Preparation isn’t pretty

October 25, 2016

Preparation isn’t pretty

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Today, it is hard. Today? It sucks. I mean, NO part about it is “fun”. It feels like hard work, looks like stress and just plain out wears us slam out!

Sometimes what we are going through while we are going through it feels nothing short of punishment.

God– why me? I have worked SO hard, I have exhausted every option, I have trusted you and STILL? Still, I am here! Why?!?

Preparation.

Humility.

P R E P A R A T I O N.

You thought you were ready for what you asked for but until you realized that you didn’t even know what you were asking for were you ready for that prayer to be answered. You had to be humbled. You had to do the not-so-fun, not-so-glamorous, no-so-instagrammable behind the scenes TODAY so that you can get to your tomorrow.

Change your perspective, friend.

The present may not be preferential but it is not punishment, rather it is preparation for the position to unleash your potential!

That is a whole lot of p words but you better believe you can press into that Promise!

The pretty pearl comes through the rough and the tough and the not so pretty

“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” -1 Corinthians 16:13

xoxo,
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