People say they want money like Oprah, a body like Serena, an enterprise like Bill Gates, hits like Beyonce, sell books like James Patterson and a mega ministry like TD Jakes, but they don't want to do what it takes to achieve their ordained level of success -- it takes consistent emotional and spiritual work and a major sacrifice of time. It's not going to magically appear while you're wasting valuable time watching Lee Butler build an empire or Shonda Rhimes teach you how to get away with murder. It's not going to manifest spending countless hours in fruitless conversations, scrolling aimlessly on social media, wasting time watching YouTube, taste testing a chicken sandwich you are not getting paid to market or with you complaining about what they did to you and who won't support you.
Get it all in context.
Faith without energy being expended is dead. Put in the time and do the necessary work in you to find your unique road of success and watch the unseen and unheard of happen. You never know whose watching you behind the scenes and will openly reward you for your efforts. I recently experienced this when I won the 2019 Co-Author of the Year for "Sharing our Prayers," from the Indie Author Legacy Awards sponsored by Black Enterprise and Purposedly Created Publishing. When I was nominated I was absolutely shocked as this was my first published work EVER. I didn't think I would be on anyone's radar to be nominated for such a prestigious award. I didn't think my work was worthy, but as I sat at the awards gala on June 23, 2019 in Baltimore, MD I learned that it was not just my writing that afforded me this opportunity to sit amongst these amazing group of people, but also the work I put into sharing my story of hope, encouragement and breakthrough. I didn't allow the minimal support deter my heart efforts. I worked, worked and worked what little I had in my hand and it reaped this great reward.
You never know who is watching you work. That's why in everything you do, you must do with the RIGHTEOUS motives and with a sincere genuine heart unto God. When you do, trust, you will receive your just reward.
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