As I sat in Starbucks, early this morning, working on something my little sister L. Serentity Parker and big brother Troy K. Venning, have been urging me to do for YEARS now, a father and son enter. The son heads for the restroom and as he passes I notice "118:24" on the back of his shirt. Immediately, I grab my Bible and go to the Book of Psalms. It says, "The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad." Then, I thought about John 19:30 where Jesus tells us, "It is finished."
I thanked God for that verse. Think about it. All that you need to succeed and do exactly what God wills for you, is there already. It exists in your talents, your gifts, your hearts, minds, and souls. The only thing that prevents us from seeing it, is our own lack of walking the necessary path. To give a little added clarification, I offer Proverbs 19:21, "Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."
Be encouraged in knowing that the path is clear and provisions provided, when you identify YOUR purpose, YOUR calling, YOUR reason for walking the earth, and simply head out in THAT direction.
When the young boy came out of the restroom, our eyes connected and he threw his head back, as to say, "what's up". It was as though he KNEW that he gave me a boost and that he had served part of his own purpose at that moment. I am encouraged to push forward, to continue seeking out more of what God has for me to do. All from some numbers separated by a colon on the back of a little boy's shirt. THANKS LIL DUDE!! May God Bless you and continue to guide you and your parents through this life!! AMEN!
Bryan Hollomon Williams