Diary Entry #10 – Picking Up Where I Left Off

December 22, 2016

Hey everyone,

So I just wanted to share a mini-update of what’s going on in my life as of now…

Today during my prayer time, I asked the Lord what He would have for me to do in the coming season, as 2016 comes to an end. As you have probably already read from one of my other diary entries, my life has simplified A LOT after shutting down my business in obedience to the Holy Spirit.

Sometimes I wake up in the morning and have no idea what to do with my day. I’ve learned to be content with where I am… and I honestly do feel like I am living the dream of being a wife and mother, but I started feeling convicted because I never asked God what He wanted me to do next. I kind of just assumed that I would close down my business, deal with whatever was left in my life, and that was that.

His response,

“I want you to pick back up, where you left off.”

I have to be honest. I feel like these past 2 years of my life were a major detour. I wasted so much time. I was so distracted. I pursued things that weren’t for me and I left a lot of past assignments undone.

I am so thankful for God’s grace that was still over me even though I stepped outside of my bounds and His will for my life. I am thankful that He was able to direct me back to the path that I was on before I was drawn away by my own lusts. Like a good good Father, He is working my mess out for my good. So for me, 2017 will be a year of finishing what I started and it will all be for His glory and His alone!

Little by little I am feeling like myself again. I got lost in the pursuit of a dream that didn’t exist. I got lost in modeling a formula that wasn’t for me.

Here are some of the things I am looking forward to in 2017:

  • Returning back to school and finishing my B.A. in Creative Writing
  • Getting back to my passions of spoken word and photography
  • Embracing my love for writing and blogging more consistently

We may miss the mark sometimes, but our mistakes don’t define us if we own up to them and make a change. This is me owning up to the fact that I didn’t know everything I thought I knew at the age of 21. This is me making the decision to be all that God has called me to be.


Supporting Scriptures:

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28

“You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth?” – Galatians 5:7

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,” – Hebrews 12:1


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  • Danielle December 22, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Sooo good sis! I’m in the same boat!

    • Karolyne Roberts December 23, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Aww!! We will get through this 🙂

  • Caroline December 22, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I wish you well and much success in 2017!!

  • Shanique Stewart December 23, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Thank you for being so transparent ❤️ God bless you in your current and upcoming season.

  • Jeanette December 23, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Beautiful post. At 23 I’m also realizing that when we are submitted to the Lord, He directs our steps for His glory. His dreams and plans for us are better than ours will ever be. God has detoured me a whole lot this year. I used to place my worth in what I accomplished, but these 9months of waiting for my fiancé’s visa (and not “accomplishing” marriage lol) taught me that my worth is not found in what I accomplish it’s in knowing that I’m a child of the most high God! As long as I’m following His plans, I am going in the right direction. I am so blessed by this post, continue to keep your eyes on Him Sis; walking in His calling for your life❤

    • Karolyne Roberts December 23, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Amen, amen, and amen!! Thank you for sharing. God bless you Sis!! 🙂