You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been feeling a little discouraged. Yesterday I posted an excerpt from the 10th anniversary edition of the Freedom Writer’s Diary as a reminder to myself of how far I’ve come.
I needed the reminder because I was starting to feel like I haven’t gotten much accomplished so far this year (yes I realize we’re only a month and eight days into the new year, what of it? I’m an overachiever, I’m used to rocking the shit out of everything I do) < --- It's this thinking right here that has been getting me into trouble. I mean seriously, can I expect to have accomplished everything I want to do this year in a matter of 40 days?
I think not.
So it was exactly what I needed when I saw this tweet from Carla Young:
Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams & reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so. – Belva Davis
That space between the dream and reality is something I’ve come to know as the GAP: God’s Area of Preparation. Every goal, every dream, every accomplishment takes time and preparation. It takes time. And how one manages the GAP makes the difference between failure and getting to where you want to be.
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