Dare to Be Different


I used to be called different all the time growing up and would really get offended by it.  Why you talk like that?  Why you act like that?  Why you do this? Why you do that?  It offended me because I didn’t understand how I was different.  Then of course as I got older I began to realize that the reality is, nine times out of ten everyone has a diverse perception of what ordinary is.   I was different because I was supposed to be.  We’ve got to stop trying to put people in a box.  Everyone else will not conform to your little container of what you think is right or wrong or how you think it should be done.  On that note, I’d also like to add, we have to learn to respect one another’s differences.  We are all unique and special in our own way, so learn to embrace it.  It is so sad now how our kids and even some adults look at so-called “celebrities” and mimic what they see.  Why?  They put their pants on one leg at a time just like you.  Instead of trying to fit in, you set the standard.

The bible says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.  If you know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, why not accept you?  Don’t try to fit in and conform to what everyone else is doing.  Some folks just won’t be able to handle you and that’s fine.  Keep it moving.  If they talk about you, so what.  I look at it like this, haters are confirmation to me that I am doing the right thing. So when they talk, I think of it as a compliment.  Their negative words push me even further along my journey.  Look at Jesus.  Think about how they talked about Him and treated Him because He was different.   We are created in the image of God and are to have the mind of Christ, so if He went through you better believe you will too.

Follow the crown and not the crowd.  Jesus wasn’t trying to be like everyone else.  He came to show people a new way of life.  As you proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, there is no way you will be able to do so acting like everyone else.  The more I get to know me and love me, the more I realize just how different I am and I love it.  I have come to realize that there will never be another me, ever.  Likewise, there will never be another you, ever.  I am here to encourage you today to be different, I dare you.  Be the greatest irreplaceable, exceptional, matchless you that you can be.  Embrace you.  Adore you.  Love you, cause God sure does.   #iDeclare #daretobedifferent



Father God in the name of Jesus, I come thanking you for making me to be a unique individual.  I decree and declare that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  I will not try to be like anyone else.  I will love me, and love who you created me to be at all times.  I will not conform to this world, but I will be transformed by a renewing of my mind in Christ Jesus.  Thank you God for all the naysayers, for I know they are confirmation that I am doing the right thing.  In Jesus Name, Amen.


Scripture Readings:

Psalms 139:14 NLT “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it.

Romans 12:2 NLT “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

He Already Knows


Something I’ve been thinking about today and wanted to share.  When a problem arises in our life, we have to remember that God already had a plan for our breakthrough and victory over the situation prior to it ever happening. He is all-seeing and all-knowing, which means He is never surprised when the enemy attacks.  Although you may feel caught off guard or taken back by the present situation, this is not so for God.  He is never shocked or surprised trying to figure out what to do to help His children.  As humans, a lot of times we get so caught up in our feelings or emotions, when we shouldn’t.  Instead we have to get up, shake the dust off our feet, and do our part.  I will reiterate, DO OUR PART.  Let God do the ‘super’ and you do the ‘natural’.  No matter what the situation is, we must never lose focus.  If we focus on God and not the problem, we will see that He is so much bigger.  How do we focus on God???  We worship Him, we praise Him, we love on Him, we serve Him with a spirit of obedience, we spend time with Him and while doing this we will begin to see the manifestation of His solution.  This will also allow us to be in tune with His spirit so we can hear from Him clearly as He gives guidance and direction on how to move forward.

The element of surprise can be a good thing, but it can also be a bad thing.  I remember one situation that took place in my life that really shocked me.  I know that people can be so fickle at times, which is why for a vast majority of my life I have kept to myself, but every know and then I let people in.  This particular person did something that really shocked me and I remember when it happened, I prayed and asked God to never let me experience that again.  I asked Him to quicken my spirit and help me increase my discernment so that I won’t be caught off guard like that ever again.  I do believe that He heard my prayer because since then, I can honestly say that I haven’t felt that way.  Not to say that people haven’t done crazy things, but God has always prepared me both mentally and spiritually on how to deal.  And I believe that He will continue to do just that.

That being said, I’d like to end on this note…You will never be an exceptional person if you continue to combat only ordinary battles. Everything you are going through, surprise or no surprise, is making you stronger and EXCEPTIONALLY into the unique, distinctive individual that God created you to be. #iDeclare #Healreadyknows


Heavenly Father, I thank you for this day.  I come thanking you God because I do believe that you already know everything that has happened, is happening and will happen in my life.  I trust in you and I decree and declare that from now on, I will do my part.  I can do nothing without you however, so please God take my hand and lead me.  Don’t ever allow the enemy to surprise me or catch me off guard.  Help me to be in tune with your spirit and increase my discernment.  Thank you for hearing my prayer Lord.  In Jesus name, Amen.


Job 28:24 ESV “For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.”

1 John 5:4 NAS “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world– our faith.”