On the eve of a new year, I want to share a personal story. Two and a half years ago I launched this website. Part of why this business is called LEGACY is because God gave me a mandate to pass on what I've learned to the next generation. At the time I started this business my husband and I had no children and were starting to investigate fertility options. As I contemplated starting this business I heard the voice of the accuser say to me, "You have no children, what qualifies you to write curriculum for parents and kids?"
I felt defeated for a few days then I heard the voice of truth speak balm to my spirit, "You studied marriage long before you were married, now you're studying parenting before you're a parent. Preparation time isn't wasted time." Isn't it amazing how God's Word brings absolute peace!
So LEGACY began. And this August, after 3 years and 9 months of waiting, our son came into this world. Someone mentioned to me that we live in a world where people can't wait 3 hours for something so waiting 3 years is a feat. Honestly, I kept looking at the story of Abraham and Sarah and knew I could wait 25 years if I had to!
I want to say to you today; hold on to your dreams! No matter how small or big don't forget or neglect the dreams God has given you!
I read recently that Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, a spiritual mentor to my family, didn't write his first book until age 60. Julia Child didn't write her first cookbook until age 50. Duncan Hines was 73 when he licensed the right to use his name for a company that developed cake mixes. There are countless more people I could mention who held on and saw the success they dreamed of.
Our son, Truett Cole (whose namesake is Dr. Cole mentioned above), was born on our 6th wedding anniversary. What a gift we received this year! I hadn't just asked for a child, I dreamed of a son and God answered. Again I say, hold on to your dreams. Pursue them. Get quiet with God and listen for his voice regarding your dreams! I pray that you will see increase in every area you are believing for this year!
In 2017 I want to continue to build LEGACY. If you have topics you want to see covered please contact me!