Have you ever ignored what was blatantly visible and instead dreamed of the possibilities and potential that existed beyond what you saw with the naked eye? You convinced yourself that this was a diamond in the rough. You just needed to take some time to work on it to smooth out the edges. Then once you began working on the project, you realized that the work required to complete this project would take more time and energy than you were willing to extend.
Women sometimes seek out projects they were never meant to handle. This is especially true for relationships. Some women are innately drawn to ‘projects’. These are men who have difficulty getting or keeping a job, can’t keep a dollar in their pocket, or follow through on any decisions. Eventually, a woman may find herself assuming the motherly role, caring for and providing their basic needs.
God is an intentional God. He has blessed each one of us with special gifts and talents. He even puts certain people in our path to help develop those gifts and talents so they can be used in building his kingdom. God wants us to align ourselves with individuals that can help us reach our destiny – our purpose in life. Therefore, we must be intentional in our actions by surrounding ourselves with those who have our best interest at heart and will push us to be our best. While it’s okay to reach out and help a friend find their way, you must be careful not to lose your way in the process!
When we saddle ourselves with a project, we are disregarding what God wants and delaying His best for our life. When we allow ourselves to become rescuers, we are also acting as their savior, circumventing what God is trying to do in their life.
To avoid taking on a project:
- Invest time in yourself. Get to know you; your passions, your dreams
- Spend some time in prayer. Ask God to show you your purpose and the steps you need to take to accomplish it.
- Then write out a plan for achieving it. While you spend time creating your plan, you will clear the way for God to reveal His best for your life.
Once you’re able to avoid unwanted projects, you will free yourself up to be ready for God’s best.