This was my very first blog post it was a featured on TheeAJYoung blog. He was one of the people that believed that I could do a blog and also encouraged me. Since at the time I didn’t have a blog of my own he allowed me to express myself on his. Thank you. I have decided to post them on page since I have one now. I’ll post the link to it below.
August 19, 2017, one of the happiest days of my life, and also the day life as I knew it would change. No more surprise trips to see my mom, instead I would be saying goodbye. No more crazy girl’s nights, random shopping trips and mani/pedis together; instead tears and hugs from all my close friends wishing me well but at the same time hating that I have to go. No more outbursts from my work BFFs instead we did our last walk out to the car together as we depart from work knowing it would be the last time we’d have our parking lot conversations about our day & life.
It’s been two months since I’ve moved to Atlanta with my husband (it’s still feels strange to say that lol). Although I am in the most uncomfortable season in my life, I still find comfort in it. (Isaiah 26:3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”) I am reminded daily of how much God loves me. I am not only reminded that although it’s uncomfortable now, but also of what’s to come. God is stretching me and preparing me. Stretching me: everything about my life is unfamiliar, each day I am learning something new about myself and my life because it’s no longer the same. I like to hide behind things and run from things but now I can no longer hide or run. When I was living by myself I could mask it because it was just me at home. However, that has changed because I live with someone that can see it and will call it out. Asking me what is wrong, are you ok or when this happens I notice this. It causes you to self-reflect. Listen, it is hard and very uncomfortable, but yet I find myself overcoming things I have been running from for so long. The stretch is painful, but necessary for my future. Preparing me: since I am married to a man that is business-minded who won’t allow me to sit on my gifts each day we are discussing our future collectively and individually. You ever look up and notice your circle has changed. I recall myself praying for a 9 to 5 job and off weekends with good benefits. I got that and here I am 3 years later no longer finding satisfaction with it. I find myself asking why I am feeling this way. It’s because my circle has changed. I’m surrounded by all entrepreneurs. Although entrepreneurship is not new to me, now I noticed my thought process has changed. I prayed for more but yet my mental capacity was still thinking on a poverty level. So God had to show me by placing people in my life that are succeeding in the things I desire for myself.
Isaiah 42:16 NIV, “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” God is developing me in areas that I need to be matured in so that when I enter into my new season I will be ready. So I look at this uncomfortable season as an opportunity to grow. Discomfort never feels good but it is beneficial for me because my faith, endurance, and character are being built. I certainly didn’t ask for it. I tried to avoided it…lol but John 15:16 says, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit shall remain…”
Though I am still figuring out and going through this process, I would admonish others to be encouraged and never give up.
https://theeajyoung.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/embracing-the-uncomfortable-featuring-guest-blogger-tasha-young/ You should follow his blog he is an amazing writer.