We dont grow when things are easy; We grow when we face challenges.
Good Morning and Happy Thursday! I've finally returned from a 4 week sabbatical and it was wellllllllll needed. During my time away I was able to travel to Atlanta, Chicago (twice), spend nearly two weeks back home in Michigan, even administer my new Face to Face with KierraLanice beauty seminar! (WATCH VLOG HERE: https://youtu.be/BofFvI3KS38 )
One day I woke up to a still voice asking me: Who are you living for? And the reality was that the answer that I had trained my mouth to say, wasn't the truth. I needed the time to regroup and redirect my focus because I found myself having drifted away from my purpose to fulfilll the dreams of others. And that's in all areas of my life.
The last few months God given me instruction and confirmation after confirmation but I was so committed to my loyalty to other things and relationships that I ignored Him. The scary thing about that is the fact that your obedience is connected to someone else's purpose. So during that season, how many lives did I not touch because I was out of alignment? The beautiful thing about grace is, however, that if you repent, regroup and regain focus, He will gives you the opportunity to fall back into alignment AND He doesn't hold the past against you.
But instead of wasting time running and doing your own thing and serving other people (or yourself), we have to trust that when we are truly submitted to Him - even when we don’t understand - He is ordering our steps.
He's the one who sustains us! Not our jobs, not our family, not the government, not even ourselves.
Oftentimes, God will use our experiences in life as stepping stones to prepare us for what He has in store next. Scripture tells us that He’ll even take the things the enemy tries to bring against you, turn them around and use them for our good. He is always leading us on a journey of preparation.
So what happened? I got my -ish together and everything has been falling into place!
The result? I have been getting back to being me!
I feel like this chapter of my life is entitled "How Kierra Got her groove back!" and I'm learning more and more about myself everyday! I found myself talking to myself in the mirror again, reading the word with no time restrictions, visiting a recreational park, and last night doing laundry while wearing a VS Kimono and slippers accessorized the new set of fresh water pearls my grandma got me while listening to Anita Baker! Haha I'm learning to fall in love with myself again and it's the best feeling ever..
So what's the lesson here?
Be obedient, the first time because delayed obedience is still disobedience. If something is not happening on your timetable, remind yourself, “God knows what He is doing. He has my best interest at heart. God is merely preparing me for something great!"
I had to do it. And He continues to remind me that He is King and I am His daughter, a princess.