Stay Encouraged. Victory is Coming Your Way!

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Margaret Marek became a first-time mom at the age of 93!

. . . and I thought I’d waited a long time for some of my dreams to happen!

How does a 93-year-old woman become a mom?

Well, at the age of 93, Margaret married Mel. Mel was an 89-year-old widower. On the day they were married, Margaret became a (step)mom to Mel’s two grown sons and a grandmother to his four grandchildren—which included my two daughters, Lindsay and Brianna.

Her new sons and grandchildren visited, called, and sent her cards and flowers every Mother’s Day. Before passing away three months before her 100th birthday, Margaret experienced being a mother for seven years!

Is there something you’ve been wanting to do or be that hasn’t yet happened? Maybe you want to become a parent, a published author, or a pilot, or perhaps your dream is to reach another level in your business.

When achieving your goals is taking longer than you had anticipated, it’s natural to feel disappointed.

John C. Maxwell said,

Disappointment is the gap that exists between expectation and reality.

During that gap, it’s crucial for you walk by faith, not by sight.

Walking by sight can be a dream destroyer. When you rely solely on what you see (especially when what you see is that your goal hasn’t yet happened), disappointment can turn into fear:

• What if I don’t have what it takes?
• What if it’s too late?
• What if it never happens?

These kinds of fearful thoughts generate doubt and despair. They can cause you to give up.

Walking by faith keeps your dreams alive. Faith generates hope, assurance, confidence, patience, and trust. Faith energizes your mind, will, and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve that inspiring vision you have for your future!

How do you walk by faith when you’re in the gap between expectation and reality?

As challenging as it may be, a good place to start is by taming your tongue. Resist talking about what you dislike in your current situation; that can be an easy way to stay stuck. Instead, use positive declarations. All day long remind yourself:

• I am blessed.
• I am victorious.
• I am prepared.
• I am qualified!

Anything is possible for your life!

Yes, there are certain limitations we must all deal with—sometimes things happen beyond our control. However, oftentimes what we perceive as limitations are simply old or faulty belief systems, thought patterns, or poor choices tripping us up. These limitations can absolutely be removed!

One of the best choices you can make—especially when you’re in the gap that exists between expectation and reality—is to walk by faith, not by sight.

If you’re in that gap right now, stay encouraged. Victory is coming your way!

All my best,
Denise Marek