There is this idea that once you accomplish your goals, you will be validated. Lately I have been doing some soul searching because I am always reflecting on how I can grow as a person, spiritually and professionally. I came across a youtube video that talked about the wait period. The wait period is when you are actively waiting for God to manifest something in your life. I say actively waiting because during this time you are still required to consistently put in the work for the thing you are waiting for.
In the youtube video, Essence Atkins and Sarah Jakes Roberts talks to the hostess Stephanie Ike, about the importance of not being anxious in the wait period. Roberts said that when you’re waiting on something you feel will bring you more worth and value, and don’t receive it, you feel as though that particular thing takes away from your worth and value. She went on to further discuss that when you realize your worth and value isn’t measured by what works and what doesn’t work, but it’s based on who you are and the fact that you have air in your lungs, then you will not be anxious for anything.
Listening to these ladies talk shifted something in my spirit. Many times we connect accomplishment with value, not realizing that we are already valuable because we are alive and breathing. God has already placed the value in us that we are seeking to find. We are blessed to have goals and dreams, however God gave us worth and value well before he revealed to us our goals and dreams. When he formed us in our mother's womb, we were of value and worth.
Life is not a fairytale, however God has a way of showing us how important and valuable we are when the weight of the world and accomplishment tries to attach itself to our value. Our value is priceless and cannot be obtained through human achievement.
I hope this blog post blesses you!
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I'm an East Carolina University alumna. I have experience in journalism, law, radio broadcasting, television production and teaching. My goal is to make a difference in the world through media and motivational speaking.