Speaking on the “Single & Brave” Panel @ the Women’s Conf. at my church!
Happy New Year!
For some of you, it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. Truth is, God has been streeeetching me into new territory—and while it hasn’t been easy, I know it’s my destiny. Overflow has found me because I shine my light. Bishop T.D. Jakes said, “When you tell God, it’s too much, it’s like telling God don’t bless me.” I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to be blessed by God haha!
Bishop Jakes closed out our Joint New Year’s Revival with, a sermon called, “It’s Still Mine.” It was about being gifted and being attacked because of it. He also talked about light and said that the darkness will run when you open your mouth. The things that you are neglecting in your life is because of the absence of your light. “The darkness is not real, it’s coming from your neglect,” he said. So I ask you, “What are you neglecting?”
A few days before the New Year’s Revival, my pastor preached a sermon on New Year’s Eve called, “Leave the Light On” which became our theme for 2018. So when Bishop Jakes came a few days later and talked about light, he couldn’t believe it!
Your purpose is in your gift. God gave you everything
you need to do and be everything He created you to be.
-Bishop T.D. Jakes, Joint New Year’s Revival 2018
God is speaking and I wanted to share what He’s saying to us. My pastor had three points:
1. Be the light
We have been operating in darkness and have adjusted to life in the darkness. It’s time to turn the light on. Darkness and light can’t be in the same place. Yep, we want to run from the darkness instead of shine our light on it.
2. Don’t hide your light
I’ve been guilty of this in the past. Not wanting to be the one who gets it right again. Downplaying yourself in a relationship. Or even trying to blend in and fit in. It won’t work; you know you’re different and different won’t leave you alone. You know you’ve been called to greatness but won’t make the first step. My pastor said, “There’s a joy in you and people always see it.”
3. Shine your light
Light produces and causes stuff to happen. Plants get food from light. Did you know that the absence of light creates drama? You’re not going to get to shine your light if you’re ashamed of being a Christian. Shine that bad boy!!! Get out of the closet! It’s not about you. People need your light. The light of Him inside of you is food for others. Now that’s true fulfillment!
In 2018, God is going to shine a light on your gift. Do you know what that gift is? You may be under attack right now because of your gifting. Shine a light on it, don’t hide it. When you shine a light on it the darkness will flee! I always ask God to send me those who He wants me to work with. He delivers each and every time.
Not too long ago, He sent me Tam. My former client Tam was frustrated at work like many of you probably are. She knew that she had gifts but couldn’t get focused to put her vision together. She knew she had a light but it was so hard to keep lit with all the day-to-day stuff like raising a child, working a full-time job and other duties. After our time together, she was crystal clear about her purpose and what to do to keep her light shining. Tam is gifted and has an enormous purpose! We came up with the name for her LLC (Limited Liability Company) based off of her earliest encounter with God as a child. I still get chills from her story. It was an honor to work with her!
I can’t wait to learn of your gifts and hear your dreams. Get out of your own way and apply for a free 30-minute discovery session. Stop the neglect in 2018 and…