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Faith, Prayer, Persevering
2016 lies before me, and I look forward to the challenges. No, it doesn’t mean I’m not afraid. You see, I’ve noticed that any time I step out to accomplish my calling to write and to sing challenges come and try to dent my faith. Obstacles come camouflaged through unsolicited advice from well-minded friends or family members that think they know what is best for me.
In 2015, I learned if I wanted to walk out my vision, I had to do just like Elijah, when he was praying for rain to come, and I did.
In the Bible, it states:
Elijah went up to the top of Carmel: then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees and said to his servant “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times Elijah said, “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh times that the servant said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So Elijah said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’”(1 Kings 18:42-44 NKJV)
So, as I entered 2016, I was on top of my Mount Carmel. In fact, I am still there, persevering!
Can you see me? Bowed on the ground with my face between my knees so I won’t be distracted from the left or right by well-minded naysayers and negativity. I am revising my manuscripts, editing my short stories, writing articles and submitting them to the relevant people, who have to power to accept or reject what I write, and I’m singing my songs as my cloud begins to rise.