This is a “what’s the number to 911, code 10, man down situation”. I need your full attention on this Not So Random Thoughts. PLEASE PUT ON YOUR SHOES!!!!! No, it’s not because your feet stink. It’s because God is about to do a GREAT work in you and you need to be READY. This is a stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready moment. Stop taking all day to do nothing (that’s my mama’s famous line), stop pussyfooting (I want to know who looked at a cat tiptoeing around the yard and thought of that word), stop entertaining Negative Nouns (people, places and things) that add no value to your life.
We need the following type of shoes for the the journey that God has predestined for our lives:
- Running: We are in the last 4 months of the year. That’s 121 days, 2921.94 hours, and 175316 minutes. That’s a lot of time. Sprint, leap, matter of fact run like you used to when we played tag as little children. But whatever you do, “make haste” (my daddy’s favorite expression). We need to run with the swiftness of a cheetah, but the grace of a gazelle. Our destiny, dreams, purpose, goals and gifts are waiting to be manifested. Run towards them. And it’s possible that you will run towards failure, disappointment or hardships on your path. But it is also possible that God has already made the provision for those things because He created the paths anyway. Let that sink in!
- Working: Anything worth having and keeping is worth working for. In this season we must continue, yes, I said continue to do the work. Lay the foundation for your dreams. Nurture the garden of your goals. But whatever you do, don’t stop working. What it looks like in the natural realm is not what it really is in the spiritual realm. You could be right on the cusp of victory, but because it doesn’t look like what you imagined you ignore it. Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids and I don’t eat cereal (this phrase was told to a security guard at a DHS office in Detroit..ok enough of that). So anyway. Work your faith, work your mind, work your spirit, work your dream…you see where I am going with this?
- Shoutin’: Now if you are not a church goer you may or may not know what shoutin’ shoes are. These are the shoes you wear to church when you really want to get your praise and worship on. Just tootsie rollin’ for Jesus (I told y’all a couple of blogs ago that you can tootsie roll for any occasion) for all the wonderful things that God has done in you, through you and to you. Sometimes shoutin’ requires you to go shoeless, stockingless or sockless…yes I have run up outta my shoes in certain instances. We must thank and praise God for setting up our lives in such a way that we know it must be Him at work!
- Dancing: We are so close to the finish line. Trust me. As long as there is breath in your body, light in your spirit and eyes to see a new day you are close. Get ready to Tootsie Roll, Nae-Nae, Cabbage Patch, Schoolcraft, Ballroom, Hustle, Errol Flynn, Dougie, etc…to the finish line. When your dreams actually manifest, there will be such a feeling of exhilaration that you will not be able to contain yourself. Yes, you will need to run a lap. Church folks know all about that! I am dancing like David and if I use my imagination I can see him two-stepping.
The time is NOW! I will leave you with my motto for 2015 “If not now, when? If not me, who? Put your shoes on and go get what is rightfully yours!