What’s Roaring

What a beautiful event today at “She Roars”, hosted by Evangelist Claudia Morales. It was amazing.  It felt so good to be there.  And I felt so good. So positive. So energetic again.  There was life in me today for real! I was super happy and just being the better version of me that I know exists!

I think that is what is roaring inside me the most.

Wow –because for how long am I going to be quiet?  How long am I going to be silenced?  How long should I be in a state of isolation against myself?

The message today brought so much insight.  Even after once again receiving not so good news.  I was happy.  I was good. I was in an atmosphere that was roaring!

And I asked myself –what is really roaring?

It’s when the enemy of our soul is telling us that maybe if we were something else we’d be accepted.  Maybe if we lost some weight we’d be accepted.  Maybe if we were looking a certain way, we’d be accepted.  Maybe if we tried a little better here and there we would be accepted.  Or perhaps if we didn’t make so many mistakes –oh yeah! We’d be accepted!

BY WHO!!!????

That is what is roaring the loudest! Just like Pastor Kim Pothier [Real Talk Kim] spoke today.  The four things that steal our roar –our territory –our identity!

  1. Negativity
  2. Self-Doubt
  3. Fear
  4. Procrastination

Yup–Yup–Yup and YUP! That would be it in a nutshell! Because I have done all those things and if not more.  To think that we don’t really matter when we are everything to Him! We are everything that He made us to be and that is so great. We can do everything that we put our hearts to do and what we have been created to do.

It just sucks when the things that have been roaring the most have been your own negative mindset.  When you have allowed yourself to be plagued by so much self-doubt.  The moments when you have allowed fear to snuff you out!!! When you have procrastinated because you thought you weren’t ready or good enough or much compared to everyone else! Oh come on! Those roars have been trying to tear you down mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

That roar was stopping you and not helping you. We have allowed all those things to take territory.  Now we need to regain the control back! We need to quit magnifying every weakness, every lie, every thing that tries to attach itself to the womb of our spirit that has brought hindrance!

Now I am not an animal, not a lion, not an eagle, not a bear, not a dog, and not any pet.  I am also not a victim! I am a victor and certainly way more than a conqueror!

What I do know is that I am a powerful and mighty woman of God! A woman of virtue.  I am a woman of the Word.  Because no matter what happens –I get back up some how and some way which is THROUGH God.  I can no longer allow the roars of negativity, self-doubt, fear or procrastination to take territory.  I have to allow the power of His Word to dominate in every way!!!

Thanks for being real –women! AND the men that showed up to support.  It was beautiful. He’s working. And the “what” that roars the loudest is written.

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Ephesians 3:20 MSG

Women! We need to rise up! We cannot be silent anymore! We are the storm! We need to live! We need to get up! We MUST move forward! Because everything we need is already within us. ❤

With Love,


About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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