I know it has been a minute since I have written something fresh and new. I know many of my friends and family would ask if I am inspired to write again. I would reply, "I have the thoughts in my head but I just hadn't had time to put them together". Well! Yesterday I felt a shift in my gears to inspire and write my thoughts. December 29th was the last Sunday of 2013. There is a word in my spirit that I have been wrestling with all year long. That word is "Forward". Since it was the last Sunday of the year, Social media news feeds were buzzing with sermons of moving forward. My pastor even spoke upon the subject of moving forward. I said to myself "Ok! God I get it. It’s my season to move 4ward."
When I reflect on things in 2013, I notice there were certain levels of shifting in my life that I had not let go. For more than 10 years, I have been battling professionally with shifting my gear into forward. I dwelled so much on me not receiving professional elevation in my career that I found myself driving and traveling on the same road going the same direction. I lost sight of God’s path for my life. I was so focus on my past. My mindset was focus on the physical things of proving my worth to my naysayers. I was so focus on the people who did not believe in my capabilities to lead. I started doubting myself until God showed me otherwise.
God sent a shift my way that shift the course of my direction. He placed me on a path that I had drifted off because I was still dealing with my past hurts and disappointments professionally. Sometimes shifting gears can lead you to a destination where greatness is awaiting. You have to believe that God will open those doors that need to be open for you and close those doors that are not for you.
I know many of us have been disappointed with 2013 setbacks. BUT GOD HAS A DIFFERENT PLAN!!! He has a way of turning setbacks into greater comebacks. I decree and declare 2014 will be the year of greater comebacks. No longer will you dwell on the past setbacks. No longer will you dwell on why those doors were close. No longer will you dwell on shoulda coulda woulda. You will move 4ward. The number 4 represents the level you will move in your destination. The first level was a test of your faith. The second level was a test of patience. The third level was a test of your trust. The fourth level combines your faith, your patience and trust to believe that you are moving 4ward into your destiny. Don't let your past destroy your greatest destiny! Keep moving! Keep shifting! Keep living! KEEP MOVING 4WARD!!