Jeremiah 29:11

Last night,  I went to a bible study at my friend Ellen's home. We discussed the Fruits of The Spirit, and which fruits we need to work on as growing believers. I personally stated that I need to work on self-control when dealing with my struggles in consistency, kindness to find a healthy medium between being too nice and too assertive and finally, peace to realize that anyone who didn't wake me up in the morning shouldn't and doesn't have the power to affect me or my day! Let's just say, it was a very effective Bible Study!

Shortly after I volunteered to pray for the prayer requests and close us out, Ellen's little brother Michael aka "Mick" called me into their guest bedroom. He had somethings he wanted to share with me. I didn't really know what to expect, however, I knew that whatever was about to be said was something that I really needed to hear.

Mick brought me into that room to tell me that he thinks about me often, and that he knows that God has major plans for my life. He said that although I may have nay-sayers and people who don't support my dreams, to continually holdfast to God, because His Will will prevail over what others say!

I was literally speechless, and for those of you that know me, know that I am never at a loss for words. For someone so young to be that tuned in to their spirituality and walk with Christ was amazing for me to see. For him to even say those inpsiring words to me, all I could do was give him a huge hug and try to fight back tears. I knew instantly that God was speaking to me through Mick.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

My parents have practically engraved this verse in my head, even so much that it was on my Senior Ad in the Yearbook! It may be cliché to some, however, it is truly my favorite scripture from the Word. I have been struggling lately with self-doubt, and wondering if fashion is really what I'm supposed to be doing, when I know that the enemy is doing his terrible job of trying to deter me from God's Will for my life! God has never ceased to give me confirmation that I am walking in His Will for my life. I personally have to realize that while I may not be at the point of where I want to be with my blog, my sewing skills and my career, God wants me to have faith that He is resting over all of my situations, and that He is in control!

To know that someone believes in you, and someone supports you in your dreams is an amazing feeling. I thank God for The Dukes family, because they have touched my life in immeasurable amounts, and I know they will continue to support me in all of my future endeavors!

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