Hope everyone is able to safely enjoy the outdoors in this fantastic weather we are having. Went walking today up the parkway and didn’t get very far. Fully covered, masked, sort of prepared except I didn’t have my walking sneakers and socks on. By the first mile I already felt the blisters boiling. 😞But I kept on.
We did three miles at least. I will definitely be more prepared for next time! I need to listen. Even with the blisters, gotta keep moving. That’s just the way it is when things don’t always work out in your favor you have to walk it out anyway!!
Heard today by Stella Wariso on “Finding Hope in Community” instead of saying “Why Me“ say “Try Me!” In the face of our adversary & in the face of adversity. Stand encouraged.
As we are to be as bold as ever approaching outdoors. We can walk again. We can run again. We can laugh again. We can love again. We can work again. And lastly… we can succeed again & again & again! Just keep walking toward the goal.
God is taking stuff out and putting stuff in us. So that when we are out there again, we may still get bruised and blistered but we will keep going and growing —stronger than ever before. This is a great season for us to flourish! Inside & outside! Indoors & outdoors. Internally & externally. Internationally & domestically.
Time to bring what we have stored indoors —> OUT!! It is beautiful outdoors! So much opportunity! Let’s get it!! Let’s go!! Let’s try it!!!
“but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
“The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” Haggai 2:9
There are moments in our lives where we get a do over. Where we get to do things in a better way. We get a second chance to make this better. This is that moment. The moment is now. To improve our life, our walk, our journey, our story, our relationships, our time, our positions, our careers, our ministries… our EVERYTHING.
If this wasn’t such a wake up call for us, then I don’t know what else is. Time is running shorter and more perilous. The world is experiencing a rapid and aggressive pandemic with COVID-19. What do we do? What can we really do? All the advising, the business, the transactions, the work and progress to be productive now going to shreds in the life and health of people all over the world.
One of the the things I can say for myself and my family for 2020 is that we experienced a great reset. We know there is more to come. We were able to have a time of laughter, a time of joy, a time of fellowship and a time of renewal together. What an amazing month for us in Atlanta, GA this past February only to be brought on with a storm hitting us all.
I am so grateful that I did have this time to dance away the weeks that followed up to us exchanging real vows on Friday, February 21st 2020. So intimate, loving and special. I will never forget it. It was simply amazing. God gave us a second chance at this. I pray we keep moving forward in the best way ever as a unit, as a family and as a church. Only God. Only ALL of Him to just enhance our everyday IN the shaking.
We can do this again. We can do this in a better way. We can move forward and have an opportunity at a greater time of glory. I know things look bleak sometimes but hang tight and hang stronger than ever before. He only promises us good things if we take heed and follow after Him.
The next place for us WILL BE PEACE! We must. It is ours. We follow after it will all our heart, soul, mind and strength. It is time for us to move to the next level of love. The next level of faith and hope now more than ever.
Everything negative –pressure, challenges is all an opportunity for me to rise (higher).
For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again.
Proverbs 24:16 WEB
One week there is a major loss and the next is a major high as everyone joined to watch the Latina women shake their shelves on Super Bowl Sunday. The world was glued on both.
I did watch the opening of the Lakers game with my husband this past weekend too. The tribute was very touching. ❤ The game continued. So much news and everything comes and goes.
Now today we have to create our own sunshine. We have to be positive on what we have today. Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership. After having a tremendous first turnout for the Leadership Masterclass this weekend –today we decide to walk in this mindset!
We will give sharp focus towards our goals and not look in any other direction but ahead.
We decide what kind of life we really want and say no to everything else that isn’t that!
Progress is impossible without change –so we have to embrace CHANGE! We have to change what we do today if we want results! Anything is possible if we got enough nerve to step out and DO! We cannot become what we want by remaining where we are. Change is possible. If we change nothing then nothing changes. Simple.
Our old ways wont open NEW doors!
The key to our success is to start before we are ready! The truth of the matter is that most days we are never going to “feel” ready. We are not going to “feel” like anything and we cannot be governed by that. We will never grow where we are comfortable. It’s time to get moving no matter what.
This day is filled with possibilities and potential for us. What can we do today in preparation for tomorrow. The clock is ticking and we feel like we are running out of time –so much was wasted but we have to redeem it.
So let’s get strong –and let’s toughen up. Time to move past the petty so that we can get steady!
It’s November! And I can already sense so many of the blessings ready to be released. I am thankful for what God is doing in our midst! I see the blade.
“And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest as come.”
A M E N to that! I woke in the morning very early! Precisely 2am! I said in my mind as always, “God are You serious?!?”
Yes–He was very serious!
So I prayed… Lord may it be Your will. May it hit that sweet spot. You are my Defender, my Negotiator and the One that worked it up. Sealed the deal over my life. I feel like I am wrestling in the night watches like Jacob did with the angel, saying “I’m not going to leave until You bless me!” I can only keep praying the way I know how. Silently but deeply; contemplative, earnest and in great anticipation. I have my hope anchored in You, remove all doubt and distractions. Make it happen.
Amen … amen…. amen.
I see this late night tweet pop on my phone from Reverend Victor Adeyemi:
“This month, I pray that the hand of the Lord will rest upon you for GREAT EXPLOITS. You will walk in supernatural wisdom, strength and favor for your life and purpose!” Amen!!
Then I go back to sleep. Easy. Keep my peace.
I am waking up to breakfast now in another state away from home, work, church, hustle and bustle. And as hard as it was for us to get down here and drive through the storm, I’m so glad that I’m spending a four day weekend in this beautiful place called Charlottesville, Virginia￼. It’s sunny, cool and beautiful out here.
My heart is happy. I came off a three week journey in preparation for what’s next. More to come on that.