Category Archives: Keep Pushing

Find a way or make one but, don’t you give up. Whatever situation you have right now, be confident, God is with you. Keep pushing.

Hold On! God Is Not Trying, God Is Doing

Good Morning My Loves,

This morning, thank God for another beautiful day. Whenever you don’t understand what is going on in your life, just hold on. God is not trying, God is doing. God is fighting your battles, arranging things in your favor, and making a way even though you can’t see Him working. Hold on and have faith. Your current situation is not  your destination. Because with God, just like that everything can change.

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I know holding on and waiting is hard. Sometimes it’s in our best interest that we just be still and wait on the Lord. There is no point in traveling when you have no directions, that’s how you get lost. The same is relevant in your walk with God. He will lead and guide you, just hold on. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. You can trust God with your life, after all He did give it to you. Just know God has a plan even when we don’t. Everything that the enemy has stolen, God will give you double for your trouble. Know you’re in good hands. Where God guides, He provides. All you have to do is hold on change is coming.

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I just want to leave with you today to hold on to God knows what He is doing. You may not have a perfect view right now on the climb to the top, but wait until you get to the top and can see the whole picture. That’s when what God has been up to becomes clear. The pain you’ve been feeling is nothing compared to the joy that’s coming. If God intends it, nothing can prevent it. Be abundantly blessed and a blessing to others. I know you can do this because…Great Is In You!

 

If You Water Your Own Grass It Will Be Just As Green

Good Evening My Loves,

I hope today has been a day of fulfillment and blessings. Be thankful for right where you are today and the things you have. So often, we walk outside and instead of  tending to and watering our own lawn we are too busy admiring someone else’s. If you take time to admire and water your own grass it would be just as green. While there is nothing wrong with admiring another’s lawn, we often don’t get an opportunity to see all the hard work, sweat and dedication invested into the final product. All we see is the beauty and curb appeal.  Whoever always looks for greener grass on the other side, will never be able to appreciate the green grass that is right under their own feet the whole time.

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The same concept applies to our attitudes in life. We tend to see the sun shining and rainbows appearing in another’s life but weren’t there to experience the storms, hurricanes and tornadoes. Don’t judge someone’s life by the chapter you walked in on. If you continuously compete with others you become bitter. If you must compete with anyone, compete with yourself to be better than you were the day before. When you compare yourself to someone else, that’s when you start losing confidence in yourself. You are the sole person capable of placing shackles on the feet of your own joy. Fortunately, you are also the one who holds the key.

You can admire the beauty of someone else without questioning your own. A flower does not think of competing with another flower it just blooms. Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, we were all created equal. We are unique and incomparable…you are you and I am I. Just because you aren’t where they are doesn’t mean you don’t have what it takes or your blessings aren’t coming. What you have to do is appreciate right where you are, in your own yard, on your own grass and water it to grow and it will be just as green as any other.

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Tonight as you retire for bed, remember you are enough. You are right where you are meant to be and when it’s time for your divine appointment God has set for you, nothing in the world can keep you from it. Keep watering your own grass in faith and watch what God blooms in your front yard. You are meant to be in this very moment my Loves. Be abundantly blessed and a blessing to others. I know you can do this because…Great Is In You!

Have A Servant’s Heart of Humility Like Christ

Good Morning My Loves,

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Happy Sunday! I hope your day is filled with love and fulfillment by serving others. Having the heart of a servant means not only putting the needs of others first, but to serve with the right heart and intent by putting the will of God first. Your incentive cannot be driven by recognition, rewards or praise. It must solely be a mission of servanthood like Jesus Christ. Being a servant as exemplified by Jesus Christ is not an easy undertaking, let’s be honest. However, I would like to do a better job and really challenge myself and you all as well.

Jesus said, “Even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give His life ransom for many” Mark 10:45. As Christians, if we want to mature, grow and have the character of Christ we must advance in the ministry of giving of ourselves to and for others. A faithful servants heart is the heart of Christ. As we put the Lord first in our lives He calls us to reach out to others. Having the heart of a servant in service of others helps us grow because it teaches us humility. When you realize God’s purpose for your life isn’t just about you, He will use you in a mighty way. If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you.

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The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others-Mahatma Gandhi. An easy way to tell if you have a servant heart is how you act when you’re treated like a servant. Serving others is rarely convenient, we have to be intentional in our service. It is more blessed to give than to receive. Lead with the heart of a servant and serve with the heart of a king. Servant serving is humility at it’s finest. Live each day with the hope that when you meet God He will say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing in service to others. I know you can do this because….Great Is In You!

Surround Yourself With Those On The Same Mission

Good Morning Loves,

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Have you asked yourself, ” What is my mission?” If you haven’t you should. It’s good to appoint yourself a destination, a goal. A goal or mission without a plan is just a wish. You need to have clarity surrounding your life’s mission. What truly drives you to want success. You are a product of your environment, surround yourself with the best. If you want to win, surround yourself with winners. Success is contagious, that’s what you want to attract.

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You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with. Be the attitude you want to captivate. Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher and push you. Walk with the movers, shakers, dreamers, believers, the courageous, the planners, the positive, the doers and the successful. Don’t bring people into your life that weigh you down. Invite those who bring something to the relationship, and to the overall mission. Your tribe attracts your vibe. In order to succeed, your circle may have to decrease in size but, it will increase in value. If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room. Ask yourself, “What room are you in?”

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Everyday wake up with drive and determination. Stay positive, work hard and make it happen. You become what you believe and your environment helps you succeed. The key to success is keeping company with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth the best in you. Your mission in life defines the legacy you will leave. Find your passion and you’ll find your purpose and your mission in life. Make your life a mission not an intermission. Be abundantly blessed and a blessing to others you surround yourself with. I know you can do this because….GREAT IS IN YOU!

 

Evening Prayer

Good Evening Loves,

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This evening I would just like to post an evening prayer I happened upon on Knowing Jesus blog.

Heavenly Father, how we thank You for bringing us safely to the end of the day and we praise and thank You for Your loving-kindness and goodness to us today.

Thank You for the many blessings and provisions that You bestowed on us today – for keeping us safe, guiding us and brining us once again to that time of the day when we can recharge our spirits and souls with a refreshing nights sleep.

Forgive me I pray if I have said or done anything that was not honouring to Your name or have sought to do things in my own strength rather than relying totally on You – for I praise You that Your grace is sufficient for Your strength is perfected in our weakness.

And now Lord as we lie down we pray that You would watch over us to protect and keep us safe. Give us a deep and refreshing sleep and may we cast any burdens or difficulties on You and not allow our minds to fret or worry… for You have promised to carry all our burdens if we will just give them to You.

Protect those we love and bring us we pray into Your kingdom in Your time and in Your way for we thank You that our times are safe in Your hands.. this we pray in Jesus name. Amen

Rest well tonight my Loves. Tomorrow we will arise anew to do great things. Be blessed XOXO

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Don’t Be Ashamed Of Your Story It Will Inspire Others

Good Afternoon My Loves,

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Your Purpose
If you woke up today happy and healthy you’re blessed. As long as you keep waking up in the morning, that’s evidence He is not through with you. You have a purpose. The theme of your life story is the platform God will use to speak through you for His kingdom. Your life has purpose and your story is important. Your dreams count and your voice matters, you were born to make an impact. A life well lived is measured by those moments when you give of yourself, more than you think you can. There are some things that YOU came here to do. That only YOU can do. Don’t let your old story define you. Owning your story and loving yourself through the process is the bravest thing you will ever do.

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Be Encouraged
What you have experienced in life does not define you, therefore let it refine you. Don’t keep quiet to assist another’s comfort. You are not the victim rather the victor, don’t be ashamed of your story it will inspire others to heal. It can be a key to unlock someone else’s prison. I have survived things that have killed others therefore my life is a message of hope and encouragement. The past is just a story. Once you realize this, as a result it will have no power over you. Someone may be in need today to hear your testimony to give them courage to leave an abusive relationship, or to help them heal from childhood abuse. Or someone may need to hear your testimony to know it’s time to free themselves from the mental jail they’ve been in. When you are ready to heal God will give you courage to share your story. When your story is heard, how you were able to get past your past, you will help heal others. That is when you will realize your greater purpose.

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Be Stong
I’m braver because I have fought giants and won, that’s the David in me. I’m stronger because looking at my children’s faces and wanting better for them forced my strength. I stand taller because I’m a survivor and I refuse to bow before anyone but God. Sometimes people haven’t apologized to you because they are ashamed. Forgive them anyway! Sometimes you may have to be okay with an apology you never received. Forgiveness frees you and unblocks your blessings. It’s not about anyone else, it’s about being a better you.

On this day, right where you are I want you to be encouraged. Take it one step, one moment, one day at a time. Invest in yourself…you can’t afford not to. I want you to know that God loves you so much. You are not alone, He is always with you. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and more importantly a blessing to others. I know you can do this because…..GREAT IS IN YOU!

A Sweet Friendship Refreshes The Soul

Good Morning My Loves,

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Celebration of friendship Friday to you. Today, I am just emotionally overjoyed because of my SF’s (Sister Friends). Aikisha, Felicia, Stacey, Shameika and Alicia have been a Godsend to my life. There is a quote that says, Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.” In that case I am strong, talented, beautiful inside not just out, God-fearing, blessed, passionate, loyal, caring, funny, genuine…the list could go on forever but I’m sure you get the picture. I am truly blessed, we were friends that became Sisters that became Spiritual Sisters. Our bond goes deeper than what you could ever imagine and for this I am grateful.

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If you wanna find out who your true friends are….go through something! See, that way my SF’s are set-up….they show up in full armor ready to fight. Good friendships help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope and your courage. I didn’t find my SF’s, the good Lord gave them to me. Proverbs 27:9 says, “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” I am refreshed daily I am proud to say it. I am lucky to have found friends who aren’t too proud to pray with me and for me, to cry with me and for me, that have hoped for me and asked God to be with me, that’s special.

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To my dearest SF’s, I don’t know how to thank you but I’m lucky to have you in my life. Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more. Your friendships takes me by the hand and reminds me I am not alone in this journey called life. If ever you feel alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I will bring the tissue and a shoulder to cry on. If you’re not happy, I’ll be your smile. If you ever need me, I’ll always be there. We may not be Sisters by blood, but we are Sisters by heart. Thank God friendship doesn’t have a cost, if it would, it would be difficult for me to afford you. You my Loves are priceless. I love you Ladies.

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Today, even if it is a text, a call, an email or a card let your friends know that they are appreciated. It’s hard to come by friends, even more rare to come by Sister Friends. I hope for you that you have amazing friendships in your life, they are truly a blessing. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others. I know you got this thing called life because….GREAT IS IN YOU!

Speak Life

Good Morning My Loves,

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What a wonderful day it is to speak life into your life. When you open your mouth speak life, from it flows life and death. Mathew 12:35-37 says, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But, I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” Most of our curses roll off our tongues with negative talk. Words create your reality. The words you speak become the house you live in. Using your voice is a choice…always use it for good.

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There is nothing in this world that can trouble you as much as your own thoughts. Speak only when you feel your words are better than your silence. Make sure your mouth matches your mission, don’t speak against your own destiny. Speak what you want brought into existence. Every single time we speak we are prophesying our future. Start calling yourself blessed, favored, loved, happy, enough, whole and prosperous. Change your words to your benefit. Speak blessings over your life. It’s time to use your words to declare good things. Don’t allow your words to keep you in bondage. You will have exactly what you speak. Speak God’s word over your life and watch your circumstances start to change. The best is yet to come.

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When you speak better things over yourself, you get better things out of yourself. May your life preach more loudly than your lips. Let today be a fresh start on an exciting new journey. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others with your words. I know you can do this because….GREAT IS IN YOU.

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You Have A Choice

Good Morning My Sweet Loves,

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Today on this beautiful Wednesday Morning, I want you to know that you have a choice. Each and every single day you have a choice to be happy, to be thankful and to be grateful. Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make different choices. Believe in Yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.

Whatever you plant in your mind begins to grow like a tree with branches and then blossoms. You get to choose the seed. We make our choices, then our choices make us. Your destiny is not a thing of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. We often become frustrated because we keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which we have yet to sow the seeds. God has already given YOU all that you need so don’t fear, take the leap of faith.

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God is the God of “right now.” He doesn’t want you sitting around regretting yesterday. Nor does He want you wringing your hands and worrying about the future. He wants you focusing on what He is saying to you and putting in front of you….right now.-Priscilla Shirer. The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” God didn’t give you a spirit of fear but of power and love and of a sound mind-2 Timothy 1:7.

Today, make the choice to be happy and walk in the destiny God has for you. We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. It’s never too late to begin, just have faith. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others. I know you can do this because….GREAT IS IN YOU.

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Prayer Of Release

Good Morning Loves,

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Today on this Tuesday morning, I would like to post a prayer by Roy Lessin, Prayer of Release. This is a wonderful prayer that has helped me and may it help you as well. I don’t know who is needing this prayer, but the words are powerful. Pray this prayer and release all that concerns you. God is in control and we must move out of the drivers seat and let Him lead the way.

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Heavenly Father, I release to You the burdens that I have been carrying, burdens that You never intended for me to carry. I cast all my cares upon You—all my worries, all my fears. You have told me to not be anxious about anything, but rather to bring everything to you in prayer with thankfulness. Father, calm my restless spirit, quiet my anxious heart, still my troubling thoughts with the assurance that You are in control. I let go of my grip upon the things I have been hanging onto, with opened hands I come to you. I release to Your will all that I am trying to manipulate; I release to Your authority all that I am trying to control; I release to Your timing all that I have been striving to make happen. I thank you for Your promise to sustain me, preserve me, and guard all that I have entrusted to Your keeping. Protect my heart and mind with Your peace, the peace that passes all understanding. Father, may Your will be done in my life, in Your time, and in Your way. Amen.

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Breathe and release anything that does not serve you. When you let go, you create space for better things to enter your life. It never gets easier, you just get stronger. I hope for you today that you will be free of suffering and the causes of it. Stop letting it bother you, just let it go. Reflect….release…relax. Be abundantly blessed my loves and a blessing to others. I know you can do this because….GREAT IS IN YOU!