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11.13.14

Happy Thursday to you!

The chill air has finally returned to my region of the Northeast. I am really happy for the lower temps. It contributes to an easier jog for me. I can breathe much easier on cold days. What’s your favorite weather conditions to train in? When I played soccer in HS, many of my teammates loved when our games were scheduled on rainy days. I hope to return to the level of stamina I had while playing soccer. Thus, I will be outside every day working on that fitness goal.

Speaking of goals…

Last night, I had a very emotional, life-changing experience. My mommy (I know…I know… I’m old but that will forever be my name for her) invited me to attend a program at the start of the week. For the sake of privacy, I won’t state the name of the program or the location. Nevertheless, I cooked some amazing chili for dinner (not heavy on the sauce quotient) and got dressed. Two hours later, she came and picked me up for the event. On the way there, I had no idea what to expect. Surprisingly, I was excited for what was to take place. Normally, when I have no idea where I am going, or what will happen, I become anxious. However, this Wednesday night, I felt different. I guess my spirit was in tune for what I realized at the end was a God moment.

We were the first to arrive. Soon, the other attendees entered and everyone got acquainted. Afterwards, we watched a documentary and participated in a workshop. As we watched the film, there were several moments where my mommy and I glanced over at each other. The film was relevant and timely. I cannot begin to explain in this post how important last night was to our journey. I was almost brought to tears by the end of the documentary. I enjoyed the following workshop; nevertheless, the highlight of my night was the film.

You see...what was happening is this...

Two months ago, I made some drastic changes in my life. They were difficult but necessary life decisions. I had no idea that the choices I made were leading me in the direction of my God-given purpose. Certainly, I have experienced a multitude of challenges and resistance. Some days, I feel so burdened by the weight of this transition. In the midst of it all, God sends you (the reader) to write me an uplifting comment, send me a lovely e-mail, subscribe to my website and YouTube channel, and purchase my merchandise and book. You do all of these things unaware of how your actions bless my life. To take things a step further, God leads my mommy to invite me to this event. Before my grandparents met or before my parents married, God had a plan for my life.  Planting me at that location on Wednesday night was a definite part of that plan. Last night, I received confirmation and affirmation.

To keep from being long-winded, I will sum up the point of this post in these last few sentences. Make the decision, today, to surrender to your God-given purpose. When you make this choice, all your life circumstances will begin to align for the fulfillment of that purpose. Start living according to your true calling and doors will open and (gradually) all your needs will be met. 

Love,

CompassionateLee

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

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