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Cut the Noise

  
The journey is all about learning to trust the still small voice inside of you that was sent to help you in your time of need and provide guidance every single day. But this world is so loud and filled with so many distractions that we don’t even know how to recognize that voice when it’s speaking to us. 

It’s time to eliminate the noise in your life and take some time to get quiet and JUST BE STILL! This is one way we can begin to uncover what’s been buried inside of us and begin to LIVE with TRUE PURPOSE!!!!

  

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Why are humans so d*** hard headed?!?!

Sorry…but not sorry. Do you ever get tired of being tired about something? Usually, that’s the tipping point for many of us when we finally decide to make a change. Whether that change is to eat better, get to work on time, wash the dishes or clean up our drawers…and yes I meant “underwear” – this is no time to act boujee ya’ll! Lol!

Seriously, how many times does it take you to hear something before you finally get it? Why must we get to this breaking point each and every time before we realize that stuff ain’t right and its time to make a change. Am I little on edge at the moment…YES! I apologize…but stay with me cause I’m going somewhere. Continue reading

Be Encouraged

T.G.I.F.!!!!

This was a rough week. Honestly, I wanted to stay locked in my bedroom for more than half this week. Didn’t feel like working, planning, meeting, writing, talking or doing much of anything. I think we all run into those moments every now and then when the weight of the world falls upon our shoulders and its simply just too much. Its so easy to give in to those feelings – click on Netflix & CHILL and stuff your face with pizza/tacos/few burgers/a couple glasses of red wine…ooops, have I revealed too much? LOL!

But even in the midst of my self entitled ‘pity party’, I was gently reminded of how important it is for us to KEEP GOING and to REMAIN STEADFAST when we really feel like giving up or giving in. Don’t get me wrong, take a moment if you need to take a moment. But make sure you get back in the game. An idle mind is the devil’s playground and you would be surprised what he can do when we allow self-doubt, anxiety, pity and worry to creep into our minds.

God blessed me with an opportunity to encourage four women this week despite what was going on inside of my own head. Here’s a brief snippet of one of those conversations.

Don’t give in and don’t give up, rather give in to HIM and give it all up to HIM to take care of you and the problems you’re facing right now. I believe in my heart that this year will be a year of breakthroughs but I also know that those breakthroughs won’t come easy and will come at a price. And if that price means you cry a little more, experience a little anxiety, realize your fears Β and wrestle with anger, then so be it because we know that God will always get the Glory in the end!

Now, the crazy thing is that when I sent that message I prefaced the text with a statement that ‘God had placed it on my heart to send a word of encouragement to you’ but in actuality, God was using that moment and my fellow sisters to encourage me at the same time. God can and will use you to bless others even in your times of struggle and will turn right around and bless you at the same time. This moment illustrates how important it is to allow yourself to be led by the spirit – that still small voice in your heart that is meant to guide you each and every day. No moment is too small for God to reveal himself to you. I was really hurting this week and had I truly given in to my ‘pity party’ (and I don’t use that term lightly) I would have missed an opportunity to experience God’s Grace and his gift of Peace that surpasses all understanding.

With that being said, Be Encouraged and Remain Steadfast no matter what you’re facing today or what you will have to face tomorrow. Choose to Believe and have Faith no matter what may happen! Know that you are Blessed and Highly Favored – HE will not fail you!!

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The Monster in the Closet

What are you afraid of?

This question has been floating around in my head for the past few months.

Something has been off in my life. Honestly, I’ve felt this way for quite some time but I’ve done my best to ignore the pain that was obviously eating me alive slowly but surely. You see, I believe before I sat down to write this post that I was on my way to a slow death. A bit dramatic…absolutely but I need you to understand the seriousness of what I know to be true.

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First things first. It’s been way too long since I posted on the blog. Seriously, last post was way back in October. *hangs head in shame*

Honestly, I probably have about 20 posts that I started and could never bring myself to finish. My life has literally been turned upside down. Emotional wall, slight depression, loss & grief; you name it – I’ve probably experienced it over these past few months. Let me tell you, the struggle of life is REAL! But that’s what this blog is all about. Its about being real and being transparent. So, here I am. Practicing what I preach. Living my truth and setting my soul free.

With that being said – I’m coming out the closet. Pause. Let me explain.Β  Continue reading