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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!

Lord, We Need You Now

Good Morning My Loves,

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I come this morning with a heavy heart. I am thankful this morning for being blessed with another day of life although many didn’t get this same opportunity. It’s time for us to wake up! Lord, we need you now more than ever. If you have never prayed before, it’s of utmost importance that you start. Our world needs us to pray like we never have before. We need the Lord like we never have needed him before. It is no longer acceptable being a spectator when your life, your lively hood are on the front lines. What happens in this world affects us all. I say this all the time NO GOD, NO Peace….KNOW GOD, KNOW Peace.

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Not a second, or another minute. Not an hour, or another day. But at this moment with my arms outstretched, I need you to make a way. As you have done so many times before. Through a window or open door, I stretch my hands to thee come rescue me. I need you right away. -Smokie Norful. Thank you Lord for the times You came through for us when we didn’t even realize we needed a rescue. The giant in front of you is never bigger than the God who lives in you. Invest in Eternal Life insurance with God. It’s the only policy that has no monetary cost but the benefits are out of this world.-Keisha Lewis Key.

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Today, seek God with your whole heart. This world needs prayer warriors to set up on the front lines. Our very existence depends on it. Lord, please keep us safe from danger and safe from harm. Watch over our families and our friends Lord. We need you desperately. Amen. Be beyond blessed my Loves and a blessing to others. I know you can do this because…..GREAT IS IN YOU!

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Don’t Be A Victim, Claim The Victory

Good Morning My Loves,

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Saving Grace Sunday to you all. Today is going to be marvelous, I speak, believe it and receive it. Today is the day that you retire your position as being the victim. Dr. Steve Maraboli said it best, “Stop validating your victim mentality. Shake off your self-defeating drama and embrace your innate ability to recover and achieve.” It’s time to forgive yourself, forgive whomever hurt you, let go of the past hurts and move on. The one person you are with forever is yourself, that relationship is eternal. Until you love yourself, truly love yourself, you are not capable to love anyone else because you can’t give what you don’t have….YOURSELF.

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As a victim of domestic violence, I had to tell myself I will not be the victim. No one deserves to be hurt by a spouse, significant other or friend. Let me tell you this and make sure you hear me clearly…..if they do it once, they will do it again. Do not allow yourself to be someone else’s place to release their anger. Some people will never change and you have to accept that and change yourself. Everyday tell yourself, “I am not what happened to me, I am what I chose to become.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says, ” Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres….LOVE never fails.” If you ever wonder what love should be or what kind of love you deserve refer to the Bible, God defined it perfectly.

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Even in a storm something beautiful can happen when you feel your world is falling apart. A humility, a nobility, a higher purpose emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor. You can choose to let whatever hurt you have faced define or confine you, or you can gather your courage move on and leave it behind you. Let today be the day you learn the grace of letting go, the gift of good-bye and the power of moving on. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others. Be kind, you never know what battle someone is fighting. I know you can do this because…..GREAT IS IN YOU!

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