Lately it seems like everything has come crashing down around me. I feel overwhelmed and distraught. My faith is being tested and I just feel like I need a moment by myself to just breathe.
In publishing Average Girl the past three years, I have definitely had my share of challenges, but it seems like lately, things have gotten tougher. I heard my pastor, Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr. say one sermon that when things seem to be at their worse, that's when God is about to bless you. Well, I am so ready.
I have decided to take a break this week and reflect on my purpose and vision for my life and my business. Negative thoughts have been playing around in my head because of these turn of events: things like, "Am I really supposed to be doing this?" and "I should just quit and get a regular job like everyone else." The thought that has been haunting me the most, though, has been, "Would God really leave me out here to fall?"
A friend of mine gave me something to think about as I lamented my misfortunes lately: "Faith that can't be tested, can't be trusted." Where are you in your faith-walk? Are you ready to quit because the road is getting a little too bumpy for your comfort zone?
I challenge you today to take a moment to breathe. Whether it be one day or the whole week, be alone for awhile with God or your divine being. Get away from the negative boogers and just pray and meditate. Ask questions and listen for the answers in the silence of your moment.
I have 3 days left in my moment. I hear my answers already.
Rebekah L. Pierce, Publisher/Editor in Chief