Well, not sure about you, but I get EXCITED when I'm walking in my purpose and knocking down those things that were known as "barriers" in the past. If you saw my previous post you know we are celebrating one year of being in business and it truly has been a great year. Ican't complain about where we are as a business today and the awesome opportunities we've experienced this first year. However, with this journey came many trials, some hard-knocks and expensive learning lessons.
As we enter into the 4th quarter, the final quarter of the year, I've taken a serious look at future collaborations, partnerships and joint ventures. I admit, this year I have taken some steps in business that I did not need to take at the time I took them, if that makes sense. However, one of the steps I took that I prayed about that was a tremendous blessing to me was being part of The Women's Desperate For Jesus Conference. That was an AMAZING experience and I definitely look forward to participating again in the future.
Now that the year is beginning to wind down, I'm taking a deeper and more cautious look at the investments I make and be sure they align with what God has said for me to do. Being more focused and strategic about the steps I take as an entrepreneur reminds me of Ephesians 6:10-18:
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people."
I need the FULL armor of God daily! If you are experiencing a shift to remain focused on your purpose, your goals, don't forget the tools that God has already equipped you with. We have exactly what we need to stand against the devil's schemes to throw us off our square. Let's commit to stay focused on the promises of God and remember to pray for all the Lord's people. You never know how your prayers can also help someone else.