Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Let HIM be in control!

Time and time again we try to handle situations on our own.

So with that being said... We have to STOP this cycle and let Him take control!!

Brother's & Sister's in Christ have you ever been at a point in your life where you have sleepless nights? Do you try to focus on living your life but all you can think about is what your next move must be in order to stay afloat? Or do you even try to find gimmicks to help in financial situations in your life and it always falls through or is not pleasing in God's eyes? I know I have, on more than one occassion.

We must stay in Prayer. We must continue to Meditate. We must show praise through Song.

When going through all of lifes ups and downs, God said - But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33). This means that when you seek Him... You allow Him to take control. Remember, He wants you to want Him to take control. Trust me! You can't go wrong by doing this.

In 2010 I challange you to let God take control!!!

>>Allow for God to do His will in your life.
>>>Allow God to guide you in the right direction.
>>>>Allow for God to enlarge your territory.


When you let God take control of things in your life, you will see individuals remove themselves from your life. You will see God change the light that you exude. You will notice that God places blessings so eloquently in your way.

So again... I challenge you to.... ...Let God Take Control of You!

Be blessed!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Stick to YOUR Faith!!!

In life you will be placed in unwanted situations. Situations that you didn't ask to be in. You will wonder:

  • 'Why me'?
  • 'When will it be MY turn'?
  • 'Will I be loved'?
  • 'Will I get that...(job, pay increase or opportunity)'?

In all of this we find ourselves wanting more. Grasping for more. But what are we doing in return?

You see... God wants more for us as well. Remember that He is a jealous God. ONE who seeks all the praise and glorifying. Yet we want more. But why? Why do we want more?:

  • Is it because we deserve it? =====> Maybe.
  • Is it because we prayed for it? =====> Possibly.
  • Or is it because we worked for it? =====> Could be!

If this is what you think... that's wrong. We should never do anything with the want or desire for a blessing to follow. We should constantly do His work and have FAITH that He's got our back. Do everything in His name without a tangible want attached.

You have to have FAITH that in your doing His work... He will guide you in the right direction. Even if it doesn't make complete sense to you. Even if you don't understand it even a little bit. You have to trust (thus have FAITH) that He will take care of the rest. He said it in His word... "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:16). That means believing without fully understanding sometimes.

Another thing we do that prolongs our 'victories' is not letting God do God. He got this! He got you! He don't need you to help Him be God. He needs you to have everlasting FAITH that you will be okay! AS LONG AS you do His work. Walk in his path. And help everyone along the way.

So if you don't retain anything out of this message... Just have genuine FAITH. With that comes all of your heart needs, wants & desires.

Monday, November 23, 2009

You'll Understand... One Day!!!!

As of late, I have realized that your life may never coiencide with anyone elses life around you. I have come to also realize that you must always keep your focus. You may never really understand and that is perfectly fine. There comes a time when you must praise your way through every situation, keep your strength and recognize your God, despite how hard things may be or feel!!!

We as humans will make many mistakes. We as humans will not understand what is going on.
That too is fine. All we have to do is Trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean NOT unto our own understandings. In all our ways acknowledge Him... & He shall direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).

God is not expecting us to understand why he may get us so close to a situation and then take us far away. He is not expecting for us to not wonder why He presents us with opportunities... Then with a snap of a finger, completely redirect our path. But... What he is expecting:

>Is for us to completely trust in Him.

>Is for us to set back and let God be God (He needs no help being God).

>Is for us to praise our way through every situation.

>Is for us to seek Him at all times.

>And then He wants us to show appreciation.

Now don't get me wrong... It is so hard to do this, and it is easier said then done.
But for God to see that we as humans are trying... He smiles upon that.
In God's word, He says; The LORD gives strength to his people. The LORD blesses his people with peace (Psalms 29:11). His word also says in Psalms 28:7; The LORD is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.

So... Understand too that God owes you nothing... Yet we owe Him so much!
If you keep that in perspective you will notice that things will become more bearable.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Why Not?!?!

Have you ever gone through something in your life? Lost a job... Money isn't right... Relationships on the downfall... Or people just not understanding you and your situation? Whatever the reason... If you have, then you have probably asked yourself 'why me'? But why not? Jesus endured far more then we did. And through it all... He sent up ALL the praise to God.

Why Not - pray for others rather than yourself?

Why Not - share a testimony and/or blessing?

Why Not - thank God everyday for something as small as breath?

Why Not - have conversations with YOUR Father?

Why Not - smile through your storm?


God wants to give us our desires. He said in his word (Jeremiah 29: 11-12); 11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

He also said in Matthew 11:28-30; 28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

So Why Not? Why not make it easy on ourselves. Too often we try to take things into our own hands. It is in the above scriptures that you see that if you just seek Him (JUST SEEK HIM... that's all you have to do), He can give you what you need and what you want.

The other night, I had a dream that I was standing in a crowd and a man out of no where, glowing, blessed me with $111 dollars. I was so grateful. But then moments later another man, bigger and brighter walked through the crowed to me, this time around I was then blessed with $1 Million dollars. All I could do is praise him. Upon my asking someone what that dream could have meant... I was told that is God showing me just how easy He could give me that money. How it is nothing for Him to give us what we want when we ask for it as the drop of a dime... But that He wants us to draw near to Him. Drawing near is what shows our worthiness, commitment, love, faith & how much we truly deserve His 'ultimate' blessings.

So Why Not.?!?!

What have you got to loose?!?!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


At one point in time in my life... I didn't believe that I could trust in man... that is when I realized that you couldn't trust anyone other than God. That he would be the only real person that you could always count on.

It wasn't until recently that I realized that God plants people in our lives that we can trust!! That we can actually trust in a human/physical rehlm while we are on this earth. There comes a time when we have to trust and believe that God actually put a more physical person for us to commune with, love, talk to, pray with and most of all Trust.

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that you should put all of your trust into man, but what I am saying is that God puts comforters in your life, individuals that you can trust to talk to. What you must remember is that no one is perfect, but that there are a few =) good Godly individuals on this earth that wont do harm to you. That your feelings are actually important to them. These people are what you can call REAL friends. Everyone else is just an associate.

If you cannot... tell someone your real feelings without them putting you down,
If you cannot... trust that someone will always have your feelings in their best interest,
If you cannot... feel ensured that a person will always have your back no matter how far or near,
If you cannot... share your goals/dreams with someone and they not encourage you to push forward... yet hate on you!

**Then you know that that person was not intended for your life in a Godly way.**

The bible says that “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
—Jeremiah 17:5-8
These are the types of individuals you should keep close in your life. People whom are God fearing, love Him, praise Him, talk with Him and exude Him!

Now know this... All types of people, even the ones you CANNOT trust are needed in your life. Good thing they are only there for a season. They are to teach you lessons in your life.

So you don't have to think that you can't trust anyone. You can, just as long as you are putting God first, and in your inner circle, keep close the real God fearing individuals... The ones that pray for you... and with you!

Trust That!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Don't forget!!

For the past few days I have come to re-realize that Jesus is always there. That He never left.

With so many things going on around us... we tend to worry about things we have no control over. We find ourselves stressing over: money being tight, work being stressful, relationships going down the drain, depression and so on and so forth. We fale to remember that God IS right there. Waiting for us to seek Him.

Why is it that we focus on these minor things? Why do we not rememeber that God is much bigger than any bill, sickness, unemployment, lonliness and/or confusion? Instead of praising God through our storm and realizing that we are blessed, we sickin ourselves with things we have no control over.

Don't forget:
Don't forget... that Jesus is the great I Am.
Don't forget... he seeks a relationship with us all.
Don't forget that... Jesus Christ is waiting for an invitation to come in to your life. In fact, he says, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in" (Revelation 3:20).
Don't forget that... "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

Don't forget to... seek a relationship with Him.
Don't forget to... let your light shine!!

Why don't we understand that when we allow for things to be bigger than God, we are only entertaining the devil. One who's not even worth it. The devil's job is to wear and tear us down... and NOT build us back up.

Your walk will not be easy... But someone once told me that; "anything worth having... is worth not quiting on". DON'T quit on Jesus. He hasn't quit on you!!

In due time things will get easier. Things will be more managable. Your storm will pass.
But for now... You've got to go through... to get to... what God has for you.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Need over Want = Need and Want!

Be thankful that you don't already have everything your heart desires. If you did, what would you have to look forward to?
-We tend to believe that if we had money stacked in the bank or stocks and bonds galore, that we will be happy. We are all forgetting about the real account that must be filled. The account for God. You don't just do this by only paying your tithes and offerings, but by loving God and all of His children.

Be thankful when you don't know everything,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn:

-There are so many things that we do not know. People that believe education can be earned at an accredited college or in a seminar. But what about the Bible. What about the knowledge that will help us to grow as 'a child of God'. The knowledge that is needed to learn about the most important topic of all? GOD! Building the relationship with him that can and will Fill your Need thus providing your unknown or known Wants.

Be thankful for the difficult times that may come.
During those times you will grow while leaning on the Lord:

-What we tend to not realize is that God longs for a relationship with His children. Regardless of good or bad times. He wants us to draw near to Him. Sometimes going through rough times and always coming out of (understand, some peoples storm lasts longer than others, but you will always go through a storm) them shows his grace, glory and mercy. Shows how blessed we are. Yet we ask: "why me?" or "what did I do to deserve this?"... We never say: "okay Lord, lets ride this one 'til the wheels fall off... TOGETHER!" or "thanks for bringing me through this one Lord!".

Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for mental and spiritual improvements:

-Spend time with God. Some limitations are really opportunities for you to meditate and converse with God. When your riding to work or cleaning up around the house. Limitations are what I think is Gods way of 'pumping our breaks'. For us to hold on and realize... It is not a Need.. but a want and therefore not a necessity.

Be thankful for each new challenge you will face,
because it will build your strength and character day by day.
& be thankful for your mistakes, for they are truly lessons to be learned:

-We are as children... Opening our eyes to the unforeseen things of this world. God knows we are only human. He is not expecting you to be sinless... but prefers for your to Sin Less. Once you vow to God to walk with him... you can't keep 'touching that hot stove'... It Is HOT! Press forward always in your walk.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.
For when we receive Gods blessings, we forget to be thankful and grateful.

Remember, gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Thus filling your Need over your Want which equals your Needs & Wants.

Get it! Got it! Good!!!

Worry No More!!!

God doesn't want you to live worried and anxious about anything. He knows that worrying is counter-productive. It steals your peace and joy and affects every area of your life, even your sleep! Have you heard the saying, 'Don't worry yourself sick?'... Yes, worrying will actually make you physically sick, feeling like you are unable to face the day. You won't ever gain anything by worrying, in fact it causes you to lose precious moments that you can never live again.
The good news is, God has promised to bring you victory over worry. When you make the choice to put an end to worrying and focus on your walk with God, He WILL give you His peace. Decide today to put an end to the worries in your life.
Sure, we should be informed, but we should be most informed of the truth of the Word of God. Choose today to feed your faith and fill your heart and mind with God's promises. All of which can be found in His book. The Bible. Declare everyday, 'My God shall supply all my needs. He makes a way out of no way. He is a Restorer and Redeemer.' As you focus on God's Word, you'll drive out worry and fill your heart with faith and expectancy. You'll be filled with hope and joy and will be able to move forward into the blessings God has in store for you.