Finish the Race

  Imagine you running on a track and after you have given all you got, you decide to just quit right in the middle of the race. Meanwhile ever else is finishing theirs. Why do we start something but do not finish? Maybe you are tired, maybe there is people whispering in your ear saying that you cannot or you won’t. Stop letting them bring negativity into your life. 

   2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 

  If you do not want to run the race then why start it if you know you are not going to finish it. I have to admit there are things that I started but have not finish or stop running but I will finish it because I started. Turn those can’ts into cans. Show then that you can finish the race because you have God. 

  Let us go back to the beginning when God was creating the world. What if he started creating and then just stop right in the middle of it? You and I would not be here but God does not stop. He did not stop creating what he started so, why do you stop? God did not stop on you. He kept going so why can’t you? Ignore what people are saying about you.  

   Negativity is like hurdles (you know those things when you on the track and you have to jump over them)  trying to stop you from finishing the race. Sometimes you get caught by them and fall to ground but you cannot stop there. Get back up again no matter how many times you trip over them. Stay in the race. Speak it into existence. Believe that you will. Walk like you have it. Finish the race!!!,

You Are not Alone

      There are times in life when we feel alone because we get betrayed or stab in the back by friends.  Sometimes, we do not hear the voice of God so we feel as if he is not there listening to us. God is with us every step of the way. Through the good and bad times, he’s there. God will always be there even if we turn our backs on him. He will not make us feel as if we are not important.

    Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

 Even if all of our friends or family betray us and we feel like we on our own, do not be afraid of being alone because we still have God, who is always there, at our right hand, walking with us. I know that there is someone out there reading this feeling as if there are alone. Now I am not saying it is good to be alone because God will send people into our lives for a reason and he will remove them as well. 

    What I am saying is do not feel as if you are alone in world. Just because you cannot hear Gods voice does not mean he is not there. I have to admit that sometimes I feel I am alone but yet again, in my heart and in my mind I know that God is there listening to me. There is a song by Kari Jobs called I Am not Alone, 

            “When I walk through the deep waters 

               I know that you will be with me

             When I’m standing in the fire
              I will not be overcome 

              Through the valley of  the shadow 

               I will not fear

                I am not alone 

                 I am not alone 

                You will go before me 

                You will never leave me.”

Let this song be a reminder to us everyday, whenever we feel alone just know that we are not alone. 

The Pain of Regret

Regret; feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over.

Have you ever did something that cause you to regret what you did? The pain of regret is not a good feeling because you’re constantly thinking about how you wish you could have changed it. How you wish you could just go back in time and erase that memory. I know that I am not the only one that wishes that life has a rewind button. The truth is life does not have a button for that, all you can do is move on from it. Yes, of course it will always be there. There will be things in life that keeps bringing you back to the pain of regret.

“Thinking before acting is wisdom; acting before thinking is regret.”

Honestly, I act before I think and it is not fun because when that happens, it seems like that life is just getting worse. I regret everything that I have done. The pain of regret will not live with me forever because I have a Savior who forgives. Understand this, regret is reminding us (me and you) that we need to do better. We need to pursue a life that we once have lived or still living in the pain of regret.

2 Corinthians 7:10, ” Godly sorrows brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regrets, but worldly sorrows brings death.”

When you repent to God the pain of regret will be no more. Do not let regret produce negative feedback ask God to help you turn those regrets into positive feedback. It is time to ask God to make different choices. You and I are not alone. Pray for one another. Give God your all, as I am willing to give him all of me.

Sisters

A woman or a girl in relation to other daughters…

Sisters are like a flower blooming in a garden. I have eight sisters yes eight sisters from the same parents. Each of them are unique in there own way.

Dear sisters,

I am proud to call you that… I adore each and every one of you!!! You all have achieve your goals but i know you will not stop now. When I take a look at each and every one of you, you all have different personalities but some of the same. No matter what life takes you through individually you get back up on your feet and keep moving. You are stronger than you think. You are more than what people are saying about you. You can overcome anything that life throws at you because you have people that believe in you. You have a bright future ahead of you. I am proud of your greatest accomplishments.

You have come a long way, building up towards your dreams and the plan that God has in stored. You have hope in the future because your faith is found in God alone. My sisters as I watch you all overcome the barriers that tried to stop you from getting you need to be, you have shown that nothing can stop you when God is on your side. You have each other backs, you have my back. So my dear sisters, keep living and fulfilling your dreams, or plans.  Your blessings come from above not below.

 

 

Love,

from a sister to another sister

Trusting God

Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.”

This verse is my favorite verse. When things in life do not go as the way you planned it out to be, trust God. You will run into delays, and situations will arise to get you off course but understand that you should not go outside of God to fix the issue. When God is still, he is not silent. Just because you cannot hear him yet does not mean he is not there. God is always there. Obey God as you wait.

What is God doing as you wait? There are two things that he is doing,

1) God is doing something bigger than you

2) God is testing you in order to take you deeper

There are times in life where you get tired of waiting and you want whatever it is that you asked for right away but God wants you to be prepared in order for you to receive that blessing. God wants to take you deeper first on the inside that’s why you are running into delays. A great friend of mine has said,

                    “When you pursue God’s dream for your life, you’re going to run into delays. God uses those waiting periods to prepare and test you so that you can face whatever is coming in the next phase of your faith.”

See when you trust God you should not have to worry about what tomorrow holds because God knows exactly what you need. Prepare yourself as you wait, that is the key. Trust God and his timing.

Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

God  wants you to trust in him and wait on him. There’s nothing more overwhelming when God shows up and shows out when the time is right. He makes the impossible becomes possible. When you leave your situation in Gods hands believe that he will take care of the rest.

” Start looking at your situation through your revelation.”

-Sylvester Knight

When you still have God you have not lost everything.

 

Every Life

Every life has a story. The only way you can understand someone story is by walking in their shoes.

Have you ever met someone that told you what he or she has gone through or is going through? In your mind you’re thinking about your life. Wondering if you would have the strength to live their’s. As you hear their story, you can see the emotions on their face and feel as if you are experiencing their heartache.

Every life story can impact anyone. Imagine someone or you complaining about everything whether about their job, family, school, and etc….. and you met someone who has no job, no family, basically nothing that you have. You hear their life story and now you start to think about your life but the thing is God let you met people for a reason. Sometimes you may think that you don’t belong in someone’s but the truth is you don’t really know.

You don’t really know what impact that you have on that person life without even stepping up to plate. You don’t know what you’re capable of doing until you actually do it. People come and go but for a reason. Every life story is not the same, of course there will be some people that you meet that went through the same struggles as you but it’s  your story. There will be a day when you understand why that person is there. You may not understand why but eventually you will know.

 

A Kingdom Woman

Being a kingdom woman is not something that you are born with, it is something that you embrace and build up as you grow. A kingdom woman knows her values and her purpose. As I am reading A Kingdom Woman by Dr. Tony Evans and Chrystal Evans Hurst (there is A Kingdom Man book too guys so don’t feel left out), this book is helping me become the woman God has created or designed for me to be.

There are things in life that makes us (woman) who we are but a kingdom woman is committed to the life God has given her. She has hope, she’s a woman of excellence not a perfectionist though but doing the best that she can. Even though I am not married or anything like that but I am learning how to be a kingdom woman because I do not want my future husband to have a wife who doesn’t know what she’s doing. I have to prepare myself to be ready for what is to come.

A kingdom woman does not quit, she is strong and committed to the path that God has planned for her.

   Dr. Tony Evans stated, ” A kingdom woman may be defined as a woman who positions herself under and operates according to the rule of God over every area of her life.”

She does not live by what the world tells her but what God has planned for her. A woman leaves her discouragement behind by walking in the way of a kingdom woman that transform her into a kingdom woman. A kingdom woman allows God to take control of her life. So I encourage you all (any woman that are reading this) whether you are married, single, engaged, or a young adult to walk in the way of a kingdom woman and discover the possibilities in your life.

In The Eye of the Storm

Hey everyone I know you all are traveling and getting prepared for this storm but I wanted to give you all encouragement. Do not be afraid for God is with you. In the midst of the storm, we need to understand that God is still in control. No matter what happens there is hope in God. Have faith in God… if God is on the throne of your life then why are you panicking for? God is watching over us.

There is no reason for you to be fighting people and just go crazy. Trust and believe. That’s is all you need and of course everything else that you need for this hurricane. You are losing your mind while everyone else is calm. Some people saying it’s nothing that we not going to get hit but God knows and he sees.

Don’t be afraid.. if we all came together as a nation under God and pray for those who are experiencing the worse right now as of this moment and pray for those who have not yet experience the hurricane. It’s not right that we are just chilling while others are getting their homes destroyed when we could of been praying for those who are losing loved ones.

In the eye of the storm be still and know that he is God, who can make all things better. He can take away this storm but he knows why this is happening. We need to keep our faith firm through it all. No matter where you are as of this moment keep praying. I know some of us may lose something but have faith. Never stop praying.

Don’t Be Defined by this World

Should the world define who you are? Why would you let the world define you?

A lot of times people tend to let the world choose what they should do or how should they live their life. You should not let the world define who you are if you don’t know who you are. Why run to the world if you can’t decide how to live? The world doesn’t control your life. Your identity is not found in this world but your identity is found in God.

God knows you better than you know yourself. For he is the creator of this universe. I know some of you may disagree with me on this but take a moment to think about it first.   Let me ask you this…. should the world tell you how to be you? In my opinion, if you let the world define who you are then you won’t know who you are in Christ. The world doesn’t know your identity. If you let the world define who you are then how would you know your identity in Christ?

The world cannot tell you who you are if you don’t even who you are. Sometimes people let the world define who they are because they want to feel like their somebody. They want to feel like that they have a purpose in life. They want the world to make them feel like they are wanted but did you know if you let the world define who you are that it can be taken advantage of? You are who God says you are can no one tell you anything else besides what God says.

Your identity is not found in this world it is found in God and God alone. Don’t let this world make you think less of yourself nor highly of yourself. Just know that you do have a purpose in life, you are wanted by God, you are somebody, and most importantly ask God who you are in Christ. YOU are a child of God, YOU will be successful, YOU will make through the storm!!! DON’T be define by this world; let GOD define who you are.

The Grace of God

What does Gods grace mean to you?

Gods grace is deeper than the sea. His grace is bigger than all of the oceans, rivers, and sea put together. No one can compare their grace to Gods grace because Gods grace is far more than just blessings. God shows us favor, kindness, love and mercy.

  Grace is greater than sin. You can sin your whole entire life but just remember that grace wins every time. Gods grace reaches far beyond the highest star, goes deeper than the deep blue sea. When you feel like there is no hope left, or you feel like a complete failure Gods grace will restore that hope that was lost.

Whether you are in a situation where you want to throw in the towel or just give up, in the midst of all the chaos Gods grace will help you get through what your dealing with. God shows us favor, kindness, mercy, love, and blessings. I mean Gods grace shows us more than what I just listed but that is how big Gods grace is.

Gods grace is speechless. Think about all the things that you have been through, think about how you got through them, and who brought you out of it. Now do not tell that God did not show you favor or mercy. Gods grace is amazing. Gods grace is love. You see the grace of God everyday, you experience his amazing grace by living to see another, breathing, getting that job or the promotion you always wanted.

God shows his grace even though we still sin every day of our lives. Especially when we do not want to listen to him, he shows his grace upon us. Gods grace is enough. That is all we need. GRACE WINS EVERY TIME!!!!!