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April? Is that you?

April? Is that you?

April happens to be one of my favorite months really. 

The snow begins to melt leaving splashy puddles behind, windows open to the rush of the cool, fresh, breeze – and then there are the “spring cleaning” posts we share with our loved ones and friends – “Woohoo! I finally get to clean out this closet!”

In April we see all the birds return to their favorite cities from their winter vacation hideouts. They sing a sweet song as the sun rises a bit earlier each morning – new life begins.

Have you ever wondered how those birds know when it’s time to return to their beach front summer timeshares? Or why they sing so loud when we need that extra 30 minutes of sleep?

How about the sun, it rises earlier this time of year – who doesn’t love that?

But really, have you ever thought about what makes those creatures and the massive shining ball of fire move at the perfect time each day?

I like to think of it as – Purpose.

Purpose = the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.

Isn’t it funny how those birds who return like clockwork every spring, and the sun that never misses a beat, never question what they are doing? It’s like such behavior and instinct has been engraved within them – like they were created to do it.

“Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” – Hosea 6:3

What about you? Yes, you. Do you know what you’ve been created for, what you have been created to do? Do you know just how special you are? Do you know you were made for such a time as this? Especially in this time where everything we see around us points to the devastation of COVID-19, I want to redirect you to the purpose God has laid on your heart!

Just as an apple seed’s purpose is to produce a tree that bares delicious fruit, the same is intended for you! Your purpose is already within you – God created you that way! He created you like a gift, perfectly wrapped in the most beautiful wrapping with a priceless ruby inside. That ruby is you, that ruby is your purpose.

“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.” – Psalm 1:3

Let me remind you, at the beginning of the month that brings so much life, that God will see the thing He has put on your heart through to the end. 

“being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” – Phil 1:6

As you continue to seek Him, I can assure you that He will never fail you! He desires for us all to live out the purpose He has placed inside.

Welcome, April.

Love & Blessings,

Tanika

One Comment

  • T.L

    I’ve always known just how talented u were but with of these writings u just keep taking it 2a whole nother level! It’s such a pleasure having my coffee listening 2 #theMovementChapter1 and reading ur work that just keep touching my heart. Thank u 4shearing and giving us all that much of a better reason 2inventory ehat is our Purpose? Thank u again 4shearing! T.L

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