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Continuing The Process

“Enjoy the process! Know that it takes time, just be committed to doing your best each day”

– Unknown Author –

During this pandemic I have been working on getting the ground ready for my patio. I believe that one of the hardest things in this process is tilling the ground. You put in long hours, it is tiring, it takes up a lot of your time and your putting a lot of energy into it. If you have never done landscaping for yourself before, it is a whole lot of work. But once you have completed the process how amazing it is to be able to enjoy the fruits your labor.

Before I began to till the ground, I had to first map out the area where I wanted to put my patio. As I began to start tilling the ground, I came across different size rocks. There was still debris left from when they built my home, almost 7 years ago. Some of that stuff was still embedded in the ground.

After I tilled the ground I then had to use the rack to clear the area, shovel up the access dirt, put in a wheel barrel and put it on the other side of the house. Doing that over and over can take a lot out of you but your determination to keep going is what causes you to make it to the finish line. There were some places that I had to till more than once because it was not leveled out and there was still grass and roots that took a little more time with getting them out. I would occasionally look back to see the progress I had made, yet I still had a long way to go.

I realized though it was hard labor it was causing me to use muscles that I have not used in a long time. It was strengthening me in areas where I had become weak and loss muscle, it was stretching my capacity to be able to handle more.

In this season God is tilling the ground within us, within our hearts, within our minds. He is uprooting those things that have been embedded in us all the way back to our childhood. The unforgiveness against those who have hurt us and caused us pain. He is uprooting those negative images and words that has been spoken over us and to us. It is all a part of his purpose and plan that we walk in total victory, that we are made whole and free so that we can fulfill our purpose in Him.

” If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed”

John 8:36

My prayer for you today is that you do not stop in the middle of the process. That you would commit to the process, that you would see it through and that you would finish it. Don’t stop, don’t give up, keep going. You will be better because of it.

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Even Damaged Goods

Never Be Same by Shana Wilson & Tasha Cobb

When your buying fresh fruit it is originally whole. It’s not torn apart into pieces, damaged for the most part, but intact and complete. If you were to start peeling away the skin it would no longer be whole, but in parts. You could try to piece it back together but it would never be whole again. Some fruit may look damaged on the outside and in most cases would be overlooked because we would consider it damaged, rotten or no good. Like a banana it can get brown pretty quick on the outside, but when you pull back the skin it could be perfectly fine. Not all fruits are bad because of what they look like on the outside. It’s after you pull back the layer of skin and get to the core of it which is the best part and what will benefit you most. I am reminded of the nursery rhythm: Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall and the Kings horses and all the Kings man couldn’t put Humpty together again. Yet we look to imperfect people to heal us when yet we have a righteous and all-powerful God. But even a broken egg can produce a meal. Some fresh fruits like peaches, pears and mangos you don’t want to buy them when they are still firm or hard because they won’t to be ready, but the longer you let them sit, over a period of time they become soft and you can smell their scent that means they are ready to be picked. It you pick or use anything before it’s time or out of its season it want taste as good and not only will it affect you, but everything that is connected to you. When you wait on the direct timing of God it will all fall in place. You may not see it initially or even feel that anything is happening, but if you follow His plan it’s working. #CLEANTHISHOUSE