Light up my path O’Lord

I was sitting on the train on my way to work this morning  and I usually doze off and take my mini nap. Waking up everyday at 4:30 AM is not easy and with the soothing sound of the train I tend to lean my head to the side and just close my eyes to take a little breather from the morning chaos, but this morning for some reason I stood up didn’t feel sleepy at all. I’ve been feeling kind of down. Well it’s because I recently put a little notice out on the social media about if anyone is looking to place any orders for baked goods (cupcakes, cookies, etc…) and I haven’t gotten any feedback at all yet and I vented to my husband that maybe I’m just not cut out to do this or maybe no one really likes my baking. Thank you God that he is being so supportive..poor guy even tries to soothe my woes and just tells me to be patient give it time it’ll come around….Love Him for being so understanding with me at times like these.

Any way, as I was sitting in that stuffy train car I was looking around me looking at each person coming in and out of the train at each stop and I noticed one thing that 90% of what everyone was doing and it was RUSHING. Everyone has this look of rush (stress, worry…) pacing looking at their watches and phones to check the time. No sense of peace at all in the atmosphere it was just not a joyous feeling coming from anyone.

Then the word RUSH just stuck in my mind….RUSH?…..why do we all rush so much? I asked in my heart God why do we rush for everything is it even right to be this way? “What does God say about Rush?” I actually stuck this question in GOOGLE search engine and a ton of info came up. I know as a believer that rushing isn’t of God I know because I was raised with it but I feel like I’m not living it though like NOT walking it out because I do rush for many things.  Rushing leads to being easily disappointed, discouraged, selfish, confused, frustrated, worried, and untrusting of God which sums up all to be SINS…this blew my mind. So by being a rush-a-holic it easily lets the enemy take this and run with it and cause complete chaos in your mind. There was so many people in the bible that rushed and it never ever ended completely well…. (ex: Sara and the whole rushing Abraham to have a baby deal…Genesis 16:2, 21 1-14, 15:4-21:21)

While I was thinking of writing this post I realize yeah I want to have my little baking side business up and popping already cause it’s one of my heart desires, but I can not rush it. It has to be up to God’s timing. See I don’t want to do this whole baking deal for just financial gain, yes money helps but money comes and goes and what I want is to use this gift God gave me for his purpose not for my own selfish need or want. I don’t want to do anything that doesn’t align up with what he wants and I just know in my heart that with time and his favor it will come to bloom. Just be patient and trust God because there is always a bigger picture that our minds just can’t grasp.

So seriously lets all just take a moment to stop and ask God to just put his heart desires in our hearts instead and it’s guaranteed all else will fall into place and all worries, frustrations, etc…will melt away like sugar in the rain. We will eventually get to work, school, home without having to rush.

Have a Blessed Day!




3 thoughts on “R.U.S.H.

  1. I love this piece ! Your writing is so beautiful and really makes you stop and think. I am the queen of rushing and always get mad at myself for not allowing enough time for things. Your writing really draws you in and makes you think

  2. I loved this Shania! So thoughtful and well-written. I agree, there is too much rush. I tend to rush when I’m driving, I just want to get it over with and my husband is the opposite, he wants to enjoy the ride. You’ve made me decide to try his way and not to say anything when he’s going under the speed limit (always). Maybe I’ll start to enjoy the ride too. 🙂 I love that you’re starting to sell your baked goods. From my own experience, it does take patience but it takes a LOT of work as well to get the word out and to establish yourself. If you bake the best (fill in the blank) then word will eventually get around. Whenever you go to functions, bring cards to give to people who are interested. Volunteer to make the cakes for showers and birthdays for close friends so that people will get interested in hiring you for their own functions. Bring your stuff to fundraiser bake sales and put your cards by your stuff. Also, using facebook and email helps a lot! Take pictures of stuff you make and put it on facebook with a price. Pimp yourself girl. I’m anxious to hear how your business is doing!

    • Thank you so much Veronica for taking the time to read my little blog lol just started this all about a month or so ago and I really love to express my heart here. I’m praying that God moves in it all so people can draw nearer to Him. Plus adding bakes goods is another plus to the blog 🙂 I’ve so far has two birthday orders last week and love the advice you have given me here I’m going to go and pimp myself and hope it picks up 🙂 more business. thank you again!!!!


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