In exactly one month from today, I will be 49 years old. As I think back over my life, I cannot think of a time where I actually believed I achieved things on my own. I have always known that everything I am and everything I have is owed to God. I also know that all blessings and accomplishments yet to come will be due to Him. Y’all, I’m so grateful for His love.🙏🏽♥️ ~ Shaun
It’s so easy to become distracted and discouraged by what we see; and what we see changes daily. This is why we must focus on the promise, God’s promise. If HE said it, it WILL BE. Period! ~ Shaun
Today I received an unexpected blessing, an award for Nutritionist of the Year. Let me tell you how unexpected it was. I had left the conference to go check out of my hotel room. All I was thinking about was checking out on time. Didn’t expect a thing. Then all of a sudden I started receiving texts asking me where I was because I had just won an award. Wow!
Just think, one year ago I took a leap of faith and ventured out on my own. And at times I feel so disconnected. Although I continue to promote health throughout our state, it’s on a different scale since I’m no longer affiliated with an institution. So yes, it was unexpected. Honestly, it was just the blessing I needed.
How many of you were dreamers as a child? Well, I sure was! From designing clothes, cars and houses to becoming an ambassador walking the halls of the United Nations, the list of things I wanted to do or become was endless. Guess what? I still believe I can do and become whatever I want.🤷🏽♀️ And so can you! Tap into your inner child and create the life you’ve always dreamed. ~ Shaun
Reading through past journal entries from this date and came across an excerpt I wanted to share.
In 2020, right before the nation shutdown, I was in the process of closing on my house. This would be the first house I purchased on my own. You see, in 2015, when my ex-husband and I separated, I had to let the house go into foreclosure. I did everything I could to hold on to that house because 1) I didn’t believe I would ever be able to purchase one on my own and 2) my son loved that house. Well, five years later, I purchased my first home. Here’s what I wrote on March 7, 2020.
God is doing so much at the moment. It all amazes me. He keeps reminding me of what He said in 2014. “No one can receive your blessings like you. They won’t understand the praise behind the blessings. But God!” I’m so grateful. This is mine. It’s true that God will restore everything you’ve lost with better. I was looking at my bathroom the other day and thinking how it’s the same color as the one in the [foreclosed house]. But it’s the remodeled version of what I imagined the other could be. It’s a lot. And I’m grateful.
Of course this isn’t my forever home, but it’s mine. Every day I thank God for restoring what I lost. This is only one example of God’s restoration. He’s restored so much more and He’s still restoring. Listen, when God asks you to let go of something, stop trying to hold on to it, let it go. He will always restore what you believe you’re losing with better.
Thanks for reading. Praying you enjoy your week!
Your blessings will not fit someone else’s lifestyle. Just like theirs will not fit yours. What God has for you is specifically for YOU – custom-made, perfect and will only meet your needs – no adjustments needed. I don’t know about you but I want my own! ~ Shaun