Martin Luther Kings birthday

Martin Luther King Jr birthday

Today is a speical day, it’s a day to remember a great man, a man of God, a man of peace who’s life was cut down in his prime.

And still his dream has not yet come to pass, still we have battles to fight, still rasicm exists. All these years later and we can still  can’t seem to live in peace, we can’t seem to love people for who they are.

This saddens me, that 50 plus years later we are still where we were 50 years ago.
I write all the time about rasicm, how we need to love one another, how it’s about what’s inside, the person you are, what’s in your heart that should matter not your skin color, your religion or your sexual preference.

I was blessed enough to have grown up in a house where my parents opened the door to everyone. At any given time sitting around our dinner table were black friends, Jewish friends, Muslim friends, Spanish friends, Chinese friends, gay friends, even transvestite friends, yes our table looked like the United nations.

My mother had old friends, young friends, rich friends and poor friends, it didn’t matter to her, her heart and our door was open to everyone.
I try to teach my girls that, I lead by example, by honoring my mom’s legacy and living my life from a place of love, peace and acceptance.

One day I pray that we will live in a world when his words will ring true…where his dream will come to pass…
Maybe we should cut his words out, post them all over social media, tape them to our refrigerators, at work in the brake rooms so everyone can remember what he lived for and died for… a dream of peace, a dream of freedom, a dream of hope and of love….
Here are his famous words…I will let them speak for themselves.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, that one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning, “My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrims’ pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

If America is to be a great nation, this must become true.

When this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

Today my friends, let us change, let us show the world that all lives matter, that compassion matters, that love is the only thing that matters.

To be able to love your brother and sister, to not judge and to see people for who they are in their hearts because no matter what color we are, what religion we serve, what political party we belong to or who we love, we need to remember, we all bleed red.

“Be the change you want to see”

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I dont preach my faith, I tell you what works for me

I don’t preach my faith, I tell you what works for me

I am not here to preach at you, that is your life, this is mine, you live yours the way you see fit and I will live mine.

If you are a Christian, a Muslim, Jewish, Baptist or even if you believe in nothing at all, that’s your life, if it works for you, that’s great.

I am not on a soap box saying if you don’t believe in this or that your going to burn in hell. Who am I to judge you or your life? Who am I to say my beliefs are better than yours?

No, I will never preach to you, I am just here to tell you what works for me.
I am hoping that maybe someone out there that reads my blogs, may be lost, may be broken, may be searching for something and maybe seeing my life and how I changed, they might check it out and change their lives as well.

I am just the messenger, I am here to tell my testimony, this worked for me, this changed my life, hell let’s be real, this saved my life.
I am not the person I once was, I am changed, I have peace, I have more joy in my life than I have ever experienced even with the storms coming at me. I have learned to be grateful for what I have and where I’ve come from.
I know that I could never do this without God, I could never have all I have without his presence in my life.

For years I hated him, I  cursed him, I couldn’t believe that a God who swore to love me could let all of these things happen to me. But when you hit rock bottom and you have no one else to turn to all of sudden, you start to pray.

It is then, at your lowest point, you will reach out to anything that will help you, even to a God you no longer believed in.

Yes, I tell you of all he has done, things that can never be explained, doors that opened, how my life totally changed and I give all the credit to him. Now if you think it’s all you, if you got this, if your life is perfect and that’s working for you good for you, I am happy for you.

But that wasn’t me, I have made way to many mistakes on my own, I  stressed about everything, I lived in fear, I crashed and burned too many times on my own, no I needed help and this was my help.

Maybe this will work for you, maybe it won’t…hell for lots of years I went from church to church, I even went from religion to religion. I was raised Catholic but fell out because you will burn in hell for everything, they say they love but only on their terms…that was not my beliefs and if they are yours good for you, I’m just saying that doesn’t work for me.

When I met my ex I wanted to raise a family in one religion and he was more into his than I was, so I converted to Judaism.
I learned alot and they have amazing rituals and beliefs but I always had a problem with not believing Jesus was our savior.

So when I got divorced I had hit rock bottom again and I prayed and God opened this door to this church and it was where I needed to be, it literally saved my life.

So today my friends, maybe you need to check out others things, other religions, go for it, one may not work, but don’t give up, keep trying, it’s all about what works for you.

It’s about finding the peace and joy in your life, it’s about being grateful everyday, it’s about finding your purpose, it’s about helping others by telling your testimony, no matter which path you take.

Take the path that works for you and let others take their own path.
This is your life, your path, do what works for you.

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What is total restoration?

What is total restoration?

What do you want God to restore in your life?

You have to have vision and be willing to go through a process.
You need to allow him to strip you down, to be able to restore it, can you give up yourself? Can you surrender all to him?

This is a hard one, we are human, we want to be in control and for me this is the hardest because I was controlled for so many years, I don’t want to give up my control. So yes, sometimes even with God I hold on but last night I realized I might be blocking my own blessing by holding on.

I realized that you need to believe this verse:
Psalms 23 The Lord is my Shepard I shall not want…

We need to let the Shepard take care of his sheep, we need to let go…
“My sheep know my voice and they will follow me”

God needs you to be totally depended on him, to not try to do it yourself, to follow, to totally trust him for everything.

In order for total restoration you have to be a candidate for restoration…
You need to believe “No weapon formed against you will prosper”

I noticed last night I am a lot like David, he had a bad childhood, he endured many hardships, he lost it all and was thrown in prison, things were coming at him hard and fast for so many years, yet he believed, he had faith, he never gave up.

I know no matter how many times I get knocked down, no matter how many storms I go through, I never stop believing. I am human and I do question God when? How much more do I have to endure for it to be my season? Yet, through it all, I still have “crazy faith”

These were David’s traits:

David’s character was:
Trustworthy
Provides protection
Commitment / dedication
Servant
Appointed king
Life transgressions

David’s Faith:
Shepard
Obtained vision from God
Obtained courage from God
Obtained covenant from God
Repented to God
Restored by God

Because of David’s faith look at all he got from God. Yes, it didn’t come overnight, yes, he had to endure many hardships but he held on to his faith and look how God had blessed him.

When God is stripping you, he’s getting ready to bless you, when things are coming at you, he wants you you have total dependence on him.

This is the lesson I learned last night, as I was late for church because the bank paid 2 mortgage payments in one week and my credit card took the whole amount I owed out of my checking account and yes, I still haven’t found another job, so there is way more money going out them coming in.

But I realized again at servicd that when I got divorced and I got no alimony and 250.00 a month child support for 2 kids, I depended totally on him. I had started a new business that he instructed me to do, I walked out in faith, just depending on him as I had no one else to turn to.
He provided for me and my girls every day for the last 4 years since and he even blessed us with a home we own on top of all that.

Yes, I can not worry, I cannot stress, I will bow my head, I will surrender, I will give it all to him and I will trust him, depend on him and know because he is my God I shall not want, I shall not worry.

So my friends, this is my year of restoration, this can be yours too, all you have to do is depend on him, surrender and never stop believing…he can and will do it for you!

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Fasting releases angels into the battle zone

Fasting releases angels into the battle zone

Fasting comes from the bible, Daniel, who was confused about what was happening to him and the decisions he needed to make, prayed and fasted to hear God’s voice.

Sometimes we need to block out everything in our lives to just focus on hearing God’s voice. Sometimes we need to be quiet and listen…
Fasting is denying yourself, it’s letting go of your strength to gain his.

See I’ve learned that not everybody going to believe in your journey, not everyone is going to understand your walk with God, yet you need to hold on, you need to hang onto your faith.

God has already spoken into your life, he has already blessed you, he has set things in motion on your behalf and there are all kinds of things against you, because they knowing what is coming.

Daniel saw a relatalion, he saw this war coming, so he mourned and fasted for 21 days.
Sometimes you don’t know how to get out of a situation and praying and fasting clears all that. In order to hear from God you need to sacrifice yourself.

So what did Daniel get out of this fast?
1-He got a visit from God
2-He saw things others couldn’t see
3-He no longer depended on his own strenght

One night an angel came to Daniel and said “Don’t be afraid, since the first day you set your mind on gain and you humbled yourself before God, your words were heard and I have come in response to them
But the prince of Persian kingdom resisted me for 21 days, I had to call Micheal, one of the chief princes to help me because I was detained there”

(See God heard your prayers but sometimes they are delayed, sometimes angels are fighting on your behalf to get to you.)

The angel said “Don’t be afraid, you who are highly esteemed peace, be strong now, be strong”

Then Daniel said “When he spoke to me I was strengthen and said speak my Lord, since you have given me strength”

See there is a battle going on, on your behalf, things are coming even if you can’t see it. You can’t imagine how it will happen, this dream seems too big, it couldn’t possibly happen. This is where your faith steps in, it tells you to believe even when everything and everyone is telling you to give up.

The part I love the most in this story is when the the angel said “Be strong…don’t let nothing move you, you have peace”

You need to hold on…be strong, feel the peace in the mist of your weakness, for what is about to come in your life, you will need this strength, you need to be able to hold on to it.

Fasting takes your strenght away from you and makes you depended on God.

Don’t worry about what others think and say about you, you know where your strenght comes from it, you know what your faith does in your life, you have seen the miracles God can and will do.

I no longer stress, yes I’ve lost my job…yes, my car broke…yes, I am having issues with my daughter… yes, life is coming at me fast and hard but I sit here, I fast, I pray and I give my strength to him, I give my life to God as he is my strength and he has way bigger dreams than I could ever have for myself.

So today my friends remember you need to give up on your notions of how to “fix” things, on how it looks or seems impossible, you need to be quiet and hear God’s voice….be at peace…be strong…God’s got this.

“Be the change you want to see”

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The annoiting over your life

The annoitong over your life

Sunday as we started our 8 day fast, our Bishop didn’t preach instead another pastor gave the service.

He spoke about the fast and how we need to listen to God’s word. That this year is a year of restoration, that all that was taken away was going to be restored.

As he was talking he mentioned that he was here preaching and prophesizing over us two and a half years ago. It was at that moment when I knew it was him, he was the pastor that prophesized over my life.
I couldn’t for the life of me remember which pastor did it, as my Bishop let’s a lot of pastors speak at our church.
I remember that he had said that someone here was looking to buy a home and if they sowed a seed for 15.50, they would get for $150,000.
I, of course, have crazy Faith like my Bishop, so I sowed a seed of 150.50 and sure enough, without good credit, without being on the job long enough and getting a home 40 thousand less than anything on the market, God gave me my home just like he said he would.

I asked for a home for me and my girls, but I was asking for a rental that we could afford, I never dreamed of a home to own, but God had greater dreams that I could even dream for myself.

As this all started to come back to me, I began to go into the ugly cry, for the longest time I tried to remember who the pastor was, yet here I was and it all came back to me. I started to shake as he was speaking of what God was getting ready to do this year, he was talking about sowing a seed and before he even said an amount I was down on the alter.

I was shaking and crying as I knew this was God’s annoiting on me once again and I was once again going to listen. I told him and the congregation of what came from him prophesying over my life and that I knew God had big plans for me this time as well.

There are times when you ask for things and God hears you, there are times God tells you things and you listen, this is a give and take relationship, God shows you how much he loves you and you show him how much faith and love you have for him.

I can’t tell you how with everything coming at me these last few months and yet how much peace I feel through it all.

See recently I felt off centered, I was stressing, I was mad, I have been hurt by a lot of people I trusted and loved, I have had my heart broken, my money stolen by friends yet again. I was having issues with my girls and working 12 hour days for months trying to pay my daughter’s bills, things were coming at me from all ways and I prayed for peace every day.
I prayed for peace and God gave it to me recently and this was no small feat so I was so grateful for this and all he does, I was going to do anything he asked of me.

Including sowing a seed into my new harvest, yes, I have seen what listening does, I am living proof of what God can do if you listen. Talk about me, laugh at me, tell me I am crazy but you can not deny what he has done in my life…

A new business that took care of me and my girls from day one, when I started it.
A new home without the qualifications needed.
Money that appeared when I needed it.
People in the right places, free trips, the list goes on and on…
Yes, say what you want, you have know idea what he has done and keeps doing…
I am going to listen despite the haters and the na sayers…this is between me and my God…you do you and I’ll keep doing me..
We’re all good…

So today my friends, remember things happen for a reason, I needed this because the day before I lost my job, my car broke, I threw out my kid and someone stole my identity once again…
Yet through it all I was at peace, I held on to my faith and I believed nothing was impossible if I keep my eyes on him and know the annoiting is over my life.

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The start of the Daniel fast

The start of the Daniel fast

2018 The year of restoration

Every year the first full week of January, we, as a church do the Daniel fast for 8 days.
It is a show of our commitment to God, to start the year off the right way, giving praise and gratutite to him.

I need this like a thirsty man needs water, I need to give thanks and show God my commitment towards him. I need to cleanse myself and focus on what is truly important for this coming year, which is him.

See I know what he has in store for me, I know the miracles he has worked in my life, I am a living testimony to his grace and mercy.

Joel 2.25
“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten, you will have plenty to”

I know that he will replenish all I’ve lost and I know he has brought me to this church to be able to hear his word.
See I know that this is where God chose for me, where he placed me so I can hear his voice through my Bishop.

I know that God speaks through him to me whenever I need a message, I pray and I come to church and there is the message I needed to hear.
God speaks through people and pain…
What you don’t realize is that pain is your friend, pain will teach you what you pride won’t let you hear…

Why do we put up with the pain? Because we don’t listen to God, we don’t ask God’s advice. We do what  we want to do…
^I’ve got this” we say.
“I’m in love why do I need to ask God’s approval”
“This is a great oppunituny, why do I need to consult God?”

We think we know better, and so we do what we think is best for us and it is then our actions, our decisions cause us pain.

So to start off the year right I will be fasting for 21 days, I will commit to going to church every night for the next 6 nights, I will pray, I will not watch tv or be on social media (except for posting this blog to get God’s word out)
I will commit my upcoming year and my life to him and I will to try to give back a fraction of what he has given to me.

I have my girls, a business, a home, our health, my church and my church family, I am blessed with friends and family, I have a peace that I never had before and gratutite that brings me to tears. For all of this and so many other things he has done and continues to do, this is a small sacrifice for me.
So if you would like to change your life here are the 5 keys to restoration:

1. Your going to have to live right
2. You are going to have to think right
3. You have to speak right
4. You have to give right
5. You have to praise right

If you do all of these things, God will do amazing things in your life, trust me I am living proof.
Let the New Year begin with praises to him!

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The lessons I’ve learned this year

The lessons I’ve learned this year

I live my life looking for the lessons in everything,
I know in every success, in every failure, in every heartbreak and in every joy there is a lesson to be learned.

This year taught me alot of lessons some great, some heartbreaking but these were obviously lessons I needed to learn and so I looked at all of them this way…what did I need to learn? Why did this happen and what’s the lesson?

I learned that I love writing more than anything and even though I’ve been writing this blog for the last 4 years, every day I can’t wait to wake up and write more. I’ve learn that writing a second book might be harder than the first but I kept at it and am almost finished.

I learned that doing something you love pays off big time, as I have the most incredible clients in the world now, I love what I do and helping others is my passion and purpose.

That what you do for others will come back to you, as I learned in the past few years with my dear friends.

I learned that hard work pays off, that I could do this and so many other things I never imagined I could. It gives you a satisfaction that money can never buy.

Another lesson was that your never too old to learn something new, as I have been learning as a single mom to do more things for myself.

A painful lesson I learned was that sometimes friendships weren’t made to last the test of time and sometimes words cut you like a knife. I learned some people who you thought were your guardian angel fell to earth and crushed your heart. And others weren’t meant for the whole ride even as much as that hurts.

A priceless lesson I  learned, is that time with my girls is the most valuable thing I have and that we are a team.
We have fun together, we laugh and there is no stress like years ago, they are my life. I realize I got this… I am doing something good here..

I learned to set a goal and finish it, I wrote a book 2 years ago and published it when I said I would, all 497 pages. I am so proud of that and that I am finishing another one.

Love taught me a huge lesson, as I had my heartbroken yet again and I also let men treat me less than as I didn’t know my own self worth.

Life has come at me hard this year with many set backs and hurts but I’ve tried to see the lessons, I’ve been grateful for the good times and all the places I’ve gotten to go.

I realized that I am so very blessed …this past year I got to go home 5 times, I got to go to the Bahamas twice, on a cruise, to Disney, to California, Vegas and Philly.

I’ve had some bad times, I’ve cried, I’ve lost people I loved and reconnected with others yet through it all I still had gratitude, I still believed in the good and better times.

I have made memories that lasted me a lifetime and am blessed with so many amazing people in my life…I take none of this for granted…

I am filled with gratitude and praise for my God who allowed me all of this….

All of this has made me tougher, it shook my faith in people but it made me stronger with my faith in God, as I knew he would take care of me.
I didn’t know how or when but I knew he would.

Yes, through the storms, I thought wasn’t this was supposed to be my year…what is going on?

Everything was coming at me….bills, people, work was bad, ex being a dick,  my identity being stolen twice, stuff in the house breaking, friends taking sides, you name it and it was being thrown at me yet again.

Yes, it was bad but all I could do was pray through the storm and be grateful for all I had, knowing that having my faith, it would all be okay…

Big, big lesson! Never give up, never stop having faith, never stop believing.

I never doubted that God wouldn’t come through for me not for a second. I knew he would take care of me if I kept believing and he did, he does and will continue to do so maybe not on my time but on his.

So as we start this new year of 2018, I will be remembering all the valuable lessons I have learned, I will give thanks that I am still here and that I have made it through.

I know this last year was just getting me ready for the incredible year that is coming. It has made me stronger, it taught me to keep the doors closed that are supposed to be closed, it taught me faith and love and most importantly forgiveness.
All of it has made me the better person I am today…and I am grateful.

So today my friends remember a new year is here, great things are yet to be but don’t write off last year without learning the lessons…what were your lessons from last year?What were you suppose to learn?

It is only then you can move into this new year smarter, stronger, wiser.. ready for all this new year has to bring.

“Be the change you want to see”

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Sometimes I forget my strength

 

Sometimes I forget who I am

Sometimes I let life overwhelm me, sometimes, because I’m human I get down and I question God.
I sometimes forget where I’ve been from, how many times I’ve been knocked down, how many people I’ve lost that I loved, how many things people have done against me and to me, throughout my life. How many times I’ve had my heartbroken and how many times I’ve trusted and been betrayed.

I forget that I hit rock bottom not once but twice, that I overcame drug and alcohol addiction, that I forgave my rapist and then went on to help others who were raped.
I forget that I survived 24 years in a verbally abusive marriage, that I walked out with nothing and started a business at the same time.
That I’ve overcame a fear that kept me stuck in a place of misery for so long.

I sometimes forget that I did a triathlon, even though  I suck at swimming and hate to run, yet with a broken toe, a jelly fish bite to the ass and a thunder and lightning storm, I still placed 3rd in my age group on my first time.

I forgot that I walked on fire because I figured that might be a piece of cake after walking through fire for so many years.

I sometimes forget I have  gotten so many things on my bucket list checked off and so many things my vision board that have came true because I never gave up, having hope and faith about what was going to happen in my future.

Sometimes when the darkness comes and covers me and life comes at me strong and hard, I sometimes forget who I am, what I can do and what I have accomplished. Those days when I cry myself to sleep, when I wonder why me and when will life ever give me my season, those days that I am human and I hurt yet again.

I sometimes cannot see where I have been, the journey I have taken, the obstacles I’ve endured and the successes I’ve had, in believing in myself. It is those days, those days that are the darkest, when you cannot see your accomplishments and how far you’ve come, I know I will be okay. I know that just like the Bible verse, “Sorrow only last for a night but joy comes in the morning”

I know that in the morning that God will fill my heart with peace, with love, with joy and fill my mind with all that I have done and show me how far as I have come, to teach me that this is just all just a test for my testimony. That I will get through this just as I have got through everything else in my life, that I am not down for good, that this is just a set back. It is in those moments that I pull myself back up, I dry my tears, I lift my head, and I give thanks to my God for getting me through all I thought I could never get through before.

It is with his grace & mercy that I survived each and every day, it is with him that I continue to go on, it is with his faith that I know that one day it will be my season, one day I will be where I want to be, have the man he chose for me, the calling he has for my purpose, it is in his time and not mine and that gives me the strength to go on.

Sometimes I forgot what real strength is and that I always had it inside of me.

And just like the unforgettable quote from the movie The Wizard of Oz, I remember that:
“You always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself”

“Be the change you want to see”

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

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New year….new beginings

New year, new beginnings

Yes, every New Years we have a chance to change things, to make things better, to let go of some things that no longer do us any good.

We make all kinds of resolutions like to eat better, to exercise more, be kinder to others and the list goes on and on. But do we really need a day that we wait for so that we might change these things?

Isn’t everyday a new day? Why not start tomorrow? Today? This minute? This very second?

Why don’t we try to be our very best, every day? If it’s possible to start over on New Years, why isn’t it possible to change anytime in our lives? Because it’s really just another day…every day can be a new year, a new life.

Why do we judge people on sins of their past? Can any of us say we are the same people we were thirty years ago, twenty years ago, even five years ago? I would hope that people wouldn’t judge me on the stupid things I did thirty years ago, as I have grown and I have learned alot of lessons. I am not the same person I was when I was doing drugs or in a abusive marriage, I’ve grown, I’ve changed.

There are many lessons I have learned along the way that have made me a better person. But we are all growing and changing, we are all trying to do better, be better.
That is what life is all about, isn’t it? Why is it that if last New year’s you said you were going to lose thirty pounds, but a year goes by and not only haven’t you lost thirty pounds you put on ten extra.

Would you want people telling you twenty years later “Well you never did that, you never kept your New Years resolution, you can’t change” No, no one would.

There are plenty of things all of us have done that we are ashamed of or wished we could have changed, but its the past that’s why its is called the past, its behind you.

Tomorrow is a brand new day, just like New years is a brand new year. So don’t wait to change and don’t assume that others haven’t changed. Time waits for no one, use your time wisely, make today a new year, tomorrow a new year, this second a new year… any time you change yourself, is a new year.

“Be the change you want to see”

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

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New Years resolutions

New Years resolutions

Every year we all make New years resolutions, we vow to go to the gym more, eat right, make more money, do the things we should be doing already but didn’t.

Us gym rats know that the gym is packed the first month of the year but by the last week in January not so much and by the second week in February it’s just us die hards that are in there again.

So why do we do that to ourselves? Why do we make these resolutions only to break them and then make ourselves feel bad?

Three years ago I decided I wasn’t going to make anymore resolutions, I was going to make life resolutions, to do something to change who I was as a person inside.

2014 was: Let go and let God

This meant I couldn’t control everything,
I couldn’t figure out all of my problems, if I wanted to change my life I had to let go of control and give it to God. God kept giving me messages but I thought I knew better.

All year long God has been knocking, he’s been telling you to follow him but you done what you wanted  to do where did it get you? So in 2014 I decided to let go and let God.

2015 was: Pray and let God worry

I remember stressing so much I couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, my hair was falling out, I even thought I was having a heart attack at one point. I couldn’t go on believing in God and keep stressing, it didn’t make sense, did I believe or not? Do I have faith or not? So I chose to pray and let God worry, that was the  best decision I ever made.

2016 was: Be present in my purpose

I know I am here for a purpose, I know God gave me this gift of writing and to be able to touch others with my words and so in 2016 I chose to be present in that purpose and know that this is where I am supposed to be.

My bible verse has always been: Romans 8 .28
God causes everything to happen for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. I was present in this verse and my life all year long.

2017 was: Be real to yourself

For me it’s listening to that voice inside yourself, feeling what makes you happy, trusting that God is telling you, what is real. We often po po things in our minds, we know deep down what the message is but we don’t listen.

I heard the message and I have acted quickly on it as I trusted God and my intuition. This was a hard one and sometimes I reverted into my old ways but I was quicker to learn my lessons and move on.

This year’s is: Knowing your self worth…
A hard one for me as I’ve lost it along time ago and haven’t gotten it back. I let men use me, I run after men who aren’t worth my time, I made excuses for bad behavior of people and gave way too many chances to people who’ve have hurt me.
I have to practice what I preach, what I write about to my readers. I need to show others how to treat me, with respect and love and if not, your outta here.

But you cannot get all of this, if you still will not let go, if you still do not have faith…it’s all on you, can you get out of your own way to make things happen?

I’ve learned that these are the 7 most destructive behavior you do to yourself.

1-Pride
2-Living in the flesh rather than being lead by the holy spirit
3-Procrastination
4-Gossip
5-Unforgivness
6-Jealousy
7-Want to be served instead of serving

Once we let go of these things, once we let go of control, once we learn faith and we pray and let God worry, once we are present in our purpose, once we are real with ourselves, everything we ever wanted, everything we ever lost, everything that was stolen from us, will be returned in abundance.

So today my friends, I tell you that this is your year, you are the only one to change the things in your life. If you truly want them to change you have to do the work and believe me sometimes it’s not easy.

You don’t want to give up control, how can you not worry? How can I believe or have faith when crap is hitting the fan all around me? It is all up to you…I am no different than you…if I can do it then you can too. Change your life today…

Don’t make New years resolutions, make life resolutions…start today…

“Be the change you want to see”

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

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