Sometimes You’ve Got to Lose to Win!

Isn’t it amazing that life’s journeys will make it look like you have lost so much? Isn’t it mind-blowing how losses occur in one’s life that makes it look like your situation is hopeless only to realize that the losses helped you come to a point of realization of your worth; of your purpose; of your strength and true identity?

I find it to be absolutely amazing how the losses come to help us redefine the true meaning of our existence; the true meaning of our purpose.

Yes, sometimes one has to lose to win in life.

Hindsight is often stated as being 20/20. It’s in the losses, or perceived losses, the life’s lessons learned the hard way that we come to the point where we have many “aha” moments and realize that these things that came upon us didn’t come to destroy us but rather to teach us; a part of the maturation process. There is a scripture in the bible that states we are to count it all joy when we go through the various trials. Well here it is for your reading pleasure:

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4

If you’re at a point in your life where it looks like the gates of hell have come against you; that no matter what you try to do the opposition continues to come; count it all joy. These tests and trials did not come to destroy you but rather to help build you; to perfect you.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8

After going through the losses, seek the wisdom you need to move forward. Get still. The above referenced scripture tells us where to get it. Ask IN FAITH for the help that you need from the Giver and the One who can provide the answers you need and DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT be double-minded. You see what the scripture states about a double-minded man.

The losses have come, the lessons learned, now it’s time to win.

Sometimes you’ve got to lose to win. In all honesty, you never really lost anything. You were winning from the start.

Just a little something to think about.


Below is an excerpt from my upcoming book: To God be the Glory–The Manifested Glory of God: The Breakthrough from the chapter “Life’s Lessons Learned the Hard Way”

Life’s Lesson Learned On a Road Trip

Wow, you can get a life lesson anywhere! Isn’t that awesome?

Well let me share another life’s lesson learned while taking a road trip. So here goes…

I was traveling from Carson, CA to Oceanside, CA which is normally about an hour and a half to a two hour drive. I’m traveling the 405 freeway to the 5. At first, traffic was flowing smoothly and 65 mph was a breeze. Then later traffic came to almost a standstill. For the sake of sharing this story let’s just say the first 30 – 45 minutes was smooth sailing. The next 30 minutes or so traffic was at about 10 mph as the freeway was congested with travelers heading to their various destinations during the holiday weekend.

After about 20 minutes in the snail-paced traffic, driving at 10 mph, I thought “I should turn back. This is ridiculous.” Then a thought occurred to me…”You’re actually closer to your destination and to turn back now would be insane. There are more miles behind you than left to go.” Are you feeling me yet?

Traffic starts to flow again and I’m happy. But then, guess what? It slows down again. Bummer! Ouch! But this time instead of thinking about turning back, I took in the sights. I watched people in the ocean on boats. I saw people pulling over and taking selfies to include them and the ocean view. I watched military men along the side of the road in tanks. I saw the mountains and I really began to enjoy the journey. And then, guess what? Traffic picks up again and I sail right on into Oceanside without a hiccup.

Isn’t that how life goes? We start off on a journey and it’s full speed ahead. We sing—Ain’t No Stopping Us Now! But then a curveball is thrown. Maybe it’s a sickness, a job loss, the death of a loved one, a child in trouble, the list goes on and on…and we come to almost a complete standstill.

Once the crisis is over, we go back in pursuit of our intended destination—dreams, goals, visions, and we creep along. We pick up momentum and get back in the swing of things. We’ve gotten our groove back and we launch full speed ahead only to have another curveball thrown at us. Incredible!

Most times when these distractions or I’ll say when life shows up, we get frustrated, upset, whine, complain and ask that question that so many of us ask—Why me? But why not you or me for that matter? We know the same things that can happen to others and do happen to others can happen to us. So why the question? I just say it’s human nature and rhetorical in nature but nevertheless we ask it.

The next time you’ve set out on a goal to launch a business, lose weight, become debt free, get a degree, grow and have a closer relationship with God, grow and have a closer relationship with family, to give up an addictive habit, I challenge you to remember that no one is immune to life’s happening and even though things don’t happen as we wish they would, if you get back on track after the hiccup, you will accomplish your intended goal, vision, and/or dream.

And lastly, sometimes these things teach us we might need to make some course adjustments or allow us the opportunity to really reflect to see if what we’re pursuing is actually what we really want. So take life in stride. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself and know that these things will happen. Delayed but not denied.

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Sitting on the sidelines wondering when is it going to be your time? Pacing the floor, asking yourself the same question over and over again–“When will my time come?” Well, I’ve got great news for you. Your time has come! Yes, you heard me right–IT IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

You’ve sat on the sidelines long enough watching the various players progress as they consistently, persistently pursued their purpose with passion. You’ve positioned and repositioned yourself; yet nothing has happened. I’ve got even greater news for you: I truly believe God wants YOU TO KNOW that it’s YOUR TIME to shine! Now is the set time!

So you ask the questions–“How do I?” “What can I do differently to really begin to shine?” “Lord, I’ve tried and tried and cried and cried.” Glad you asked. Silence those tears. Announce to the world that you’ve cried your last tear and move forward!

You’re probably thinking about now that you launched out and didn’t catch one single thing but possibly headache after headache. Oh yeah, and heartache after heartache. You’ve been pregnant a lot longer than 9 months: It’s been more like 9, 10, 11, 12 or more years. Cast your nets again and launch out into the deep.

How do you start to shine? Always begin with prayer asking for guidance and direction. Once you get that from on High, plow into it with such tenacity and determination that anyone that gets in your way has no choice but to move out of your way or get run over. It’s that serious!

Remember the song–If you can’t help me, please don’t stop me. Move out of my way. Don’t try to block me. I’ve got a race to run and I’m running it by faith. At the finishing line, I’ll see God’s face.

Run your race!

Think of a football game or better yet a race. Opposing teams/runners playing/running against each other, each with only one thought–We are here to WIN this game. We know that one will win and the other will lose BUT does that stop either team/runner from giving it their absolute best until the end? No, and neither should you. Remember you are in it to win it and win it you will!

Get up, dust yourself off, get passionate about your purpose, your goals, visions, and dreams. Get your fire back! You are not a wimp but rather someone handpicked, chosen and called for such a time as this. Own it!

Go outside your comfort zone. Get with people that are moving in the direction you aspire to go. In doing so, not only will you be blessed but your nets will burst causing blessings to go out to many others.

It is my sincere prayer that when we meet face-to-face, we are shining so brightly and the blessings are overflowing.



Luke 5 King James Version (KJV)

And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:

Proverbs 22:6King James Version (KJV)

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

“Is this really my child? I just cannot believe that my child, the gift you’ve given me, is behaving like this! Lord, this child has gone stark-raving mad!”

It’s time for some real talk here. Yes, I see the numerous posts on Facebook and other social media sites praising and talking about how wonderful our children are; how proud we are of them. Can we get real for a moment? I have to keep it 100%.

Are there times when you, like me, look at that wonderful child and question if they really are yours? I know I have and I’ve asked the question many times–Am I your mother?

Proverbs tells us to train up a child in the way he should go AND when he is OLD, he will not depart from it. And we teach, and we train, and we encourage, and we motivate, and we continue the process year after year YET the teen or young adult years hit and BOOM! Who is this child we sometimes wonder?

I have read, re-read the above scripture many times and I’ve come to the conclusion that the B part is very significant as it relates to our children’s future. …And when he is OLD! So honestly, what does that mean? I’ll give your my perspective on this.

Oftentimes we, as parents, have instilled in our children morals and values to live by–but they stray. We shake our heads in disbelief, sometimes want to disown them, can’t believe the dumb things that they do. Peer pressure is so real and our children see us (as many of us did with our parents) as old fogeys having only one desire–to deprive them of having fun, not realizing that we at one point were young and some of us–very foolish. We, again or some of us, tried the same tricks that the young seem to think they invented. Been there, done that, and even got the hat and t-shirt.

Wisdom often comes with aging. As a parent it hurts like the dickens to see our children go through some things in life that had they really listened, they would not have to go through. Yeah, some of us can be hard-headed, stubborn and determined to do it our way. We learn one of two ways–by listening to those that have gone before and gleaning from them or hitting a lot of bumps and bruises by having it our way. I’m talking about our young but don’t holler if I am hitting you, as a parent, as well.

Is there hope? Indeed!

Wherein lies this hope? How do I not give up completely on my child and believe that he or she will come to themselves like the prodigal son? Or have a Damascus experience, like Paul? The answer is simple: keep praying, keep trusting God, keep believing, keep fasting, keep encouraging, keep standing in the gap on their behalf and one day you will see it all turn around. There is hope!

Just like our parents shook their heads in disbelief at our silliness and I’m sure wondered if we would make it; shake your head but never give up on that wayward child. I’m reminded of many in the bible who were headed in the wrong direction and how God turned their lives around. It ain’t over until God says it’s over!

And never, ever let anyone, even well-meaning folks, tell you your child won’t make it or it’s too late for him or her or they’ve messed up too bad to turn their lives around. Stand on the Word and say thank you but no thank you! With man it’s impossible but with God absolutely nothing is impossible.

We don’t have to go to the bible alone: we can look at many that God is using mightily for kingdom building that were once ex-addicts, ex-adulterers, ex-felons, ex-alcoholics, ex something’s. The scripture tells us that God takes the foolish things of the world and confound the wise. He did it with me and He’ll do it with them…if they are willing and obedient.

So the next time you look at that mirror-image of you and wonder if they’re really yours, just begin to thank God for the gift He’s given you and praise Him in advance for their healing and deliverance and restoration of sight. Luke 4:18 says that God has sent us to preach the gospel to the poor; to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

As we daily go about doing our many tasks scratching items off of our to-do list, let us not forget that we are all ministers and while praying for the world, let our prayers begin first and foremost with our gifts God has given us.

Psalm 127:3New Living Translation (NLT)

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.

Sometimes our focus is on all of the many negative things taking place in our lives, our communities, our country and yes, we should think on these things. We cannot and should not bury our heads in the sand as if none of this is taking place. These, however, should not be our primary focus day in and day out. Scripture tells us we should give thanks in everything and offer up the sacrifice of praise. We’ve all heard the saying–“When the praises go up, blessings come down”. Well it’s true, but that does not mean that we won’t have various trials and evil running rampant in this world. Satan is real BUT God has all power.

Perhaps when we change from mumbling, grumbling and complaining about all of the wrongs, and start giving thanks for the good, and praising God in spite of–perhaps then we’ll start to see more positive changes taking place.

Today, I want to focus on some of the things I have to be thankful for. You may be able to relate to many of them. If you are still breathing you will be able to relate to many of them.

Today Father I thank you for–

  • Life, health, and strength
  • Having great family members and friends
  • A roof over my head, food to eat and clothes to wear
  • The activities of my limbs
  • Making a way when there appeared to be no way
  • Loving & caring for me when it seems no one else did
  • Being my BFF
  • Being the best Father one could ever ask for
  • Putting the right people in my path to accomplish Your purpose for my life and removing all of the wrong ones
  • Leading, guiding, and directing me
  • Great business relationships and partnerships
  • Disappointment with business relationships
  • The abusive relationships endured
  • A great job working with great people that affords me the opportunity to help many
  • Being Jehovah-jireh, my provider
  • Watching over my family members & loved ones & supplying their needs as only You can
  • Blessing me to be a blessing to many
  • Allowing me to go through the  hurts and pains in preparation to minister to the masses
  • Turning my messes into my messages
  • Humbling me to elevate You
  • Every evil word or deed–they only helped to make me stronger
  • Everyone who walked away
  • Everyone who stayed and helped in any way at all
  • Restoring my mind
  • Restoring relationships
  • Restoring finances
  • Losses too numerable to list
  • Failed marriages
  • Planting seeds for businesses and ministries to help myself, others and glorify You
  • Placing various teachers, coaches, mentors, cheerleaders, volunteers, team players and yes, even the naysayers in my life

For this and so much more, I say THANK YOU and for this I give YOU PRAISE!

Now, don’t just look at my list, create your own. Focus on God and His goodness. Take the focus off of all of your problems but your Problem Fixer and watch Him do amazing things in your life.

As the songwriter wrote…For every mountain You brought me over. For every trial You’ve seen me through. For every blessing…Hallelujah…for this I give You praise!

My challenge to you is to take each letter of the alphabet, starting with A working your way to Z, and create a Thank You list to God. Write it, read it daily, add to it as often as you want and watch what God does for you, in you and through you. You’ll see blessings in many things you initially perceived to be negative. God alone can turn negatives into positives. Trust, believe and thank Him in advance.


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Peeling Back The Layers

Peeling Back The Layers

When preparing some of my favorite dishes I find that I often use onions quite a bit in my entrees. For those of you that know me, you know cooking is not something I do often. However, on those rare occasions that I do, I love the taste and flavor that onions add to certain dishes. The aroma when cooking, the taste…ah, appetizing!

As I peel back the layers of the onions I find tears start to flow from my eyes. (I know this doesn’t happen to everyone as some have mastered peeling onions but it does for me) Knowing the finished dish is well worth the tears, I continue to peel, and tears continue to flow until I’m finished with the onion. And I take those peeled, chopped, and/or diced pieces and add them to my dish. Voila! I have a masterpiece when done.

In life, as God is peeling back layers, don’t you find that there are many times we find ourselves crying, sobbing, weeping? Each layer, although we know in the end will be beneficial to our maturation, peels off some unwanted issues and some we’ve dealt with for years, and causes tears to flow.

Imagine that God is ridding you of toxic relationships, helping you to become a better steward over the resources He’s given you, teaching you how to really love yourself (something you never knew how to do), eliminating your people-pleasing lifestyle, ridding you of long-held addictions…He peels away one layer at a time and often it takes years of peeling to get us where He wants us.

Now, think on the fact that just maybe you’ve lived with these for many years and actually thought you were on the right track. Oh the pain of eliminating the old and embracing the new. “Can’t You peel away all the layers at one time Lord? This hurts so much!”  Keep in mind it’s oftentimes taken years for you to develop these issues.  Just like it’s taken years to learn the old, it often takes years to unlearn and re-learn the new. (I know, I know, we see the light and we want all these layers to drop off now. Not gonna happen.) It’s a process.

It’s amazing to me how we go about life thinking that our way of doing things is the right way only to realize later that we were wrong on so many levels. After all, we are a product of our environment and unfortunately some of the things we learned were not the right things. No disrespect to parents and others as I know that all did the best they could and taught as best as they could.

It did not surprise nor does it surprise God but it sure does surprise the heck out of some of us.

Well, I have a word for you; though it hurts (and Oh my God it will), go through the process knowing that in the end it is all working together for your good. And once you’ve learned or gone through the peeling process, go back and teach someone else. Hopefully they’ll listen and learn. “When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” Dr. Maya Angelou

Luke 22:31-33 KJV

31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.

“Whew! Today I have to get dressed. What will I wear? Will it be the red dress or the black one? And what shoes and accessories will I wear? What about my handbag? So many decisions…just too many doggone decisions.”  Does this sound like you in the morning? Or perhaps you prepare your outfits for work, school, or that special event the day before or even days beforehand. This is really a chore sometimes and if you’re a lady you know what I’m talking about. But let’s keep first things first to ensure each day we are properly dressed and prepared for the days journey. You might ask: What do you mean? I’ve laid out all of my clothing so what else is left to do? Glad you asked. Allow me to tell you.

Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

As you are preparing for each new day that God gifts you with, make sure you are properly dressed for the day. Not just the outfit and accessories but make sure you’re covered to prepare and protect yourselves against the wiles or attacks of the enemy. Yeah, the clothing…that’s nice and all but the main way to ensure we are appropriately dressed for the day is through ensuring we’ve read or listened to our word, meditated on the word, offered up praise and thanksgiving to God and then and only then are we appropriately dressed to deal with the issues of the day.

Get dressed and make the best of today TODAY!


I have a little exercise for you to do. Sit back, relax, close your eyes and take a trip down memory lane. Think back to when you were a child– carefree, optimistic and believing that you could do anything you want and be anything you wanted to be. Can you see it? Can you see yourself as that child full of hope? You were happy and felt you could conquer the world. It was yours for the taking.

Now I want you to remember what it was you dreamed of and why it was so important to you.  Remember the excitement you felt. When asked by your parents or elementary school teacher what is it you want to be and do when you grow up; you excitedly raised your hand and responded “I want to _____________________ (you fill in the blanks)”.  And then someone, although well-meaning, told you to be more realistic. You were told that due to your family background, your race, your level of  (their perceived) intelligence or learning disability, that you should set your sights on something more suitable for you. That person shattered your hopes and dreams and put doubt into your mind as to your capabilities. And then, you decided instead of pursuing your vision and dreams you would settle for something safer, something more suitable for you as defined by them. And the magic was lost. The excitement gone.  You were a child and easily impressionable by the loving, caring parents and teachers. After all, they had your best interest at heart. They didn’t want you to set yourself up for failure. Although well-meaning they unknowingly did just that when they placed the doubt in your mind and gave you all of the reasons why you could not achieve your dream of becoming a doctor, a lawyer, a successful entrepreneur, a judge, whatever.

You grow up and become an adult and your entire life has been shaped by those words you heard early on. Unknowingly you have fed yourself those lines year after year after year to the point to where this has become your truth. You’ve replayed the scene(s) over and over again and when you dared to step outside of the box and actually pursue an old dream, you find yourself returning to the voices from long ago and retreating to what is familiar, to what is safe. And you live life based on your perceived limitations.

Today I have some good news for you and it is this–It Is Time for You To S.O.A.R.!  It is time for you to reconnect to the child within and start to believe as you did when you were younger–that you CAN pursue your purpose with passion and succeed in being and doing whatever it is you desire to do. S.O.A.R. is an acronym that I use in my book, Pursuing Your Purpose With Passion, which stands for Seeing Over Average Results. In Shawn Anderson’s book, SOAR to the Top, SOAR stands for Seeing, Organizing, Acting and Rejecting. Shawn encourages the readers to rise above the crowd and fly away to your dream. In my book, I encourage readers to identify their purpose and once done, apply the “PPP’s”–praying, planning, preparing, partnering, patience and obtain the promise or manifestation of whatever it is they pursue. In essence, although different wording was used, we both encourage you to FLY!

I saw a post that stated FLY is First Love Yourself. Awesome isn’t it? First Love Yourself by becoming and being the best you that you can be and SOARing!

You were not created to be mediocre. You were placed here to fully utilize your gifts for such a time as this. You are gifted, talented, anointed, and appointed. You have what it takes inside of you to make it happen. You can do it!

Greatness is the destiny for many BUT it only comes when one starts to believe, to really believe, in God first and in themselves. One of my favorite scriptures is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. I can and so can you.

I encourage you to do the exercise, seriously reconnect with your inner child, think about what you are passionate about, what you believe to be your calling or assignment and once done, go for it. Refuse to listen to that voice that tells you you’re not good enough. Tell that voice that tells you you’re not smart enough to shut up. When the voices from the past (and possibly some you’ve heard more recently that seems to reinforce the earlier voices) try to tell you what you’re not, tell it that you will no longer listen to the lies. Stick your chest out, study like you’ve never studied before and do what you’ve only dreamt of and watch your life take you on levels you’ve only dreamed of in the past. Watch as you begin to SOAR. Watch how God moves mightily and rewards your efforts. I dare you to do it!

One final word–In AA and Al-Anon and other support groups, they tell a person in order to make whatever changes lasting ones, you need to change playmates and playgrounds. You cannot hang out with the same people and expect to achieve or pursue your purpose. Get with like-minded people. Stay in the company of like-minded people. Remove yourself from the naysayers. Run as fast as you can from the drainers. You know who they are. Sometimes you just have to lose some weight. It may hurt…it will hurt but the benefits will outweigh the hurts and if done in the right spirit, you may have an opportunity to circle back and pick them up…later. This is about YOU! This is about YOUR being the person that God wants you to be. This is not about being selfish but rather putting things in proper perspective.

Take the challenge. Again, I dare you to. Guess what will happen? You’ll be happier and lead a more rewarding and fulfilling life. You will most likely be able to bless many others by your obedience. You will be successful. You will succeed!


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I Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

I Corinthians 7:7 For I would that all men were even as myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

As humans, we are not infallible, however, we have a High Priest that will pick us up each and every time we fall. We’ve made the mistake of abdicating our responsibilities for our salvation, our families, our children, our finances, our relationships, and our visions and dreams to do all God has placed in us, to others. It is time to stir up the gifts God has placed inside each of us becoming responsible for our own destiny.

Do “it” fearless. Do “it” with faith all the way. Do “it” one day at a time. Just do it…whatever “it” may be in your life and in this season. You do know the “its” are subject to change as seasons change so just go ahead and do “it”.

Although seasons change, your gifts remain the same. And as you change from glory to glory, as God stirs up and places His anointing and greater desires within you to utilize the gifts, be bold and courageous and JUST DO IT!

Sometimes we feel like we’re ill-fitted, not qualified to do it. Not so. Whatever God has placed inside you, He has equipped and prepared you to do the job. If He’s given it to you, you are well able to accomplish it.

For all intents and purposes, we are the eyes, hands, ears, feet and mouthpiece for God. He gave these to us to use for His glory–for kingdom building. Use them!

Your gift may be different than that of another. Don’t hate on someone for the gift they have. Use yours! Every man has his proper gift of God. There’s no room for competition, envy, jealousy…this is about collaboration and completion…for His glory!

As an example, you manage a business that consists of you, the manager, a secretary and two sales people. You have clients/customers that take advantage of the services you offer.  You own the business so you hire a cleaning crew to keep it nice and tidy. Who’s the most important person in the company? You might think the manager or perhaps it’s the customer but in all honesty each of them are equally important as they each use their individual gifts to help the company run smoothly. One cannot operate efficiently without the other. That should keep us humble knowing that we are all a part of a big puzzle with each person’s gift creating the completion of the puzzle.

Remember the word says, your gift will make room for you and bring you before great men. Your gifts are for you, but more importantly, operating in and using the gifts God has given you will touch and benefit the lives of many others. Your gifts and talents are not just for you. Don’t allow your passivity, procrastination or fear to cause not only you to miss out on great blessings from God but also delays the blessings of others.

Be courageous! God has not given us a spirit of fear. Let go of anything holding you back. Stir it up, stir it up!

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Have you found yourself indecisive as to which road to take? Are you at a crossroad in life now, knowing that what has been no longer works, and maybe you’re a bit afraid of the future? Do you have visions and dreams inside you just screaming, begging, pleading,  trying to get out, yet you continue to hold onto that that is familiar?  After all, it’s safe, right? Frustrated daily because you just know in your heart you should be walking in your vision.  The delay in your goals, visions, and dreams manifesting could be due to the Di-vision within you and possibly the people you’ve brought into your vision;  the fear of leaving the familiar and stepping into the new.

“What if I make a decision and find that I was wrong? What if I step out and it doesn’t work? What if I fail? What if I make a decision that negatively impacts my family and myself as I pursue the unfamiliar?” Well, let me ask you just one more “what if”. “What if you’re successful beyond your wildest dreams by stepping out and pursuing the dreams God has placed inside you?”

The bible clearly tells us to write the vision and make it plain.  In doing this we also have to work the vision. Faith without works is dead and we cannot hold two opinions or have division within if we are ever to accomplish our God-given visions/assignments. These visions are usually a blessing to not only us but so many others. The fear of letting go of what was…the fear of moving into the unfamiliar…the desire to KNOW that it’s all going to work out…all of these keep us from moving into the manifestations of our visions. We want to KNOW! The truth is, we will never know. It is a faith walk.

I personally have been challenged as I know what I desire to do, and believe from the bottom of my heart that I am well able to do, however, yes there’s that however, I often wish I had a crystal ball and could see into the future and know that it will all work out. Can I share something with you, even though I consider myself a person of great faith and have done many things that others would not even attempt; in order to go to the next level I have a huge decision to make. And yes, I admit it, there is some fear or apprehension regarding this decision. And yes, I know God has not given us a spirit of fear and it’s time to trust and launch out into the deep.

You might ask–“How can there be fear in this professed woman of God?” I’ll answer that, I stepped out before, left a stable job, and after some years of enduring hardships realized it wasn’t time. And no, I do not want to make the same mistake again. My family and I suffered tremendously! So yes, there is some uneasiness. I cannot lie.

The bible says so much about pursuing what God has placed within us like…he who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is not worthy of the kingdom of God…a double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways…how long will you waver between two opinions…can two walk together except they agree? (sometimes the two in agreement are you and God)…the list goes on and on.

The choice is yours to make. Will you choose faith (not foolishness) or fear? Have you prayed, studied, planned, partnered and prepared yourself for the journey ahead? Are you hungry for it? Then the only decision I can make as well as encourage you to do is to GO FOR IT! Do not allow the Di-Vision in your mind cause you to miss out on your Vision for your life.

Has a solid foundation been laid? Okay so there’s nothing to do but to move forward. One word of advice–as you move forward, associate with those that are just as hungry for it as you are. Otherwise you are carrying dead weight.  A house (business/ministry/etc.) divided against itself shall not stand. This is your vision! So get with ONLY those that are just as ready and hungry as you are.

Di-Vision derails and delays the Vision. Don’t allow it to not another day!

Take the risk!




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