Are you writing down your goals? Your desires? Ever since I can remember I’ve always kept a journal of some sort and I never realized the power of writing in terms of goals and dreams until I became a mom.
When my son was born, we struggled a lot to make ends meet. Prior to his birth, it was extremely hard to find a good position with benefits that would hire a pregnant woman. (They’re not supposed to do that—-but they do!) So from 2016-2019, I worked a few dead end positions. Childcare took a 75% of my check, but in order to have something coming in, I had to utilize childcare services. At this point I was paying over $1000 for childcare with government assistance (CAPS). Two kids, 18 months a part.. but hey, accountability right?
I’d joined a beautiful mentorship for single mothers back in 2018 (Shelter From The Rain- Savannah, GA) and my mentor took the hard job of telling me in a very blunt way that I did not make enough money to support my children. I am grateful for her honesty! I knew this, but I had to have been applying for at least 3-5 jobs a day consistently for 6-8 months straight. It was exhausting and I was discouraged.
At the top of 2019, I decided to do something different. I made my requests known to God. I know, it sounds crazy. I thought I was already doing that in my prayers, but when we pray sometimes we pray already defeated. Then we expect God to take that and make a miracle.. but where’s the faith? So this time I chose to think clearly about where I was financially and where I knew I needed to be. I thought If God could see clearly what I was asking for and so could I, then I would know exactly what to believe for and what to expect.
I sat at my temp job unhappy, but I pulled out two sticky notes and I wrote down my current bills and what I was making to cover those bills monthly. Then I wrote down what I desired my monthly bills to look like and how much I’d need to cover that.
When I got home, I put them in my journal and I decided to write in confidence of what I KNEW would take place according to God’s promise.. He did say he’d supply ALL of my needs. I closed my book and I left it alone. Not to worry, but to let go and let God.
14 days later, I received an offer for a FT position with paid vacation and sick days, full benefits (no more Medicaid for us!) and the pay EXCEEDED what I asked for. It was so surreal how quickly it happened that I almost did not believe it! Yet it changed our lives!
Write down your goals! Write it down as if it has already happened...
If you are in need of a new car.. “Thank you God for this brand new (put make, model and year) that you have blessed me and my family with..”
Be specific! Then walk away knowing it’s done!