So I’m that strange girl who couldn’t wait to turn thirty! I think since I was a teen🙈It’s that serious! So July 10th 2016 was quite special for me😊
Back then I just admired how Women in their thirties seemed like they had it all together! They were done with the discovery stage that comes with our twenties & instead more self aware, more confident, more secure & a whole lot more unapologetic…
That was what I looked forward to then & yes even now some of those traits have come to pass and I thank God… But in my late twenties I begun to seek something different, for so much more…
Right now, turning 30 symbolized Purpose! It Symbolizes courage & less self desire, but driven by a Purpose bigger than me!
His Will! God’s Will be done & not my own is all I desire in my thirties & that usually means dying to self each day so that He may live in us… And that usually means letting go of a lot, letting go of that which you know doesn’t bring Him Glory; it could be the music you listen to, what you watch, the company you keep, the relationship you know He hasn’t blessed or that habit that even you know doesn’t honour your body or bring Him Glory…
6 Months Later since my bday in July, I now know that some of the habits take time & others are almost an immediate transition… But His Grace is surely sufficient!!!
There’s a lot more I’m definitely not taking with me into 2017! Because 31 will require for me to step it up even more & seek His face even more earnestly.
I am still a work in progress, but He promises to complete the good work that He began in Us… So if you’re reading this & you know that God has called you, but you fear because you have a past, or you lack the courage or fear the response from the rest of the world… I urge you to take your fears to God & just say Yes! You may not even know what the assignment is, but say Yes… God is only looking for your Availability & Christ is made perfect in our weaknesses- 2nd Corinth 12:9 “My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”
So like Paul, Moses, Jonah, Gideon, Sarah and many more who at first doubted, questioned & feared the call! Because they either didn’t feel good enough or worthy or believed that God could actually do what He promised! But God surprised them all & used them all! as flawed as they were for the fulfillment of His Purpose.
Lastly John 4- Jesus & the Samaritan Woman has been my biggest Ministry this year…
Jesus was in Samaria where he met a lady at the well & asked her; “Will you give me a drink?” And the Samaritan woman responded “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan Woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the Gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you Living Water” “Sir you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this Living water? Are you greater than our Father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?” She asked & Jesus answered “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give Him will never thirst. Indeed the water I give Him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” She then asked for this water so that she may not thirst again & Jesus told her “Go call your husband and come back” “I have no husband” she replied. Jesus said to her “You are right when you say you have no husband, that fact is, you have had five husbands and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” She was then convinced that He was a Prophet- but said “Our Fathers worshiped on this mountain, but You Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans Worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when True Worshipers will Worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is Spirit and His worshipers must worship in Spirit and in Truth”. The Woman said “I know the Messiah is coming. When He comes He will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared “I who speak to you am He”.
Then leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could He be the Christ!?”
And many Samaritans came out to see Him & believed because of the woman’s testimony. They urged Jesus to stay with them & He stayed two days & they said to the woman “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves and we know that this man is really the saviour of the World”
Like the Samaritan Woman, my desire is for my testimony to make others Believe! and for them to experience Christ for themselves & accept Him as their Saviour.
Her story really speaks to me, because like her, I too I’m flawed, like her, Jesus knows everything about me, like her, Jesus still loves me enough to Minister to me, like her, I too have to let go of that which doesn’t bring him glory & take my fill of His Living water & go out into the world & spread His Word! Share my testimony & bring others to Him. Do you realize she even left her Water Jar at the well? She instead got the Living Water she desired. One of the reasons why it’s always symbolic for me to go to the Ocean, especially this most recent trip in December, is what the Water symbolizes the walks on the beach and being one with the water is a very healing process for me, I have some of my deepest and most beautiful devotions there that I treasure…
But back to the Samaritan Woman; He chose her, the Woman who’s name is not even shared, showing that it doesn’t even matter who you are! God can use you! And He used her to minister to the Samaritans! & because of her, a whole town heard the good news & believed that indeed Jesus Christ is the Saviour!
It doesn’t matter who you are… God can use you, God can use you to fulfill His Purpose.
My Hearts desire & prayer🙏🏾
And just like Jesus… Begin Ministry at 30! In my own small way the journey has begun! May His Will & Grace guide me through🙏🏾
Wishing you a Blessed & Courageous 2017🙌🏾Heed to the Call & Walk into your Purpose🙏🏾