Thursday, December 25, 2014

Perseverance Purpose Prayer


When I think about this past year I continue to be amazed at all that took place.  In 2014, my destinations took me from Tennessee, to Kansas City, Paris France, London, Hollywood California, and Panama Beach. These were definitely all the blessings and favor of God.  Working your dream takes perseverance, patience, walking in purpose, and prayer. 
When we start a new year we have many goals and dreams we want to fulfill.  We start off strong and then we slow down and not work as hard as we did in the first couple of months of the year.  If we are honest with ourselves we can identify the things that we stayed consistent with and the things we gave up on.  It is normal to get tired of pushing forward when you cannot see results quickly.  We also know that consistency get results. 
Most of us will stop, but still expect the same results.  I had many dreams and desires for myself in 2014 and I saw some great results with the things I focused on and completed.  Even though we may not have seen great results with all the things on our list, I believe all of us can identify more great things than bad that happened this year. In order to have a grateful heart we have to look daily at what we have, what we can give, and the great things ahead in our lives. 

This was a great year for me even with some of the hard and difficult challenges and task I faced.  God was faithful every step of the way as I put my hands to work.  Yes, we have a part to play.  I am determined to live my best life on purpose! What about you?


Take some time to list what you are grateful for, what you accomplished this year, and what you desire to do in 2015. When you write the vision it is easier to make it happen and know what help you need to complete the task.   “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it”. Habakkuk 2:2

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.  Joseph Addison

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Vince Lombardi

As you approach 2015 stay focused, work hard, and stay committed to what you know you are called to do.  Don’t try to do what you think people expect you to do.  If your old way in 2014 didn’t work try a new way, get support, but don’t give up.  Walk completely in the things you know you were destined for.  When it gets hard keep moving forward, because hard work does pay off. Make sure to stay connected to dreamers, visionaries and doers and stay away from DREAM THIEVES

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell


Yolanda Conley Shields


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