Your story is not over because you have not seen your promise come to pass. God is a fufilling God and He intends to bless you but you have to get up. Get up out of the bed of failure, depression, and self hatred. You are enough, you are capable, and even though you breakthrough has not come yet… You are a winner, successful, and victorious! But you can’t win unless you get up, not later right now! Psalms 1:3
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Who must I become to achieve my greatest desire?
It is easy to say… “I’d like to be a teacher, doctor, singer” ect. but do you consider who you need to be to make the dream a reality? It is not helpful in your purpose to want success but not work for success. In every season of my life I go through a phase with God where He is reconstructing my way of thinking. The month of August is the eighth month of the year and eight is the number of new beginnings, in my prayer time God did not share with me a new idea. . he showed me a discipline.
Before I could handle something new I needed to master habits of a person with my gifts. Now this may not be easy for everyone to accept about themselves, but I ask you a question tonight. If you were blessed with the one thing you desire to be or desire to have, could you right now in this moment take care of that gift and prosper in that gift?
If the answer is not a certain yes then you too must ask the question, who do I need to be an order to maximize my gift and potential.
For example if my goal is to graduate college and eventually get my doctorate I have to be a studious student. If I want to be a trainer in a gym I must have the work ethic to make it to the gym more than once a week. If I’d like to be a singer I need to develop the vocal skills needed to perform often. In your life what who has God told you to be? Are you that person, are you trying to be that person or have you simply given up. Knowing is the first step of dramatic change so now that you know ask yourself, then prepare, and watch God transform your life. Selah #SLiM
When God places vision inside of you it takes determination, patients, and a confidence that says ” I don’t care what it looks like…. in the end I know that I win! ” Does this concept sound crazy, yes but it is how God works. Don’t believe me, check out Noah he was told to build an arch when the people of that time didn’t know what rain was. Or how about Abraham who was told he could never count his “seed” or contribution to this earth. Still not convinced, well there is Moses who freed God’s people with only a rod and God’s command. God is continually teaching us through His word that we are Made to break the norms so let’s do It!
Be incredibly blessed, unequivocally reliant, courageously strong, and decide today that you will have the audacity to win!!!
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When we think about moving backward, it’s usually said negatively, implying the person is regressing instead of improving, when that simply is not true. There are times when we need to step back from the situation, assess where we are, then move forward with a clear head. I know personally, I am a mom, pastor, entrepreneur, student, and much more and if I don’t take a day every now and then to step back, breathe, and organize … then I just might blow up into a million pieces.
Assessing and organizing is a beautiful thing and will require your full attention. If you are trying to organize while doing other tasks, you will continue to feel overwhelmed and stressed. But pressing the pause button on life and getting your thoughts, feeling, and needs in order can propel you farther than consistent work ever will.
IF you THINK the worst… You will get the worst…. Every time! That’s it.
I was watching an interview, and Oprah quotes Mya Angelo saying – “I come as 1 but stand as 10,000” this poem immediately mirrored a scripture I have been speaking as a little girl 1 John 4:4 “Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world.”
What does all that mean, it means that you are the result of two thousand and seventeen years of strength and possibility. I am here because my mother made it through labor, her mother made it through civil rights, her mother made it through slavery, our father made it through the persecution of His Son for the redemption of our sins. You and I are not haphazardly existing. We are here because we stand on the shoulders of those who have persevered before us.
Today may be difficult, but you and I are here for a reason. We exist because of sacrifice and purpose. What has happened today, this month or even this year cannot diminish your victory unless you allow it? You are already a part of a legacy of winners, I’m here to tell you don’t stop now! Don’t change the narrative from success to failure because things aren’t going your way.
Choose to stand with the triumphant. Choose to see the success of those who came before you even if you can’t stand on your own success today. When pain, disappointment, and anguish trying to get in bed with you, get out of those covers and choose to stand on the side of victory. Because my friend whether you know it or not… you were made to be a winner.
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“You don’t need eyes to see your faith work” this line by Lacrae nearly knocked me out of my seat as I was riding down the highway. Thank God that I don’t have to tangibly see the good and wonderful as they manifest in my life. If you can’t see why I’m so excited I want you to check out this analogy: When you are the baker of a cake you plan the ingredients, purchase the ingredients, and have all the supplies needed to properly bake a cake. But the responsibility doesn’t stop there, once you have all the ingredients you must the start working. Putting the mix in a bowl, add eggs and milk, even stirring. But wait, my friend, there is more… now you must move the batter into an oiled pan, turn the oven on, get mittens for your hands, put the unfinished cake in the oven, set the timer, and prepare a place for the cake to rest and cool off before you can proceed to the next step of decorating or devouring. Exhausting!!!
With God working faith with your eyes closed is like going to a store and someone presenting you with a cake and a receipt. They tell you the cake is finished, paid for, and waiting for you to simply come to the store to pick it up!!!
That my friend is why I was so enthralled by the line because my spirit jumps when it’s reminded that we are the recipients of unearned favor, love, forgiveness, and provision. We show up in our relationship with God and God shows out every time. Seeing our blessing manifest our blessings and life is much to much work for you or me to take on! Allow God to be God in today and receive your peace that passes understanding. If you haven’t heard the song check it out below.