Before summer even made it’s debut, I had mines all planned out – one that included vacationing and sitting poolside in over sized sunnies with a chilled sparkling seltzer, garnished with strawberries and an umbrella toothpick. Sounds refreshing right?? Welp, summer came and ERR’THANG fell through.
Instead of getting frustrated, I thought about the bible scripture that states “Man makes plans but God establishes his steps” (Proverbs 16:9). So I said okay God, I know you have something else planned for me. Almost immediately, the business idea I had came to mind…yeah the one I had been shelving for the past few years. So I began to invest both time and money toward its development. (Slowly but surely, the title of entrepreneur will be added to my list of accomplishments.) Had I gone on vacation, my summer funds would have been depleted and that business plan would have been collecting dust -again.
School also became a priority – and yep you guessed it. I had to put out “mo money, mo money!” Keep in mind the funds were dwindling, but I could hear God saying, “Daughter I got you.” That was all the reassurance I needed to enroll in not one, but two summer courses.
Oh yeah, as if that weren’t enough, hiring a personal trainer was etched on my to do list! Don’t get me wrong, I had been doing good on my own, but I just felt it was time to kick it up a notch. For those wondering, no the trainer isn’t doing pro bono work, and my health insurance is not covering it. So I had to dig even deeper.
I gotta tell you though, the decision to invest in me was one of the best choices I could have made especially at this time in my life. The vacation can wait, but the decision to invest in my future is of essence. Besides, I had put it off long enough. The benefits of taking those leaps of faith have been rewarding in so many ways…and just think, this is just the beginning!
One thing’s for sure, I had the opportunity to wake up everyday and inspire people, simply by doing what I love. I’m looking forward to sharing all these updates with you. Until then dear hearts, step out on faith and trust God in the process. Remember that when your plans don’t seem to work out the way you want, know that God is behind the scenes setting you up for blessings that you aren’t even aware of. So just chill and W(atch) H(im) I(ncrease) P(rovision)…because when God sets you up it’s going to work in your favor.