I say this in the most humble way possible…but I’m fairly certain the woman I am 10 years from now will be a boss in her career and her community. I have no doubt she will devote her heart to something that brings glory to God and advances His Kingdom in a great way! She will lead, but not on her on accord, but because Jesus leads her. If the woman I am in 10 years were to speak to me at this very moment I KNOW she’d say, “Focus on God and your goals girl!!!” I know she would.
In a world full of distractions it’s so easy to lose sight; especially in this age of social media. You always know what everyone’s up to. The whole “American Dream” all on your timeline. I can’t even lie to you, sometimes I’m just like, “Okay, God…the clock…the clock is ticking. What are we doing here??” I’m tempted to rush ahead of Him and make my own way…but we know that doesn’t always end well. I literally have to tell myself everyday, “God is enough. You’re exactly where He wants you to be at this moment.” And it’s the truth, it’s just hard to grasp when i’m not intentionally focused on Him.
The problem is, I’m focused on the wrong things. When I’m scrolling…that’s energy and time I could be using to seek Jesus; to build, prepare, and explore new things. When I’m thinking the worst…those thoughts can be used to create something beautiful and share wisdom with those around me.
Inevitably, what we choose to focus on now can and will impact our future; the good and the bad. It ultimately comes down to what’s being sown in our mind and spirit. Are the seeds we’re planting producing weeds or something beautiful? Are we focusing on our goals or old girl/boy next door?
So again, I know the woman I am in 10 years would shake me and say, “Focus on God and your goals girl! Please!!”
My future self, she’ll also get the big picture; whereas now I can barely see two feet in front of me. She’ll understand how and why God strategically placed me in the situations He did with the people He did. She’ll understand why prayers weren’t answered when I wanted them to be. She’ll understand all these things and with confidence be able to tell another beautiful soul, “Focus on God and your goals girl…” Even now I recognize the woman I am becoming isn’t just about me. There’s a purpose to live out and I can’t do that if I’m distracted. So here’s to new focus and my future self!
What would your future self say to you right now?Much love,
Virtuous Foodie 🌸✨🙏🏾