We had a “mini” pre-launch reception to introduce Order, Organize & Obedience to my church family, but interestingly enough, the showing was not what I would have liked, but God ALWAYS orders our steps and I sold my first two copies of the book. Although, I wonder if I should proceed with the launch of the eBook, I feel the need to see this project through. This is my season of obedience and I cannot judge the situation by what I see, so I’ve decided to give you the next chapter of my journey…..
Chapter 2 – Life in Corporate America
My saga begins in August, 1979, when my career in Corporate America began. I’d worked for various companies since I was 14, so how different could this be? I have always been a perfectionist at heart, so I’ve diligently pursued mastering the tasks at hand. Doing stuff the way it is supposed to be done, is how I find order. But what I later discovered in Corporate America is that once they purpose in their hearts to introduce chaos, it is like living in a World of Espionage. They sought to sabotage my orderly existence.
Well, I’m the ripe old age 23 years old and that in itself came with life challenges. I’ve just returned from Austin, Texas (a really long story) with my one year old son and I’m back at home with my mom and dad. I’ve just been rehired by Xerox Corporation in their Call Center in Rosslyn, Virginia. Interestingly, within a few months after our return, my parents decided to split. I tried to convince them to allow me to keep the house, until they came to their senses, but they were sure that the split was permanent and the house was sold.
We lived right outside of Washington, D.C. at the time, which was a fairly easy commute into Virginia, by metro. But now, although we were blessed to be able to stay with my mom for a while, we were two bus transfers to day care with toddler in tow, another bus ride and then a metro ride to work. Over the next several months, we went from pillar to post. After my mom moved yet again, my day care provider allowed us to stay with her. This was great, until upon returning from work on day, I was shocked to discover that there had been a fire! By God’s Grace, no one was hurt. However, we had to continue from pillar to post a little while longer, until the Lord blessed us to have our own place. Needless to say, my credit was less than stellar, putting it mildly, but we found God’s favor with a resident manager and we were able to get our own two-bedroom apartment. Eventually my parents reconciled and bought another house. As I look back, the Lord never intended for us to live in my parents’ house, but instead He was preparing a home for my husband-to-be, my son and me. Although we may have to walk a path that we would not have chosen, many times we fail to realize that even through our valleys, God has ordered our steps.
TO BE CONTINUED…
I’m just going to keep plugging along!
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2. Trust the process! My expectation and time frame of my healing process was longer than expected, but I refuse to lose faith!
3. In everything give praise. Although, I am still faced with the challenges of a total knee replacement, I have not failed to give thanks for my complete healing. Believing that whatever we do through, that it will be for our good and His glory! Clear the negativity! God has this!
For the months leading up to my Order Your Steps event in May, I experienced several periods of doubt and uncertainty. Many of you may be thinking it was just an event, why is she trying to make it a deep spiritual experience? For me, it had been a true walk of faith and unfortunately, it’s been very difficult to explain. It had been a constant battle to maintain the confidence in knowing that God told me to do something. So, the fact that when my Ordering Your Steps: A Mother’s Perspective event finally took place, I realized that the outcome of the event was not the most relevant part of the process. The majority of my learning and my spiritual growth took place all along the way. So when the event was over, I was still wondering if I’d done it right by God’s standards However, this is the Conclusion of the Matter, for now!
I’ve come to realize that my entire life has been a journey of order, organizing and obedience. The birth of Order Your Steps has been just one step along the way. But this year, has been an extraordinary time of evolution, maturity and growth for me. I’ve been even more sensitive to the voice of God and even more aware of the move of His Spirit. Every step that we’ve taken has been ordered, even when we may have mis-stepped! Due to the mere fact, that in spite of our many, many mis-steps, we’ll still here!
For the past 10 years or so, my family and I have entered into a new dimension of our relationship with the Lord. Even in the midst of the many ups and downs, twist and turns, we’ve endured, God has embraced us and loved us even the more, if that’s even possible.
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in [us] will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: – Philippians 1:6 KJV
I know that there’s something more on the horizon for me. My ministry is much bigger than I can truly imagine. I’d begun to see workshops and conferences, primarily for women, on a much grander scale. These new platforms will be enablers for me to continue to use my gifts of order, administration and one of my very first loves, teaching. My mission for Order Your Steps is to teach, coach, counsel and consult with my clients one on one, to not only organize their stuff, but to put a little more Order in their lives. You know a little about where I am, but let’s take a step back to where I began.
I pray that you’ve enjoyed your time with me thus far and that you will stay with me, as I take you with me on my Journey of Order, Organizing & Obedience!
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