God, are you there?
Have you had any of those moments lately? I have had a whole of those. It is a new week today.
I have learnt that God cannot be assessed based on our feelings, whether or not it feels like he is there with us, he is always here. Never flinching, never leaving.
Start this week with conversations with God. Whether silent conversations in your mind, written notes in journals or on sheets of paper or lying on your bed and talking out loud or kneeling whichever suits you. Talk to God, even if it feels like you are speaking to the thin air. He is listening to you.
Allow yourself to dream, take a moment, close your eyes and picture what you want this week to be like for you. Use your imagination. Raise your hopes. We run better when we have a picture in front of us.
You may be attempting new things this week, I just want you to know that even though it might feel like God isn’t there, he is right there with you never leaving and he is supporting you every step of the way.
Whatever the mistakes and shortcomings of last week were. Continue again. Stay grounded. Forgive last week’s failings and look ahead to what this new week brings.
You do not have to be scared whether it is going to be a good week or not. It is definitely going to be a good week. This week with God on your side you need to challenge yourself to be more and do more.
Don’t just start this week haphazardly like every other week, sit down and decide what exactly you want to do this week and what you hope to achieve this week. Keeping in mind that anything at all is possible. Write your goals for the week down, it doesn’t have to be a list of 100 items. It can be a list of 1. One thing that you want to achieve this week.
God wants you to be great. It represents his name well. Therefore do not settle for mediocrity.
This week you must be a good steward of your time and selectively use it only for the things that matter, wherever you are at right now is a direct product of how you used your time. Every man rich or poor has been given this gift of time God, therefore, you must resolve to use your time well. I wrote extensively about using your time here.
This week remember to be kind, remember to love others. Remember that it is not only about yourself but about other people. This is why you must use the gifts that you have given to help others.If you can sing, use that voice for others if you can speak, edify with your words if you can write, share what you know with others.
This week resolve to be a blessing to your world. Sometimes we are waiting or the time when we would have more resources to be a blessing. Be a blessing with what you have right now.
Of course, grow this week. Grow intentionally and deliberately! Read a book, attend a conference, watch a webinar, do some research on google. Grow!
Get out of bed, that’s not where dreams are fulfilled.