A life poured out: A daughter from the pool of the blessed working diligently to live according to her Father's plan. I am mother, wife, sister, friend, daughter, mentor, example... leaving a lasting legacy of love, kindness and warmth.
I have been working on a project that has just ended and it
was a great success. It was a social event needing lots of coordination and
many community touch points but the most critical one was the police. We had a
great time and they did a good job to the extent that the OCS was on the road
manning traffic for us (well, manning his team). Afterwards I went back to the
station to say thank you. First to him and then to the office team.
Now, many wondered why I bothered going back to say thanks
for something that the officers are paid to do. Well, it is simple. I am
learning to be grateful for things and to express my gratitude openly and to
the right people. I could sit in home, in the review meeting and other fora and
talk about the great help the police gave me and they never hear it; or I could
drive back there and say thank you and allow them for one moment to feel
appreciated before they did back into their hard work.
In my visits to the police station, they were several, I realised
just how human they are and how hard their work is. It isn’t easy being stone
faced with a parent begging you to release their child who you have found with
contraband and need to take to court. It isn’t easy watching a mother hear how
her child died by hit and run. It isn’t easy to watch a father’s hope die as he
listens to the vile words cursing him from the mouth of a child. It is even scarier
to see the realities of the criminal nature of your locality and still raise
your child in that locality. There is also another hard work they do. Their shifts
are extensively long especially when they are short staffed.
I realised there are many people I need to consciously say
thank you to more often whether others do or not. Housekeepers, bus conductors,
matatu drivers, motorbike riders, cleaners, security guards, county council
parking attendants, ticketing agents, servers in hotels, and maybe a few more I
don’t remember right now. Many may disagree with me but I have come to
understand that no matter ones profession, we are all people and we would all
appreciate some gratitude for the work we do.
If I thank you for a job done warms my heart even if I am paid to do the task, won’t it also the warm the heart of another. It is in the simple things that the world will go around.
12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew 7:12 (NKJV)
31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
Me to act in your life on My terms and in My timing. I do not have any
contingency plan for your life. I am not offering any consolation prizes for
“Plan B.” Do not rationalize away your blessing. I will never be
late, and I will not arrive with partial answers or diluted solutions.
enemy has predicted your failure because you are not perfect. He mocks your
hopes because you failed to do everything right.
took the imperfection of your humanity into account when I crafted your
destiny, says the Father. I do not look at performance, but at a heart
perfected under My hand.
is the hour, and this is the day and season of your deliverance. Trust Me and
step forward to your victory.
I have had a lot on my plate recently and very often I couldn’t
see the way ahead or felt like things were failing.
In one memorable instance, I was feeling the pressure of
deadlines of an assignment and the need to deliver certain outcomes for the
same. I was so stressed out that I kept waking up with panic attacks because
the day of completion was at hand and I couldn’t see the results I wanted J
and the pressure for success was intense beyond measure.
As usual I sat with Papa G. I was feeling down and wondering
how this will work when He took me back to the reason I begun working on the assignment
in the first place. You see, even before I accepted the assignment, He and I had
a very clear plan of what my involvement was to produce as the base of
assessment. This plan took into account who I am and what my life has to
produce each time. Truth be told, I had lost sight of this agreement and was
off track from our evaluation matrix. Then the reality hit me…
If my inner rudder is off track my life will not produce the right fruit; hence the inner discomfort I was in.
It all sounds simple enough and indeed it was because as
soon as I recommitted my focus to the first agreement, I was rested, more
articulate and stronger to decline assignments that would take me off track. Re-alignment
meant being clear with the team about what I would be committed to and what I wouldn’t
touch. I meant daily committing myself to the things I needed to be focused on
and leave the rest to fall in place. The results were amazing.
I learnt who to lean on and who to avoid.
I learnt where to put my energy and who to let do other areas.
I learnt to breath deep, receive instruction, process and assign.
I learnt that I don’t have to deal with everything that comes my way.
I learnt that if I delegate a task with responsibility, the team member will rise and do it well.
I learnt that we can adjust the course along the way to deal with rising situations.
I learnt that if God has ordained a path for me, I can depend on Him to deliver it as I do my part.
The bottom line is that things realigned and the assignment was a resounding success as was my current learning curve. I love this God of the impossible.