Don’t Let The Struggle Fool You. The Blessing is There! Keep going.

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“They are going to see how great you are because for you quitting is not an option.  Even in pain, you move forward. Even in fear, you move forward. Even in failure and doubt, you move forward. Even with limitations, you move forward. Even when it’s uncomfortable, you move forward! None of this is forever as this too shall pass. Greatness is born from all of this because you kept moving forward and believing in the birth of better. You focus on what you believe over everything else. You are not like them and because of that you are unique and greatness is welcoming you. Keep birthing your greatness. Keep going. Align with those who are hungry, not thirsty.” -Tatiana Jermone

Just a little burst of encouragement for you today. Keep going, Keep pushing, Keep Praying.. You got this!! 😘

50 Reasons To NOT Commit Suicide!! READ THIS BEFORE YOU DO IT!

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  1. It does get better. Believe it or not but eventually it will get better.
  2. You are amazing!
  3. Sometimes God redeems your story by surrounding you with people who need to hear your past, so it doesn’t become their future.🙌
  4. Sometimes God assigns certain mountains to your life to show others that they can be moved.
  5. It  may not feel like you’re making progress but believe me, you are. That’s why others are watching. Keep going.🏃💪
  6. Your breakthrough is not attached to the ones who tried to break you.
  7. Don’t give up. Things can change in an instant.
  8. We would miss you.
  9. You are loved! (Psalm 34:18) God is close to the brokenhearted & saves those who are crushed in spirit.
  10. There is beauty in your breakdown. 💋
  11. For some, the only thing you did wrong was pick them! It’s not losing your life or sleep over.
  12. God created you for a reason!
  13. You’re here because God wants you here! He has a purpose for your life and you need to stick around so it can be fulfilled. 💙
  14. You will make it through this & it will make you so much stronger.
  15. You are beautiful!
  16. You are needed!
  17. You’re stronger than you think.💪
  18. The bravest thing you could ever do is continue your life even when you want to end it.
  19. You are not alone.
  20. God has not forgotten about you!
  21. “God’s grace & mercy is sufficient .. for His power is made perfect in your weakness” .. 2Corinthians 12:9 📖
  22. Despite the people that have counted you out! God has not counted you out! In fact, He has a habit of using those that have been counted out!! You are right where he needs you to be. There’s purpose for your life.
  23. You ARE somebody!
  24. You ARE Good Enough!!! ❤
  25. You’re miracle is not behind you. Keep going babe!
  26. There are people who DO care about you!
  27. Own who you are. You are a phenomenal person and one day your story is gonna change someone else’s life.👌😘
  28. You feel like giving up but don’t! Triumph is on the other side!
  29. It’s okay to cry. Sometimes a good cry is all you need to release all the hurt that’s built up inside of you.
  30. You were never created to live depressed. You were created to be victorious and guess what!?! This too shall pass.
  31. Stay strong baby! Your story isn’t over yet. 😘
  32. You might not understand the pain now but believe me.. God has it under control!
  33. What’s over your head is still under God’s Feet!
  34. God is bigger than your circumstances.🙌👏
  35. Strong people get weak sometimes too and that’s okay! You need to know that.
  36. Committing suicide is something that your parents will NEVER get over.. whether you guys have a good relationship or not. Don’t do that to them. 😢
  37. It’ll destroy both your siblings and best friends. Don’t do that to them!
  38. You are worthy of love!
  39. You are loved beyond comprehension!
  40. You are capable of reaching all of your dreams!❤
  41. You’re incredible. You really are.
  42. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255 call them if you need to! No shame in it whatsoever!
  43. Whoever you are, wherever you are.. I’m praying for you!!🙏
  44. I pray that the Peace of God comforts and surrounds you.
  45. I decree and declare that from this day forward you are strengthened to keep going and keep fighting!
  46. No negative thoughts against you shall prosper!
  47. You WILL BE SUCCESSFUL! 💯
  48. You can make it and you will.
  49. Hang in there.. for real. It’ll get better.
  50. You’re life is worth fighting for.

 

Sending lots of hugs, loves, kisses & positive vibes YOUR way! 😍😘

There are sooo many people fighting depression and anxiety every single day. Most of everyone is fighting battles daily that you don’t even know about. People who are close to you could be fighting so hard to see the next day but because they’re so good at hiding it.. you would never really know until it’s too late! This something that’s more than just a “blog” post to me. Be sure to share this with anyone who needs it! So many of us now are so much stronger from the thing that broke us down the most and it took strength and encouragement for us to make it through and keep going. So even if you don’t share this post (you don’t have to, I promise!) make sure you still take the time out of your day, make it your business to say an encouraging word to somebody.. anybody! You never who needs it!❤💛

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Purpose Behind The Pain..

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“The attacks on your life have more to do with who you might be in the future than who you have been in the past.” -Lisa Bevere

This is such a powerful statement. It speaks so much volume on so many levels. This morning during my drive to drop my son off at school and go to work, I decided to listen to one of my FAVORITE preacher’s sermons. Pastor John Gray. Gosh, I love him! Normally, I listen to music and sing along with it so loudly that you would think I’m having a concert in my car (I know it’s ridiculous) but this morning for some reason I just felt like feeding my spirit at that time. Anyway, at the beginning of the sermon, he began talking about how he had basically been emotional lately because it seemed like the devil kept messing him.. just wouldn’t leave him alone! Have you ever felt like that? I know I have and I can relate! These past few months have been an emotional roller coaster for me. For a while it seemed like every time I turned around something was going on. Whether it was concerning my personal finances, trouble on my job, death of a loved one, drama in my family, an unexpected miscarriage, issues with my health, the stress and struggles of trying to balance being a mom, wife, friend, daughter and everything else.. there for a minute it got tough. And during this particular storm in my life, I couldn’t understand WHY I had to go through some of this stuff. It was so hard to deal with and there even times when I would go to God in prayer alone and just break completely down but at the end of the day, I knew that God had a purpose behind all of it. Regardless of what was going on, I knew that God was BIGGER than everything I was going through. More than anything, I realized that I was under attack of the enemy.

Pastor John Gray went on to say something that really clicked with me this morning. He said, “The devil is agitated because he knows that whatever “thing he had” that was connected to you, that access is about to be cut off!! So this is his last chance to see if you’ll get off track, to see if you’ll let go of the promise or to see if you’ll miss the voice of God. I don’t know who this is for but the enemy always saves his best fireworks for the end of his attack!! So if you can just survive this week, if you can survive this moment, if you can survive this drama at work, these haters that’s texting about you, if you can survive this one little argument between you & your spouse, if you can survive this season.. God is getting ready to break out on your behalf !! If hell has been coming against you please know that Heaven is on the way! If there has been drama between father and son, mother and daughter, it is because the enemy knows that the curse is about to broken and he will have no more authority!” 

Everything he said this morning was pure conformation for me! Like, these words touched the core of my heart and dang near had me in tears before I walked into work because I know how hard these past few months have been for me but not once did I ever stop praying. As a matter of fact, I prayed until my head was lifted above my enemy. And even though my faith struggled at times, my circumstances were never strong enough to kill my trust in God. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again… sometimes what you go through is not always for you. It’s not always for your benefit but it’s actually to help those that you often seek to help! God assigns certain mountains to your life to show others that they can be moved. You never know how God is really using you, especially in the lives of other people. You never know who He’s connecting to you. 

Whatever you’re going through right now, just remember that storms don’t last forever! You might not see the light at the end of the tunnel right now but I promise, it’s there. Of course, the devil works overtime to try and get you upset. Why? Because he knows that if you don’t remain peaceful, you can’t hear from God. If you watch your life, you’ll be amazed at how many times a week Satan launches an attack against you for the sole purpose of stealing your peace. Stay strong. Keep praying, pushing and fighting for another day because it gets better. It will get better!! & Remember.. “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 

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Mini Me Motivation.. What Keeps You Going?

 

Well, I’ll tell you what motivates me and those are my babies! As cliché as it may sound, I’m serious… they have a lot to do with who I am today. I found courage to get out of an abusive and domestically violent relationship all off the strength of my first born son, RJ. Honestly, leaving that relationship was a hard thing for me to do because everything that I’d dealt with, I had become accustomed to & there was a little bit of fear in me each time I tried to leave but when RJ came in the picture my mindset began to change. He was the most precious thing I had ever laid eyes on and I knew I didn’t want to raise him up in that type of environment. Kids don’t ask to be here nor do they deserve that. Because of RJ, I found enough courage to leave shortly after he turned a year old. I finally came to terms with the fact that I DESERVED BETTER than what I was choosing to settle for and most importantly, my baby deserved the very best that I could give him. I moved back home with my dad to create a safer, calmer and happier environment for him. In the meantime, I worked to get back up on my feet & worked on some personal growth as well. A few months later, I started dating a different guy (who is now my Husband! We’ve been together for almost 6 years & so far married for almost 7 months!! He is nothing short of amazing might I add!) Anyway, I got pregnant by him during our very first year of dating. During my second pregnancy with my second son, Noah… I spent a lot of time thinking about my future and what I could do to improve it and make it better than what I had going on at that moment in my life. Of course, like most people I wanted to go back to college and finish what I’d started but at the time I couldn’t afford it, I didn’t have a very good support system & I also knew that I needed to be working somewhere and contributing bills along with my partner. I knew I didn’t want to work at a fast food restaurant and I dang sure wasn’t going back to a factory! Not that there’s anything wrong with working in either one of those job fields, I just felt like they weren’t for me and I refused to settle for it. I knew I had to do something though and it had to be good. Taking care of one child is enough but to start taking care of two on top of bills and etc, I knew it would be expensive and I knew I had to have some sort of game plan! So I decided to take CNA classes and become a Certified Nursing Assistant! To you, it may not seem like much but for me… it was everything! It was the first time I felt like I had succeeded in something besides graduating high school. I was so proud of me! On top of that, I knew that having that certification meant I wouldn’t ever have to go back and work at a factory again or settle for minimum wage jobs simply because CNA’s are always in high demand! Whether it’s at a nursing home, clinic, or hospital they will always be in high demand. I don’t think I would’ve ever pushed myself that hard to achieve something like that if I had not gotten pregnant again. So to Noah, I will always be grateful for that motivation! I can honestly say, I’m a better person because of my kids. Not perfect but BETTER. I have a healthier lifestyle because of them. I make better choices because of them. The way I manage my money is improving somewhat because of them (haha). Even though I hate getting up & going to work everyday, I go because of them! I’m working hard now so I can help set them up for success later in the future. I have more self-control because of my children. I respond differently now to certain things, situations & people that upset me. I’m not about that drama life because I’m about THEIR LIFE! See, when you have kids, you gotta move a different kind of way. I’ve learned to be selective in my battles. Sometimes, PEACE is definitely better than being right!! I’ve had to fight through some rough days, painful situations & sad nights during my 26 years of living and sometimes I feel like the main reason I’ve pushed on through them all was weighing on the strength of my two babies and that’s real. I got pregnant with both of my kids out of wedlock and yes, a lot of people frowned on that and tried to be judgmental but you know what… GOD knew what He was doing when he gave me my two boys & ultimately, HE is the one that I will forever be grateful to for that!! God truly had a purpose for my life before I ever had a plan for myself & my babies… they were clearly apart of His plan 🙂

So, what is it that keeps you motivated? What is it that keeps you going from day to day? Drop some comments & let me know! I love hearing other people’s stories, testimonies and things of that nature. I find most of them inspiring 🙂 Also, feel free to follow my page! It’s totally free and doesn’t cost anything. All you have to do is click the follow button, enter your email, and then confirm your subscription to my page through your email to get an update every time I post! T H A N K S for tuning in with me today! Hope you come back!!