Friday, April 8, 2011

Get Positioned and Prepared

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Today I would like us all to focus in on our talents, skills and abilities. I want each person reading this to focus in on what you like to do, what you can do best and if you could start a nonprofit what would be its mission.

In life we need to realize that we are not the issue, we are not the problem, and we were not created to hinder or harm others, but to love and help one another. When a creator creates something it answers an issue, solves a problem and bridges gaps to make things better.

We being created by God were also created for those very good reasons.

As we grow in life we tend to allow the circumstances and situations we faced as we matured from a child to an adult and some times decisions steer us in the wrong direction.

I would like to encourage each of you to believe that you can do all things through Christ, you can do all things that you set your mind, heart and soul too and you are an answer.

Often I ask folks what is your purpose? What do you like to do? What are your goals? What are your dreams? What are your needs? Wants? Desires? A lot of times I walk away from folks with stuck faces or that need time to think about the questions I just asked. So I encourage you to write a developmental plan so that you can position and prepare yourself at all times for what’s next. (see the links below)

A lot of adults think it’s too late to live out dreams or reach goals that they had when they were younger. A good percentage of our youth don’t have enough positive role models so they end up on the wrong paths because as adults we should be responsible for the youth and lead them in positive manner. We need to teach them that they have purpose and to tap into that purpose at an early age.

In reading the story of Esther and the story of Ruth, I read about two women 1 young and 1 middle age, both from rough paths. Esther was a young orphan who seemed to have all odds against her. Ruth was a foreign woman, widowed and broke. Both of their stories start out with a tough situation, neither knowing what their purpose was in life.

As they took steps of faith they soon discovered their purpose. Esther’s purpose was to become Queen and be in position to save her people. Ruth purpose was to marry Boaz and get in position to be in the lineage that lead to Christ. Both of these women had to step out of their comfort zones and trust and believe in God.

Both of their stories paint a picture of how God can turn our situations around when we get aligned to our purpose.

I’m not sure what God has been saying to you, but I know that you were born on purpose, with purpose and for a purpose. So no matter if you are young or old, as long as you are still breathing you have a chance to make it better. You have the chance to get your life on track. You control your next steps of your life by the decision you make on today! I encourage you to get positioned and prepared!

Be Encouraged,
Tennille L. Whittington

Father touch each reader and place them back on the place in which you created them, Allow them to see themselves as a leader, an answer and a solution; Remove those that hinder, harm and hurt them; Get them positioned and prepared for what’s next! IJNA

Read the writings below and start developing your plan to a better you!

Writing the Plan

Working the Plan

Measuring the Plan