Solitary Confinement

Often times, we as humans tend to have a fear of loneliness or isolation.  What we seem to forget is that in Hebrews 13:5 the Lord our God has promised never to leave us nor forsake us.  Meaning, He’s always there.  The times when you feel like you are alone, that is the time when you need to draw closer to Him.  Speak to your heavenly father, tell Him how you feel and ask Him to reveal His presence to you.

Feeling lonely is not always a bad thing.  It allows you to evaluate yourself as a whole and learn what changes can be made, or what needs to be fixed.  Being lonely also allows God to come into your life at a time when you can fully receive and accept Him.

I was once told that some of the strongest and most faithful Christians are single.  Why is that? Being single is a time when we are most vulnerable.  When I was single, it seemed as though I was constantly looking for something because there was an empty void in my life that I wanted filled. In my past, there were times I actually stayed in unhealthy relationships all because of the fear of being alone and having to start all over again.  How would I go from spending time with someone everyday, to not having anyone to talk to and constantly being on my own.  I couldn’t grasp in my mind how I was going to adjust. Finally the relationship ended and just as I feared, I was alone.  To my surprise however, this is a time when I was able to get back to my first love.  As I began to seek Him more and more, God stepped in and filled that empty void. He was what I was looking for all along and did not even realize it.

Being in what I like to call solitary confinement also changes our mentality. We are able to experience Christ in such an amazing and intimate way.  A way that if we are surrounded by others, we might not be as receptive to. If you are single, I want to encourage you to embrace it.  Let God take this time to shape and mold you for your future. God has so much in store for you.  His plans are way more than you could ever imagine.  He’s just preparing you.  God has promised that He will be with you always, even until the ends of the earth.  If He brings you to something, He will most certainly bring you through it.  So embrace where you are, hang in there and always remember that you got it, cause God got you. #iDeclare #SolitaryConfinement


Heavenly Father, I thank you for times of isolation. Please help me to embrace the time I am alone and never forget that you are always with me.  I decree and declare that I will experience you in a more intimate way each and every day.  I will fully receive and accept You into my life.  In Jesus name, Amen.



Hebrews 13:5 KJV “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”

Matthew 28:20 KJV “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Asset or Liability??? You Decide!


When you come in contact with someone, whether it’s for the first time or not would you consider yourself to be an asset or liability?  Most of the time when you hear these words you think about insurance, finance or investments.  I brought this topic up because it has been on my heart lately about the impact that I can make on this world.  My desire is to do the will of my Heavenly Father and in doing so make a difference in the lives of those individuals He places in my path.  I want to add something to the life of every person I meet.  This is what I mean by asset and liability.  An asset is a useful or valuable thing, person or quality.  A liability on the other hand is an obligation or debt.  You ever have that one person who only calls when they want something or every time you are around them they are asking for something?  I know quite a few people who fit this description and those are the people I would consider to be liabilities.  They do not add any thing when you come in contact with them, instead they consistently take away.

Adding to someone can be something as simple as always smiling when you see them or having a kind encouraging word. Exemplifying this type of behavior will cause people to be happy and excited when they are in your presence.  Also, think about some of the events that have taken place in life, good or bad.  Instead of keeping it inside, you can share your experiences and help them.  Sharing your experiences can either help prepare them for something they may go through or help them overcome what they are already going through.  You just never know. The point is however, you are pouring into them what you have on the inside of you to help them.  Hopefully, they will do the same for someone else, so the cycle will just keep going and going.

Think for a moment about the question I initially asked and be honest in your answer.  What I am talking about is in the core of who you are.  No one knows you better than you, this includes your motives.  Not only that, but the truth of the matter is no one owes you anything.  You might want to take, take, take all the time because you feel you have a sense of entitlement but I promise you that if it hasn’t already it will come right back around to you.  As the word says, you reap what you sow.  So you might think you are doing something by constantly taking from others, when really you are only enabling yourself.  Bottom line, asset or liability? Which one are you? Whatever it is, be mindful that it’s your choice. #iDeclare #AssetorLiabilityYouDecide



Heavenly Father, please help me God to be an asset to people all over the world. I decree and declare that the only thing I will take back is what the devil stole from me.  I will be a blessing and change the life of your people by simply being in their presence.  I will encourage, I will support, I will edify, I will operate in a positive spirit at all times.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Scripture Reference:

Romans 12:3-5 NLT “Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.  Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.”

LIFE is a Blancing Act

Life Is A Balancing Act

             Often times we talk about our busy lives, which in my experience busy is not always a bad thing.  It really just depends on what you are busy doing.  Whatever it is that is consuming your time, make sure that it helps you move towards fulfilling your purpose in life and is not hindering it.  We talked about priorities the other day, now I’d like to talk about balance for a moment.  When there is balance, it allows you to remain upright and steady.  With balance comes stability and with stability comes strength.

When going about the daily hustle and bustle of life we have to have balance.  A great example I’d like to give are the many different types of food all over the world.  No matter what it is, each variety of food falls into one of the different food groups.  Research has shown that in order to be healthy, we should eat something out of each food group every day.  Here’s the kicker though, we need some of all of it, but not all of any of it.  There has to be balance in order to stay healthy.  If you over do any of it or under do any of it, this will have an impact on the way your body functions.

Same goes for life.  To have a fruitful, thriving, victorious life you must have balance.  If you don’t know how to balance all that you have going on, ask God.  He is there ready to talk to you and give you strategy on what to do.  He does not want you to be all weighed down and consumed.  At times I feel overwhelmed because I do have a whole lot going on, but I’ve learned that if I don’t put too much of my energy into one thing and not enough into something else it gets me off-balance.  If I don’t want to feel overwhelmed, I cannot do that.  God has begun to give me different strategies and ways to make sure I focus my attention properly.  I most certainly couldn’t figure it out on my own and I still have days that are a little more cumbersome than others, but I learn from them.

Is there an area of your life that is off-balance?  Doing too much of one thing, but not enough of another? Find these areas in life that need some adjustments and make them.  The opportunity for things to change for the better is there.  You just have to make a decision and make it happen.  As the saying goes, life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you have to keep moving.  Life is a balancing act, what will your finale be like?  #iDeclare #lifeisabalancingact


Dear God, please help me to find balance in my life.  Please give me strategy on how to go forth day-to-day and not become overwhelmed with too much of anything.  I decree and declare that I will listen to your instruction and guidance so that I do not become weighed down and consumed with things that I should not be.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Scripture Reference:

Ecclesiates 3:1- 8 NIV “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.