Friday Motivation

Live in the moment

Well it’s Friday and with a long weekend approaching it always makes me think about what I need to get accomplished in the week to come. However, during my blog vacation I realized that there are times when I just need to live in the moment and enjoy things as they come. That’s not saying that I won’t have my lists of goals and things that I need to check off to prepare for the next level of where I am going, but I am learning more about focusing on what is right in front of me, what is in my present.

The past is gone, and the future, while important, has not yet arrived. We have to start taking advantage of what we have now. Now is the moment that you can’t get back. So hopefully for this weekend you will find a way to balance your checklist with the moments that you have right in front of you.

Jimmetta Carpenter
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Published in: on August 30, 2013 at 2:53 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Ordered Footsteps

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”
~Proverbs 16:9

If you're not willing

When I saw the picture above it made me think about just how much we ask God for something, or we ask him to give us direction and then often times we completely ignore the direction he wants us to go in simply because it didn’t fit in with what we had been planning for our own lives. What we seem to have a hard time grasping is that when we plan, God laughs. Not because we shouldn’t have goals and things that we aspire to do, but because a lot of the times our goals and dreams are on such a smaller scale than God has mapped out for us.

In many cases we know when we are not on the path that we are supposed to be on. We can feel our direction being changed and redirected. However, we are so stubborn and set in our ways that we try to forcefully stay on that same path not even realizing when our steps are being guided in a different direction by someone who already knows the goal that we are destined to achieve. If you are going to ask God for an answer as to which way you should be going, then you have to be patient in waiting for his answer.

Don’t go off and make up in your mind what you think his answer is. Wait for it. While the answer that you are looking to receive may not come right away, it most certainly will come, but in his time, not yours. Don’t be so used to things being one way. If you keep trying to reach your goals by staying in that same mindset then you won’t be able to open yourself up to the change that God is steering you towards. It’s a struggle to be patient and not always do everything your way (trust me I know) but it is so worth it when you do things his way!

Jimmetta Carpenter
Writer/Editor
The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)
Writing as “Jaycee Durant”
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Published in: on August 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Break Over!

blog vacation over

Wow! I can’t believe that it’s been over a month since I have last posted here. Well, while the break in my blog posts were initially unintended, I slowly discovered that I really needed to take a blog vacation. It was a much needed chance to get past my little bout of writer’s block, and also to clear my head and get some things in order as far as the direction I want things to go in. Not to mention it allowed me to focus a little more intently on these last couple of classes that I have to go for my Master’s program.

However wonderful the time away was, I realized that I needed to get back to what I do best, writing, consistently and with the intent to motivate others. I must say I am feeling even more motivated than before and like I have a renewed sense of drive to get my many goals accomplished.

I have my lists that I will be making over the next few days and new goals that have been set to go in line with others that are on the verge of being realized. I will be more diligent in speaking on what it is I want and declaring what is for me to have instead of constantly waiting for something to inevitably go wrong. Blog vacation is over and I am ready to spread some motivation and inspiration around. How motivated are you feeling lately?

Jimmetta Carpenter

Writer/Editor

The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”

https://write-2-be.com/

http://unpleasantlyplump.wordpress.com/

http://www.facebook.com/people/Jimmetta-Carpenter/1069480310

There are new things to be found in Write 2 Be Magazine so please go check it out at http://write2bemagazine.com/. Also please go and join the magazine on twitter https://twitter.com/write2bemag, join the email listing for the magazine or submit a request for an author interview at Write2bemagazine@yahoo.com, and also like the Write 2 Be Magazine fan page https://www.facebook.com/Write2BeMagazine. Please help support my endeavor and my new journey and help me spread the word about Write 2 Be and its meaning.

Published in: on August 27, 2013 at 1:20 PM  Comments (1)  
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