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Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

What is for you is not for anyone else to understand or even to accept.

Especially when they are not privy to your journey.

We have to stop internalizing the judgment of others as if they matter more than the vision we’ve been given.

You know what you’ve prayed for, toiled for, wrestled with and cried about.

So then why allow the opinion of an outsider to hold weight in your circumstance?

God is the only one who truly knows your situation and it is God a lone who you should turn to when you need assurance in your journey.

Because unfortunately, we as humans can only see what we can see, whereas God sees all, knows all and hears all.

Place your trust there, its a sure thing. Keep your head up, your prayers consistent and your energy connected to what flows, stop resisting where its taking you, because we never know what’s awaiting us just ahead.

When the vision isn’t matching up, ask God for clarity, continuously.

Remember the journey never looks like the destination.

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Hard Truths

It’s you.

Perhaps not all the time, but this time, it is you.

And that’s ok.

Once we recognize our role and our missteps, we can begin to change our approach and the narrative we put out but also the one we create within us.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with acknowledging our faults and flaws and more than anything we need to…even if it has to come from the outside, make sure it comes from those who truly love and want the best for you.

But it’s you.

And it’s gonna be you who makes the change.

Make A Plan

Take Action

Set Up Shop

Go Get It

The Switch Up Gave Way to the Prepared Table

Social media has warped us and how we perceive what the “come up” looks like.

We have become a generation obsessed with proving other people wrong and using our growth as a visual revenge on others who did not see the promise.

When the truth is this: people must play specific roles in our lives, in order for each of us to elevate from one level to the next.

If no one ever switched up on you, you’d never know how important it is to guard your heart and be intentional in the company you keep, which in turn means you wouldn’t have that job, partner, friends, child…etc.

If no one ever made you feel less than loved, you wouldn’t have sought out love and discovered the love you have for yourself and inspired others to do the same.

If no one had broken promises, you wouldn’t be a person who moves with a plan and is dependable.

God prepares the table, not for us to stunt, but for us to show how even with scraps, we can have a full course meal. It may take a minute to cover the table, but that’s in part to our perception.

We have the power to feed others through the evolution of our trials! Folks can pull up seats to our table and feast off what we’ve been through, endured, learned and ultimately gained.

So, the next you wanna stunt for the haters, don’t. For you would be taking away from the feast. In stead show gratitude for the role they played, for without them…things might not be as sweet.

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Often, we look for our blessings to be manifestations of material things, because a lot of us were raised to believe goodness takes shape in tangible form.

However, through living our lives we come to realize at some point, hopefully, that our most cherished moments take place through healing and self realization.

Peace. Love. Hope. Understanding.

These are all blessed gifts that come to comfort us in times of storms, trepidation and loneliness.

We gather ourselves, because we know how to comfort our wounds. Not to say we don’t falter and revert back to non-serving habits: self pity, fear and doubt, however we are aware enough to recognize we are digressing and courageous enough to turn the narrative around for our good.

Nothing which attempts to bind us in despair shall last when we seek to persevere and overcome.

We only lack when we believe we lack.

We only remain fearful we choose to believe in the fear.

We are only lonely when we believe loneliness is our only option.

Reaffirming who we are through our gifts of peace, hope, understanding and love, joins us to our inner spirit which holds the power to bring us through any and all darkness.

My thought and prayer for us this week, is that we daily seek power in the words we speak and the thoughts we choose to focus on.

When we find ourselves not promoting our light, we quickly change the narrative and shift the direction of our energy.

We deserve the very best, no ifs ands or buts about it.

However we must first begin that with and within ourselves.

This season is all about expectancy, what are you claiming for yours?

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Have you ever experienced a time in your life, when all cylinders were in sync and operating at their highest level?

You felt like every thing was in its proper place and you were safeguarded from foul play; in essence, life was damn good!

And we cherish those moments…but here is something I want you and I to pay close attention to:

Are we living in the past or are we gaining faith from our previous greatness, that it will return to us once again?

Last year my life was quite a fairytale. I was taking numerous trips, coloring my hair for the first time 😊, traveling often, pampering myself regularly, purchased a new vehicle (against my will, but glad I did) and enjoying my singlehood.

And then out of nowhere, I found myself unemployed and no energy to accept that my lifestyle was changing. I was not ready to let go of what I had always wanted to obtain, and now within a matter of weeks, my department went from hopeful talks to teary-eyed meetings filled with “I’m sorry this is happening.”

I was in shock, I honestly loved my work and felt fulfilled in my position. The connections I made with my youth, teachers and community partners all swirled around in my mind as I begin to make preparations to say goodbye.

How could God place me here for only a short time? Why would the Universe uplift me only to bring me low and feeling meek and defeated? Why am I once again fighting for survival and not thriving?

I sunk into a depression that even now I am not 100% sure I have fully stepped out of. But I am here, each day I am given, to rise to the challenge; seeking and expecting better than even my last year, which in truth was beyond what I prayed and hoped for.

I remember the time before that magical year and how I fought to maintain all I had and when things changed for me, I tried hard to remain grateful…but here’s what I am willing to admit to today: I didn’t set aside time solely to say Thank You.

I did not devote myself to prayer or building a continued spiritual connection. I was too busy enjoying the harvest to give thanks first.

Which is why, even when I win a battle, survive a storm, am able to smile through my tears, I give reference to God for it all. I’ve learned that even in our mess, asking for Forgiveness and being truthful, God can do way more with that than God can with unacknowledged faults.

So, while I still am not where I’ve asked the Universe to send me, I give thanks that this path I am currently on, is leading me where I need to be. The journey never looks like the destination…and I’m sure the reason is that we don’t become complacent and comfortable along the way.

The Universe has to shake it up a bit to keep us focus in our faith and connected to the spirit. No days off from gratitude.

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

You can either sulk your way through it or find happiness in each day until you are where you want to be.

A step forward is another step closer and that is definitely something to be grateful for.

Look back over your course, meditate on those moments you fought for that turned into victorious battles won; you thrived, you lived and you achieved so much…it will come again and this time you will understand how to sustain it.

Remain faithful to the process and know that things are working together for your good.

You will have everything you remain open for.

Believe.

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Doing the work can show up in a multitude of ways.

It isn’t always financial or materialistic, sometimes it manifests in ways where you realize things you once were not qualified to do, you now can, because you resisted temptations and disciplined yourself.

You decided that what lies a head is worth more than momentary pleasures, good times and temporal escapes.

Be humbled by the work of faith, prayer and consistency.

Do you know how blessed you are to overcome obstacles? struggles? temptations? strongholds?

It ain’t easy baby!

And look at you, flourishing! Thriving! Living an improved life.

Celebrate the things you don’t do anymore, with the mindset of how many new doors have opened because of it.

You are amazingly blessed!

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Even the strong get weak.

I know that people look to you to be a pillar of encouragement and assurance; however there are times when you yourself, are going through your own storms of “why.”

In those moments, it is imperative that you set aside as much time as you need to be a lone so that you can regroup and meditate through your struggle.

Speaking words of positivity over your situation, allowing yourself to breakdown for the release that is on the other side of “why” to your “how.”

How did I ever doubt my ability to bounce back?

How did I manage to keep my sanity in the midst of the craziness?

How can I do more to allow myself to trust in my own strength even when I am weak?

But take those questions of “why” and replace them with a positive spin…instead of looking at the situation as a negative, work through it to establish an affirmation for every dark thought.

I am stronger than my obstacles.

I am a loving vessel attracting the desires of my heart.

I am headed in the right direction, however the right path will not be void of trials.

Every trial is just an exercise to build my muscle for endurance.

I am coming out wiser, kinder, more faithful and persistent.

The thoughts of doubts can only manifest if we speak them to be.

Stand on that small piece of hope, no matter how thin it is, trust it can will hold the weight of your fears, your tears and your pain.

That tiny mustard seed of faith can and will work wonders as long as you seek it to be everyday you wake to a new day.

I have faith that each of us seeking better will be victorious in our search.

We have already won because We refuse to give up!

Encourage yourself especially when you feel like there is nothing you can physically do, for that is when all your focus most go inward to uplift those spaces that are filled with fear and doubt.

Hold firmly to who you are, tears, anger and being lost momentarily does not change that you are indeed worthy of what you are pushing toward…it means you too are human.

Separate yourself for yourself.

Pour into yourself daily and watch the clouds break away.

The Sun wants to shine on you, it is shining on you, just have to lift your head up from the problem and start recognizing the solutions that are coming.

They are coming.

Make A Plan…anyway

Take Action…anyway

Set Up Shop…anyway

Go Get It…everyday

Word of the Day

A lot of times the worst mistreatment we endure, is self abuse.

We keep finding ourselves in situations of lack, because continuously, we place ourselves there.

Looking for the easiest route to a momentary thrill or pleasure. A quick fix for what we actually desire long term.

And could it be that we know when focusing on long term goals, things are rarely what we want them to be? Its never with who you think or where you thought you’d be.

That’s the illogical focus; Not being able to live the fantasy.

But here’s the gotcha: the reality is sure to surpass your fantasy.

Give fate and your commitment the chance to blow your mind.

Let go. Whether it’s one finger at a time, or you release it fully all at once.

Let go. Let it go.

And reach toward what’s meant to be.

Draw nearer til you feel it. Til you’re living it. Let go.

Make A Plan

Take Action

Set Up Shop

Go Get It