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More At Thirty Four

Ephesians 3:20 NLT “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think”

On October 18, 2018, I claimed my 34th year of life as the year of more. I used the hashtag #Thirtymore and under my birthday picture I said: “I am so ready for more at 34”. As I look back over the past 364 days, I don’t think that I was really “ready”. I knew that when I spoke and wrote those words, that God was going to do more for me. I interpreted that statement as God presenting me with more blessings since my Jesus Year was pretty rough. It was a year of tearing down my old foundation and building a new foundation that had God’s hand in it. So, of course, God would reward me with more right? Well, I was in for a surprise because it never crossed my mind that Thirty more also meant that God was going to do more in me and through me.

In what seemed to be 12 of the longest months of my life, I learned how to believe God more, have more faith, have more peace, expect more from God, and have more confidence, but it didn’t come easy. Are you wondering how I was able to get to such an elevated place? I had to go through more tests, more obstacles, more spiritual warfare, experienced more closed doors, and more attacks. I realize now that this was the only way for God to do more in me. I had to get to a place where it was less of me and more of Him. The amplified warfare caused me to be wearier, frustrated me more and led to more confusion at times. But, it was needed for me to seek God more, spend more time with Him, pray more, praise more, and fast more.

I didn’t realize that this was all apart of the new assignment that God had given me. This whole time God still wanted to do more through me. They say to whom much is given much is required right? Now I understand why I had to put in more work, why I had to spend more time at home journaling, and why God had to stretch me more. God had to give me the capacity to do more for Him. I had to reach more people through more speaking engagements, more vendor opportunities, more podcasts, featuring my writings in other publications, and my new assignment of hosting Heart to Heart Thursday’s on Pray the Impossible Instagram live.

With this last day of being 34, I now laugh as I think about Thirty more. I claimed and declared it and God did just that. God did what He said He would according to Ephesians 3:20. I thank God for what He’s done for me because He rewarded me with more accolades and accomplishments. I thank God for what He’s done in me because when I thought I couldn’t go on, God gave me the capacity to do and become more than I could ever imagine. I thank God for what He did through me because He expanded me and my brand to help more people. I thank you for being on this journey with me. I look forward to Thriving at 35!!

~B

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