Chin up .. Trouble Really Doesn’t Last Always!

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“What you are going through is created to position you in a better place than you were before. It may not look like it right now but it’s forcing you to level up. You are getting what you asked for and more. It may not be pretty but in it’s own way the process is beautiful and you will be prepared for what you for.” -Tatiana Jermone

Tough times do suck but I’m here to encourage you in the fact that they really don’t last forever. I’ve finally come to the conclusion that there are some things you just HAVE to go through and there are some storms you really just can’t get out of going through. As much as our human nature despises it, it is absolutely necessary for our growth! Learn to appreciate the opportunity to grow and improve. Struggle makes you stronger if you let it. There is always purpose behind the pain. Remember, highs and lows bring balance. Appreciate the season you’re in. Trouble don’t last always!!

Sending lots of love & positive vibes your way !!

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Appreciate the Journey..

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Be thankful you’re not where you used to be. You’ve outgrown so much and you’re still learning. You’ve survived what the enemy thought would break you and as a result you’re stronger, wiser, more experienced and better. Give yourself credit for making it this far. Sometimes we get so impatient and frustrated with ourselves because we’ve not reached that place of success in our lives that we feel like we should be at but learn to appreciate the journey on your way there.
Be {.t h a n k f u l.} for everything. The highs, the lows, the ups, the downs.. be thankful for the physical, mental and spiritual frustration. Be thankful for everything that is preparing you to be better, stronger and aligned with what God has promised you! Be thankful for what tried to attack you but couldn’t touch you!! Do not be discouraged. If the enemy could have taken you out, he would have done it a long time ago!! The fact that you are still here is proof that God has purpose over your life. Whatever it is you’re working towards, you keep pushing and fighting for it. Your current situation is not your final destination. Your best is still yet to come!!
I pray you have a great day!

How to Handle Low Key Haters!

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The people you expect to congratulate you on your success will truly surprise you! That’s okay though. You have ALL the support you need in order to move on to the next level. You can’t force people to be happy for you. To be happy for you means they would need to be happy for what is happening in your life right now. They can’t be happy for you with right now if they never thought you would be great or get what you have going on. And it’s disheartening especially when it’s those that you’re close to that seem to be sour about your “come up” but one thing you gotta remember is that everybody can’t go to the next level with you!
Be careful not to mix the seasonal people with the lifetime ones. Some people pass through our lives for a season to teach us lessons that could never be learned if they stayed. You don’t have to let people go completely but you don’t need to let them distract you either. Love from a distance if necessary and keep going! Don’t let folks break you down because you are greater than what they make you out to be. They want you to fail so they can say you’re just like them. Sometimes people hurt you because they need somebody on their same level but in spite of that you keep going! Be more concerned about where you’re going rather than who is not going with you. Don’t worry about that. God will put the people in your life that need to be there!
Thanks for visiting my blog today! Your company is ALWAYS appreciated!!
-Jessica

You {.D E S E R V E.} Better Baby!

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“Today I pray for every person who is in a relationship that they know is no good for them, but because of sexual interactions, soul ties have formed and you don’t posses the power to give up completely. I pray that you are continually convicted, that the love of God overshadows you and God grants you the strength to walk away.. quickly.. and for real this time. Be free in Jesus’ Name.” -Kelsea D Merriweather

I don’t know the lady personally who shared this prayer; I just saw it on FB and decided to share it with you guys because it such a BIG Powerful Prayer !! Toxic relationships can be a horrible struggle to get out of and I know because I’ve already been there and done that. I thank God for growth. I thank God for the strength and courage He gave me to walk away. He can and will do the same for you if you let Him. You take the first step and God will take the rest!
Really, you are too special of a person to just be doing anything with anybody. You don’t have to settle for less than what you deserve. Trust the fact that God is preparing the right heart to love you the way you truly deserved to be loved.

No matter what, you don’t deserve to be anybody’s punching bag. Don’t be strong enough to stay and take the pain, but too weak to leave. You don’t deserve to be played and cheated on either. You deserve someone that is going to love you for YOU. You deserve someone who will give you the freedom to express your feelings and emotions without you feel bad for doing so. You deserve someone who respects you, and is attentive to your needs period. Do not feel like you have to settle for anything less. God’s got someone GREAT for you! Don’t get discouraged; He is just waiting for the right timing. Trust and believe me when I say, “God’s Timing is Always Perfect!” Never too late and not a moment too soon!

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I love you and I am praying for you! Just know that what’s to come is still better than what’s already been๐Ÿ™Œ … and remember, take the first step! I know it’s hard and can be scary but pray on it, make your move and let God do the rest!
xoxoxoxoxo!
-Jessica

5 YEARS FROM NOW..

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I closed my eyes and tried to envision where I seen myself in five years. I tried not to get hung up on the obvious details like my career or marital status but instead I tried to be as realistic as possible; not what I’m wishing or hoping to happen but the reality of what will most likely be going on..

  • I see My Husband & I still being married.
  • Definitely living a healthier life since we’ve joined a gym & trying to create a habit of eating healthier foods.
  • RJ will be 10 years old & Noah will be 8 – the thought of that makes me so sad! Lord have mercy; time & the way it just flies by!
  • They’ll be getting into those ages where they can really start getting involved more in sports so I totally see me & Justin being the “sporty” parents. That part is exciting!!
  • I see our credit being tremendously improved! We’re working on that now so we can celebrate later.
  • I see us being FIRST TIME HOME OWNERS!! ๐Ÿ™‚ We actually had theย opportunity for that last month and even though it was a really good deal, we just thought it’d be better to wait until our credit was where it needed to be so we could have a cheaper mortgage rate and live comfortably.
  • I definitely see nicer cars for us in the future. As a matter of fact, I’m getting ready to trade my Saturn 2000 in pretty soon! Old car, I know right? This was my very FIRST car! My daddy bought it for me during my senior year of high school and I’ve had it every since then. For 10 years now this car has gotten me from point A to point B. It’s been my little blessing & it’s a miracle that it’s lasted this long haha.
  • I’m sure I’ll probably have another job by then since there’s not really an opportunity to grow where I am now. The only way I’ll stay is if my arts/craft business or blogging business is super successful and brings me in good amount of second income. For those of you who don’t know, I make personalized burlap wreaths & I’m thinking about investing into a vinyl machine to start making personalized shirts ๐Ÿ™‚ I love doing stuff like that! I’m a very creative person.
  • We’ll be way more financially stable.. not saying we aren’t now but we’ll definitely being living comfortably.
  • I might and might not be pregnant again.. I don’t know.. I’m still praying about that one hahaha but if I am.. Fingers crossed for a girl!!๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿคž

 

So yeah that’s pretty much where and what I realistically see myself doing 5 years from now! I’m looking forward to it & whatever plan God is cooking up there! What about you? I know it’s a little thought provoking but where do you really see yourself 5 years from now? See if you can name one ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š