Being the baby of my family had some disadvantages. One of
those disadvantages was always being in the back seat. "Ugh,
what about me? When is it my turn? I can't see anything
from here!  It's not fair! I'm ALWAYS back here!  Backseat,
shmackseat!!"

  Although this may seem silly looking back, how often have
we thought these same thoughts when it comes to where we
are at in life? "Ugh, what about ME Lord? When is it my
turn to shine for you? When will I get to do what you put in
my heart? When will I see my dreams fulfilled? WHY ARE
MY DREAMS ALWAYS IN THE BACKSEAT?!"

Have you ever felt like all you did was study, or keep a steady
job, or change poopy diapers?  Have you ever felt barren of
impact, yet purpose and dreams of becoming more burned in
your gut?  See, I've always felt called to ministry. I feel
pregnant with the Word of God it's as though if I can't teach
it and share it, I may burst! However, there have been
seasons where I have had my giftings on full throttle,
teaching and leading multiple times a week. Then other
times where I am doing nothing that makes me feel "alive". I
have cried out to the Lord saying, "Remember me? I don't
like my dreams and purpose in the backseat. Where are we
going? I can't see from here!"
Although things are slower or may seem to be off the map
from where we assumed our course would be, remember,
God is way smarter than we are!  Proverbs 3:4-6, "So
shall you find favor, good understanding, and high esteem in
the sight [or judgment] of God and man. Lean on, trust in,
and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind
and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all
your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He
will direct and make straight and plain your paths."

God has given us all desires, gifts, capabilities and talents
unique to His purpose and calling just for us. Surprise!  It
is not about YOU! (CLICK HERE TO TWEET!)   It is not about you fulfilling YOUR calling, starting YOUR business, or even doing YOUR ministry.
Now, in His infinite, beautiful, mind-shaking omniscient
abilities, He is able to orchestrate your desires with His
purpose.  Yet, it is still for HIS PURPOSE (Which is usually
for others. Isn't that what Jesus is all aboutanyway?).

 The gracious thing is, He won't change His mind, lose
patience or even decide to go with someone more qualified!
Romans 11:29 says, "For God’s gifts and His call are
irrevocable." [He never withdraws them when once they are
given, and He does not change His mind about those to
whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.] The
Lord has not withdrawn His call and giftings for you. As we
choose to obey God no matter the circumstances, continue to
trust Him, recognize and acknowledge Him, He WILL make
straight our paths. He WILL open up doors of opportunity. (CLICK HERE TO TWEET!) 
He WILL turn everything around for Good for those who
love Him. Be encouraged! God hasn't forgotten about You
nor what His intentions are for you. He is not sitting on the
throne wondering "Why did I create her again?"  NO! He is a
strategic Creator who has everything aligned perfectly for
His ways to be accomplished.

Find purpose in your TODAY (dirty diapers, minimum
wage salary and all).  Allow Him to awaken the dreams that
once dominated your passion. Trust Him, His timing and His
leading. Follow His promptings and be quick to obey. Be
amazed at the goodness of God and delight in the fact that
you were made on purpose, for a purpose. ( CLICK HERE TO TWEET!) Say it aloud.."God
hasn't forgotten me. He made me on purpose, for a purpose."
Speak the Words of Life over you! Your greater days are
ahead!

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