I’m careful that when I speak-I use words that will speak life, that will glorify God and teach HIS word to all that will listen. I pray daily that God will use me -whether it’s to encourage, strengthen build or to just be used as HIS vessel. With that said, I try to be as transparent as I possibly can. There’s no way for me to make this stuff up, It’s truly a blessing for me to be able to be used in that capacity. Today, like many days-I woke up with a cheerful heart, one filled with gratitude and thanksgiving. Since, making the decision to give my life to the God, I’ve been challenged in every way imaginable. I’ve been lied on, falsely accused, betrayed, cursed out, mocked the list goes on. Initially, it would bother me, however; it was/is necessary. God blessed me with some pretty amazing people, my husband being the most important one. When I get off course, or I tend to take things personally, he without skipping a beat-reminds me that this isn’t about me per-say, but for the will that God has for my life. He(husband) reminds me daily, that I am to do my part. And that whatever man believes about me 1) isn’t true and 2)who cares(Bless him, he’s so blunt) He reminded me on Friday, that ppl are trying to figure out what will make me tick at this point in my life(he knows that I was once a hell raiser). He said, you keep thinking that it doesn’t bother folks when they do things to purposely try to make you mad, and how you show no reaction/emotion to any of it. He told me that he was extremely proud of the woman that I’ve become in Christ. Yesterday, in Church as we listened to our pastor- he said that it doesn’t matter that the snake(how befitting since I have always been scared of snakes) bit you, what matters is that the poisonous venom wasn’t allowed to penetrate you. My husband grabbed me in Church and said-See, here’s your confirmation. When I tell you last week, was the absolute MOST.. JESUS. Those closest to me, knew all about it-some didn’t find out until after it was over. Each time, I thought if I just “go off” maybe folks would leave me alone... God quickly reminded me that your snapping/going off isn’t necessary. HE told me that HE needed me to go through, for HIM. HE told me the end is now, your beginning can’t start without it. HE reminded me of the following scriptures. Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. Isaiah 61:7 Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. Zechariah 9:12 After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. Job 42:10. HE reminds me daily that I must confess and release ALL to HIM. Everything that I endure is designed to make me a truly powerful woman in HIM. It is purposed for my calling/the vision that HE has for my life. Before I can be elevated to the next adventure within this journey, I have to learn each lesson, even if it’s one from my past. As I go through, I’ve decided to grow in the process. Understanding and accepting it all, including my part in it. I believe that good measure is being pressed down, shaken together and ready to be poured into me as I move forward without looking back. This is why I am a #BELIEVER. I choose to think outside of the box and understand that EVERYTHING happens for a reason with the intent to fulfill a purpose. #FHL #newadventureSAMEjourney #iHss #YPMM #takefromthis #asyouseefit #ifIcanreacheone #itsallworthit #growth #Newwine #processedpeople #mymentor #mysistersam #myhusband
For a while now, I've been sitting back observing behavior patterns, and while observing I saw how ppl take kindness as a weakness and silence as distance. When in reality, I've been finding little pieces that allowed me to put the big puzzle together. I've observed that there are still people in my life that need to removed due to being a wolf in Sheep's clothing. You've been disguising yourself as friend/family when your actions have been telling me everything I need to know, which is different from what you've been showing me.
My mentor shared with me something that I've been applying to my life. Every situation requires/deserves a separate response from your last. You cannot handle everything the same way. At the end of each lesson, you should be able to grow in your area of weakness. Not to mention experience being your greatest teacher.
I've noticed how folks will take strained relationships and use them as an advantage. I've noticed how longevity has been measured at a higher regard over loyalty and honesty. I've noticed how your overall perspective is measured by what others think. I notice how you believe you have the gift of gab, when its really you believing that persuasion is better than being humble/honest.
I notice how you keep seeing the same situation in your life-often reversing the roles of who is currently close to because you fail to learn the lesson.
Instead of stooping to your level of ignorance/immaturity, I'm going to pray for you. My Heavenly Father has shown/taught me that you cannot fight hate with hate, nor can you fight ignorance with ignorance. I pray that you're released from that negative/unhealthy mindset that you've grown accustomed to, that you seek relationships that strengthen, edify and build-with truth and not lies. I pray that you overcome your needy spirit with a more humble one. I pray that you become a better steward over your household, building and not tearing it down. That you seek to add and not divide. I pray that you seek to be better and not bitter. That you know when the enemy is using you and when he/she is sitting on your couch/eating at your table. I pray that you cease believing that numbers don't lie. Doesn't matter the amount of years that you've known a person, what truly matters is how often they are there for you w/o conditions. I pray that you see how growth is truly measured by your ability to see your hand/involvement in relationships that have been ended,mainly this one. I'm on a mission and unfortunately when your on a mission, you have to be careful to only pack the necessities, ensuring that you're not weighed down.
I believe that EVERYTHING happens for a reason, with the intent to fulfill a purpose!
I am a #Believer This is a #newadventureSAMEjourney #FHL #iHss #YPMM
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