God has showed His Hand so much this past week in my life. I truly said to Him, "God, why? I have been so undeserving of it lately ... truly I have! Yet, You still watch over me and grant me favor." I heard no response but it did make me ponder a few things.
I had two instances this week where I was standing in 'silent' faith for God to grant me favor. One of these was for something I had in the works for over two months and the other for a few weeks. Every time it got even near to looking successful in either situation, something would happen to pull it away from me. This week was a 'do or die' timeline. Something positive had to happen or the moments would be no more.
When you are surrounded at times by naysayers, you have to fight to hold on to your faith and believe in His favor. Not really naysayers, but just negative feedback when you shared what you believed God would do. It got to the point that I sort of smiled to myself and said, "God, I just wish now you that you would grant me favor to make me victorious over the negative and not so much as a reward any longer." I so wanted to prove that the negative does not win out. Lo and behold, He did exactly as I had asked. This morning I am feeling blessed but I am smiling more because of the negativity which was pushed to the ground to be overcome by His Favor. Either way, praise You, Lord, for Your Hand over both situations and for your favor. I was so undeserving but I guess you needed more for lessons to be had than favors to be given. Again, praise You Lord for both!
Keep me in prayer today as I have the first opportunity to sign on a new consultant for my Mary Kay business. I am so excited. This person is young, full of life, and God laid her on my heart months ago when I met her at a pampering session someone else was hosting. I had tried to reach her numerous times without success, and then BAM ... the opportunity presented itself for us to speak again and the rest is history, as they say! We are meeting for dinner to discuss the possibilities of what Mary Kay can do in her life and I am psyched!
Before I close, as yesterday, I want to share another entry out of the book entitled To Be A Woman which my mom bought for me in September of 1978. Thank you, Mom, for always thinking of me in the little ways that mattered the most:
The Woman You See In The Mirror
There are lots of things pulling us this way and that -
Our employers, our family, our friends,
And we sometimes have no time to "just be ourselves"
'Cause the mad tug of war never ends.
What helps us most then is a look in the mirror -
A long and inquisitive stare
Beyond the façade that we show to the world,
to remind ourselves "who's" really there.
So ask yourself this when you look in the mirror . . .
Is the woman you see really "you" -
Do you know what she wants, how she feels about life -
do you know the things "she" likes to do?
It's the woman you see in the mirror who matters -
Please "her", and you're certain to see
You'll please others as well, for you'll be a reflection
Of just what a woman should be. (P. C. Mabry)
Have a blessed day and an even greater weekend! AND, I will pray for you if you will pray for me!