Our family went on vacation and the childhood beach lover in me was found! She was lost for so very long while I raised our little boys...who aren't so little anymore.
I used to totally live at the beach. The little beach I frequented had a tiny bit of sand and a long dock. Me and my girlfriend sunned ourselves on that dock for years and years. We splashed in the water, tried to talk to each other under water, dug holes with our feet in the water...so many memories.
When we got to Florida it was evening and raining. Imagine that! LOL My husband isn't the main beach lover of the family so our oldest son (18) accompanied his mama to the beach...in the rain...at sunset.
All of a sudden, to my surprise, I got all excited and felt like a little girl again. I immediately kicked off my shoes and headed for the salt water. It's a good thing I had a knee length skirt on. Because of the storm, the waves were crashing in strong even though it was the gulf. That didn't stop me!
The water was so warm on my feet. The air was windy and crisp with no sunshine from the "sunshine state." I started to wade in the rough waves and if I had had a towel in the car, I'm SURE I would have went in..all the way in...in my skirt!
As my son watched his mama become a little girl, I began to comb the beach for shells and interesting little critters. I kept telling him how beautiful the beach and gulf were as if he couldn't tell or needed to be convinced.
It started to get pretty dark and my husband was wondering what on earth we were doing since it was storming and we went to the beach...at dusk. I reluctantly put my shoes back on and we headed back to the hotel suite where that little girl I would have to wait out the night until we could go visit the beach again.
There is so much more to tell but I will leave the story there so I can show you the new beach line of jewelry.
To be successful takes preparation, determination, and Godly direction. What are you doing to make progress?
Successful people don't sit around waiting to be successful.
God has plenty of things to say about success in His Word!
Genesis 39:2-6 “The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand.
Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”
Joshua 1:8 “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
How can I be successful? The world has plenty of recipes for success which are changing by the minute. God's recipe is the one that lasts with no preservatives added! Don't let the world define success for you. God's recipe for SUCCESS is in His word. Anything else is a counterfeit.
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8