Will God Bless this Mess?
Sometimes our journey to prosper begins as a total mess and I hate mess!!! I thrive in structured environments. I like for things to be clear, concise, defined. There is no method to my madness. I prefer no madness whatsoever. Initially, I couldn’t connect prosperity and messy together. When I think of prospering I envision peace and order. Not mess. But this mindset can become a barrier to success.
When my husband cooks he completely destroys the kitchen. I mean he pulls out every ingredient in the pantry. There’s flour, butter, eggshells and grease everywhere. All of that to make a bowl of cereal. Kidding! But seriously when he does Saturday morning pancakes, I always stay in the room because I know the kitchen is going to be a total mess. I prefer a clean kitchen throughout the entire cooking process. It just works for me.
Here’s the truth, either way were are eating. Whether the pancakes are produced by my ‘clean as you go’ approach or my husband’s ‘go with the flow’ approach, we will eat. Although I despise the mess my husband makes I must admit his pancakes are the BEST.
Perfection is not a prerequisite to prosperity. God can bless the mess too! I believe many of us forfeit our progress because we shut down at the sight of disorder. We have this idea that things have to be perfectly in place or to our standard in order to be in God’s perfect will. To this, I say “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)
As we continue to dive into this subject of prospering, I want to encourage you by saying, “Yes, God will bless you in your mess.” You may feel completely dismantled, confused, or perhaps everything around you is in disarray. It’s ok. We all have a little mess here and there even if we sweep it under the rug.
I want to leave you with a few Prosper Perspectives that have empowered me to see success in what has personally been a very messy week.
1.) Find adventure in what you have perceived to be adversity.
2.) Instead of being exhausted with your current struggle, get excited for what’s ahead.
3.) Stop rejecting your dreams with a daunting spirit and run towards them with a daring spirit.
Let’s get a little messy! Have fun! And PROSPER!!!
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Love, Peace, and ProsperiTEA!
Ebony King, Tabitha’s TEA Party