Tuesday, April 07, 2009
It’s 2009, the dawn of a New Year and time (past time) for you to take charge of your life. This is it!!! Don't allow another day, minute, or second to go by without walking in your destiny. God created each and everyone of us for greatness! Today stop living a mediocre life and live out your God-given purpose. Unleash the gift He has placed inside you. If you are unsure as to what that is, pray and ask God to reveal it to you. But, more than likely, it's the area that gives you the most satisfaction and sense of being. I'm willing to bet you are already operating in it and don't even realize it. Want to know what your gifting is, find your passion!
Live the abundant life God set out for y-o-u. Stop permitting other people to navigate your path by taking control of the wheel! Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for having mentors that provide a positive influence, those who support, encourage and stimulate your growth. It’s a good idea to build relationships with people who are where you want to be. However, the path they took isn't necessarily your path. Travel down your own road to success.
Now success can be many things to many people, depending upon whom you are asking. Some may find it in money. For others, it’s a big house and a fancy car. Success for me is personal fulfillment. Money may afford comfortable surroundings, but it doesn’t provide happiness or contentment. The world is full of miserably wealthy people. Redefine your interpretation of success by realizing your potential. It's in your gift...There are different kinds of gifts, but the same spirit!
Linger no longer. Commit to following God and bringing Him honor through the use of your gift. I searched for inner peace in many ways, but nothing silenced my quest like recognizing who I was in Christ...For in him we live, and move, and have our being! All that I am and all that I hope to be is in Him...Those who remain in Me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. Anything that I attempt to do with no regards to my Father is all for naught...For apart from Me you can do nothing. After innumberable wrong turns and mishaps, I have found that I am useless without Him and my existence insignificant. Now I offer my life as a living testimony to Him as thanks for the endowment entrusted upon me...Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. A sure way to delight yourself in the Lord...stir up the gift in you!
Iris Celeste, Author
About the Author
Iris Celeste has always loved the written word and spent endless hours as a child being entertained through books. Writing became her chosen method of expression and with that her debut novel Praise Your Way Through was brought to life, as well as, a collection of her poetry entitled Seasons of Life. Iris also writes a weekly column entitled As a Woman Thinketh for Big Time Publishing Newspaper.