It’s Thursday, and looking back, this past week and weekend have been up and down for the kids and I, but I hope and pray that we’ve reached some sense of normalcy at this point (whatever that is💁🏾♀️), and a renewed strength and outlook for days and weeks to come. Last week reminded me a lot of how I’ve put ceilings, expectations, and limitations on my goals and in terms of what I expect from people in general. When I pray and focus on my goals, I tend to have an “at least” spirit and I tend to only expect and hope for the minimum, knowing that God wants us to expect and prepare for more and to not put limitations on His blessings. When it comes to people, I’ve at times, just been content with the bare minimum, knowing exactly what I deserve and knowing what I really expect. It’s not something that everyone is willing to admit or to let people know, but I’ve been disappointed from people that I thought would never let me down and I’ve been so defeated from situations that didn’t work out, to the point that I’ve learned to just accept some things as they are. I know that the spirit of mediocrity is not one that God wants for us but sometimes it is so much easier to accept it.
Having life more abundantly is the path that we’re called to have, but it’s up to us whether or not we choose mediocrity along the way. We can choose to be content with the “at least” frame of mind or we can continue to keep going way past the minimum and seek out what else God has in store for us. As a Mother and a woman it’s up to me to show my children that they can do ANYTHING that they put their mind to and anything that’s their heart’s desire, as long as they’re willing to work for it. I know exactly what I want and what I deserve and I’m doing my best from this point on to diminish that “at least” spirit. It’s a daily struggle, especially when the minimal seems so comfortable and familiar, but I’ve got to break through the ceilings of my dreams and expectations and walk in a greater expectancy for my life in general. Who knows what lies beyond those ceilings and I’ll never know if I don’t venture past them.
**Artwork by: Ubiomo Ogheneroh | IG: lord_kpuri **