As movers and shakers we often put a little too much on our plates at any given time. Believe me- I know. Everything has top priority and must be done, when? Now. I believe it’s the gift and the curse of the (social) entrepreneurial spirit. In the midst of all of that, life gets hectic and we think we’re about to lose our marbles. Well, yesterday a great sermonic message was shared. Taken from the scripture, Acts 27:22: But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed; the guest preacher had a word many of us can apply in our day-to-day: Hold On.
Yes, just that simple. Hold On.
This time of year lends itself to fresh starts and rejuvenation. Most of us are getting back into the swing of post-summer vacation work days. If you have little ones, they are beginning school. Or if you’re like me, you’re soaking in the last remnants of summer the best you can. Either way, there’s a sense of newness we all seek to start the fall. In that quest things might get tricky. You may run into some disappointments, frustrations and “if she says one more word to me I’m gonna flip this table” moments. Yet through it all, just hold on.
All of your hard work, planning, saving and dare I say, patience, will reap great benefits. You may not see it now but it’s about to be a new season, you will. God, The Universe, or whatever you prefer to call something greater than yourself, will not leave you stranded. There is no way all of this is for naught. Think back to your other hard times. You’re still here, right? Yes. So, hold on!
Remember, every storm isn’t about the struggle; it’s to show you how strong you really are and remind you failure is not an option.
The best that is yet to come!
On another note: I’m taking The Friends of Ebonie blog on a short hiatus. It will be back in all of its glory on September 5th with none other than an inspiring Wednesday’s Jump Off followed by our 1st First Philanthropy Friday on September 7th!