I haven’t blogged in years but felt compelled to jump back in. I should be finishing up a screenplay but figured I’d share some of what’s happening these days. I titled this post “Transition” because that’s exactly the space I’m in at the moment.
If you read my “About Me” page, you read that I operate from a place of compassion. In doing so, I’ve over extended myself at times. It’s hard to pull back when you know folks around you need your help. During this time of transition, I’ve had to force myself to jot down what I’m working on and prioritize accordingly. When approached by people seeking my help or time, I typically say yes, especially if I know I’m capable of doing the work or helping.
The problem with that is, everything else I’m working on suffers. Often times I put off my own projects to accomplish others’. I used to think that was a good thing since I’m being of service to others but now I realize it’s disobedience. Disobedience to what God wants me to do which in turns delays the call on my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love helping others and believe we should always be of service, but balance is key! I now keep in mind that if I don’t do what I’m called to do, people will suffer.
I call it transition because this mindset change is so very difficult for me. Odd right? In a world where folks seem to have this “what’s in it for me?” or “get money, get titles” mentality, I guess it’s rare to have a service driven heart and mentality.
Nevertheless, I have to stay true to my calling. How do I know it’s my calling vs my own will? When I take on something that brings me no peace and creates chaos, that’s a clear indication that it’s not something you’re supposed to be doing. That’s not to say that when you work hard and are on your God given path, you won’t bump into resistance. The devil will come for you but the peace of God should never leave you. You should always feel at peace no matter how hard it may be. That’s the best way I’ve learned when something wasn’t right for me. Sometimes it may be the right thing but the wrong time. In those times, there’s more developing that needs to be done. So take a step back, pray and ask God to create a way for you to get back in HIS will for your life. He will always provide a way out or a way in. If he doesn’t do it right away, it’s not your time.
If you’re also in a place of transition, I encourage you to not give up! Trust that God knows your heart, sees your works and will bless you and keep you.
Blessings to you.