👋🏾 it’s SUNDAY!!! Pause with S1m0ne @simone.butterfly
Remember those grants I applied for a few months ago? It took a herculean effort to submit them. I faced computer issues, an expired business license, an unexpected road trip to NYC. Despite it all, I was able to submit both of them on time, with all relevant attachments. And, though I was exhausted, I praised God for the capacity to do the impossible.
But then, guess what? I was not awarded either grant. What a profound disappointment. How did I get it so wrong?
There is a blessing in each disappointment. Each time I write a grant, I refine my “ask”, I meet new funders, I learn more about the grant writing processes. When I am ready and in God’s time, I will meet the perfect funder and I will know exactly what to say.
If God has not answered your request in the way you expected, do not give up. Continue to prepare for the blessing so that when it is presented, you will be ready to receive it.
God is faithful, it is a promise, darling.