More Life 💙

Have you ever said to God if you just give me a whole new heart I won’t hate this person or I won’t be naive for him/her anymore. I won’t resent this person, or be bitter because of this situation. I won’t act this way, etc? IF SO, I’m gonna need you to focus less on your heart & more on your head!

Your heart remembers how it felt, but your head stores what was said & how it all went down.

Some ppl say “Yeah, I forgive but I’ll never forget.” You CAN forget! & you can do so by choosing NOT to allow those tormenting thoughts to take residence in your mind! It’s bad enough that your heart is broken, but you wanna hold on to the memories too?! 🤦🏽‍♀️ that’s our problem. We want to reminisce so much on “history” that we have with someone, but what is that doing for our health?! What is that adding to the present?! No need for me to go into detail. Let’s get down to these TIPS. ✍🏽

You have to first GET RID of the source that’s causing you pain. It doesn’t matter if it’s drama with family, an ex, THEIR family, a current relationship, a job, a teddy bear, prom pictures, love letters, text messages, certain social gatherings, social media, whatever! How do you expect to get rid of the pain if you’re still holding onto/entertaining it? You may not look at it this way, but one day, while you’re minding your own business, you’re gonna entertain the smallest thing, one thought is gonna lead to another & next thing you know, you done relapsed & overdosed on memories that amount to absolutely NOTHING, TODAY. Now you depressed! (Sounds a bit dramatic, but that’s how it is lol) seriously, let that hurt go!

Moving right along to the second tip, after you’ve gotten rid of it, you have to now, OCCUPY that space with something positive, because everyone knows that an idle mind is the devil’s playground. Don’t just throw it out & mope over it, celebrate! Treat yourself with a new book, some daily inspirational quotes, make yourself a vision board, stick some encouraging scriptures on the wall. Most importantly, AVOID all people/places/things that will cause you to revisit that place of hurt!

Lastly, now that it’s out with the old & IN with the new ✨💁🏽‍♀️ DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY! & I don’t mean try & make it look like you’re happy, but be happy forreal! Whatever brings you joy, it doesn’t matter how big or small. LOVE ON YOU! Take care of yourself & your mental health. DEMAND peace in your life & do whatever it takes to protect it. Explain yourself to no one. Do you boo boo. 😘 (ALL in the name of love & respect though. Let’s not get too carried away. Don’t need anybody out here looking crazy 😂) anyway, I hope this helped someone! I’m gonna leave you with this scripture:

“I pray that God, the SOURCE of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace, because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the POWER of The Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13 🦋

Appreciation post 💖

First of all, let me just say THANK YOU for all of your support!!! I never would’ve imagined in a million years, that I’d receive so much feedback from all over the world! 😱 I thank God for placing so many beautiful people in my path to be apart of this journey with me. I honestly thought no one would tune in, but God is continuously connecting the dots. 😍

Six months ago, I was a mess. I was super insecure about even starting my blog, but God wouldn’t allow me to talk myself out of this one. Rarely do I get personal on here, because my blog isn’t about me, or what I like to do in my free time, it’s about what God places on my heart to help heal & encourage others. Everything God leads me to share, I’ve either experienced in the past, or He is simply giving me revelation on something I’m going through at that time, because someone needs it!

I am beyond grateful, because I am nowhere near the same person I was when I started! I’ve leveled up, mentally, spiritually, & especially emotionally (THANK GOD) I don’t care what my life LOOKS like to anyone else, because I KNOW how FAR God’s brought me! Last year, I couldn’t even place my mind on being where I am today. I was so broken & out of order last year, y’all, I couldn’t even imagine being as accomplished as I am right now. 💛

Accomplished because God spoke & I obeyed.

Accomplished because I stepped out of my comfort zone.

Accomplished because I started something & didn’t stop.

I’m setting goals & meeting them!!! Wow! Who ever would’ve thought! I’m the type to give up, so just the fact that I’m committed & haven’t left my goals idle, is MAJOR for me! You can do it, too! No matter, how small, if it means something to you, it means something to God, & that’s what counts!!

Overall, I just want to encourage you to do what’s been placed on your heart. It may seem unrealistic, uncomfortable, impossible, or even insignificant, but GOD will make it happen for you. All you have to do is start! Don’t keep putting it off & don’t give up on it! If you have a bad day, or make some not so good choices, don’t dwell on it! If you don’t feel driven, push PASS your feelings! The call on your life is greater than just you. There are people who NEED what you have to offer. Yes, YOU. 😊

Once again, thank you for your time & all of your positive feedback! Every like, share, comment, message, & email means the world to me! More than anything, I wish you God’s PEACE & EVERLASTING love!

Philippians 1:6 🦋

What are you fighting for?

There’s some things you want from God, spiritually, but you’re gonna have to fight for it, just like you do for those things in the natural. Just because God knows the desires of your heart doesn’t mean He’s gonna do all the work for you. You don’t have to know how to right all your wrongs, just give God a willing heart to work with! You’ve gotta make the conscious effort to find out what it is that’s keeping you bound & WHY you’re bound to it! Most times we just wanna know what, but it’s the WHY that keeps us going back! It’s the WHY that teaches us. The WHY is the root! Figuring THAT out will stop it from growing, because we will no longer FEED into what we KNOW is slowing us down! Pluck that thing up & CURSE it in the name of Jesus! Once you know better, do better, because GOD holds you accountable. Confess the hell you’ve caused in your own life & fight to heal it!

Ok, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get into the bulk of this message.

About a week ago, God really began to deal with me on a certain matter, but yesterday He clearly said to me, “What are you fighting for? You seem to have forgotten.” God asked me this, because I’d lost my stamina. How quickly did I forget what He brought me out of & how hard I fought to get here!

Last year was the second most trying year of my life. I battled with many things, mentally & spiritually. Things that could have taken me out, if I hadn’t made the decision to FIGHT! I was weighed down with shame, guilt, & depression. My rebellious ways ultimately led me deeper & deeper into sin. Overwhelmed with anxiety, I still was too prideful to go to God for help, so I tried to figure things out on my own. (SMH) I had the tools to fight, but couldn’t even suit up, because I was too consumed with the ways of this world.

Finally, I knew something had to give.

If you’re anything like the (old) me, then you probably deny the (lies) you tell yourself & avoid the truth as long as no one is calling you out on it! It’s funny how we let our own mess pile up, then get mad when someone smells it! But thank God for those who love us enough to tell us about ourselves, right? You may not wanna hear it, but it helps, so take heed!

Anyway, that’s when the fight started. It took a bit of correction & tough love for me to get in alignment. No longer did I neglect what I knew; I applied it! (Put what you know to use!) I went straight to (The Source) for direction. I didn’t go seeking for attention or a pity party. I knew I was wrong! I had to put on my big girl panties, look my flaws directly in the face, & surrender my mess to God!

I had to confess some things to God, that I never planned on saying out of my mouth, because I was so ashamed.

I got in position & prepared to fight. In order to get my peace back, I had to fight. I had to fight for a renewed mind & spirit. I had to fight to restore my relationship with God. I had to fight that thing I knew made me weak. If I wanted deliverance, I had to fight for a breakthrough & fight to stay free!

Even though, I knew it was sincere, I dug deeper. I knew it was gonna take more than one prayer, one confession, one breakthrough, one revelation… I had to get desperate & keep going to God until the battle was won. & even then, I still went back & prayed over those same places to be sure there was no residue!

I promise, it’s not as scary or as hard as you think. The sooner you get started, the sooner your life will be better. APPLY what you KNOW to any area of your life that has become stagnant. When you ACT on it, things HAVE to change. They just have to! 🤷🏽‍♀️

Peace, love, & prosperity, my friends! 🦋 I pray that this blog brought you inspiration, determination, & the WILL POWER to get up & fight back! Have a blessed week! 💛

Honesty hour ✨

I didn’t know who I was before, so I didn’t know what I had to lose. I struggled with the need to be accepted, so I accepted anything. I took on tasks that served me no purpose. I entertained friendships, relationships, & activities that added no value to my life. I broke promises I made to myself because I had no drive, no focus, & no strategy. I somewhat had a plan, but no provision, so I let that stop me. My intentions were good, but I couldn’t execute what I hadn’t fully given my all to..

I was saying one thing & doing another. I chose to ignore what I knew for what was more comfortable. I made terrible decisions, then beat myself up about them. I went to God with the same old prayer, asking for forgiveness of the same old things! My life became one still circle. I would pray for a way out, then when the opportunity presented itself, I compromised with sin.

See, what you magnify, you get more of! & I chose to feed my corrupt nature. I chose to be who people said I was. I adapted to my surroundings, & I dimmed my light for the sake of others’ comfort, instead of being unapologetically chosen, gifted, & bright! I lost myself trying to please others, but God interrupted all that! Instead of keeping my mouth shut & moping in guilt & shame, I made the choice to confess my sins, lay down my burdens, & reap the benefits of God’s precious grace!!! (Everlasting love, peace, & joy) from that day forward, I chose to put one foot in front of the other, REGARDLESS of how I FELT or what life LOOKED like, & because of that, I AM FREE!!!

My prayer is that someone was inspired by this. I pray that you wake up from that slump & surrender to God! It is not too late. You are not too deep in sin, too far astray, or too messed up to be forgiven, set free, & made whole by God. I pray that you give up the need to CONTROL your life. God knows what’s best for you! God’s plans for your life are far greater than your BEST days of dreaming!!!!! If you can dream it, HE can DO it!! Please, let go & let God. He’s waiting on you, with open arms.

1 John 1:9 🦋

MOVE!

It is March 1st, 2018! You’ve had 2 months to make it happen, whatever IT may be! I don’t care how big or how small, start somewhere! It’s just THAT simple! You ain’t gotta OUT DO nobody else!! You can live YOUR absolute BEST life, no matter your circumstances. It all starts with YOU.

You are NOT stuck! You are NOT a failure. You have NOT wasted time, & no you won’t try again next year, because there are 10 months left in THIS one! Don’t you dare give up & don’t give in. Life is just beginning, says God! I’m looking at your slate & it’s clean! Don’t worry about how it got that way, just know that you are FORGIVEN! Now move FORWARD! Write that book! Create that website! Go back to school! Apply for that job! Start your career! Possibilities are ENDLESS in this season, says The Lord.

What are you waiting on? What are you afraid of? God’s got your back, & you WON’T fail! NOT ON HIS WATCH! TRUST that He will see you through. STOP looking at what you don’t have or what you can’t do, because GOD will make it happen for you, through His MIGHTY works!!! It’s not about WHAT you’ve done, it’s about WHO you belong to! Now get to work! It’s not gonna happen on its own!

Prayer: Dear Lord God, I pray that after reading this blog, each & every individual is encouraged & determined to get things done! Lord, rest on the hearts of your children, & remind them of the different gifts they possess! There is something YOU can do, that NO ONE else can! Yes, you! God loves you THAT much! Someone needs to know that it doesn’t matter how many other ppl are doing it, what will make ALL the difference in YOUR work, is GOD! HE will build your platform & draw your audience. So forget about “looking” like “everybody else” & LOOK to God! I REBUKE the spirit of laziness, in JESUS name! & I RELEASE longevity into your life! Lord, bring those ideas back to LIFE! I pray that your spirit be awakened. Dream again! Believe again! I pray that you begin to PUT FORTH the effort! Don’t just hope for it, HAVE IT! Apply yourself! Don’t put it off until tomorrow, start today! I speak death to those “put down” demons! The ones that cause you to have low self esteem. They will NOT take over your mind any longer! Be FILLED with the GREATNESS of GOD! Think on thoughts that are from above! God’s plans for you! (Jeremiah 29:11) no longer will you ALLOW where you live to hold you back! Break OUT of that box! Be FREE from the captivity of your own negative mind! Be transformed! (Romans 12:2) Speak LIFE over yourself every single day! Then GO AFTER what you speak of!!!

May the peace & prosperity of God be with you, ALL the days of your life! Love, always. 🦋

Don’t get too comfortable!

While in prayer, The Lord said to me, just bc you’re not where you used to be doesn’t mean to forget where you’re going!

We win a couple of battles & think we’re ready for war! There’s still more work to put in, more corrections & cuts to be made. There’s still more to sacrifice & more to come. You can rest when I say so! You’ve got some catching up to do, bc I called you long ago & you didn’t want to answer. Your destiny awaits you & this time, you WILL make it, so don’t get comfortable! Just bc I delivered you from your mess doesn’t mean you’re entitled! Just bc you don’t struggle with that thing anymore, doesn’t mean it’s not another something on the way! Stay on guard! Stay on your post! Don’t give the enemy space to play in! Blessings are overflowing, prayers are being answered, yeah it’s all good, but don’t get too comfortable! The devil is still lurking!

Being God’s child is not some kind of get out of jail free pass. It’s not an “off limits” or you won’t have to suffer, pass! If anything, it’s gonna draw more warfare! It’s gonna cause the enemy to quickly take his focus off whatever he’s doing to place it on you! Another soul that God has made room for in His kingdom. Ain’t nobody mad but the devil! It is his duty to seek & devour you! He has studied you for so long that he won’t swallow you whole, he’ll present to you everything that makes your flesh weak. He knows what distracts you, so he’ll try you with that. Do not deceive yourself! Do not think you are so wise, that you’ve got it all figured out! Just like blessings come in many forms so does a curse, & the enemy desires to confuse & control you. Especially the way you SEE things. It’ll seem pleasing to the eye, but it’s deadly for your spirit! Walk by faith & not sight! By what you hear from God, not what you see in your circumstances! Do not be deceived! Seek God even when you set goals & accomplish them. There is ALWAYS room for growth! Yes, you’ve come a long way, but there’s still a ways to go! Be willing & open to receive correction. It is for your good!

Some of us have lived our whole lives in sin; ONE deliverance isn’t gonna set us completely free, but once you get a taste of it, maintain that appetite! You’ve gotta feed it in order for it to LIVE! What are you feeding? Your flesh or your spirit? Flesh says, I’m doing pretty good, I don’t have anything to work on. Spirit says, Lord, I’m gonna keep coming to you until YOU find me faithful & pleasing in Your sight! Don’t get too comfortable to stand corrected!

Psalm 119:71 NLT: My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to Your decrees.

A sinner’s prayer

Romans 8:35-39

Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God! If you know or have heard anything about God’s word, I’m sure you’ve learned of His forgiveness. We say to ourselves, how will or how can God truly forgive me for ALL I’ve done? Some of us would say, mean, I’ve done it all. I am in no shape or form, prepared to ask God to forgive me for all my mess, & even when I do, how do I stop sinning? How do I stop going to God for forgiveness for the same things? I don’t think I’ll ever be good enough for God, so I’ll just keep living the way I’m living.

The devil is a lie!!

 

You are NOT reaching for an unattainable goal! I want you to know that you don’t have to “fix” yourself up for God. You don’t have to wait til you’re done drinking or smoking to get saved & gain a relationship with God. No matter what you do or have done, you can still choose God, right here & right now! No sin is too deep. No generational curse, no spirit of bondage, no suicidal thoughts, no addiction, no lustful desires, no shameful past or present can stop you from a right now relationship with God! Don’t allow the devil to talk you into believing that it’s “too hard” to live for God. You don’t have to be perfect to be accepted by Him. He accepted you in your mother’s womb! He knew you’d fall short. He knew you’d possibly become angry with Him & turn your heart away from Him, & He created You still!!! He still loves you enough to forgive you. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about saying God, I’ll do better. I know I’ll fall short, but when I do, help me to get up & keep running towards You instead of what distracted me. I encourage you to get Romans 8:35-39 deep down in your heart & believe that God loves you & wants you to come to Him just the way you are! Don’t hide your flaws, take them to Him! He’ll work them out for your good!

Prayer: Lord, I pray for every heart & mind that comes across tonight’s blog. I pray that after recieving these words, lost souls come chasing after You. Teach us how to be one with You, God. Give us hearts of worship. Hearts that eagerly want to do better, regardless of thinking we’re not worthy enough. Lord, we want to be wise enough to make the right decisions. Help us to get to the root of what’s holding us back from pleasing You. Eliminate our distractions. Place more godly ppl in our lives. That one thing that I feel like I can’t let go of on my own, take it from me, Jesus. Change my appetite towards it. I NEED Your help. I’m not strong enough to tackle this on my own. Order my steps, Lord, so that they may be made pleasing in Your sight. Help me to be an example amongst my friends & family. I want to implement REAL change & growth. I’m so tired of the same old thing. Have Your way with my life, Lord. That’s the only way things will get better. I pray this prayer in high hopes of a fresh, new start! In Jesus name, Amen.