I recently “picked up” a new hobby–baking. To give you a look into my baking ability prior to this time in my life I will share that my Pinterest board for desserts is called “Bake…don’t burn!” Seriously. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve baked brownies from the box and use those same fingers to count how many times I’ve burned them. *insert hand to face emoji here* Honestly, I was in search of an outlet that doesn’t require me to leave the house. Let’s face it. I like being home because I spend most of my time away from home. I’m either at work, running errands, grad school work, or just on the road. When I get to relax I’m not relaxing because I’m always busying myself. Avoiding myself. Ouch! Anywho, baking requires time, attention, and focus. I just put some music into my earbuds and get lost. *inserts shameless plug for Kirk Franklin*

For your viewing pleasure…

1st six months of 2019…meh *Disclaimer: Please read this ANY blog understanding that I’m GROWING and I haven’t figured it out YET. I just share things as I learn them. Proceed with caution*

Where do I start? One thing that truly ruffles my feathers is TRANSITION. It makes me flustered. It gets overwhelming and makes me want to walk away EVERY TIME! But everywhere I turned there was transition. I had to re-adjust my life with new factors now in play. Comfortability was stripped and I felt alone, misunderstood, and angry. In the midst of allowing myself to grieve the devastating loss of my pastor, more stuff kept happening in other areas. Things started getting messy.

As I baked last night, the Holy Spirit whispered the word vigilance. Here’s the lesson. In this season of transition it is important to see outside of yourself. It’s so easy to get caught up in your feelings and your thoughts that you miss the revelation of the transition. Transition ALWAYS reveals the motives, thoughts and intentions of the people around you. They don’t even have to be close to you. Just watch. You will see who they really are without a direct conversation or word. Transition reveals answers to the questions you’ve been asking. PRAY for how to handle what you now know. You’ve got to be vigilant. You’ve got to be sober. There is good in this transition even though it hurts and is sooooooo uncomfortable. After you’ve suffered a little while, God will restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you. You will have new insight. BE VIGILANT, SIS!

I’m a late bloomer and cool with it. Love y’all!

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