Coming in June, 2019
It truly seems like forever since I published a blog post. I am sure that many of you thought that I had taken my brand new Ford Edge and rode off into the sunset…. But No, I’m still here, four (4) whole months later, with close to 10,000 miles on my not-so-new vehicle and I am still not sure what to write. With July right around the corner, the last six (6) months are a blur….
At this point, I must say that God has been good. No Complaints! I have obviously covered a lot of ground, with 10,000 miles in four months. However, there have been no relaxing vacations or long, leisurely trips. But family is healthly, a little wealthier and a little wiser.
There is one thing that I would like to share. Recently, I read, “The Circle Maker”: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson. I couldn’t begin to tell you how much of an impact the book has had over me, but as a result of reading it, I have made my BIG dream even BIGGER. I’ve circled with prayer, “Speight Enterprises”, a multi-million dollar ministry/business. Speight Enterprises is a conglomerate of Order Your Steps, Inked Designs, Speight Security and Lara Sean’s (aka Myiesha’s) bookstore & cafe. Our multi-million dollar building is an old warehouse that will be converted to also house; penthouse apartments, an art gallery, a fitness center, etc. etc. etc. Our building is out there and we are already looking for it, so that we can circle it, like the city of Jericho.
The secret of a really BIG dream is that it is birthed by our God-given desire. Our sole purpose in life, is to bless others by all that we do and make sure that all the Glory belongs to God. Some of us have seen our vision very vividly, but for some, the vision is still a little blurry.
Well, I guess that I had something to say after all. I can’t promise that I will post more often, but let me leave you with this… DREAM REALLY BIG and DON’T DOUBT … and don’t allow anyone to doubt you or your ability to accomplish your dream.
It was really nice chatting with you again and I do promise to keep in touch!
Until next time…
… I pray for more Order in your life in 2014! The biblical meaning of the number 14 is double completion (2 X 7) or double spiritual perfection. So what are you doing to prepare for 2014? Are there goals and objectives that you really want to accomplish? -OR- Are you simply going to go with the same old flow? Let me suggest that you get a little more organized, be a little less stressed and have a LOT more Peace in the coming year?
I would venture to guess that most of us would love to slow down, just a little bit. We say it, but what are we doing about it? We would love to have just a little more time each day. But what are we doing about it?
Here are a few suggestions …
Many of us will start this process and it will last all of two (2) weeks,
if that long and we will be sucked up into the routine of life as it always was and will be. Let’s make this year different. I am not sure what IT will take for you to do IT. But I pray that you find IT! There is a need for a Spiritual Breakthrough!!!! Seek IT and be determined to find IT!
For 2014, Expect Double for your Trouble, as you strive for Double Completion! Yes, we are gonna have to work smarter. Be consistent and keep our eye on the prize. Theses few small suggestions can apply to any and everything that we want to accomplish. Is your Dream Too Big? I don’t think so and I am not even sure what it is!! So, if I can believe that, then I am sure you can…
I will be checking on you from time to time to see how you are doing!
Or Lack Thereof…. I thought that I should add just a few thoughts with regards to “The Dream”. My reality is that I did not properly plan financially for my retirement. I understand that if you are my age, we need “MILLIONS” of dollars saved in order to live comfortably when we retire. In my attempt to be transparent and hopefully, help others, my savings does not even come close to “MILLION” (singular). My 401K took a beating like many of ours over the past several years and so did many pension funds.
But, as the Lord would have it, I was eligible for the early retirement buy-out when it was offered and I had reached the retirement age in accordance with the guidelines of my company (which by the way, I achieved in Sept., 2011… Coincidence, I think NOT!) So I will be drawing my pension, but I will have to wait on Social Security… No, I won’t hold my breath!
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not flying solely by the seat of my pants. I have figured out how much income that I will need to bring in from “Order Your Steps” (more info to come on that). But although we don’t have any credit card debt, we do still have a mortgage.
So without telling you all my business, I am sure that a LOT of you are thinking… “SHE MUST HAVE FALLEN DOWN AND BUMPED MY HEAD!”
I would love to hear your thoughts and I promise to take the constructive criticism with an open mind 🙂 ……