Pretty Phenomenal

 

I’m BACK!!! And like never before. And all I can say is Glory be to God! At an early age I was introduced to the “Greek Life.” Naturally I would get pressure on where my interest should be. But if you know me I never followed the crowd and I promised myself that when the time came, I would do my own research and choose an organization that I felt was right for me and NO ONE ELSE. Unbeknownst to me, an opportunity of a lifetime that I dreamed of experiencing in college would be taken from me and I would never get a truthful answer as to why!  I’ve heard people say if you want to make God laugh then tell Him your plans. And often times we get caught into making our own arrangements to get our plans off the ground. Rather than being still and getting discernment from Him. Well this was definitely one of those times. Why was I overlooked? Why would my friends (at the time), who were members betray me and embarrass me? What qualities did I not possess to be chosen to become a member into this sisterhood. For the life of me I couldn’t understand what was going on and I had so many questions that would never be answered. But one thing I did know was that God is always faithful and when you make what’s important to Him important to you, then He will make what’s important to you important to Him, but in His timing and not mine. This season in my life was a reality check because I was always taught that if I work hard I could do and be anything I wanted to be. But the reality is no matter how hard you work, those rules do not apply, qualify or guarantee you membership into a sorority or fraternity. And that was a huge disappointment. 

So what now? Do I allow this dream to be just that, give up and watch from the sidelines? Well  that wasn’t an option because I’ve never been a quitter.  I thought about calling all of my friends that had influence and get them to help me and fix this nightmare? But i knew my best option was to stand firm on His word and promise that He’s able to do exceedingly abundantly and above all I could ever think of imagine. So here I am still standing on His promises and 16 years later, He reminded me in Genesis 50:20 “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present outcome. You see i didn’t have to do anything but trust Him. I never had to attack or seek revenge against those that wronged me because He already told me in Psalms 110:1 “Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet.” And He did just that. I said all of that to say what He has for you is for YOU. No ONE can change His plans or interrupt His promises. Remain steadfast because He is always faithful and just to complete it. 

                               xoxo

                  RELENTLESSLY ME,

                           -Shelley-

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