Ten years ago if someone had told me that this is the path I would be taking today. I would have told them they were crazy. My life today was certainly not part of my plan. With a background in hospitality I think I saw myself managing my own hotel by now, living in the city (wherever the job took me) with 2.5 kids and a corporate executive husband living life in a strange but beautiful way.
Here I am today, a wife, mother to an amazing 21 year old, step mother to my husbands two beautiful daughters, Business Manager for my husbands computer services business, Adjunct Professor at several colleges and universities, An Educator, Mentor, Adult Literacy Director, Career Counselor and Coach,Member of the Board of Directors for a Non Profit Org. and Inspirational Speaker and Author. Coming up next week I will have my first book signing. Who knew? This certainly wasn't my plan. But it was God's plan. And the funny this is I was coming this way all along. Everything I went through in life was preparing me for my life today.
And, of course it's not over by a long shot but I am learning to stop trying to be in control. I am learning to relinquish control to God who knows my path and the thoughts he thinks towards me. He know just how things are going to play out. Even with my book, he knows who will support and who won't. He knows the many people it will bless and the many that will try to delay the blessings. He knows who needs a word of inspiration and empowerment. He knows who needs to hear YOU ARE SOMEBODY SPECIAL. He know who needs to have a wake up call and recognize their greatness.
He knows all of these things. So none of this is in my hands and just like he paved a path for me so many years ago to be right where I need to be right now. He will continue to pave a path, all I have to do is follow with a little less kicking and screaming than I did before. :-)
And so today I say. NOT MY WILL BUT THY WILL BE DONE. Amen!
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tuesday morning praise report: God Bless everyone!! My praise report today is simply, if it had not been for the Lord on our side where would we be? This weekend I found out my son had his first major injury in the military. He is a paratrooper (he jumps out of perfectly good airplanes)☺ anyway, the person that jumped before didn't hand off the static line properly to the master jumper and it got tangled up on justin arms as he jumped. My son's arm could have been ripped off.BUT God!!! A friend of his lost half of his bicep with this same injury. BUT God!!! My son is bruised a bit. His uniform was sliced open, his muscle was strained, but all he will need is physical therapy. Can anybod shout BUT God with me. The other thing is he was due to go on a 3 day mission after this jump. I was uncomfortable about this mission. After this injury he couldn't go on the mission. I believe in my gut, he was not suppose to. BUT God Saint's! I will be praising my God at 8pm tonight in service. I believe he's going to meet us there. Nobody BUT God!!! Tonya L
Monday, September 8, 2014
Am I missing something? Everybody is talking about Ray Rice knocking his fiancée out, but nobody is talking about the fact that she was his fiancée at the time and now she's his wife. Ray Rice obviously has a problem, but women seriously, we have got to get it together. When do we become empowered enough to not accept substandard and abusive relationships? Ladies, can we empower ourselves and each other to be the amazing jewels we were created to be?