Margaret H. Johnson
Author. Inspirational Speaker. Self Publishing Consultant
Be Real. Be Authentic. Be You!
"I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:14
I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank all of you who have prayed for me and supported my blog thus far. God is doing some amazing things in my life and I know that He is not through with me yet. I have been chronicling my journey to walking again and I have to tell you that not only are others being blessed by my candid sharing but God is speaking to me even more clearly since I have started sharing via video. If you haven't seen the videos, take a minute to send me a friend request on fb by clicking the icon on the subscribe link. Everyday things are getting better and better and today I was able to take quite a few steps!! I am so grateful to God that He is allowing me to see His glory manifesting right before my very eyes. Prayer definitely works and I know that glory is coming after this!!
God reminded me of the story of Hannah and how she was ridiculed and ostracized by Pinninah because she was able to have children and Hannah was not. God had not forgotten about Hannah because He was using her barrenness to bring about great promise. Hannah poured our her heart to God and after time passed, despite the continual ridicule and cruelty of Pinninah, Hannah gave birth to a son. She in turn dedicated her gift back to God.
I want to encourage you today to hold on to the promise that God gave you. Your circumstances right now may not line up with the vision but keep pushing forward because the glory of God will be revealed in your life. Despite the opposition. Despite the setbacks. Despite ridicule and mistreatment from others, your prayers will be answered. Your barrenness is just a stepping stone into your destiny.
I look forward to hearing all of your testimonies of how God has answered your prayers. Don't worry about how long its taking. Don't get distracted by what others might say. Stay focused on the greatness inside of you and know that after you have gone through the fire, you shall come forth as pure gold!!
Until Next Time,
Be Real. Be Authentic. Be YOU!!
Have you ever been in a place in your life where you needed answers and no matter how hard you searched you couldn't find what you were looking for? I have been in that place so many times in my life and it is a paralyzing feeling because by nature I am a planner. I always want to know what is going to happen next. When planning an outing I am the one with the itinerary and time schedule. While this type of preparation is of value in many situations, this quality has little value when it comes to having a relationship with God. If you have been saved any amount of time, you know that God does not always give you the plan ahead of time. He gives you bits and pieces here and there. At times I am able to deal with this reality, but at other times it brings about frustration.
I have been dealing with sickness for quite some time and although my good days outweigh my bad days, lately I must admit that I needed some answers. I know that what I am going through is bigger than just a sickness but I wanted God to show me the plan. As the months lingered on and I had no concrete answer, I was left with feelings of confusion and frustration. I told God that I would do what He asked. I prayed for answers but I heard nothing. Then when I least expected it, I received divine revelation straight from God.
I awoke from my sleep in the middle of the night and God reminded me of Zechariah 4:10: "Despise not the days of small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices in the work that begins." He told me that I needed to be on the offense and go into the enemy's camp and take my healing back. For months I have been trying to defend myself against the enemy's tactics but now I have to fight back. It all starts with a small step. So today is a brand new day. I have a new attitude. The journey is truly beginning and I am excited about where its going to take me.
I will be posting videos to my social media sites showing the process of trying to walk again. The doctors don't have the answers. All other resources have been depleted, but despite all of that I have a small beginning. I can start each day determined to go further than I did the day before. Will I have setbacks? Probably so. Will there be days when the pain seems unbearable? Absolutely. In those times, however I have to remind myself to not despise my small beginnings. I am so grateful that God knows exactly what we need and the exact time we need it.
Maybe you are dealing with issues that seem insurmountable. Maybe the odds are stacked against you. Today can be your day of small beginnings. Think about the one little thing you can do today to point you in the direction of destiny. Let's partner together. Send me your prayer requests and I ask that you pray for me as well. Together I know we can go into the enemy's camp and take back everything he has stolen from us. Day by day and step by step we will make it to the finish line. No it may not happen overnight but there is value in your small beginning. When you reach your destiny and look back at how far you have come, you will know that it all began with that small step, that one decision to change your tomorrow. I look forward to embarking on this journey together!
Until Next Time,
Be Real. Be Authentic. Be YOU!