Before Time Began Divine Purpose Knew

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Think about your life for a minute. Who are you today? Where did you come from? How will your life end? Before time began, there was a divine plan for you. Before your mother and father met, you were already formed. The condition and situation you are in right now, does not take God by surprise. Everything you are, everything you own today, was known, before time began. You might be surprised, but before time began, divine purpose knew everything, everything, about you. The question is, how much do you know about yourself?

Wait, take a deep breath, don’t be too quick to respond or answer. Don’t be hasty. What do you really know about yourself? Who are you? Hmmm…, you might think and assume you know, but I politely challenge you, I don’t think you do, not if you are being honest with yourself. But I can assure you that before time began, the divine purpose in you knew and still knows the plans of its creator and your creator. It has known before time began, before you came out of your father, and were formed in your mother’s womb, even before she delivered you and you had your first cry announcing your arrival. Before time began, divine purpose knew you had to be born and sent to this world.

Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” ~Isaiah 43:7 (ESV)

When you look into the mirror of your mind and heart, what reflects back at you? Most likely the image of the version of yourself that you and the people and things that have influenced your life. But I fearlessly and with conviction submit to you, that there is another you, formed before time began, and that purpose that keeps nudging you, that voice, that keeps reminding you, was created with you and in you before time began. It knows and is aware of the truth, that God incubated you in Him, with all His power, glory and majesty. You are divine royalty, the image of God, carrying His magnificence and His light. How long do you think you can hide for? Before time began, you were created for a reason, fulfill it. You have everything it takes, it was all there, before time began.

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. ~Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT)

Like it or not, accept it or not, yield to it or not, we have a heavenly Father who knows us by name as well as by nature, because He formed, created and master crafted us into being. We all came out in different color, shapes and sizes, but what is the same is that our Father breathed His life into us, and He built each of us with divine purpose. What is not different, and will remain the same is that He looks upon each of us as His children who carry His divine light, to show forth His glory and power. The true problem is that we don’t accept, acknowledge and function in His good intentions and the way He sees us. Before time began He built us for a glorious future.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.~Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)

God, our Father in Heaven, has known us before time began. He created us to walk as princes, as gods on this Earth. We have turned away from that, we have forgotten, ignorantly or deliberately, gone our own way and chosen our own paths, and we, the world and creation is suffering because we have refused to yield our journey on Earth to our Father and His divine purpose in us. Hard truth, tough realization, nevertheless, it is the truth. We are supposed to live, and move and have our being in Him and only Him.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. ~Genesis 1:27 (ESV)

For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ ~Acts 17:18 (NLT)

Think about it, picture this, at least try to, don’t just brush it off. Before time began you were formed by Divinity, not simply flesh and blood as you see it or have been taught. Do you get that? Stay with that thought for a minute, think about nothing else, and see what happens to your mind and heart, with just this thought, “I was formed before time began, by God, in His image, to walk this Earth as a prince, as a god.” If only in all our getting we will get understanding and wisdom. We would be the better for it. We, our families, friends, colleagues, communities, neighborhoods and the world as a whole, would be the better for it. The whole Earth is waiting for us to be gods.

But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth. ~Exodus 9:16 (ESV)

For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. ~Romans 8:19 (NIV)

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field...~Psalm 8:3-8 (ESV)

Before time began, there was a plan in place, specifically and masterfully planned out, for just you and for just me, and for how we will uniquely and collectively, influence and impact our world, as gods. Will we take dominion over the Earth as gods and rule? Will we yield to that plan? Will we open up to it’s wisdom, guidance and love? Who do we want to live as? Who do we want to die as? What do we see? What do we understand? What plan and agenda will we follow and manifest? What we fill our minds with is what we will manifest. I would love to be a god on this Earth, but according to God’s plans and purpose for my life. I pray that I reach that level of manifestation. I always wonder what it would be like to live life every day in the full realization and manifestation of being a child of the Most High. It’s one thing knowing that it is possible, it’s another thing living and walking in the reality of it.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~Proverbs 1:7 (ESV)

I say, ‘You are gods; you are all children of the Most High. But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler.” Psalm 82:6-7 (NLT)

God’s purpose in us knows who we are and whose we are, trouble is, we don’t. I don’t want to die like a fool, do you? There is only one way to find out. Come to Jesus. It’s as simple as that. if you want to walk as a god on this Earth, if you want to walk in the understanding of your true image and form, come to the One who created you and who died for you so that you can walk on this Earth as a god, as was the plan, and still is the plan, before time began. We cannot escape it. We can accept it and walk in His unlimited glory, or we can deny it and walk in our own limited philosophies. Which do you think will benefit us the most? I plan on discovering God’s plan for me before time began, for my life. I believe there is one, for all of us. Will you find out for yourself, His plan before time began, for you?

Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. ~2 Timothy 1:9 (NKJV)

What a magnificent plan, His divine plan for us, before time began.

 

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If You Understand This

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“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” ~Ecclesiastes 9:11 (KJV)

Understand that God is not about religion and rituals. He is about you getting to know Him deeper and deeper. He is about reconciling you to Him, so that He can transform you and transcend you into your original form, beauty and glory. If you understand this, you will do what it takes to discover your purpose in and through Him.

God is about relationships, wanting special unique moments with you and only you. Those moments are birthing places where you become one with Him and discover yourself deeper in Him. You are able to see yourself, through His eyes. Make time for those alone moments with Him, just you and Him. Don’t call it loneliness.

Develop an absolutely yielded spirit to God, like a child to his or her parent. Believe that He Himself longs to bring out the best in you, because the best in you comes from Him. He was not idle when He created you. He created you with intention and pride.  He believes in you and sent you here for a reason, on purpose! He built you, so, understand that only He truly knows who you really are and what you are capable of accomplishing through Him. Seek God and ask Him for what His plans are for you. If you submit to Him,and Him alone, He will put in the work in you to bring out your purpose.

God will take His time to illuminate and enlighten a yielded mind and heart. It Does not matter who you are, what you’ve done, what you have become, what you think of yourself, or what people say about you. You can have all kinds of junk and labels, but yield and see how He will bit by bit restore and transform you into your original self created by Him. That’s where your purpose lies, in His original blueprint for you.

Ask Him what His blueprint is for your life. God what have you put inside of me? God why did you bring me here? God, what do you want me to do, where do you want me to go, with whom, how, when? Wait for His response, be patient, hold tight, wait, He will surely respond. Don’t rush. It is difficult, but wait. Don’t be in a hurry! God does not think and act the way we do, neither is He moved by our emotions. In other words, our emotions do not confuse Him. He is unchangeable and He knows what He is about. His mind is set to bring us to an expected good end, so He cannot afford to allow Himself to be carried away by our sentiments and feelings of wanting things, right now! Understand that we have to be divinely schooled into walking in our divine purpose.

It is for us to know, beyond a shadow of doubt, that we are on this Earth for a reason, and believe that God who created us, who created our original form, knows our timing and our season. Don’t allow yourself, things of this world, people who influence your life, or, your condition, situation or circumstances to push you away, or ahead of God. In His Supremacy, He works with divine precision and excellence. Let Him, by His Holy Spirit, take the lead.  He will lead you to people, or bring people to you, who will genuinely sense who you are in Him. They will genuinely assist you in discovering, developing and operating in your purpose you according to God’s plan for your life. Such people will assist you authentically, no competition, no envy, no jealousy, no misusing your gift and purpose, because they have already discovered their purpose and are secure in it. Their only focus now is to grow deeper in God now and to support others to do the same. Once you have experienced that confidence, security, peace and joy that unavoidably come with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, you cannot help but hope that others  do the same. You want them to know what you know, and have what you have.

We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. ~1 John 1:1 (NLT)

Understand that Man can only know and do so much, but God knows exactly what to do, what to say, where, when, how and with who. Ask God to align you to His purpose and will and have a willing heart to follow. He will not tell you everything all at once, you will not be able to contain it all at the same time.

Ask God to change the way you think about purpose as defined by Man. God’s purpose is a treasure only He has put in you and only He understands how that treasure should function and be established through you. While you think you are waiting for God, God is actually waiting for you to decide, whom will you serve this day and on wards? Will you decide to allow Him by His Spirit to activate His purpose in you, or will you continue to pursue futile methods which only bring you despair and frustration?

Understand that in your pursuit to know your divine purpose, you can ask God questions. What am I built with? How does it work? Where can it work? With who can it work? What keeps you up at night? What is it that you truly wish you could be doing? What is that one pure, beautiful thing that nobody knows about because you think you do not have the ability to accomplish it, but yet you hunger and thirst to do?

God loves questions. Jesus loves questions. The Holy Spirit loves questions. In fact He is here to teach us and if we yield our humanity to Them, and stop thinking logically and rationalizing and analyzing everything, and just give it all to Him, you are on the right track He will never leave you nor abandon you. Understand that He will finish what He starts with you. Just YIELD!

Man complicates God, God is not complicated. He is so deep, mysterious and endless but yet so simple, it will shock you. It is difficult for us humans to wrap our minds around that. Ask Sweet Holy Spirit to breathe on God’s purpose in you and bring it to life. Tell Him you are ready for Him to activate it and to teach you how to walk in it. Go on and ask. Ask Him who you are. Ask him to explain. Ask Him to teach. Eat from His Hand. Stay at His Feet. Live and breathe Him, and it will all unfold.

Understand that you don’t have to be endlessly perfect. When you falter, and you will, pick yourself up. Get up, press on and press in. Drag yourself into His Presence when you are tired, exhausted and your heart, mind and soul cannot take it anymore. You must be convinced that He is with you. You must believe that He wants only the best for you.

Understand that as you spend more time with Him, you begin to discover your purpose. As you do, start practicing your discoveries, little by little, step by step, one day at a time. Don’t rush it. There are no shortcuts here. The lessons are thorough and are for life. Your transformation into recognizing, developing and implementing will not happen overnight. Take the time to ask questions, search, discover and build, step by step.

Understand that your purpose does not require you to chase after fame, stages, platforms limelight and greatness. This is not entertainment. Your purpose is already great and will make room for you to enter depths, paths, journeys and places that you cannot even begin to imagine right now. What is required of you is to simply acknowledge God, yield to His Spirit, and hang on to His unchanging and faithful hand. The platforms will pursue you.

Understand this. Stay focused on seeking God, be jealous with your time with Him and He will be jealous with His time with you. In other words, you give Him your attention but you can never beat the attention that He will give you. As you prepare, through His schooling, your time and your chance will surely appear, and you will be ready. You will not go through missed opportunities. It is one of the most painful experiences, to miss time and chance opportunities. It is heartbreaking and only the strong can regain their hope and faith after a missed opportunity, and determine that no matter how long it takes, no matter what, they will stay tuned and focused for the next round of time, chance and opportunity.

They will come around again, Understand this. And this time be ready.

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Inexplicable Cravings

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You are looking for power, look inside you. Study who created you, how He created you and why He created you. If you care about your life and destiny that much, sit at His feet and ask Him questions. Soak in His Presence and glory. If you understand and accept that you are created by The Infallible God, in whom there is no beginning and no end, that the fullness of the Earth is His, you will begin to see your real worth and value and function differently in life. You will start to thirst and ache for something deeper, something more meaningful than all that is around you. In fact you become more and more impatient with the things of this world and develop a deep yearning for that something more. Healthy, divine, inexplicable cravings start growing and glowing inside you.

A longing grows within you and you begin to search for deeper fulfillment, but nothing works. Something is missing, and everything in you is calling out for it. Your carnal cravings, desires, lusts, human mind, human guarantees, become unfulfilling. All your senses put together, cannot quench the power of that hunger. Your carnal nature can no longer sustain and you there is an indescribable ache within. You become absolutely restless with life and all that it has brought to your doorstep. You are no longer impresses by life and all temptations and promises it offers you.  What is going on! It is purpose, created by God, calling out to you from within you. You want more. Look inside, discover it, find it, and start building it.  Purpose within, there lies the answer to your inexplicable cravings. Don’t fool yourself by ignoring it. It will not, it does not go away. It just can’t.

What is happening to you is that your God-given purpose is nudging you into who you should be. It is reminding you that it exists and it is pushing you to acknowledge its existence lest you are ignorant of it, or have knowledge of it but have decided to look the other way. Purposes admonishes you to look up higher and deeper, acknowledging God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. You can dampen it, deny it, run from it, but it will not go away, because it is within you. Wherever you go, it goes, because you carry it. You walk, wake, eat and sleep with it. There is no avoiding it’s presence, it will always find a way to resurface as a reminder to you, of who and whose you are, and who you should be. It boldly, without apology, informs and confirms to you that you were formed by God even before you were in your mother’s womb. It makes it clear to you that you were sent to Earth for a purpose, God’s divinity, established through you. Stop fighting God, you can’t, and you won’t win. Yield to Him. Two things will happen. You either give in to Him and exhale, or you continue to drown in confusion and disillusionment.

That purpose has a vision, and without that vision being fully accomplished, you can never be fully satisfied with your life. It’s not about your level of education, your status, your skin color, science, religion, philosophy, ego and intellect. Like it or not, admit it or not, there is a hunger residing within you waiting  for expression. It will continue to rise up within you, it will not stop. The more you yield to it, the more of God in you, the more of God in you, the better you become, the better you become, the more God’s glory shines through you. When you give God’s glory expression in your life, the more the peace, love and joy you’ve been thirsting for become an every day part and reality of your life.

Your divine purpose is operating from the standpoint of who God says you are. It wants you to reflect the image of His image that He has created your original and unique self with. How can you run from that? My two cents? Don’t bother. It’s best to redirect your thoughts, desires and steps to the source that made you, so that He can give you the power, wisdom and understanding on how to walk in your original purpose.

The beckoning of purpose will never stop, it will never go away. Part of its character is to illuminate you of its existence. It will fight you for your sake. It will battle with you to bring you into the fullness of God’s glory in your life. It wages war with your carnal nature, wrestles with it, in order to bring you to the divine heights that you should be operating and functioning in. Ignore it, and you’ll be miserable; always yearning and longing for that something more. Ask me, I should know. I tried running from it! Waste of time.

Allow purpose to develop you into your original state. Permit God to raise you and show you His power in you.  Give Him room for expression through you. Let God restore you to a point where everything you do and say, flows in and through divinity, so that your strength, courage, peace, joy, power and purpose in life will remain will remain intact, unbending and steadfast. It’s a painstaking, deliberate journey every waking day. But if you can only imagine the divine, expressing through you. How I crave for that! Don’t you?

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… ~Genesis 1:26 (ESV)

But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth. ~Exodus 9:16 (ESV)

One of the benefits of discovering God’s purpose in your life is unusual, unfailing strength. It comes with the package. No matter how confused, unfulfilled, sad, empty and lost you feel, there is a deep strength that remains unshakable in you because you have discovered your divine path. True strength, true power, real empowerment, is giving God room in your life to shine through you. When this occurs you stay on course, and you are not easily derailed by every wind of doctrine and all that glitters. No!

If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. ~1 Peter 4:11 (NIV)

God knows, in this day and age we live in, in this present time, age and dispensation, we need strength that goes beyond our human capacity. Having the courage to come to God, asking Him what your purpose is, why He created you, what He created you with, where to find it and how to build it, gives and brings you uncommon strength. Not only that, there is a type of wisdom, knowledge and understanding, insight and discernment that develops within you. As we yield, and the questioning and arguments and debates cease, the truest sense of the word empowerment begins to flow in us and through us, as we walk in our God-given divine purpose. Live every breath with expression of His divinity!

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The Golden Glow

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Get your glow. We search, search and search, yet we are still so very hungry. What are we searching for? Who are we searching for? Where are we going? If indeed there exists such a state of joy, peace and confidence, what is it about that state that will  create in us the condition to remain fulfilled, content and anchored, daily?  Is there in fact such a condition?

We search to ease our pain.

We search to ease our discomfort.

We search to get rid of our insecurities.

We search to quench our thirst for happiness.

We search to be filled with joy.

We search to find peace.

We search to find true love.

We are ever on this quest to fulfill this deep, fathomless, bottomless hunger, in our souls. In my search, I discovered that I was searching for myself. What I mean is, I was searching for my purpose in life. On the road to discovering myself, who I am and why I exist, I realized that the more I pulled away from all the noise and outside influence, and the closer I got to the living God, the closer I got to purpose. I needed the courage to look and tap within me. I needed courage to have faith in Him. When that happened, the happier, the stronger, the more confident, secure and peaceful I became. I realized that I have become wiser, steadier, bolder and more courageous. I smile, talk and laugh more. I am less inhibited, less fearful and not filled with anxiety.

Discovering who I am, what I am here for, has given me more hope, faith and the state of knowing that I have the power, in a humble way, to always land on my two feet. There is something about knowing what is within us; knowing what we are created with. I want you, my friend, to experience that state and condition. The knowledge of it will take you to heights of peace, love, joy and strength that you never thought possible. I cannot keep that from you. It would be selfish.

In that state of knowing, we touch and awaken purpose. When we continue to walk in our own purpose day by day, not trying to imitate and be like others, we start cultivating divinity within us. Divinity becomes our fort and anchor, so much so that we naturally become unshakable and unbeatable without trying, because now we know who we are, what our purpose is and where we are going. In this state we are no longer walking in empty, blind hunger, but in the fulfillment of continuously developing purpose and divinity within us. It is an illuminating, non-superficial, beautiful and wonderful thing!

We become less stressed and we reign in our emotions, and confront situations with wisdom, understanding, patience and insight; we think deeper and become less and less impulsive.  Even when we are shaken up, we are confident that we will overcome, because we have awoken purpose and divinity within us, and they always find a way to bring us back to the top and land us on our feet. Discover your own purpose, cultivate and nurture your own soul and spirit, allow divinity in you to rise up, and your hunger will be quenched. It will cease. There, my friend, lies the secret to your joy, peace and confidence. In place of the fathomless and bottomless hunger within you, will be birthed what I discovered, and what I call, the endless and fulfilling, golden glow.

Being truly and deeply connected to and with the living God, fills me with, the golden glow.

 

Interview and Writing Tips

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About: I am a seeker and believer that we can determine to become more loving, kinder, and more patient towards each other. I hope that my reflections and workbook on, The Reminder: Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence will provide a beacon of hope and inner peace to those who are struggling, who are lost, and who are ready to make a change.

How did you do research for your book? I did not research my book. I was actually making some soup for my husband and while stirring the pot, I felt a strange but golden stirring in my belly. I first ignored it, but it kept coming back, so I stopped and I questioned, “What is it?” And words and sentences started bubbling up inside me, so I stopped stirring and grabbed whatever piece of paper I could and started writing the words and sentences bubbling up inside me. That night, in between cutting onions, getting juice for my children, stirring the soup pot, The Reminder, Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence was birthed. Unknown to me, all these years, I had conceived and was pregnant with a book; it had quietly grown inside me through my life experiences, without my knowledge, and was ready to be delivered. And so I pushed through the contractions, and here we are, with a book to assist myself and others to become better people.

In your book you make a reference to….   how did you come up with this idea? So I know that many have described things like writer’s block etc…but I never experienced that. I simply wrote and wrote as the words and sentences flowed, and then when they stopped, I stopped writing. When they started again, I wrote again. Any time any day anywhere, I just grabbed something to scribble on so that I would not forget. I simply remained humble and open to the message coming out of me and wrote. I didn’t question, analyze or try to be complicated and smarter or more intelligent than the message. I accepted and stayed true to it. I recognized its voice and purpose and stayed with it. The only real struggle I had was the title of the book; it kept changing as I tried to give it a title. It was only when I waited for the words and sentences inside me to stop bubbling up, and the message was completely birthed, that I was able to know what the actual title of the book was.

What made you write a book about…? I did not plan this book. I had no idea that it existed. I was making soup for my family, lol.

Where do you get inspiration for your stories? I have learned to wait for God to speak, and become familiar with when He starts talking. Soon as He does, I start writing or typing. I don’t waste time. The books that I write are not from my intellect or any self-proclaimed wisdom. They are here to bless me and bless others at a deeper level, and in a way that is divine, beyond mine and our humanity. I have learnt to walk in, and walk with Him, and learnt that He has a to do, a place and a time for everything, and if I stay centered in Him, I will sense what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and with whom if necessary, and then whether or not I understand it all, it does not matter to me anymore because I have grown to recognize and observe that He does everything with wisdom and unconditional love. If I let Him work through me, I become a better person, and I write deeper

There are many books out there about….What makes yours different? The Reminder, Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence, encourages us to, quote, “Strive to make the brave choice. Look at the root of the problems and troubles and torment raging within you. Take your eyes off what others are doing and focus on cleaning yourself up and growing beautifully”.

The book speaks to the core of our being, assists us with looking in the mirror, and gives us the courage to look within, and the power to no matter, figure out our own identity in God, and be unafraid to become that beautiful person. It states, “Do not allow fear to make you become or act like anyone else but your better self”.

But it does not stop there, it tells us, to not hate what we don’t understand.

Therefore, The Reminder, Quiet Power Peaceful Confidence, embraces all people, all humanity, without judgment. Anyone can pick it up, because it is completely inclusive. The book’s main interest is for each and every one of us, regardless of where we are in life, where we have been, what has been done to us, our own mistakes, to become better people as individuals, and utilize the beauty that we have discovered within us to buoy up and uplift others. Quote, “Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence, is an art because it takes a lot of practice. It is a gift because we benefit from it, and so do others”.

Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it? Stay calm; be in tune with the message. Be authentic, be real, don’t immediately try to edit and fine tune, just write, and write and give the words a chance to flow freely. Don’t try to fix the words and message. Let the message remain true to itself. Don’t try to assert yourself in the message, just let it be. You will know when, what and how to tweak and clean up, what to add, remove or change, when the words and message are done flowing. Learn to walk away when the words and message stop flowing, take your mind off them and go do other things. They will give you nudge when they are ready for you to write again. Keep it simple and don’t stress yourself and create the writer’s block. Enjoy the moment and experience of writing, it’s golden, not dark and burdensome. Don’t struggle to impress. Breathe. Breathe.

Do you have another profession besides writing? Yes.

How long have you been writing? Since 2015

What is your next project? I am conceiving it, have an idea, but not ready to discuss it. I have to give it its own time to grow, and when it’s time reaches to be birthed, then we’ll all know about it. But not before then.

What genre do you write and why? I guess the world calls it religion, but personally I do not call it a religion. I believe that religion is man-made, but that God is more of a spiritual, emotional and mental personal relationship. God is not religion, He is a healer, a restorer and a transformer, but so many have been led to believe otherwise and have not had the joy of experiencing His UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Many, in fact, do not believe in His existence. So when I write, I do not preach, I do not try to persuade, but I ask people to do the research and test God themselves. I ask them to find out for themselves. Unfortunately, those of us who believe in God have not conveyed His beauty to the world and His love for the world. All people hear is how terrible, horrifying and judgmental He is. So while I don’t preach, I talk about Him, I introduce Him, and it’s left to the reader, no matter who they are, where they come from, what their beliefs and life’s preferences are , to do what they will with what they have read. Nothing is forced. I would have done my job, but the choice will always be theirs, after all, we all have free will. Every book I write, recognizes that the reader has the power to choose who they are, who they should be, who they will become.

What is the last great book you’ve read? Because I have been writing, I have not been reading other books much. The reason is because I want my spirit, heart and mind to be clear of other peoples’ thoughts, words, ideas and opinions, so that I can clearly hear and purely write the words and message that flow through me, without the influence of what I may have read or listened to. The greatest book I have read, and am still reading after all these years, and that I will permit to influence me when I am writing is the Bible. I allow myself and my writing to be influenced by Biblical scriptures and stories. I desire for its beauty to flow into the lives of others, and it keeps me humble because I know where my gift is coming from and Who, God, is giving me the love, joy, patience, strength and boldness to do what I do, writing.

Do you snack while writing? Favorite snack? Lol, no actually I don’t. It would slow me down. I just zone in. However, I do eat like a wolf afterwards, with a huge grin of accomplishment on my face!

Where do you write? Anywhere! Dining table, bus, train, bed, park, anywhere the words and messages choose to flow.

Do you write every day? I only write when the words and message are flowing.

 What is your writing schedule? None, whatsoever.

Is there a specific ritualistic thing you do during your writing time? I talk to the words and the message. I ask questions and I ask for guidance and pray that I am writing the words and message exactly and concisely as they are to be written, because I realize that this is not about me, and that is a huge and humbling responsibility to carry. I do not take it for granted.

In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper? All the time! Any piece of paper, no matter what size! I have also written on lots of say, Starbucks, or Au Bon Pain, napkins!

If you’re a mom writer, how do you balance your time? I am a mom of two, and no, I do not try to balance my time. My children come first. I have been blessed with the strength to be a mother and a writer. I have been blessed with the wisdom to let my children know that Mama is writing right now, what would you guys like to do while she writes? I am blessed that somehow they understand, and when they are in need of juice, snacks or food, Mama is still here to get up and prepare it for them. Then I go back to writing. I write while I make dinner. The Reminder, describes that as the onion moment, where I am writing but keeping my eyes, ears, spirit, soul and heart open for and to my children and their needs. I accept that and so there is no struggle. I am energized and refreshed for them, and enjoy every precious moment with them.

If you could go back in time, where would you go? Favorite travel spot? I love visiting Chincoteague Island in Virginia. I love it past, present and future.

Favorite dessert? Ah, that’s a tough one. I love food, period.

If you were stuck on a deserted island, which 3 books would you want with you? I am biased. I will need only one book that has several books in it, (smile), and that is the Bible.

What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you? The scariest? The strangest? Laugh! Now you are asking for whole bunch of stories which will not fit this interview because we would forever be discussing the funniest, scariest and strangest things that have happened to me. I have so many that have shaped and formed me, so many layers…we would be here forever.

What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done? Writing and opening myself up to the world. It’s really hard; a very difficult thing to do. I would rather be on my couch playing with my kids and quietly being a mother. But I awakened to the truth that I am here for a purpose and the greatest way for me to serve God, my family and the world is to fulfill that purpose.  

Any hobbies? Or Name a quirky thing you like to do. I love music and dancing for enjoyment and happiness, and expression of good energy. Just close my eyes and dance. I call it my happy exercise. I love sitting on my porch just listening to the silence and staring into space. I love meeting people and getting right into a meaningful conversation with them. I love looking up the definition of words and their synonyms, especially when I am in writing mode. 

If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be? I write for you, because God loves you and wants your beauty to shine.

I answer His call for me to write, because I love you and I want your beauty to shine.

You are precious, you are valuable, and you are worth it!

I do not take any reader for granted, and I am humbled by the fact I have been given a voice to sow healing, love, restoration, patience and kindness. Virtues which have saved me, and are still saving me in this journey called life.

**This Interview was conducted by Monica Kelly at WritersNAuthors

Higher Self

 

 

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Do not lose your humanity on the job. You are human and so are your colleagues. We are working with people with real feelings, and real life challenges. We do not know what damage is weighing them down, or how many tears they shed when no one is looking or why.

We are all dealing with pain in one way or another for different reasons, from different types of experiences. We know what ours is but we cannot read another’s. Unfortunately, most of our colleagues use the work platform to manifest their personal torment, prejudices, insecurities and biases.

Should you consistently react and become who and whatever they want you to become?

Or should you take the higher ground and just be yourself?

Should you find a way to get them back, be vindictive? Or forgive and let it go?

It’s not that you are dumb or stupid, and yes oftentimes you are justified to give it right back, but there is more power in letting their words and actions become water on a duck’s back. Keep moving. See it for what it is: not worth your time of day. Most importantly you are not the one for a tit-for-tat situation. You have worked on yourself too hard, been through too much, come a long way to let yourself stoop to that!

Be your higher self and take the higher ground. Yes, this can be very agonizing most times, but with much practice, it becomes easier and easier to a point where you almost don’t even have to think about it and will yourself to take a higher ground, you just simply find yourself doing so naturally.

When your focus is to fulfill purpose, or search for purpose in order to fulfill purpose, taking the higher ground becomes so much easier, because your focus is on destiny and not a destination that is one stop fits all.

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. – Colossians 3:2

What is your focus this week? Will you embrace your higher self?

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Find Your Own Truth

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Find Your Own Truth

Lesson One: Who Am I? Who Do I Want To Be? Do I Know?

Lesson Two: DO I Know My Purpose In Life? What Does It Look Like?

Lesson Three: What Am I Going To Do About It?

Lesson Four: I Have never Thought About My Purpose In Life. What Am I Going To Do About It?

Lesson Five: What Are My Spiritual Beliefs And Foundation?

Lesson Six: How Does My Spiritual Belief Influence My Emotions, Thoughts And Actions?

Lesson Seven: I am Not Spiritual, Who Or What Do I Draw Strength, Wisdom, Courage And Direction From?

Lesson Eight: What Do I Want My End Of Life To Look Like?

I believe in you and your God given potential!

 

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What Has Stopped You?

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Define who you have become. Is that who should be?

Do you know who you should be as a person? Do you know your purpose in life?

What has stopped you? Describe what has stopped you from becoming that person.

Describe what has stopped you from fulfilling your purpose.

If you have never thought about it, think on it now. Does anything come to mind?

What are you going to do about it?

Make the brave choice, and fulfill your purpose.

 

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Significant Cogs

 

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Are you feeling like a cog in a machine? Is someone making you feel like you are just a cog, and that you are irrelevant? Are you making someone feel like they are just a cog in the machine? Without any of us, the machine, the system, the office, your family, your friends, acquaintances and strangers, the world, Earth, will not function a hundred per cent. There is something about you, a piece of you, a part of you, that appears insignificant, but it is that very part of you, that we all need, to fully function. You are not indispensable. We are not indispensable. Everyone has a gift to give, whether or not we know this, whether or not we accept this, is another matter, and makes all the difference. We are not, not one of us, an insignificant cog.

Never look down on anyone. Never underestimate anyone. Never give up on anyone. Never cast them away or think that you are better than them, in any way, shape or form. You just never know. They carry something we all and the rest of the world needs. They might appear foolish, immaterial and inconsequential, but if we would just stop focusing on self-importance for a minute, look closer and look deeper at the other person we think is beneath us, or we think has no intelligence, we will see their significance.

If we would just act kinder, less down-putting, less condescending, we will see the gold they carry within. And if we cannot assist them, we should just leave them alone. If we cannot add to their well-being why torment them?  Because they are different? Because they are not who we want them to be, or because, in our opinion, they are not good enough, and up to our standards? But what standards exactly? If you cannot accept another, walk away peacefully. If you cannot build, do not destroy.

We can assist each other, if we deliberately make the choice to snap out of our biases, prejudices, expectations and pedestals. So how about we come with the beauty and light that we all carry within us and make the machine of our world and existence work beautifully for each and every one of us? Come with our joy. Come with our potential. Come with our gift. Come with our passion. Come with our love. Come with our kindness. Come with our patience. Come with our understanding. Come with our purpose and never look down on others.

Our part, our purpose might appear small, but they are not. They might seem unimportant and dwarfed by other “bigger” purposes, but that is just a figment of our imagination. Our role, our title might look irrelevant compared to bigger roles and bigger titles, but we, each and every one of us, is absolutely relevant and significant. Without each of us, every single one of us, the machine, the system, our communities, our relationships, our families, our workplaces, our world, does not, will not function, to their fullest capacity and potential.

There is an unspoken, sometimes undiscovered connection, between all of us humans; but we have broken those connection lines in a million destructive ways. It is not impossible to fix them, unless we are too far gone of course, locked up in our egos, shackled down by our own self-centeredness, insensitive to how others feel. There is unspeakable, indescribable divine potential within all of us, if we would just tap into it. What we think is weakness can be turned into power. What we think is useless, might become the most useful, what we think is foolishness, might turn out to be the deepest wisdom.

Think well. Let’s think well before we judge and condemn. Let’s think well before we belittle another. Let’s think well and not look down on what might appear to be the insignificant cog. Appearances are likely deceiving. The reality and the truth is that the very thing that we look down on, could very well be our lifesaver. Do not, never, look down on yourself, because you do carry innate divine wisdom, intelligence and potential. You are not, we are not, insignificant. Not at all.

Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things–and the things that are not–to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.  – Corinthians 1-26:29 (New International Version)

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Find Your Divine Grip

plant-66809_1920Finding purpose and building your purpose is such a powerful thing. It rescues and delivers one from cowardliness, fear, dishonesty, insecurity, labels, insignificance, throwing in the towel and giving up. It lifts one up to bravery, boldness, self-confidence, being self-assured, knowing and understanding who one is, pushing and taking on challenges once thought impossible. Finding purpose and building purpose keeps one’s grip intact when shaken by life, or torn apart by life’s experiences, be it work, family, friendships, acquaintances or strangers.

The more I pursue my purpose and blueprint in God, the more beautiful I feel, the more sure of life I am, the more I go for, and face, challenges, instead of waiting for them to come to me and catch me off guard. And now, even if they do catch me off guard, I find that because of purpose, I can steady myself, quicker, stronger and better, and empowered for the next time a challenge blindsides me. These days I bounce back quicker when I am winded, because as I pursue purpose and determinedly build it, my grip has been developed, built and secured from deep within, in my spirit. My soul my heart and my mind, tend to have to readjust and hurt some, depending on what’s going on, but my spirit, where divinity lies, where the core of my being is in God, remains unbeaten, always willing to pursue, conquer and overcome whatever problem presents itself in my life. In other words I feel the pain, but I KNOW that there is a way out, and the challenge will only last but for a time; it will pass. The question is, while it’s in existence and in my realm, what do I chose to do with it.

I dig into divine, God-given purpose. It gives me strength; it gives me wisdom and leads me when I am blind! It raises me when I am fallen. It makes me dry my tears and believe that things can only get better from here; there is light, no matter what the current darkness is.

How I ache for the world to have this understanding, that divine purpose will guide us, redeem us and deliver us. It will settle us in the right place, at the right time and with the right people, because it is built by divinity, by the all-knowing God.

Connect your spirit to God, so that you can discover your divine purpose and in discovering that, you develop your divine grip, and it will stay you and anchor you, preparing you and building you for what is ahead, no matter what it is. A lot is coming our way. Connect with and develop your divine grip, it’s in your spirit. Understand this and soar!

Wisdom is supreme–so acquire wisdom, and whatever you acquire, acquire understanding! –Proverbs 4:7 (Net Bible)

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