Hey My Loves,
First off, Happy Friday! As we prepare for the weekend, I want to take a moment and highlight all the amazing things that happened on oprahzipbradford.com this week! For January, the site has already went over 8,000 visitors ! “The Future Is Female: 140 Women Who Inspire You” went viral this week making the first month of 2019 a memorable one for me and all the amazing women on the list! Throughout the year, more women of different backgrounds and business will be featured as well as some the women who made the 140 list! I received lots of feedback and encouragement to continue the list every year. I want to thank everyone who stops by and reads my blogs, and also supports my contributors and the amazing women who are featured.
The month of January has been REAL REAL for my brand! God is moving me is soooo many directions and I couldn’t be more grateful. Last night, I was reflecting on how rocky year 2018 was for me. I went into a deep depression, lost some friends, had some health issues, and there were times where I didn’t have faith to keep going. It seemed like as soon as I took one step forward, something bad or a setback came along pushing me right back to square one. Due to my sickness, I couldn’t even drive and it was frustrating having to depend on others especially when I’m used to being independent. Then my car went out, so that was another blow taken. It was a tough season. It was a season where I asked God with frustration “why am I going through hell and back”.
I’m not perfect but I try to live right. I try to treat my neighbors like I want to be treated. I try to bless others and be there for them in times of need. As I noticed nothing seemed to be getting better, I did the only thing that helps me when I’m lost: I wrote, fasted, and spent some necessary quality time with God. I talked to him more. My discernment got stronger as I leaned on him for everything I was going through. Through all the chaos, I managed to finish SWP (which took me over a year to write). God really has a sense of humor. Through my breakdowns, he was working in me and I was making moves without even realizing it. He was preparing me for my breakthrough by carrying me through. He was preparing me for all the blessings that are hitting me right now. Through the pain and surrendering, he brought me to my due season. Which is happening now.
In the Book of Galatians 6:9 it reads, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
If I would have thrown the towel in last year, I wouldn’t be writing this blog today. I wouldn’t be walking in my abundance. I would still be in the same place I was feeling stuck in if it wasn’t for God sticking by me and reminding me who I am . He gave me a gift and a purpose. He reminded me that I’m on this Earth to use them and share them with His will. Because of his love, I know I can accomplish anything I touch. I can make my visions come alive if I just believe, but also putting in the work and making the right sacrifices.
I encourage you today to get ready for your due season. The moment you want to quit is when the blessing is right at your fingertips. Before I go, I want to leave you with 2 scriptures that are a gentle reminder God hasn’t forgotten about you. I’m also sharing the link to my motivational book, “I’m a Bad Christian”, which talks about the fruits of spirit and bearing good fruit in your life. Your due season is around the corner. Be blessed. ♥️
But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. –Isaiah 4o:31
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.- Psalm 62:5
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Until next time,