Thursday, April 19, 2012

You have what it takes!

"...Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty:
 Zechariah 4:6 NIV

This morning I received Joel Osteen's Today's Word.  I'm not a fan of the politics of the man, but whoever writes his daily word is the anointed one. The word was on God's grace and favor.  After reading it, I took a long walk and as I walked, I repeated over and over again, "I have the grace and favor of God over my life."

God's grace and favor remove the pressure from life, a reminder that there's a divine plan:  I don't have to worry about meeting the right person, making the right call, being in the right place at the right time, and doing everything just perfectly.  I can even take off a day from the rules and regulations of life and just flow, not even bothering to stop with a period at the end of my thoughts. Please see the post below, My Life Without Periods, which I will add to when I feel like swinging from the ledge:) 

Before I left for my walk, I had many things on my mind:  Financing SHOUT, a play, writing I want to complete, books completed to share, books I must read, plays I can't wait to see, two exceptional scripts that it would be nice to sell before I go to my grave (lol), service that I must do, and my personal family responsibilities. Mix all that together, and I can have a few anxious moments, at the very least, until I get a sweet reminder like today: "I have the grace and favor of God over my life."

And so do you.  No matter what goal is before you, what mountain you're climbing, I believe you have what it takes to succeed.  Don't be afraid of change, to make a mistake, or to hang from the ledge.  Trust Him and He will guide you.  You, my friend, have the grace and favor of God covering your life.

Peace be still,



  1. Meme excellent reminder that God has got me! I don't need to worry about whether I will make it or not. Like you, I AM a child of God and I am so blessed I just have to always be mindful of that great blessing. Thank you for allowing God to use you to remind the rest of us. God Bless.

  2. Eleanor, thanks for your sweet comment. You are an incredible woman of God, and I continue to be grateful for our friendship. Meme

  3. Meme, you always inspire me to go forth! Thanks so much. Keep writing!