Stay In Your Lane

God’s Got You!!

Today, are you in group one, group two or somewhere in between?

  1. Those who spent time with God to understand the plan He has for their 2020.
  2. Those who did not.

Hear me when I say…….neither group is right or wrong, good or bad, ahead or behind. I trust God’s plan for your life and if 2020 planning wasn’t part of it, no judgement here.

To the first group…..

You’ve made plans which haven’t come to fruition YET. I want to encouraged you to keep up the fight, stay in your lane and to TRUST what you KNOW God placed in their heart. What God placed there hasn’t changed because of any exterior circumstances. God gave you that plan for 2020 in full knowledge of ALL the upcoming circumstances: illness, surgery, birth, death, marriage, divorce, the economy, setbacks, lessons and yes – even a pandemic. His plan is HIS plan, not yours. You aren’t the author or creator.

**You are the manager of the plan here on Earth and He is the CEO of the plan from His vantage point.**

To the Second group…..

Planning with God is never wasted time. Friend – God placed you here at this exact time in history, with the talents you embody, with a destiny for your life to accomplish something only YOU can, utilizing your unique gifts.

  • You are not here on a whim.
  • Your life is not in vain.
  • Your business is not an accident.
  • Your purpose is REAL.

If you do not have a plan for the 2nd ½ of 2020, may I encourage you to sit down with God (I give you permission to devote a weekend away) to really lean in and listen for the Holy Spirit to speak to you about the rest of the year.

What has me so bossy and to the point? Let me tell you a quick story……

My Business Bestie (Edie Tolbert) and I spent a day in late December working on a 2020 plan. Our method of planning?  Throw out what we think we hear from the Holy Spirit and talk it out. Easy peasy…. I think sometimes we (me included) tend to make this process far too difficult. This is the brilliance of having a Business Bestie. They keep you on track.

We landed with these four overarching goals:


  1. Marketing
  2. Self-Care
  3. Intentionality
  4. Grant Writing


  1. Finances
  2. Mastermind Groups
  3. Love people well
  4. Books

Over the last several weeks, multiple conversations made me realize something cool…..

The goals the Holy Spirit placed in my heart in December 2019 HAVEN’T CHANGED.

H A V E   N O T   C H A N G E D

I’m seeing GOD work out these goals regardless of seemingly impossible barriers.

I’m watching as God works out the details for Edie one step at a time.

And why?

Because these are God’s plans.

Oh friend… the peace! The realization that I don’t have to figure out ANYTHING….and, it’s not my job!

When things get crazy, Edie and I don’t trash the goals. We pause, adjust and carry on. We keep one another accountable. We TRUST that our plans are not our own. They are HIS. We are just the managers to carry them out.

What I have, is what I want for YOU!

There is so much peace in moments when chaos tries to push its way into my life and I can simply look at a plan. My friend, I want this for you and your business too! I’m so EXCITED because I know you can have exactly what I have!!!!!

My prayer for you:

God, no matter where your kids currently stand in the process of listening for the Holy Spirit ….

Whether they had a plan but gave it up because things just looked unattainable in this season or if they didn’t have a plan to begin with, Lord I ask that you let them clearly see that they are not just floating around here on earth. God, show them Your plan for their life and that they serve an important role in it. Show my friend today that their business is so important to YOUR plan. Help them be fully aware and embody that their life is where it all begins. I pray for miracles, signs and wonders as they work towards making a difference in YOUR name. I ask all of this in Jesus name, Amen

On a personal note…

I am always happy to jump on a Zoom call and have a conversation. God placed my business in my heart for a reason. My heart is to see entrepreneurs succeed. In this season, He has called me specifically to Christian Entrepreneurs. Nothing makes me happier than to see a Christian business owner thrive. Please let me serve you.

If you think God is leading you to hire a coach/consultant, reach out to me. Whether it’s a one-time vision session, a one-day goal setting session, joining one of my Mastermind groups or a coaching package, let’s have a conversation. If my expertise doesn’t fit, I’ll help you find someone.

Friend, God does NOT want to see you stuck.

Very Humbly Yours,

Jennifer Edwards
Following the Plan

Photo by Daniel Gonzalez on Unsplash

“Discover creative ways to encourage others and to motivate them toward acts of compassion, doing beautiful works as expressions of love.”
Hebrews 10:24 TPT

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