THE WILL To live- day 4
Its' DAY 4 and I'm feeling ALIVE! Let us take a moment to say this affirmation out loud and with great conviction...
"I will not rush while doing good works. I incline my ears to the sound of purpose calling me. I align my being to embrace and operate in abundance. This is all happening ON PURPOSE! I am discovering My #WillToLive."
- Dizzie Harris
Yesterday I spent the entire day working on this very website. I purposefully kept myself out of my room and away from any distractions or comfort so that I could tune in to my Divine purpose. It is SO important that we practice delayed gratification in order to obtain and sustain indefinite wisdom. I didn’t have any person telling me what to do, where to go, or who to talk to. I didn’t call a friend to distract me from solitude, post uncontrollably on social media, or binge watch MARVEL movies (although, that’s a forever vibe.) For the first time in a long time, I allowed God to order my steps. In turn, my day was full of purpose, peace, and gratitude.
According to Webster’s Dictionary, concept of delayed gratification is "the process that the subject undergoes when the subject resists the temptation of an immediate reward in preference for a later reward.”Delayed gratification is important because while something may feel good or convenient in the moment, making an effort to manage your impulses and create discipline can result in improved self image, improved self-control, patience, and a litany of other benefits.
Today, I put the finishing touches on my personal website and then started ANOTHER website! I kept myself away from the actions that would have brought me temporary satisfaction and I rewarded myslef with the fulfillment of purpose. Though I could’ve easily paid someone to handle MY Business for ME, I did it MYSELF. It took a lot of patience but I proved that If I could just keep breathing through the discomfort, my reward would be great. Now, I have a brand-new website, increased awareness, reinforced discipline, AND my obedience has already started a domino affect on my friends and close family. YOU CAN DO THIS TOO!
Be honest about the areas that you need help in and then allow God to show you just how capable of a team you both are! We are not meant to do this LIFE thing ALONE. May purpose bring you closer to your TRIBE.
God, I ask that you give me the courage to be honest with myself, even if I am afraid. You always show up for me so why would you change up now? Help me to embrace the fact that I am meant to stand out. I am meant to help others. I am meant to be a beacon of light. The change that will change the world begins within. So God, please help me to help myself. I trust you. I trust that what is and what shall be, is already done. I trust myself. I trust You working in me. My relationship with you is a good thing.
Asé & Amen