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The Truth About Walking in Purpose

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Hey y'all hey!!!

I know it's been a minute but...here I am.

For the past few months, I have been dealing with the ugly part of purpose....The part people rarely speak of. There is this huge misconception that when we are walking in our God ordained purpose that it will be easy and that things will flow smoothly but that is so far from the truth.  Because of this idea that "walking in purpose" is a painless journey, some people give up as soon as they experience the uncomfortable side of purpose.

THE TRUTH ABOUT WALKING IN PURPOSE

Walking in purpose requires us to be open to continual learning and processing. There is no clear path on this journey. We can only trust God as we go forward. It's filled with highs and lows. On this journey, there will be necessary detours and road blocks but we have to remember that it's all part of God's plan.

We have this idea of how things should be but we never really factor in the processing that's necessary for us to…

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye

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Lately I have been thinking about how sometimes we stay in relationships when we KNOW that we should move on. We know that we have outgrown them but there is something about familiarity that holds us there. I'm guilty of it myself. It doesn't mean that the person is "bad", it just means that they aren't equipped to meet our needs.

About 12 years ago I had a major surgery. The doctor that performed my surgery had been my doctor for years. I trusted him and I felt safe with him. When I went back for my follow up after the surgery, he gave me mind blowing news. He told me that if my condition didn't improve and I needed another surgery I would have to go to a new doctor...a specialist. It wasn't because he wasn't a great doctor ...IT WAS BECAUSE HE WAS NOT EQUIPPED TO HANDLE MY CONDITION. He wasn't trained to give me the care that I needed to survive.

That story is what I keep in mind when I start to feel like I'm in a dead situation. Alt…

What 36 Taught Me

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So my favorite month, my birthday month, JULY...is officially over. As I turned 37, I thought about what I learned at 36. The past 12 months were filled with lessons on lessons on lessons. The most important lesson that 36 taught me was to "leave some for myself." I know that sounds a little crazy but it's necessary. 

Over the past 12 months, I spent soooooo much time sharing myself with others that I failed to give myself what I needed. I needed a me for me at 36. I needed the love that I gave so freely to others. I needed the wisdom and guidance that I gave to others. I needed support. I needed to be loved out loud.  I needed the "cry on my shoulder in confidence" meetups that I showed up to for others. I needed a "let me make you smile". I served others until I almost ran dry....One day, I realized that I HAVE TO SAVE SOME OF ME FOR ME.

The kindness that I share with others, I've learned to save some for me.  The dedication that I have s…

Can't Handle It

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First, let me apologize for leaving y'all hanging in May. I see that people were checking in faithfully and I really appreciate that...I'm so sorry....and I know that excuses are like 🙊 and we all have them...so I'll make it up to y'all this month. I hope everything is going well for everyone.

 I just wanted to share a thought that came to mind today. Have you ever given someone a gift and they rejected it? The first thing that you do after this rejection is question the gift. Most times it's nothing wrong with the gift, you're just giving it to the wrong person. It might  not be what they like or they may be in a place in their life where the gift will bring them no value or they just can't handle it.

A few years ago, my mom wanted a food storage set for her birthday. When I got to the store I saw so many different types of plastic sets. As soon as I reached for one of the plastic sets, I saw a Pyrex food storage set. I was excited because …

One Body: Parts on Parts on Parts

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We are almost halfway through April and I hope it’s going well for all.
Today something has been weighing heavily on my heart…Well not actually just today but for a while….Why does everyone wanna be like someone else? Inspiration is great but imitation is a problem….especially in the Body of Christ.
I was at a church one time and everyone praised GOD the EXACT same way..It looked like the electric slide at a Black family reunion when they started playing the shouting music. One time I saw a man do a whole Periscope service exactly like another preacher down to the wheeze. People even practice their intercessory prayer to sound like their favorite intercessor.
I understand trends….. BUT WHYYYYY???( I really know why but I don’t have the time to go into it right now) How can we do the work if we are all the same? Even if our gifts are the same they aren’t effective if you copy someone else’s style. You don’t have to preach like your favorite internet preacher to be an effective pr…

The Greatest Commandment: I'm in Love Y'all

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I hope everyone has had a great March. I know I'm a little late this month but I've been super busy because......I'm in love. Yes, I'm in love 😍.  I'm the girl that doodles hearts on everything and says "I love you" from the heart and not out of routine to the people that I love the most constantly. I just love love and it's a commandment...The greatest commandment.

Matthew 22:34-40King James Version (KJV)34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.38 This is the first and great commandment.39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the proph…

Her Name was Hope

Have you ever cried out to God in distress and needed help and HE sent the most unlikely person to your rescue? It's happened to me plenty of times and I've learned that the most "unlikely" person is usually the one who makes the greatest impact on my life. Sometimes we only identify with the parts of a person that are familiar to us so we miss out on what they have that can help heal our broken parts or give us hope. We don't view people as they are, we view them as we view ourselves. "She's a just a single mother like me. What can she tell me?" "He used to be an addict too. What does he know?" A lesson can be learned from anyone if you're open to it. I'll never forget the day I had a talk with Hope. How ironic it was that it was the most hopeless I had ever felt in my life and her name was Hope. I was 18 and going through a lot. My relationship with my parents was non existent. I was staying with a friend and my sister was statio…