Happy New month my people!
Psalm 103:5 He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
The year is fast getting away. I hope you’re adjusting to the speed. A lot is yet to be done. I am not sure about the length of your 2017 To-Do-List but mine is quite long. Most important of all is that I should have the first SUED Designer Watch premier latest in August. That means lots of strings need to be pulled. But well… that is what I signed up for! Passion is the propeller.
As you know by now, I left the show yesterday night! Sad sad story! (insert tears and all the sad things you know). I know it is still hard to come to terms with the events, but acceptance is always the first stage to progress.
The reason I got out, as was said, is that I was not a team player. Something, considering all my earlier tasks, I find hard to believe.
If you have been watching the show, you must have noticed that none of my team members have ever complained of my teamwork skills. Since Episode 1! My favourite remains Episode 2 when I played team leader. I gave it my very best. And I worked with the team 100%. Maybe the truth is, there was a lack of leadership in my team for the KQ challenge. But as always, the judges decision is final!
I’d love to hear from you my guys. How do you think I did on the show? Did you learn anything from my escapades? What was your favorite of me? Let me know:-)
I have had time to think about all that has happened in the past months. From the first watch I sold, to the Blaze auditions, to me being shortlisted and being part of the 12 amazing young entrepreneurs across the country.
I must admit my spiritual-self is at peace. Having just cleared uni late last year, I think this is the best way I could kickstart my after-school life: a chance to pursue my passion for watches, a chance to be on National TV for entrepreneurial reasons plus overall, a chance to inspire millions of people and become a role model to my generation!! For all this I would only say, “Thank You Lord!”.
At 23 years, this is a mega blessing.
Of course my human-self is disappointed. I’m full of many thoughts. “You could have done better than this Susan… You know how much you would have done with 5 Million?” And tbh, it is expected. “Rise above it girl! You cannot go back in time and change what has happened. But you can create time and design! And grow with what you have. Run with that one. What was your grandmother doing at this age?” LOL.
All this has reminded me of the story of Naaman in the Bible. How he received his healing of leprosy. His expectations were that Elisha would perform an instant healing miracle. He already had a script! He was taken by surprise when the prophet told him to go wash in the River Jordan seven times to get his healing. He was highly regarded, and he probably thought there were better rivers than Jordan. But because he knew what he was after he went for it! By now you know, I know what I want! The Question is do you know what you want?
All along I had formulated a script for God in my head! This is how I saw it; win that 5 million and manufacture all the watch designs you have ever sketched. Then live happily ever after :-).
Getting kicked out of the race has made me realize that God’s plan is not one of those calls you formulate scripts for before you hit the call button… I will call, say this, then the other party will say that, which I will counter with this… The script Master could have something totally different on the other end! You might need to take that extra leap of Faith and dip yourself Seven times in River Jordan. It took more energy and time, but Naaman still got his healing. This incident changed Naaman’s view of the God of Israel.
Definitely things did not play out as I wanted, but I know that I am about to part ways with my leprosy. I’m on the right path. No, SUED is not a disease; but the development stage of every start-up feels more like leprosy!
Psalm 139:16-17 gives more confidence than I could ask for.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
God has it all figured out, before I was even born. He saw this very day of my life. The moment I came to terms with the fact that it’s not my life anymore, He took the wheel. The story goes on. Keep believing. Let it play out. The only way is up!
If I have to wash myself a thousand times in the ‘River Jordan’ to see the SUED NATION rise, then I will!
Until next time, catch up with Naaman in 2nd Kings Chapter 5 and subscribe to the blog!