Don’t Stop Believing!

Finding purpose in life can sometimes take a while but once you do, things seem to be so much more purposeful. When you figure out what you are supposed to be doing, it gives you an opportunity to have clear and succinct goals and the more beautiful thing about it is that it gives you something to believe in.  Now you can have dreams and a vision for your life.  Today I want to encourage you to believe.

The same time you find your purpose and set goals for yourself, you better believe the enemy is ready to do everything he can to shut you down and prevent you from being successful.  That’s his job, so expect it.  But instead of allowing his tactics to prevent you from being triumphant, reverse things up a little and use it as fuel to ignite a fire inside of you that will thrust you towards what you believe in.

When the enemy comes to attack let it be a sense of confirmation so you know that you are headed in the right direction.  This is the point of view I try to take when dealing with the journey of life.  It can hurt at first, mostly because it catches you off guard but once you fully dissect the situation for what it is, you will quickly find the root of the issue.  You see, satan already knows the wonderful and great things that God created you for.  He is going to do everything in his power to stop that from happening.  It’s up to you however, to not let him.  You have to make up in your mind that come hell or high water, you are not going to allow the enemy to defeat you.

So I end with these final thoughts.  God uses people and so does the devil.  Never let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.  Never let negative comments or quick judgments discourage you.  Things may get tough and at times may be a bit crazy but stay committed.  Matter fact, before you even get started make a covenant with God that as long as He sustains you will be committed to Him in whatever it is He has for you to do.  Don’t expect to do it on your own.  You will need the strength of God to endure, I promise you.  Hang in there, keep the faith and most importantly never stop believing.  You got this, cause God’s got you! #iDeclare #DontStopBelieving



Father God in the name of Jesus, thank you for the deams and vision you have given me for my life.  Help me Lord to fulfill these things, for I can do nothing without you.  I decree and declare in the name of Jesus that I will never give up.  I will not quit and I most certainly will not stop believing.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Scripture Reference:

Philippians 4:12-13 NASB “I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me…”

Different People/Different Purposes


It’s amazing how when you talk to certain people they make you feel a certain kind of way.  I say that because I recently talked to one of my best friends, and talking to her really just gave me the kick start I needed and allowed me to refocus.  It wasn’t anything that she said in particular, it was just the fact that she knows me and has known me for so long and when talking to her I could really just be myself.  Then I think about when I talk to my husband, who really is my confidant.  It’s like God placed this man in my life for so many different reasons, and one of them is really to help me figure out me.  What I mean is, often times I think about a lot of different things in my mind just gets all jumbled up, but when I try to talk to an average person about it, I am not able to fully express what I mean in a way that they will understand. With my husband however, when I talk to him, he always helps me put things into perspective.  I mean it seems as though the light bulb in my head just clicks on during our conversation and what I couldn’t express to anyone else, now makes sense. And not only does it make sense to me, but he also understands.  Now, when I talk to either one of my brothers, no matter what situation is going on around me or how good or bad I may feel, they always bring such happiness to my spirit and cheer me up because they are so funny and crazy.  But in my dealings with them, they also challenge me to be a better me, a better sister, a better wife, a better daughter, a better friend, just an overall better person in general.

I gave these examples to say this, different people have different purposes in your life.  Ultimately, their purpose should be to help you along life’s journey and help push you towards your purpose.  Stop trying to make folks a part of your life who aren’t trying to help you get to your purpose.  AND stop giving people a role in your life that they were never meant to play.  Everyone can’t be your best friend, everyone can’t be your husband or wife, everyone can’t be your brother or sister, so do not expect them to act like it.  Then turn around and get disappointed when they don’t.  That is only setting yourself up for failure.  We have such high expectations for people, which many times is why we end up getting hurt.  If you put people in the right place in your life, and deal with them from the right perspective it will save you a lot pain and heartache, and that’s speaking from personal experience.

There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won’t anymore and who always will. So, don’t worry about people from your past, there’s a reason why they didn’t make it to your future.  And thank God for the new people He will send your way to help thrust you towards the destiny and greatness that you have on your life. #iDeclare #differentpeopledifferentpurposes


Father God in the name of Jesus, I thank you for helping me to understand the different roles that people play in my life.  I decree and declare that I will not give anyone a role that you never intended to play.  Thank you for those who will push me towards my destiny in you.  Help me gain a stronger spirit of discernment so I can know who they are.  I trust You Lord, and I thank You that You are the head of my life.  In Jesus Name, Amen.


Jeremiah 29:11 ESV “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

John 15:16 ESV “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”