Knowing that God has Blessed us WAY beyond measure, I’ve cried a lot this past week, although my immediate family is safe & healthy. God has had to keep reminding me that He had the solution before there was a problem(s). So I’m TRUSTING Him with my whole heart and leaning not on my understanding (reasoning), Acknowledging Him in ALL my ways and He’s directing my paths (my decisions) and Ordering my Steps! I know that although it may not be easy right now, I’m listening to the Holy Spirit and will continue to seek Him for Grace, Comfort and Direction to walk as God would have us to walk! I believe that God is miraculously parting the waters and we will walk across on dry land….
First, I must say that it’s amazing to look at your life through the eyes of God’s Grace… for the last 3 years or more, I have entered a new year with much anticipation and I have looked at the year that I have left behind, with a sense of calm & peace. Now don’t misunderstand, the previous 20+ years had been “Thank God I don’t have to do that again!” But for the past few years, my only real challenges have been my son … and my finances (from my skewed perspective!). See the Lord has always provided for us financially. There’s always been a ram in the bush! Our needs have been graciously met; we have always had shelter and food on the table … BUT, I would prefer not to live from paycheck to paycheck. So I have asked God for an over-abundance (and not just financially) and He has asked me to wait until it’s my season! I know that God wants me to trust Him with my whole heart. Money, or the lack thereof, seems to always keep me a little unsettled, thus it continues to be my area of opportunity. As far as my son goes, I have finally, finally turned him over to the Lord and now I am truly letting God handle it. I am patiently waiting from my son’s deliverance and I refuse to interfere.
Now on to 2014… With each new year, I want to grow spiritually, walk in my purpose and always seek to get better and better at what I do. 2014 is no exception! Order Your Steps continues to grow as more and more doors are opened. Many of those doors have been opened via ShelfGenie and for that, I am truly grateful. However, there are four (4) major objectives that I would like to accomplish this year:
- Write an eBook entitled “It’s more about Order, than Organizing”. I even have the dedication written. I want to do a compilation of my best posts and put them into book form. I would love to be able to offer some type of product(s) with my other professional organizing services.
- I would like to do more speaking engagements. I have three (3) different “Order Out of Chaos” presentations prepared and I can customize them to suit the group that I am speaking to. This may require a new marketing strategy, more networking, etc.
- I want to further my education by taking the certified professional organizing courses, which I wasn’t going to do initially. However, now that I am going into my 3rd year of business, I believe that it would be an added benefit.
- Research the qualifications to become a certified Life Coach and begin to map out a path to add this skill to my business portfolio.
So I practice what I preach… I have identified and documented my 3-4 BIG objectives. I believe that they all are realistic and achievable. Now I must outline the specific actions needed, time-frames and deadlines to reach my goals.
As we journey toward our dreams, I have promised to keep an eye on you and I will keep you posted on my progress as well.
I am so excited!!
How about you?