I woke up this morning and after partaking in a powerful prayer I am believing God for something supernatural particularly in my career and financial areas. I’m believing God for something so big that everyone will know that God has his hands in it. “Today is going to be a good day,” I declared it! It wasn’t even an hour when I was notified by my bank that a withdrawal was made from my checking account that I did not authorize. I already knew supernaturally what was going on… For a few minutes I lost focus. That quick. I was only looking in the natural and I begin to go back and forth with my bank and the company that took money out of my account. Somebody was putting my money back! The company said that it could take 30 days before I see a refund. 😑 “You mean to tell me it took you all of one second to charge my account without my permission but it takes up to 30 days before you can give it back?” I had to remind myself again what was happening supernaturally. I had prayed and am believing God for something so big that the enemy is trying to distract me. It’s so easy to get side tracked even when we know what is going on. I still don’t know the exact day that I’ll get my money back but I prayed and I know that I will get it back. Besides that money is only small change compared to the overflow that I’m coming into. If you seem to be constantly under attack like me then I have two words for you. “Stay Focused!” You are headed in the right direction. These distractions are only that… Distractions… Stay focused and if you do slip and fall don’t give up because what God has for you, no devil in hell can stop.

What is life? Many people have pondered this question. Not many have discovered the answer. Although it is a lot like a football game, it is definitely not a game. In life we are the running back and the football we hold is everything that we hold onto on a daily basis, whether it’s our career, family, finances, sanity, love, happiness, burdeneds…. These things are hard to manage by ourselves. It can get pretty ruff out here in this field of life so we must suit up! Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the devil schemes. I believe we can play either offense or defense depending on how you look at the game. If you look at life as if you’re trying to reach your goal but you have to fight through many obstacles to get there then you are on the offense. If you look at life as if you will do everything in your power to keep the enemy from scoring any person (deceiving them), including yourself then you are on the offense! Either way we are on the same team just playing different positions. All of us should be looking out for one another but I believe the person that does it the most is the ones God has designated as our Shepherds and overseers. I’d like to think of God as our coach. He is ultimately in charge of our team. When Jesus ascended into heaven he left us his Holy Spirit, the Β quarterback because he has given us everything we need to run this game of life. He passes us the ball and we are the running back at that point. We can run with faith until the end knowing that Jesus is with and within us and the good news is that when feel overwhelmed and make the mistake of forgetting that he is with us, we can go to him and give him the ball… Jesus (the receiver), who wore all our burdens on the cross and won the victory for us over 2000 years ago! Isn’t this exciting! He touchdown for us even before we were formed in our mothers womb! If only we could see that God has set in place Angels who play the position of our defense tackle, linebackers etc. You get my drift. Let me just say that I am reading football for dummies as I’m typing this because I don’t watch football enough to know this stuff. Anyways I just wanted to give you all something to think about today before we all gather with family and friends to watch the game. Happy Super Bowl 50!

There is nothing more frustrating than being locked out… Today I experienced this frustration first hand and what made it even more frustrating was that I had the key in my hand. The key had no problem sliding into the door but it was very stubborn when it came to turning and unlocking.”Lord I trust that you are going to open this door and we won’t have to call a lock smith.” We started searching for things to help us open the locked door like a credit card and I was even pondering would the bottom of my bath and body works lotion be strong enough to slide in the crack of the door and unlock it. πŸ˜‘ I didn’t have much to work with in my purse. When I first got the key (about two months ago) we tested it to make sure that it would work and it was fine. My mom looked in the truck to see if there was any WD40 but it wasn’t any so…. She used the next best thing she had found in the truck…Cutter (Insect Repellent)…. πŸ˜„ Ok maybe it wasn’t the next best thing but hey we gave it a shot, or a spray! 😁 That’s right she sprayed the key that was lodged inside the door with Cutter and then with all her might she turned the key and said “You might break but I’m gonna give it all I’ve got.” And with faith and a little more effort the door was opened. 😊 This reminded me that sometimes in life you can have what YOU think is the right key (success, friends, money, material things) and that may work for you for a little while but, there comes a time in life when what we have become complacent with will no longer work for us and at that moment we will begin to search for another way of fulfillment. Something’s in life comes with keys to get you to where you need to be but most things come by faith. (Read Hebrews 11) The good news is that with Christ all things are possible. He can use anything and anybody! There will be times that you have nothing but your faith and you will have to push harder to get through life. This will make you wiser and stronger. There is an old saying that “it’s not what you know but who you know.” Do you know him? πŸ™‚

Today has been a really trying day for me. It all started with a text message from USPS regarding the package that I have yet to receive. Yes this is the same package that I was frustrated about last week. I was actually good and not worried about the packages and I said “Lord I put it in your hands and I trust that the packages will come.” To make a long story short my items has been going back and forth from the sorting facility to the post office where I lived several months ago. I changed my address with USPS but my items aren’t being forwarded to me instead they’re floating around to only God knows where. I will not bore you with details about my whole day but basically it all started with that text that triggered anger and I was frustrated the whole day. By evening I began to calm down and I thought about Peter. As long as Peter had his focus on Jesus he was fine but, as soon as the wind and the waves came he took his focus off Jesus and looked at the circumstances around him. I was reminded that I am a lot like Peter. God had already given me peace and I was content with receiving my package whenever it came. But when I received the text message Β saying that it was sent to my old address and that it was undeliverable, I became frustrated because I don’t understand why the post office isn’t using my new address that I updated with USPS to forward my items to me. Clearly the enemy knows what to do to tick us off… I had to repent and ask God to give me peace. I also had to thank him because I already had asked him to take care of this matter and I know he is but… Circumstances… I just pray that God keep my eyes on him so I can pay attention to him and not be distracted by the storms around me. Matthew 14:22-33. I have so much more to be thankful for and some people don’t even have a shelter for anything to be forwarded to them so, like that old gospel song say “I won’t complain.”πŸ™‚

We may hear this a lot whether it comes up as a discussion amongst friends or if you know someone that always receives the short end of the stick. πŸ˜‰ You may even be that person .😎 Have no fear I’m here to give some insight to this mystery. Now that I have your attention let me direct you to a personal question. What is keeping you from making an impact on the world? I know a lot of y’all may be thinking. What? Yeah I threw a curve ball at y’all! Y’all was looking to left field but I hit it right. πŸ™ƒ Believe it or not I came across this pondering question while taking a dump! πŸ’© It may not sound lady like but it’s real. We all do it no matter how cute we are. Anyways, to get back on topic I want to make you think about something. It’s not the size but the impact. Now repeat the previous sentence…. You don’t have to be a billionaire or an A list celebrity to make an impact on the world. What are you doing today that will positively impact someone on your job, at home, at the grocery store or taking a walk in your neighborhood? It may seem like you have to do a lot but I assure you that something as little as a friendly smile or an encouraging word can be all a person needs to make their day. Kindness is contagious! Your act of kindness to one person can result in someone else being blessed and before you know it you could even save a life! 😊 So for the burning question in your mind. Size does not matter but the impact does! You may say “What can little old me do that will make an impact on this big world?” Be the best you that you can be and spread the love! Come on, you can do it! It’s not rocket science. So if you’ve been getting the short end of the stick in your job, relationships, finances or whatever it maybe, I challenge you to move some things around, change up your game, you may even have to deal with being in an uncomfortable situation for a while (come on Holy Spirit, I just felt something in my spirit y’all) but do whatever it is that you need to do to make your climax and not just any climax but your major climax! 😬 I may have lost a few of y’all again but I assure you that I am not talking about sex. I’m talking about reaching the point of it all and doing it at your BEST because it’s not the size that counts but the impact!