A Microwavable World

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Ever feel like you are not making any progress whatsoever.  Almost like you are at a standstill in life.  That was me this morning.  My mind was going 100 miles a minute with thoughts of where I felt I needed to be…where I should be vs where I was today.  My heart’s desire is to be working full-time from home on my books and blog not on an 1 1/2 commute across town to work.  As I was driving to work, I popped in my CD from Joyce Meyer.  It had come in the mail about 2 weeks ago and I was now making time to listen to it.  Go figure this CD was exactly what I needed to hear.  I felt like Joyce Meyer was talking about me…not herself.  Everything she was saying was exactly what I was feeling.  I was feeling discouraged about the progress I had made thus far.  I woke up feeling unsure about myself and my work.  Sometimes we go through life working hard at something hopeful to see a major impact soon.  We live in what I call, a microwavable world.  We want everything instantly…3 seconds or less.  We are impatient for progress and expect overnight success.  We want to run before we even know how to walk.  What we fail to realize is that day by day we are making progress.  We should not compare our progress to the person next to us.  We won’t all move at the same pace and sometimes, like Joyce Meyer said, the longer it takes for us to reach our goal the greater the blessing from God.  I wanted microwavable results with my blog and my book.  But what I failed to realize is that each and everyday I was reaching 1 more person.  I was touching 1 more life.  I was making a difference in 1 person’s life.  It’s not about reaching hundreds of thousands, it’s about reaching that 1 individual and making an impact in their life.  God has led me to a new journey and my final destination won’t come in 3 seconds.  It will take time before I can reach my overall goal and patience is key to my progress.  Enjoy this journey you are on and be patient as you make progress each and everyday.

XOXO…Ileen

Psst…God Loves You

“The Lord works out everything to its proper end”  Proverbs 16:4

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