As I write this, my eyes are filled with tears. This week I have been reminded that even though I grow weary with waiting, God always shows up! Several months ago I began reading the Prayer of Jabez. As I focused on intentionally asking God to enlarge certain areas of my life it became very clear that in order for this to happen I needed to grow. I had to focus more on what I was doing and less on what other people were doing. It’s NOT my job to please other people or allow their dysfunction to disrupt my life. Loving people from a distance is becoming a practice for me. I can love you and keep my peace. God knows what I want and HE is well aware of what I need. His timing is the catch! Things won’t always happen when I want them to but if I remain FAITHFUL or the little things, HE will show up! I am now able to see the good in every experience, failure, and letdown. I needed to be reminded of who God is and how HE can place me in situations that I could have never imagined. Don’t grow weary in well doing, wait on God. HE’s ALWAYS on time! Happy Saturday. Be safe, be blessed, and know that I love you! ❤️
“Frustration is a sign of investment. When you invest in something you have an expectation. Frustration is when disappointment goes in. Anytime you change the game, they get frustrated. Frustration unresolved will always lead to failure. Some of the greatest tests you’ll have is winning!”~TD Jakes
It is with a grateful heart that I say Happy New Year to all of you! If you’ve been blessed to read this blog, know that God has blessed you with another opportunity to get it right. We are so fortunate to have life and to be able to share life with those we love. So what are you going to do with this opportunity? My prayer is that you take advantage of this opportunity and allow God to guide you through the next days of your life. Life is never promised and we have to ensure that we are making the BEST of it. Start today living your life in a manner that will make HIM proud. Focus on those things that will align your life with Christ and watch how blessed you will be. A life with Christ is the best thing you can ever have! Be safe, be blessed and know that you are loved! ❤️
Yesterday while volunteering I encountered a young lady that needed to be encouraged. This young lady for some reason decided to tell me her story which gave some insight on why there was a look of sadness and despair in her eyes. She began to cry as I spoke with her and told her that her mistakes aren’t what matters, her heart is what matters to God. She cried for minutes which seemed like an hour in the middle of the facility. As I comforted her I told her that I would be in continuous prayer for her and her family. As we get in the full holiday swing, let’s remember the people that are carrying heavy burdens and feelings of loneliness. You never know what the next person may be going through. I ask you this question, where is your heart? Can God trust your heart to care for his people? Choose love, choose kindness, choose humility…….Be safe, be blessed, and know that I love you. ❤️
Sometimes we come to a place in our lives where we have to leave our comfort zone and do something different. We have to face our fears, our future, and the purpose that God has given us. Often when we make this decision the enemy will begin to attack like never before. Don’t allow the distraction to deter you from what has already been given to you. The devils job is to keep you off kilter. Stay focused! God will never bring you to a place He’s not able and willing to keep you. Be encouraged and know that your BEST days are ahead of you. Have a wonderful Thursday! Be safe, be blessed, and know that you are loved! ❤️
Monday a close friend sent me a song and the words truly resonated in my spirit. The song is a testament of a young lady’s life. It was sent to me because it is parallel to something similar in my life. It’s amazing the things that you may have said or done that may have impacted the life of someone else. I’m so grateful to have received the song because I am different. When you are different and you KNOW that your purpose is much greater than you could ever imagine you walk boldly in being different. I say this to remind you that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being who and what you are. Stand in your purpose and pray diligently for guidance and direction from God. He will not lead you astray. Learn to be exactly who you are. God created you for greatness, now walk in it! Be safe, be blessed, and have a wonderful Wednesday! I love you ❤️.
Sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone means doing things different in order to reflect change in your life. I am constantly in prayer asking God to mold me into the woman of purpose that he’s called me to be. God never promised that life would be easy. What HE did promise was to never leave or forsake you. Your worrying has never changed or made your situation better. All it ever did was make me lose my self worth, my focus, and a good whole lot of sleep! Game OVER! Learning to trust HIM in every situation makes life SO much easier. To whom MUCH is given, MUCH is required. It’s a new day, it’s a new season. Have a wonderful day, be safe, be blessed. I love you! ❤️
Just when you think you’ve made it the devil will remind you that he is still busy. Busy causing destruction and definitely busy causing division and confusion. Usually I am the encourager, yet today I’m needing to encourage myself. I pray, but I still worry. I believe, but my faith sometimes grows weary. I trust, yet still can’t see the plan. Even the strong get tired. We have issues and insecurities like everyone else. We go through things and cry silently because our purpose is bigger than our struggles. Today is one of those days that I know God will have to fix it. I pray that your day is blessed. Just in case you didn’t know, I love you. Happy Tuesday!
Life is all about choices. We choose what we accept, what we allow, and ultimately how we feel. Sometimes the choice doesn’t come easy but it’s what is necessary. Oftentimes I find myself in the middle of the road in all these areas. In a state of the unknown. What I find to be most comforting in these times is the fact that I know God loves me, and I know that he cares. With him I am never alone and will never be forsaken. Be encouraged today and know that God is always in your midst. Even when you can’t see him, trust HIM. Be safe, be blessed, and know that you are loved. ❤️
When you are on your purpose there will always be a distraction. Just know that the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy! Those who are called never have an idle moment to spare. We have to remember and maintain our focus. Our focus has to be to keep our hearts, our minds, and our spirits stayed on HIM! We are HIS creatures and made in HIS image! Don’t you know that “distractions” don’t want to see you grow? They don’t want to see you prosper. When transformation begins to take place there will always be something or someone to remind you of how far you’ve come. You will be tempted to go back to the way you used to do and handle things. Stay focused! Know that when God creates the new and improved you, you NEVER HAVE TO RETURN TO THE OLD YOU! Lol, people have a way of reminding us of our old ways. Don’t be disheartened or surprised. Smile and thank God you are NOT who and what you used to be! God has created you for greatness, now walk in it! Be safe, be blessed, and know that you are loved! ❤️