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Updated: Jan 9

Happy Friday, Lavenders, and a Merry Merry Christmas. Before we enter the new year, I wanted to leave you with a final word. I hope your Christmas has been great so far. Mine has been excellent. I hope you enjoy the post. 

When you think about the word "trust," what is the first thing that comes to mind? You probably taught about trust in friendships, relationships, etc. But today, I will be approaching the word "trust" from the angle of trusting in God. The year 2020 did not go as expected. January 1st was like yesterday; I remember texting everyone on my contact list, "Happy New Year, Welcome to a new decade." I screamed in the year 2020 everywhere. It was hilarious and wild at the same time. But like I was saying, 2020 did not go as expected. Before entering the new year, I leave you with a final thought to ponder at midnight in the week before Friday, January 1st, 2021. 

Have you already set out your plans for next year? I bet you have. We all have. From how this year went, you need to pause before you begin to work on those plans. 

One of the great lessons this year taught me was things sometimes go differently than planned. Something about plans is that they set out to make the best of our situations and lives. In this new year, please take a different approach. Ask God what his plans are. What are his plans for your life, career, family, academics, etc? Presenting your plans to God differs from asking God what his plan is. Many people often mistake presenting their plans to God and praying on them, with this being God's plans. You can present your plans and demand and ask that your plans be done because you believe it is the best direction for your life, but 95% of the time, it is not God's plan for you. For example, when the year 2020 began, I knew I wanted to advance in every area of my life: spiritually, academically, career-wise, my writing career, etc. For my writing career, I was searching and looking for a breakthrough. I hoped someone would stumble upon my first book, "Truth" on and sign or form a contract with me. But it did not happen. I kept praying that it would happen, but it did not occur.

In June of this year, the idea of starting my blog came to me while I was sitting at the dining table in the kitchen of my home. From June to the end of August, I wrote all my blogs for the rest of 2020. In early August, I told my mom I was starting my blog and told her I was planning to buy the domain for my blog at the end of the year. She advised me to buy it immediately and told me I needed a vision and niche for my blog. She helped me, and on August 12th, 2020, The Lavender Woman Launched. I was planning to start my blog without an introductory blog post, but that changed once my mom found out about my blog. I am trying to say that I wanted a contract, but God gave me a vision and freedom through my mom's direction. I have been so fulfilled and happy with my blog. I write whenever I want. I have complete control over my website and materials. I never thought I would own my blog, but now I do. I am genuinely thankful to God. Sometimes, our plans are enormous, and we believe they are the best for us, but God has bigger plans in mind for us. Trust His plans instead. 

Another lesson 2020 taught me was to set up a Plan B and C. One area of my life this applied to was my academics. Before beginning college, I thought my college career would be four years of perfection, but I was surprised to find out that was not true. I went from being physically present at school throughout my first year until March 2020. I began online learning on March 23rd, 2020, and have been learning online since then. I never thought a pandemic would occur during my college career, but it has. Always expect the unexpected. Life has a way of shifting our plans in different directions. We must be strong enough but, most importantly, wise enough to recognize when this is happening and reset our minds to our new and current situations. As the year ends, trust in the Lord with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5-6 says," Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Ask Him What His Plans Are, and He will reveal them. When he does, be open to them and reset your plans with His. It has been a great honor to have you this year. Thank you for your love, support, encouragement, comments, views, and likes. Writing is my passion, and you have made it easy for me to fulfill my dream. God Bless You Greatly. The mission of the Lavender Woman is to equip young women to impact lives for Christ. I want to see other women flourish, follow their passions, and become the women God has called them to be.​ I hope I achieved the mission through my blog posts this year. Feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns. Once Again, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Do not forget to like, comment, share, and subscribe. Have a great rest of your Christmas. 

For those interested in checking out my first book, "Truth" on This is the link: You can check it out and let me know what you think in the comments section of this blog. God Bless You As You Do So. 

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