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You Are Where You Are Supposed To Be

Good Morning My Loves,

I hope when you opened your eyes this morning, you gave thanks to God for another day. Always wake up with a heart of thanks and gratitude, for in this very moment, trust and believe you are where you are supposed to be. Whatever happened over this past year, be thankful for where it brought you. Where you are is where you’re meant to be. Nothing that has happened to you is a surprise to God. God will still get you to where you’re supposed to be. Where you are today is no accident. God is using the situation you are in right now to shape you and prepare you for the place He wants to bring you in tomorrow. Trust Him with His plan even if you don’t understand it.

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Faith is moving forward even when you are scared to death. Focus on where you want to go, not where you are currently.  God’s plan will always be greater and more beautiful than any of your disappointments. God will not give you more than you can handle. If you face a big challenge, you have a big destiny. From dark clouds we get precious water. From dark mines we get precious jewels…and from our darkest trials comes our greatest blessings from God. Trust in His word and His process that you are right where you are supposed to be.

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On this day, let your faith be bigger than your fear. Trust and know that your current situation is not your final destination.  In your time of wait….will it be easy? No! Will it be worth it? Absolutely! I know it’s difficult right now but tell yourself it will all be worth it. God will give you double for your trouble and triple for your trials just give all of your fears and anxieties to Him. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and know you are right where you are supposed to be. Be a blessing to others. I know you can do this because….Great Is In You!

Speak Life: Declare And Decree Over Your Life Daily

Good Evening My Loves,

Choose to speak life over your life daily. What does this mean? Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it faith, truth and love. Proverbs 18:21 says, “The tongue has the power of life and death.” Therefore watch what you speak and declare from your mouth. If you want to change your life, begin by changing your words. Start speaking the words of your dreams, of who you want to become, not the words of fear and failure. Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit….what you profess is how you choose.

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The words you speak become the house you live in. Destroy any negative thoughts when they first appear that is when they are the weakest. Your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions and your actions, a blueprint for your life.  It’s impossible to live in a positive world  jailed in a negative mind. One place you cannot hide from is your own conscience. Open your mouth if only what you are about to say is more beautiful than silence. Talking about our problems are our greatest addiction. Break the habit and talk about your joys.

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Everyday you wake up, declare and decree how blessed you are. Life is a gift wake up and realize that everyday. Speak life in abundance, favor, blessings and wisdom. Everything you’ve ever wanted or ever wanted to become is waiting for you to speak it into existence. A bad attitude can literally block love, blessings and destiny from finding you. Don’t be the reason you don’t succeed. Use your power to speak an amazing life into your life. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others. Speak life over all you do, I know you can do this because….Great is in you!

Don’t Focus On The Storm Focus On God

Good Afternoon My Loves,

In life, the forecast doesn’t always call for clear skies with sunshine.  Some days there will be storms and bad weather. Don’t focus on the storm, focus on the one who can calm it. True faith is keeping your focus on God when the world around you is falling apart. Sometimes the hardest storms to weather are the ones your soul needs most. God will either shield us from it, or take care of us in it. We always want God to hurry and calm the storm, but He wants us to find Him in the midst of it first.

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Ask yourself…Will your chains break your praise, or will your praise break your chains? Just know that the safest place in all the world is in the will of God. Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean sunshine isn’t in the forecast. Keep your focus on God. Sometimes you will just have to hang on and trust that life’s storms are carrying you to better shores. Don’t tell God how big your storm is, tell your storm how big your God is. Just because you are in a stressful situation doesn’t mean you have to get stressed out! You may be in the storm, the key is don’t let the storm get in you.

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Don’t you know God is up to something or the devil would not be fighting you this hard. The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. God doesn’t make mistakes, He is preparing you for your destiny. Don’t focus on the storm, that’s the enemy’s way of taking your attention off of God. When we complain about our current situation, we stay in it. When we praise God in the midst of it, He raises us out of it.  Every storm in life is followed by a rainbow. Be encouraged, be uplifted and be still…God is in control. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others. I know you can do this because….Great Is In You!

Trust And Believe God Is In Control

Good Morning My Loves,

Be still…God is in control. When nothing makes sense in life, as it sometimes can, He is still God and He is still in control. Rest in the fact that your worries, fears, anxieties, depressions…everything that concerns you are in the hands of God. You have to believe He is in control, that means there is no need to be stressed out or worried. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. Stop stressing and stop worrying. God has already worked it out. The only way God can show us He is in control is to put us in situations we can’t control. God’s timing is perfect.

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I’ve had to evict some thoughts hundreds of times. Just know there is no storm God won’t carry you through. No bridge God won’t help you cross. No battle God won’t help you win. No heartache God won’t help you let go of. He is so much bigger than anything you will face today. Leave everything in His hands and embrace this day confidently knowing that He will take care of you. Even though you don’t feel it, God is working things out for you. Have faith and be thankful. Where faith and hope grows miracles blossom.

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I don’t know what you are facing today. I do know that someone needs this message. No point in worrying about how it will all work out when God is already on the case. God will not allow any person or anything to keep you from your destiny. They may be bigger, stronger and more powerful, but God knows how to get you to where you’re supposed to be. All the forces of darkness cannot stop what God has ordained in your life. Be still and know God is in control. He will open the door for you when the time is right.

Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others. Let go and let God have control. Focus on Him, not the storm. I know you can do this because…Great is in you.

What Goes Around Comes Right Back Around

Good Evening My Loves,

I hope you’ve had a fabulous day. Today for me was a wonderful day. I really enjoy talking with older people because they share so much wisdom. Our topic today, what goes around comes back around. When someone has wronged you, no point in setting out for revenge because if they have wronged you with ill or malicious intent…rest assured it will come back around again. what-goes-around-comes-around-blog

Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. Be careful how you treat people, what you do to others has a funny way of coming back on you. So be mindful of your actions, as we will reap what we sow. “Everything comes full circle. It doesn’t matter what it looks like now. Good people have better things coming and bad people have bad things coming. As long as the world is turning, what goes around will come around. Man sees the now, but God knows the future. Man judges what you show, God knows your heart. You’ll get what you deserve so make sure your heart is in the right place! You can’t hide it from God.”-Tony Gaskins.

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Whatever a man sows, that he will reap also. You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice. The best way to understand hurting another is if you’re in the same shoes. So be careful how you treat people. Be very mindful of your actions and never do anything out of spite or anger. Give it to God and He will contend with those that contend with you. Be abundantly blessed this evening and bless someone else. I know you can do this because….Great IsIn You!

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!

 

Dear God, Thank You For Being There When No One Else Was

Good Evening My Loves,

Today, take the time to thank God for being there for you when no one else was. When all is said and done, at the end of the day God will never leave nor forsake you. Things may come and go, people will come and go but one constant thing you can count on is the love of God. We have 24 hours everyday, make sure to take time to thank God for always caring for you.

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I know there are times when you feel alone and that you have no one you can talk to. When you feel this way just look up because you have a God who loves you more than anything. Thank Him for never giving up on you and for keeping you together when you are falling apart. At this moment you may not be where you want to be…but you can look back and thank God you’re not where you used to be. Keep your eyes and focus on Him and He will direct your path. Don’t worry about anything instead pray about everything.

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I would like to leave you with an evening prayer to say before bed. Offering thanks to God for loving you unconditionally. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, You’ve been so beautiful to me. As this day comes to an end, my heart is overflowing with thanksgiving and praise. To have been given another day of life, another chance to live, laugh and love. What a gift. The closer I get to you, the more I find myself trading worry for wonder, anxiety for anticipation, fear for faith, sorrow for joy, stress for celebration, curses for blessings, ashes for beauty, life for LIVING. What a difference you make in my life. I humbly thank you. Thank you Lord, amen.

 

 

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!

Stand Up For What Is Right Even If You Stand Alone

Good Morning My Loves,

A marvelous Monday morning to you. With all that’s going on in the world, today, I hope that in your heart of hearts you stand up for what is right, even if you stand alone. Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it. “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything,”Albert Einstein. God did not call you to fit in, but to stand up for what is right. It’s easy to stand with the crowd but it takes real courage to stand alone.

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“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or an animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way”-Dr. Martin Luther King.  Whenever one person stands up and says, “Wait a minute, this is wrong,” It helps other people to do the same. Stop sitting in silence and saying, “Someone needs to do something about that.” That someone is you. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty, truth and compassion against injustice. Imagine if people all over the world would do this what an impact we could make. Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same. Make a mental note of this…What’s right and good doesn’t come naturally. You have to stand up and fight for it…as if the cause depends on you because it does.

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The time is here for you to take a stand for what is right and stand against what is wrong. No longer can you be complacent or go with the flow or wonder what to do. The time is always right to do what’s right. Stop sitting on the sidelines and stand up and get in the game. If not us…who? If not now…when? “We can no longer afford to pass the torch of change to another when we ourselves didn’t fan the flame” K.L.K. If we don’t stand for something, we will indeed fall for anything. It’s time to stand up my Loves, time to take a stand. Be blessed in abundance and be a blessing to others. I know you can make a difference, take a stand and change the world because…..Great Is In You!

 

Don’t Let The Devil Steal Your Joy

Good Afternoon My Loves,

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The Devil is busy. Today, don’t let the devil steal your joy. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the Devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against Him, and be strong in your faith.  You have to make up in your heart and mind daily you will not give him room to work. What God has in store for you is greater than what the enemy stole from you. Do not let him steal your joy.

The devil is alive and well. If he isn’t working on you, trust and believe he is in your neighborhood. You can be sure you have a major blessing coming when the devil is fighting you the hardest. He wouldn’t be attacking you if you didn’t have something valuable inside of you. Thieves don’t break into empty houses. He is threatened by your purpose. He targets your mind with lies and deceit to make you ignorant of God’s will. Satan tries in every way to limit your prayers because he knows your prayers will limit him. Don’t let him put a question mark where God has already put an exclamation point and a period.

If you’re going through hell, keep going. With God’s guidance you will make it through. James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God, resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.” The Devil had a plot but God has a plan. Wake up daily and serve notice to the Devil…today is not your day, tomorrow isn’t looking good and I’ve already booked my eternity with God. I refuse to let you steal my joy. The next time the Devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.

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Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others. Walk in your purpose and be encouraged. Don’t let the Devil steal your joy. The Devil just doesn’t know what to do with someone who will not give up. I know you can do this because…..Great is in you!