Daily Devotional – 8/14/19 “Keep Waiting.”

I’m sharing this on both blogs today because I need to encourage somebody, to keep waiting. When I got ready to re-release #ASecretWorthKeeping, I was hesitant. For one, it has six characters and two, I was changing the book from it’s original form. Y’all … the response to #WhentheVowsBreak has surpassed my wildest imagination. I wish I could tell you there was a magic formula (there isn’t). I wish I could tell you there was a specific ad or promo that did it (I can’t). I wish I could tell you the right keywords (I can’t).

What I can tell you is this … God is amazing. He’s allowed me to be supported by people, in states and countries; I’ve never met yet you purchase every book. God allows me to use Him (He’s okay with it) on the pages of books, to get people to see and feel Him. #byanymeansnecessary

Y’all, writing is part of my purpose. This is why I don’t bash those who don’t support, they will one day. I’ve stopped complaining and started praying more. And, here’s the hardest part, I’ve started waiting, patiently. Waiting on what God has for me, in every area of my life.

For somebody who is looking at the seeds you’ve sown and they haven’t bloomed yet, keep waiting. For somebody who is looking at their business and it hasn’t sprouted yet, keep waiting. For somebody who is thinking about throwing in the towel, keep waiting. For somebody who has been waiting, this may hurt to hear but you’ve got to keep waiting YOUR TURN. It’s like when you’re sitting in the DMV and you’re looking at that ticket in your hand that says A12 and they’re just on A68 (which means they have to go all the way through to 99 just to start over and get to you) but eventually, your number will be called. WHEN IT’S YOUR TIME.

Trust God’s process, even when you don’t understand. If what you’re doing, is part of your purpose, there will be moments of hurt, pain, lack and everything else you can think of. However, if you wait, working while you wait, trust while you wait, prepare while you wait, faith it while you wait and believe while you wait; it’ll pay off.

Dear God,
Forgive me for being impatient with my purpose. Forgive me for rushing your process. From this moment, I’m going to wait in and on you, while you renew my strength. And while I’m waiting, I’ll thank you, in advance, for what you’re going to do. Amen.

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” — Isaiah 40:31

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Daily Devotional – 8/12/19 “Open your mouth, mane!”

There may come a time when the thing God gave you instruction to do, doesn’t produce like it should. There may come a time when the place He sent you, looks deserted, dry and desolate. There may come a time, when the assignment feels more like punishment instead of purpose. A time, when you keep looking at yourself, trying to figure out, exactly what God is doing. Here’s what I’m learning, as I journey this thang called purpose. God gives us power to restore life to the dry bones. When Ezekiel was in the valley of dry bones, God asked him, in Ezekiel 37:3, “Son of man, can these bones live?” To which Ezekiel replied, “O Lord GOD, You know.” He was placing the matter back into God’s hands but then God tells Ezekiel, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!” Ezekiel says in 37:7-8, “So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.” God said, “Prophesy to the breath.” To which Ezekiel says, “So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.”

What am I saying? Mane, if you don’t open your mouth and prophesy to the dry areas of your life. Understand something, Ezekiel prophesied to things that once had life and not to dirt and created life. So, don’t start speaking to an empty building and expecting it to burst forth as your business and then get mad at me. This isn’t what I mean. However, if you know God has purposed your marriage, ministry, business, book, conference and etc. and at this moment, it seems to be dying or dead; open your mouth and prophesy to those dry bones by faith and God’s word. Prophesy for the body to be restored and then prophesy for the breath (life). Stop doing that thing where you doubt yourself. Stop downplaying the power God has equipped you with. You have the power to prophesy but you’ve got to open your mouth. God has prepared you and all you have to do is open your mouth. Open your mouth and prophesy WITH FAITH AND GOD’S WORD and watch those things live and be profitable again. And when someone asks, how you did it. Tell them, So, I prophesied…