The Time Is Now

Hello Everyone,   This post is for everyone that has been making excuses for why it isn’t a good time to do what you want to do.  I’m here to tell you that the time is NOW.  If you never pay attention to another blog post that I write, pay attention to this one.  I know that being a wife and mother consumes a lot of our time.  It seems that our lives are scheduled from the time we open our eyes in the morning until we go to sleep at night.  There is an endless list of things that we feel we must do to keep our families running smoothly.  Believe me, I understand.  I am homeschooling two teenagers and I stay busy.  When I try to think of making time for myself, I start to feel like it’s just not possible.  Not only is it possible, it is absolutely necessary.  In fact, my family’s well being depends on me taking time to discover myself and to unleash the gifts and talents that God has given me.  For this next phase of life, I am going to have to become who God created me to be. Lord knows, I have been praying and wishing that I could just hit the lottery and be on my merry way.  But, it doesn’t work that way.  You have to walk out of the wilderness one step at a time.  I’ve started to take those steps.  With every action I take, I can see God opening up more opportunities.  I co-authored the book, Lessons From My Grandmother’s Lap,  and that led to interviews.  Recently, I interviewed with “Girlfriends Guide to Homeschooling.”  That led to an opportunity to be featured as a “Wise Elder” for Educating Our Own.  I am saying yes to the opportunities that God is placing in front of me.  Those interviews showed me that I have a voice.  My voice and my perspective is needed in these dark hours of history.  I need to let my light shine now more than ever.  So do you my friend.  This world needs what you have to offer.  You may feel that you don’t have anything to offer.  You have your personal story and life experience to share.  Someone needs to know how I have managed to homeschool my kids while living off of one income.  They need to know how we have traveled and enjoyed life to the fullest while providing our children with everything that they have needed and wanted.  Someone else’s breakthrough may come from hearing how God provided for me and my family and caused us to not only survive but, to thrive.  So, I am embracing this new phase of life.  I am encouraging you to do the same.  Start to move into your destiny one small step at a time.  For me, I have simply started saying “yes” to opportunities.  Instead of making excuses of why I can’t do something, I am saying yes.  I am also embracing technology and discovering this bold new online world.  I have found it to have so many supportive communities of brothers and sisters who really want to see you succeed.  How refreshing it has been to discover that I am not alone in my beliefs about the benefits of homeschooling our African American children.  So, I encourage you to go online and discover your tribe.  Then, get busy doing whatever God has put in your spirit to do.  The time is now!!!!

Author: Cescelie

Cescelie Cowser Jelks is a blessed and highly favored child of the Most High God. She is a loving wife and mother of two teenagers. She is married to her high school sweetheart of 35 years. She is a Registered Nurse with a Master's degree in Education. Cescelie homeschools her children with an emphasis on African American studies and STEM education. Cescelie recently launched a nonprofit organization called "Blessed to Be a Blessing." The purpose of the nonprofit is to empower women and underprivileged youth. Cescelie's vision for her life is to be a highly sought after author and motivational speaker who travels around the world motivating the masses.

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