07 May #MotivationMonday- May 7th, 2018
This time of the year is usually joyous because your celebrating proms, graduations, and the long awaited summer season! For me, I become discouraged and sad most of the time, especially last year. How are you supposed to cheer and be happy for your friends when then walking across the stage and getting their degrees just is another thing to add to your dreadful list of failures. I had a really hard time with this for the last two years because majority of the graduates were people I went to high school with. I cried, I went through everything that was wrong with me, and I distanced myself from people I loved because I was truly just so furious at myself for failing so far behind the curve in my opinion. One of my mentors could tell I was definitely out of it and decided to talk to me about it. It made me feel so much better because 1: No one ever asks me am I okay. So hearing someone’s genuine concern was lovely. And 2. It made me realize what I have figured out today. Don’t compare your clock to someone else’s. It’s never going to satisfy you because your own clock will never compare to to the clock of someone else who’s letting God take control of their journey. Maybe it was a reason you got rejected from your dream job. Maybe your supposed to be offered a lower job to prepare for that dream job. You never know what God has for you unless you ask him to open your eyes and you follow his will for your life. My friend Kimberly explained it best to me, “Delight yourself in the Lord, so he can give your the desires of your heart. That means I need to take the light off myself and as long as my heart is lined up with the Lord’s, I will get the desires of my heart.” That has actually become a favorite scripture of mine. I’m saying all of this to say: Stay in your lane. Your success will happen in HIS time. No one else’s. Not even your own.
– Yanni B Jay
Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (ESV)