Instead of doing a Monday Blog I decided to post close to the holiday since hopefully most of us will have some time to really sit and digest (no pun intended) what I am sharing. One of the goals of Costly Oil LP is to inspire and motivate women toward continued development in the Gifts and callings God has given before we were born. As we approach the end of the year, it is always a good thing to focus on reflection and future changes. This post is meant to get that process started, if it has not begun already.
Ladies, we have less than ten days left in November, and you need to know who and what you are TAKING into 2013 by Dec. 1st!!! Notice I said TAKING not allowing to COME with you. There IS a difference...
Who and what you TAKE with you needs to be strategically planned and documented and made plain for all involved. These are the people and situations that: 1. GOD has told you are to remain in your life for another season; and, 2. Clearly understand, value, and respect you and what you bring to their life and situation. These are your God connections, and iron sharpeners! These folks and situations will both open doors of opportunity, and help you sharpen your Gift in order that you might be prepared for the next level God is taking you to.
What and who COMES with you are those people and situations that you still need to add value/pour into. These are your investment opportunities plain and simple. You both see the need for you in the situation, and they are getting MORE from you than you are from them. You are investing, and the return comes primarily from their growth, development, and eventual ability to do the same by paying it forward.
If you don't already know by now who and what you are TAKING, and who and what is COMING into 2013 with you, I challenge you to go on a fast and start praying IMMEDIATELY! Don't let 2013 catch you carrying baggage that should have been left in the recycled bin (things to be used in another season by another consumer).