We’re already 30 days into a new year and I’m very concerned that we are already consumed by the mental chaos of busy and out of our divine rhythm. A stream of clutter is slowly turning our mental space into a chaotic mess. Our minds, soul, and space are cluttered with unnecessary things and people that may be slowing us down. Remember, I said that this year, we are being pushed even harder into our purpose and there is no time to waste. We may be very busy but are we accomplishing the things that really matter to us the most. Those things that will empower and motivate us to be the very best that we can be.
Our lives should not be hustle and grind, but we must ebb and flow with the Spirit. Prioritizing those things that are important is a great way to proactively take charge of your life. It may sound redundant, but have we taken a serious look at where we are, where we are going, and thought of ways that we might get there. A famous American poet Bill Copeland had rightly said, “the trouble with not having a goal is that we can spend our life running up and down the field and never score.” We must be more mindful of our time, and have the courage to say no to the things that we would consider unimportant or unfruitful.
In the last two (2) blog posts, we talked a lot about Seed, Time, and Harvest. We want to plant seeds that will produce a bountiful, fruitful harvest. Therefore, it is crucial that we unclutter our mind of all the non-essential mental baggage for us to stay focused, motivated, and productive for the rest of this year and years to come. So, we are going to pause, take a deep breath, get out our journal and take some notes on what I’ve shared with you over the past few months. BTW, if you’ve listened to my podcast, this will be a review, but you will still need to take notes.
Let me begin by saying that we know that every year is a year of God’s favor. Dr. Dharius Daniels defines God’s Favor as undeserved, unexplainable, irrational, preferential treatment. His Favor puts us in the right place at the right time according to His plan for us. Therefore, if we have not earnestly given any thought to what His plan might be for us, then 2023 will most likely be no different than all the other years. I will continue to emphasize the importance of listening to the Holy Spirit and being guided and directed by Him every day, all day and He will tell us and show us how to Live Our Best Live Ever! We must let go of our yesterday, make the most of our today, and trust the Lord with our tomorrow.
We are being pushed out of our comfort zone and beyond what we may consider our inadequacies and our limitations. I believe that the Lord has given us a vision, dream, idea, and clarity of mind to accomplish what He’s given us, but we now must have the commitment and courage to take the next step and move forward. As we pursue our purpose, success, and greatness, we realize that it all will happen in His Divine Timing. He will give us what we need, not necessarily what we want, exactly when we need it. It’s been said that “Success is never final; failure is never fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts,” [especially when the journey gets tough, and the mountains are high]. The Lord has given us ‘hinds’ feet’, the ability to overcome difficult challenges successfully. Stumbling blocks are not going to slow us down and the mountains that we must climb will not stop us.
In all of this, for us to accomplish what’s ahead we must set our Un-Cluttered Mind on the things above! We must keep sowing/planting good seed and the Lord will send us rain for the seed we sow in the ground, and let us not be weary, while we are working diligently and waiting for the rain, for at just the right time, we shall reap A bountiful harvest and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful… if we don’t give up.
The year has just begun, and it is much too soon to allow our mind to become cluttered with thoughts of discontent and defeat. There are endless possibilities ahead, but we must unclutter our mind, soul, and space; and establish an atmosphere of peace, harmony, and grace, so that we will hear and know His voice, even when we can’t see Him.