to Achieve Victory
Happy May 1st! I sort of lost half of April to other obligations instead of blogging. Like the quote says in the image at the beginning of the post, “Life doesn’t always go according to plan.” My PLAN was to participate in the Ultimate Blog Challenge for the month on this blog, and the A to Z Blog Challenge on my other blog – that just didn’t happen for the second half of April!
SO…on this Monday, the first day of May, I’m making a fresh start rather than backtracking. I’m returning to my original format, which is to share words of encouragement and inspiration on a DAILY basis, as much as is humanly possible, if/when other obligations don’t call me away.
On the topic of overcoming adversity to achieve victory, I do want to share a relevant event. On this now 7 1/2-year journey to earn my doctoral degree (Doctor of Education in instructional technology and e-learning), I just reached another major milestone last week! 🙂 My dissertation Chair told me he believes we have gathered enough data with the second survey (of the original three planned) of participating online graduate learners. SO…the data collection portion is DONE, and I can move on now to completing my dissertation manuscript and my oral defense. Now I’m on the home stretch and the finish line is within sight, where the checkered flags will wave soon! 🙂
So here’s some inspiration for this first day of May…
“You do not have to depend on your own human efforts to overcome adversity and opposition or to earn favor and win promotion. When God is ready to move in your life, He will give you favor and promotion–and no devil in hell or person on earth will be able to prevent if from happening.
It doesn’t matter what people think of you. Your weaknesses and inabilities don’t make any difference to God. His criteria for using people is not their talents, gifts, and abilities. He is looking for people who are willing and yielded. God looks for availability, not ability.
Let God build you, your reputation, and your career. When the time is right, He will deliver you out of adversity, and then you’ll see the fulfillment of your dreams.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
This one reminds me of the admonition to “Let go and let God.” Instead of depending on my own flawed human efforts – “Let God build you, your reputation, and your career.” Sounds good to me! 🙂
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Have you experienced those days when life doesn’t go according to YOUR plan?
Is it comforting to know God wants to fulfill your dreams and build your career for you?