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Keep that same energy!

I feel like I give everyone so much attention and I pour soooooo much of my energy into other people.  And I don’t even get any of the same energy back not even remotely.WHY THOUGH?

Why do we go out of our way for others and they don’t even remotely go out of the way for us?People don’t even realize half the stuff you really do for them. So why do you do it?

I have learned that true intentionality is putting yourself out there. But why stick your neck out for others when theirs no reciprocity? Why use the energy to bring positivity if its never appreciated?

The sad truth is you have to have boundaries. The sad truth is that you have to protect your energy. Protect your mind and your heart. Without boundaries we can’t have peace. The truth is we have to know when to walk away from things that no longer serve us. You have to pray and ask God to release toxic people from your life.

The thing about toxins is that nothing ever grows from it. So know how to recognize the signs and when your spirit is no longer being edified through that friendship or relationship. This is key. Because your friends and relationships should be equally yoked.  The real meaning of equally yoked is when two oxen hold each other up.A yoke is a wooden bar that joins two oxen to each other and to the burden they pull. An “unequally yoked” team has one stronger ox and one weaker, or one taller and one shorter. The weaker or shorter ox would walk more slowly than the taller, stronger one, causing the load to go around in circles. When oxen are unequally yoked, they cannot perform the task set before them. Instead of working together, they are at odds with one another. If one oxen is bigger,taller and doing more  the pulley won’t go anywhere it actually travels in a full circle. So then you have two oxen not going anywhere in life.

Your relationships are the same. If there’s an unequal balance and your doing all the work. You won’t go any where. You will find yourself at the same spot over and over and over again. You don’t want that.

Protect your energy and protect your peace.

Empowerment

What does it mean to “STAY WOKE?”…

       After spending my weekend here in D.C. I feel so honored to be an African American. I know it’s unheard of because of how many disadvantages have been presented to our race. But I believe that it’s a blessing to be brown. Why do you think people tan?

I believe in brown people of different shades who will love each other, stand in solidarity when challenged and inspire the next generation. It doesn’t matter what color you are …White,Brown,Yellow,Purple, or Black you should always be aware of how others will treat you. I call this racial consciousness. It’s been here since the beginning of time. It’s why white people don’t say the N-word. It’s the reason Asian people don’t call each other cracker. It’s the reason black people don’t talk back to police officers. There are undertones in American society that are learned and known because they have been taught and passed down form generation to generation.

But being at the African American Museum opened my eyes to the progression of African Americans in every century past. The stories I read and learned painted a picture of slavery back then. But the irony is, we as a minority group are still enslaved today in many ways. If you are a minority of any race you should acknowledge the facts.

#1 People of color are significantly overrepresented in the U.S. prison population, making up more than 60 percent of the people behind bars. Despite being only 13 percent of the overall U.S.People of color are more likely to become entangled in the criminal justice system.

#2 The so-called War on Drugs has disproportionately affected people of color.

#3 People of color, particularly black males, face longer sentences than their white non-Hispanic counterparts for similar crimes.

#4 During traffic stops, people of color are more likely to be searched than their white counterparts.

#5 Students of color continue to face harsher punishments at school than their white non-Hispanic counterparts.

#6 People of color are extremely overrepresented in the juvenile justice system.

#7 Voting restrictions on the formerly incarcerated have disenfranchised millions of voters, particularly African Americans. Seven-in-ten blacks said that blacks in their community were treated less fairly than whites in dealings with the police. In comparison, 37% of whites and 51% of Hispanics held that opinion.

Additionally, younger black men are more likely to report unjust treatment by the police. Nearly one-quarter of black males ages 18-34 said they had been treated unfairly by the police.

There are numerous other artifacts to consider. Also other issues that hahve presented themselves but I urge you to form your own thesis of racial disparities that are happening in America.

Empowerment

Dear, Fear…

Dear Fear,

The truth is you almost had me. The uncanny motion of life warped around my brain and it began to be too much to bear. The walls you’ve confined me in have been safe and comforting.The place you have built has become my safe haven. I used to be a slave to you and I gave you too much credit.  I was bound up.There was no escape because the bars around my vision had no way of  breaking out.You made sure I couldn’t see the light and it felt so dark… For a while.

But one day,  I began to see your chains. I began to see your hold and death grip on me that was so tight I couldn’t breathe. Each gasp for air was an extreme cry to God. You tried to choke the life out of me but it didn’t work. You can’t have me any longer. I’m severing our ties. This motionless girl was scared to kill you. It was a bitter taste in my mouth everytime I spoke and you were there. I was the scared girl.

Goodbye fear. You have no place here.This relationship doesn’t work for me anymore. I’ve found out who I am.

Goodbye fear. You have no place here.  Because now I can see that purpose wasn’t planned. There was a level of grace that you didn’t see or understand… and His name Jesus. He lifted and sifted through all of her broken pieces and they no longer exist.

Goodbye fear. You have no place here.The  broken girl had to leave.  The girl who let people walk over her had to go. The depressed girl had to go. The lonely girl had to go. The girl who felt anxiety everytime she woke up had to go. That girl is no more. She’s left and has no plans of visiting you anymore. She’s been deleted. Finito!  Presto because that girl removed your chains from her. There’s no more room for you in her life.  There’s no place for you here. Because she messed around and figured out who God really made her to be.

Goodbye fear. You have no place here.That girl you loved.That girl became a woman. A wild woman ready to take on her own wilderness and walk on water in order to achieve her own dreams.

Goodbye fear. You have no place here.She is ferocious on the inside. She’s fearless and unmatched .She moves to the beat of her own drum. She has no limitations.

Goodbye fear. You have no place here.She is beautiful and talented. She has a VOICE that she will give to the nations. She is bright like a shining star. You can watch her but you can’t touch her. She is irreplaceable. She carries herself and drips melanin and gold. She has skin like honey and loves to share her story untold.

Goodbye fear. You have no place here. She carries wisdom in her right hand and honor in her left. She is more precious than jewels an nothing can compare with her. She is a WILD WOMAN with WILD POTENTIAL ready to take on anything that stands in her way because that’s the way God intended for her to be.

I know you think we’ll get back together. But I’m happy to tell you we have no future together. HAH This is THE END!

So Goodbye fear. You have no place here.

Empowerment

Watching Michael Todd

Michael Todd is one of the dopest pastors of today’s time. The way he breaks down his sermons is remarkable. He’s blazed a path for millennials to know what God really has for them .

Yesterday he spoke about how we have so little funds but we know we are destined for greatness. He spoke about being planted by God while being underfunded . Money is a monetary thing but everyone needs it. Money is what makes the world go round right?

Money is like a seed. When you invest in stocks…You want your stock to multiply right? You want your stock to grow . Just like when you plant a seed in your garden, you also want that to grow. Nobody wants their seed to stay the same. The same environment that you plant a seed in , is the same area that looks buried. When you look at something planted and something that was buried they tend to look the same. When your going through that season they tend to look the same. But what God is telling us is that your life may look buried, it may look dead , but God is planting us. Under doesn’t mean over.

God is developing roots in you so that when the enemy comes against you …You are able to stand firm in what God is calling you to do.

Under doesn’t mean over.

Let’s talk about Being Planted and Underfunded.

God is looking for people who have faith to believe that they can exceed their limitation. He allows you to be under so your faith can grow .God doesn’t bless who you pretend to be.

PhillipIan’s 4:19 But My God, will supply all my needs.Don’t blame the place for the provision for being stagnant and having no vision. Thats why so many of us want to move to LA,NY,Etc etc. Because we feel that a place will fill our purpose. But the same God that’s here with you will be where your trying to move . Millennials won’t stay planted long enough to see where those roots are. But God is doing something IN you in this season.

Organize even when you feel overwhelmed . The disciples took the little bit they had and gave it back to God. When the disciples had 5 loaves of bread and only 2 fish . Jesus blessed and broke it and gave it back to the disciples in mutliplication.

What will you do with the little God has given you?

When your planted and underfunded…Don’t eat your seed. What do you spend the majority of your money on? Will you depend on God?

As the disciples kept giving away..God kept multiplying the seed in their hands. It’s not about the outcome it’s about their obedience. They all ate..as much as they wanted . God is not asking you to do it so He can leave you depleted. Stop listening to the lie that your buried. You are being rooted .

ALEXA Play " Living My Best Life" by Lil Duval

ALEXA, How do I live my best life?

Alexa, When is my next appointment time?

Alexa, Where is bae located?

Alexa, Are you my friend?

Alexa,  play Taylor Swifts new album.

The truth is that Alexa is looked to for  more questions and information in today’s generation than God. How many times have you scrolled on facebook, instagram or twitter today? What were you searching for?  Hope, Love, Likes, Companionship, or were you searching  for an escape? Were you looking for validation or approval? How did it make you feel? Does it feel the void?

Alexa  and Social Media are  the heart beat of this new millennial generation. People love  being able to know and see results  instantly.  Also known as the microwave generation, we often look and gravitate towards everything that won’t cost us time  and stress. Its easy when you can see something, ask your questions and it responds immediately. The sheer convenience of life being at your fingertips and knowing how something will play out gives us comfort because we know what to expect.But what happens when you don’t know what to expect? What happens when things don’t turn out the way you want them to? When that relationship fails and they leave? What happens when  all the odds are stacked high against you? What happens when all your friends leave you? What happens when you can’t see the next step in your life? Who do you turn to? What do you turn to? Pinterest? Twitter?Instagram?Facebook? Or will you turn to God?

I believe God let us cross paths today for a reason.  I’m here to tell you that  God created you amazingly talented. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to be someone else for others to see you. I’m here to tell you that you have gifts and talents burning down on the inside of you that God wants to reveal in you. I’m here to tell you that God is ready for you take the limitations off of your life but He wants you to embrace that uncomfortable feeling. You have to embrace  the uncomfortable to become unstoppable. Its time for you to push past your comfort zones and that safe place you’ve built in your life  in order to dig deep past your insecurities to accomplish your true purpose.

A long time ago I stopped asking others who they wanted to be  in life and what they wanted to do, but rather….How do you want to make your mark on the world?What kind of impact do you want to have? I challenge you to write down your dreams . Then write down your goal . Then start googling how to make it happen. Last, write it down in a planner and watch God work. I believe you have Endless Potential.

Soooooo….

Riddle me this: Who are you really limiting?… Yourself? or GOD?

 

 

 

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WhiteHouse All-Star Ambassador

I AM A BLACK WHITE-HOUSE AMBASSADOR!

This past year has been one for the books! I was able to finish my senior season playing women’s basketball in the Red River Conference. I  was selected out 1 of 53 applicants out of a pool of 500 to be selected as a White House ALL-STAR Ambassador  for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Also, I had the privilege of creating Fellowship of Christian Athletes at my school. I was on CBS19 for my efforts in the community and I  performed my poetry at the Black History Moth Celebration for Texas College. ,I created Fellowship of Christian Athletes for my college and I was able to share God’s love with everyone. It was a blessing!

But the biggest blessing of all was crossing the stage with a degree in social work. Many people prayed on my downfall, because the bigger the blessings , the bigger your battle becomes. But God brought me through some trying times, especially battling with anxiety and depression, I know it was all God. After I graduated I was selected to represent my college and the Red River Conference on a Women’s basketball tour in Italy. I’ve had the privilege of playing  teams in Rome, Florence,  Venice and Milan,Italy. It was  one of the most breath-taking places I’ve ever been to and I’m so grateful for the experience.

I’ve spent the rest of my summer empowering others to reach their full potential. I’ve always wanted to be a public speaker and motivational guru. The funny thing is…I have a lisp which is a speech impediment. But, I’m happy to tell you that I’ve started my public speaking journey and I’ve spoken at 4 different empowerment events. Its crazy how God turns your insecurities into strengths.I believe that God wants to take the limits off of us and embrace the gifts and passions He has given all of us. You have gifts  that you haven’t even tapped into yet. Gifts that are burning down on the inside of you waiting for the world to see and hear.

You are the only thing standing in your way. I pray that you don’t let fear of the unknown paralyze you. I pray that you be BOLD in life. I pray that you have faith in your gifts and talents which creates vision in your life. Don’t ignore the signs , or the tug in your heart when it tells you to go. I pray you have faith to  learn how to walk on your own water  and let nothing and no one hold you back.

Remember , you have endless potential.