Daily Devotional – 1/2/19 “I pray this year…”

Happy New Year! I pray this year is the beginning to being the best of your existence. May you become more faithful to God and His call on your life, find a church home, say yes to God and take the limits off Him, love thyself, end fruitless relationships, remove the fear, take off the glasses of hurt, be healed and made whole, overcome, be set free, find comfort in your grief, refuse to let depression have the last say, deal with the buried anger, apologize for your wrong and make amends, gain the strength to say no, forgive yourself, forgive those who hurt you, stop counting those who don’t support you and appreciate those who do, tap into your courage and strength to love yourself enough to get out of a bad/abusive relationship and learn your worth; secure the bag (bag i.e. money), learn how to manage said bag, become debt free, charge your worth and be okay when ‘they’ decline to pay it, publish the book, get your business license and step out on faith, get that check-up (physically and spiritually), take your medicine, talk to a therapist and own your truth!

I know this is one long run on sentence but in order for this year to be “THE YEAR,” you’ve got to come out some stuff that you’ve become accustomed too. In order for this year to work for you, you’ve got some work to do and it doesn’t start by making resolutions you know you will not keep. In order for things to be different, you have to be because it starts with you. Let go of what you’ve gotten comfortable in, if it doesn’t fit with your purpose. Walk away from what doesn’t have the ability to push you to be better. Yea, it may have been good enough for the old you but it’s time the new you stepped forward. Stop giving yourself away to what used to make you feel good, temporarily. Ladies, stop chasing after a Boaz because some women’s day speaker told you it was the right thing to do and prepare yourself to be a wife and your husband will find you. Men, stop making baby momma’s when God has called you to be a husband, father and head of your household. I pray this year, you change your way of thinking and definitely how you react. Change your expectations and trust the power of God and what He created within you. God made you for a greater purpose. Find it, learn it then faith it. 18, biblically means bondage but 19, biblically means faith. I pray this year … your faith does not fail.

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:31-32


Daily Devotional – 11/20/18 “Check your pot!”

Growing up and even today, I watch my grandmother take care of her plants. Sometimes, this meant moving them from one pot to another. When I was small I didn’t understand it but as I got older, I realized the original pot was too small to handle the growth of the plant. See, had the plant remained in the small pot, it’s growth would slow. Had the plant remained in the same pot, it wouldn’t receive all of the nutrients it needed because the pot couldn’t handle the amount of soil and water required. Had the plant stayed in the small pot, it could possibly fall over, depending on the weight it carried. Do you read where I’m going? Some of you aren’t growing because you’re in the wrong pot/space. Some of you aren’t growing properly because the space you’re in will not allow you to grow, receive the nutrients you need or spread your roots. Some of you are stagnant, where you are, because the space cannot accommodate your growth. And if I can be honest, the reason some of you haven’t left yet is because the space is comfortable. Sure, you know it’s too small but it fits within your budget. Here’s the thing, it fits within your budget but you aren’t moving on yours, this next move is on God who has unlimited resources.

Beloved, you can’t grow, properly, in small spaces. I don’t care how well you fix it up, you will not properly develop in a place where you can’t spread out. You don’t have to believe me but try raising a large family in a small place. I don’t care how much you like where you are, you cannot grow in a place that cannot meet your nutritional needs. Sure, you can stay but it may get painful, very painful. Think of a pregnant woman who is close to term and her baby is running out of space in the womb. She experiences unbelievable pain every time the baby moves. Why? Because the space no longer fits. I don’t care how good your name looks on the roster, your gifts cannot be cultivated in a place that cannot meet your needs. Why do you think you keep falling from the weight? Your pot is too small. Why do you think you’re still thirsty and hungry? Your pot is too small. However, let me make something clear. If you are okay with where you are, stay. If you are good with the small, comfortable place; by all means stay put. But if you’ve asked God to enlarge your territory, fulfill the desires of your heart and to bless you abundance; chances are you got to move. When was the last time you checked your pot?