The Journey Isn’t Over! What God Has Said Will Happen!

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Have you ever had one of those “Wow” moments? I had one of those this past week, as I was doing my morning Devo’s. It impacted me so much I thought I should share it. It is my goal and hope that this post will encourage you to not let go of what God has said to you.

This “Wow” moment began with the story of David in the Bible. Here is the synopsis of the story:

David was anointed to be King at 17; after he was anointed he went back to doing what he always did. I’m sure he thought about that day often. Just like we do when we feel God spoke something to our hearts we think about it, we wonder how it’s going to come to pass. Then David has this “Big Defining Moment” He kills Goliath with a stone and cut’s off his head with Goliaths own sword. The Israelites go crazy and Saul (the current king) is ecstatic. I can’t help but think that David must have thought, “Wow!” “It is happening I am in the king’s presence now”. “I am eating at his table”. It must have looked liked the dream to be king was coming to pass. Remember this was God’s dream for David. He was meant to be king. As most of us know the story turned. Saul began to despise David and everything turns from bad to worse, so much so he has to go in to hiding. (I Samuel 16-20)

I can’t help but think of how David must have felt. I really can’t imagine that David envisioned his Journey to being King would involve running for his life and ducking spears. I’m sure this was not the journey he thought he signed up for. Maybe your reading this an your journey has not looked like the way you thought it would or should. Just remember like David you are still in the middle of the story, and what God said to David really does happen. The dream He has placed in you will happen too. Just keep walking it out, and don’t quit dreaming.

The ‘Wow” moment that blew me away is what God does for David in the middle of this journey. It is in one of David’s darkest moments that God reminds  David of one of his biggest defining moments. It is found in Samuel chapter 21 verses 8 & 9.

David left in such a hurry that he didn’t have any food or a weapon so he stops to see a priest named Ahimelech. David asked Ahimelech, “Do you have a spear or sword? The king’s business was so urgent that I didn’t even have time to grab a weapon!” “I only have the sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah,” the priest replied. “It is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. Take that if you want it, for there is nothing else here.” “There is nothing like it!” David replied. “Give it to me! (NLT)

How cool is God that He brought David back to one of David’s biggest defining moments! The day he killed Goliath. I think it’s so awesome how God orchestrated that to remind David of that spectacular day on one of David’s darkest days. It’s like I can see David lighting up when he says, “There is nothing like it!”

God is so awesome and faithful to bring reminders to us as we walk out this journey. The arrival to the dream may be further in the future than you desire but God will bring it to pass if we don’t give up. David’s journey to the throne had a ways to go even after he was given Goliaths sword, so don’t give up even if God reminds you only half way through your journey. David did become king and what God said did come to pass the journey isn’t over; this is only one chapter. What God has said will happen. Remind yourself today of how God has always brought you through. Remind yourself that God is faithful to do what he says He will do! He sees you today! You are not forgotten!

– Tara

Reference:

(https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%2021)

 

 

 

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S.M.A.R.T

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S.M.A.R.T

Here it is a New Year, and this is my third attempted at starting and continuing with my blog. Every year I get re-inspired and every year I fail. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. People set goals each year and every year they fall short, and some just outright fail. So what can I do and what can you do differently this year so we can actually reach our goals?

I want to point out that the reason I fail at my blog every year isn’t because of a lack of desire or passion. I’m sure whatever your goal is you really want to see it through. I’m sure you’re passionate about getting fit, writing that book, working on your relationship, planting that church, or starting your business.

I’m sure it’s not a lack of passion, calling or desire on your part either. I know this will not seem deeply spiritual but hopefully it’s simply practical. It really comes down to something I learned in college in my business classes; my goals have not been S.M.A.R.T!

Smart Goals are:

Specific— Make sure your goal is specific and not vague. For example a vague goal would be I am going to start my blog this year. A specific goal says I am going to start my blog Monday, January 6th, and will post a weekly post each Monday by 10a.m.

Measurable—You have to have some way to measure your progress. For example, with my blog I am posting once a week on Monday. If Tuesday comes and I don’t have a post I missed my deadline. I can easily see every week if I am on track or not.

Attainable—Is your goal attainable? That’s the question here. For example if I said I was going to do a blog everyday this year as a new blogger, for me that would be unattainable. I know some blogging guru’s do it but I’m not there yet. An attainable goal for me is to do start of as weekly blogger.

Relevant– Is there a point or a purpose to what you are doing? My purpose with this blog is to say things that can help and inspire people. It also helps me learn and grow in the area of writing and communication. Some day I want to write a book. I think this is a good start.

Time-Based– Goals will not be reached without a time frame attached to it. How would you be able to measure if you were meeting your goal if you don’t set a date? That’s why every Monday at 10 I will be putting out a blog.

I really hope this blog inspires you to make your goals S.M.A.R.T! I also look forward to celebrating with you as you reach your goals this Year!!