms. Chancee` Lundy currently resides in Atlanta, GA and is a small business co-owner of Nspiregreen, LLC an environmental consulting firm. She is also a dedicated daughter, sister, friend, community servant, and child of God. She is passionate about causes that truly uplift the community. One of her favorite scriptures is Hebrews 11:6: And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.