Motivational Monday | My Time vs. My Turn


I know, we all wish it was still the weekend. Plus it’s the first day of Summer and I’m sure there’s a lot of other things you’d like to be doing rather than working.

For those new readers, my Motivational Monday series is by far my favorite. I mean, who doesn’t like to be inspired and motivated? I draw inspiration from my everyday life whether it be something I see when I’m driving, a convo with a friend, or even something on TV. If it speaks to me, I want to share it.

A couple weeks ago I was having a conversation with my friend and she was telling me about her Pastor’s sermon and what was said.

It’s my time. It’s not my turn, but I’m next.

I’m at a crossroads in my life where I’m working a job that barely pays the bills, but I look at the positive of something being better than nothing. I know that my time at this job is ending, I’m not sure when the opportunity is coming, but I know I’m next.

It can be discouraging and frustrating to see your friends going here and there and gaining new work positions while you’re still stuck. Is there something wrong with you? Are you as ready as you say you are for that next step?

I know that I am beyond blessed to have what I do have. I also know that God would not give me what I cannot handle. All the jobs I’m applying to just may not be the one. Maybe my approach is wrong. Maybe, just maybe, it’s NOT MY TIME!

Last night LeBron James was able to rally his team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, to a victory. This was not just a pinnacle for his career, but for the city of Cleveland as well.

LeBron James is the perfect example of it being his “time” but not his “turn.” He was drafted right out of high school to the Cavaliers and was able to put the team on the map, but never got the championship. He then left his comfort zone, went to Miami, evolved as a player, won 2 champsionships and then did the unthinkable and went back to Cleveland. Why? That’s his home. He went and became a better player for his city.

Upon his return he was able to go all the way to the finals only to be shut down. Was it meant for him to be in Cleveland? Should he take his talents elsewhere again? He didn’t stop and even promised the city of Cleveland that he’d bring a title. Seeing the evolution of LeBron, this series was different. You can tell just how seasoned he is as a player.

The Cavs were down 3-1 and everyone was rooting for the Warriors. The Warriors were cocky, the team dynamic had changed. With Steph Curry being the MVP, everyone had counted the Cavs out. LeBron wasn’t ‘that guy’ anymore. Forget about his skill, Curry is the man now. Yet the Cavs didn’t back down. They took it to game 7 and won. It was his time to take it to the next level. It was finally his turn to give the gold to Cleveland.

No matter who tries to dictate what you should do, stay focused on your goal. Whatever that goal may be, focus and keep working towards it. It will take time, but your turn will come.

I can feel that it’s my time and sooner or later it’ll be my turn. Of course I’ll share whenever that is.

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