Greetings Women of God!
I was thinking this morning about our son. He has all of these creative ideas in head (like his mama) and for a moment he had his dad and I chasing the bright ideas along with him until it became a bit much. He wanted to make a game so we got him games pieces, let him look a few videos, and I got really excited when I saw a board game at Target that was created by a 10 and 11 year old. It was pricey but I got it so he could pick it apart and be inspired with his own game making. He was underwhelmed (LOL) and felt like he did not need it because he already knew what he was doing. Then he wanted to do coding. What did we do? We got him the coding books he wanted and even signed him up for some courses, and paid for a subscription to Tynker and do y’all know what this little man child told us? It was too “beginners” for him. But I thought to myself, “But son, you are a beginner.” Oh well. Later he jumped into the paper origami (hopefully I am wording that right) and he wanted better instructions than what they were giving on the videos we allowed him to watch. So off to Hobby Lobby I went and we purchased supplies and books. Guess what y’all? He thought the instructions were too much for him and figured he knew what he was doing again.
Our summer has included cleaning up all the creativity; little bits of paper everywhere, slime, food coloring for the slime, game pieces, Legos of course, science kit pieces and more. But not one completed thing. We had to have a sit down with our son about “the process.”
My question is, are we any different? Nope!
You may be in a place today where you feel like you have never completed anything. You have stuff everywhere, creativity bursting at the seams, ideas galore, one fabulous idea, and unfinished pages. You are ready to complete something but you have been stuck because of the process; it’s too hard. Some of you think you know what you are doing but you have gone for so long knowing everything and not asking for help and you are still coming up short. It’s time to get it together.
The process can be challenging but it is the very thing that is going to grow our faith and character. The process gives us a strong foundation that cannot be easily shaken. When I first began ministry I was given a word; DeLonda, I see you with a chart and the way you are ordering things and the Lord is going to reorder your order. I had no clue of what that meant at the time but over time I got it. It was the process and the Lord was reordering things so that I could have a strong foundation. I am still in the process as we all are and some of the stuff we don’t want to do because like my son many of just want a magic wand so we can skip the details and get to the glory. Unfortunately, it does not work like that and it’s not our glory we should want (another post).
Our Father in heaven loves the details in our process. I am thanking Him for His grace that will give you and me the strength to continue to move through the construction. Stop rushing. Join me this month as we talk more about the process!
Join me on the prayer call tonight!
President, Women Resting in God's Grace