It’s All About Timing

April 26, 2013

As I embark on a journey to do that which GOD has purposed me for, I wonder what took me so long.  What took me so long to realize writing was a gift to be used to help people live a better life?  I had it all wrong; you see, I thought in order to make a difference; I had to sit behind a desk anticipating the next project – wanting to please my boss with what I have learned.  But as it turned out, I was only burying myself deep in projects while still parked in neutral – not going anywhere fast.

We all think we know what we want, when HE knows what we need.  Now, I’m not going to turn this into a preachy piece of information, but sometimes, we do not exceed in life because we go after the wrong things….

I wrote an e- book titled, I Am My Mother’s Daughter’ – it’s not doing so well.  I thought I “wanted” to be an author of best-selling books.  I just knew my e-book would sell.  Guess what, it didn’t.  This wasn’t the type of writing that I was supposed to get into to or was it.  Maybe I went about it all wrong and just assumed I knew I had what it took.  Wrong.  If my husband, publisher, family, and friends, said it was great; then how come it’s not selling?  Well, maybe it wasn’t in GOD’s plan for me to be an author – at the moment.  It has to be on HIS timing, not ours.  It’s all about timing.

But, I didn’t give up hope that writing was still a gift I had, having published my first poem as “unknown” at the age of 12 because my mom couldn’t afford to get it published:

If life was like roses so pure and so sweet

There would be no problems between you and me

 It went something like that….too bad I can’t remember the rest.  But writing has been my passion for as long as I could remember, it just took me many years later to figure out what to do with it.

 Writing can be used to uplift others with encouraging words of wisdom….it can be used in research to find out the latest cure for diseases…as a letter to a dear friend….it can be used to give you the latest updates on what’s hot and what’s not….writing can be used for any and all things which is good.

 Writing gets me through my day when I’m frustrated – when I am at work and things seem to get a little out of hand, I pull up Microsoft Word and type my thoughts.  It relieves all the anger inside and brings forth a better temperament for the remainder of the day. 

 The journey that I am embarking on, will take me places I have never been before (from the comfort of my home), allowing me to help those in need and loving it.  Any journey you take in life is supposed to have some sort of purpose behind it. Ask yourself the following questions as you embark on your journey:

 

  • Am I doing it to better my life or someone else’s or both? 
  • Am I helping someone in need?
  • Am I doing all I can to make a difference?
  • Is this what I am asked to do?
  • Is this a need or a want?

 It’s all about timing.  If you go for something and it doesn’t turn out the way you intended, consider it a blessing.  There are bigger and better things waiting for you ahead.  When you look back on your life, you will be glad you didn’t take what you thought you wanted.

 This Concludes Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth.

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Are You a Dreamer or a Doer

December 2, 2012

Today has been one of those days where I think back on how would my life be if I had done things a little differently; especially when it comes to my career.  I am undecided on pretty much every aspect of my life at times.  I am a Cardinal Air Sign which I took to mean, ‘My mind is constantly changing (indecisive).’  Normally, I don’t particularly view zodiac signs, but somehow, I knew something was confusing to me in a sense that I am drawn to a career in which I can fully spread my wings.  I actually enjoy being my own boss and did not realize that until I read my zodiac sign.  It does me no good to be cooped up in a cubicle and feeling like I am not contributing in way, shape, or form.

Do you ever feel as if you are in a box and you can’t get out of it?  You have tried all sorts of things, but failed miserably at it.  The whole time this is happening to me, I am always thinking, “What am I good at?  What gifts did God give me?”

My problem has always been knowing what I want, but afraid to take a chance.  Yep, I’m a dreamer.  How am I ever going to know if I am good at something if I don’t at least try.  Life is too short and I am not getting any younger.  It is about time I go for what I want.  I thank God everyday for the jobs I have had and the one I have currently, but something is missing.  I need to spread my wings and be who God intended me to be and stop trying to be something I am clearly not.

I have turned career choices down simply because I was afraid to take an exam or afraid to fly.  I am stopping myself from succeeding.  I am getting in the way of myself.

Have you ever wanted to go for something and was afraid of what people will say or that you may fail at it?

Isn’t it written in the Bible that God will guide us along the best pathway of our life; He will neither leave us nor forsake us..so why am I feeling like I don’t have a chance?

It is like I said, I am getting in the way of myself and I have no one else to blame but myself.  You too can make a difference; just spread your wings, get outside of the box and live.  Be and do what God intended you to be and do.  Do not get in the way of yourself.  Go ahead, I dare you to be bold.

If you can Dream it, you can Do it!

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This Concludes Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth.

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