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The Authenticity of the Writer

Why I write

I enjoy writing immensely. If I could just write and that was all, there would be no issue. Regrettably, that is not the case. Being obedient to the call that the Lord has placed on me is exciting and uncomfortable at the same time. Granted, I have been speaking my mind, and posting scriptures for years on my personal platform. However, using a professional platform to showcase my writing leaves me vulnerable and open in a way that I didn’t feel before. Even so, this is what has been asked of me.

I know that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. This is not in question. At the same time, I am being pulled to the front for all to see. As a result, I feel butterflies in my stomach after I publish my posts. I wonder if it will be received and if people will actually get it? “Am I qualified to write books as the Lord says that I will do?” These thoughts and more cross my mind. In any case, I believe the word when it says that God does not call the qualified, but qualifies the called. I can’t boast in myself, but in God! (1 Corinthians 1: 27-31)

The power of my Testimony                        

My testimony is powerful and will help many. I believe that with all that is in me. Be that as it may, it will also get me some side eye from the church folk. Yet I must fearlessly forge ahead! In addition, God blesses and adds no sorrow, so it will definitely work out. That is not the issue. He told me that I would have to be bold and courageous for this next season. Strangely enough, I happen to be both bold and courageous LOL. Truly. If you are a follower of my blog or even my personal social media, you can attest to that.

Authenticity is important in the christian walk. I remember being one way at home and another in public. Do you know how taxing that is? I’m sure some of you do. Some of you are that way. I am thankful to be continually pressing forward in the freedom that truth has given me. In fact, being truthful and leaning on God is how I live my life now. Of course that wasn’t always the case, yet I’m thankful to say I’ve progressed in the Lord during my Cancer journey more than I ever have prior to. (Psalm 107:1-2) (image source: Google.com)

My Progression

As a matter of fact, tragedy opened my eyes and ears to see and hear Him. Furthermore, I am home and not running the streets or in the salon from sun up to sundown. Instead, I am with my family. The growth that has been attained in my household is enough for me to shout, “Hallelujah!” Of course nothing is perfect, but let me tell you! The way my husband and I communicate with each other now versus a year ago is amazing progress. We are applying the word to our marriage, and as a result we are seeing the fruits. (Matthew 19:4-6) What gets me the most irritated in my home is not my husband but my children LOL. Discipline and consistency is what I am working on with them. (image source: Pinterest)

Who I’m writing to

I speak and write on these things to be encouraging to the body of Christ, but especially to married women. Consequently, I mostly relate to married women, as I have been married and divorced and married again. I write to the married christian woman who is not where she wants to be in God.

I also relate to women in general who are fighting the good fight of faith! (1 Timothy 6:12)

These women have a past that they need to forgive themselves for. As a matter of fact, they may have a “present” that needs forgiven. A “present,” that is rocky and bound with strongholds. I’ve been there too.

Jesus has already forgiven us, but we need to forgive ourselves and go forth with what He has called us to do. (2Corinthians 5:17) (Ephesians 1:7)


God is calling us higher as a body, and I recognize that. He is moving in a beautiful and miraculous way. The sermons the last few weeks at my church had many confirmations for me. In fact, this past Sunday spoke volumes to my spirit. It was the Spirit of God speaking through Pastor.

The Lord has revealed Himself to me in ways that have blown my mind. For this reason alone, my life will never be the same. He has changed the entire course of my life.

For example, I am a full time homemaker and writer. Who would have thought that would be my life? Not this lady. I just wanted to be in the salon, and write at my leisure as I’ve been doing for years. And not to knock housewives, because my mom was one, but that was not my plan. (Proverbs 16:1)

Still, it has been a great experience thus far. At home and the writing aspect. Of course with the writing, I have to keep learning the professional way to do things to pen a book. In fact, my writing keeps improving every time I sit down and type. Thank you Jesus! I am smiling as I write this because I know what He said to me. The vision is big and I only know in part, yet without the Lord it will not happen. (Proverbs 16:1) (Psalm 127:1)

At this point it’s all about obedience. It’s not about how I feel. All things considered, if you leave it up to me, I would still be in the salon and writing my little tidbits here and there on my facebook page. 

But God!

In conclusion

Finally you guys, I want to thank you. I know some look at me as if I’m crazy walking away from my salon to sit home and write. You know how I know that? Because I see some doing it when I tell them that I am not returning to the salon. They ask how can I leave something that was certain, for uncertainty? I try to explain this faith walk that I am on; however, everyone can’t receive it.

If you happen to know me, and you’re wondering what is going on, I will tell you like this: I am living my life in a way that I never have before. Freely! I am loving myself in a way that I wasn’t capable of before. Truly! In fact, my husband is loving me in a way that I didn’t know was possible. I would tell you that God has been working on me and through me, and I am letting Him. He’s stripped me bare and turned me to the mirror to face myself. Furthermore, I trust God. I am on that staircase walking up when I can’t see the next step. (Hebrews 11:1)




Can anything good come out of Nazareth?

Can anything good come out of Nazareth? (John 1:46)

Yes, that is what Phillip said. The people were saying, “Come, we have found the Christ that was spoken of by the prophets. “Some did not believe Jesus was the son of God. “Isn’t that Joseph’s son?” They would ask. “How can he claim to be the son of God or to come down from heaven. We know his parents” they would also say in disbelief.

(paraphrasing John 6:42)

Yes, he was Joseph’s son in the natural. They were correct, but He was Jesus! Son of the living God! He was Immanuel, God with us.


Our Heavenly Father allowed him to grow and live as a human. He loved us so much that He gave His son. (John 3:16)

He was called to his earthly ministry and baptized at age 30 by his cousin John, the Baptist. (Matthew 3: 13-17)

He knew who he was, but everyone else didn’t. He knew at age 12. Remember when his mother Mary was looking for him in Jerusalem during the Festival of the Passover? He was lost for 3 days, and then they found him in the temple courts among the teachers. Mary said they were anxiously searching for him and Jesus reply at age 12 was,” Why were you searching for me? Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”

I just love God!

thank you lord

God will reveal to us who we are. Not everyone can or will accept it. When Jesus was older. His own people did not accept him.

Today people won’t accept you. Not people who knew you before you were saved. Or even now if you’re struggling through some things.
They will say, “Isn’t that so and so’s kid?”
“Didn’t he or she used to do this or that?” or “Oh, now all of a sudden they are anointed to do this or that?”

To the naysayers: Stop talking about people in a negative way, as if you know what God is doing in their lives. You don’t. You will mess around and block something that you had coming.

Yes, God hears it all. Sometimes He will even allow you to hear it.

A prophet is not accepted in his own hometown. (Luke 4:24)

Don’t allow people or yourself to take you out of the will of God. You can actually work against what God is doing. You can be disobedient and He will move to the next willing person.

God has a plan for your life. But, He won’t force you. You have free will.

God will give you a word. He will tell you who you are in Him. You may have it confirmed over and over. It doesn’t matter if it isn’t recognized by those close to you. You may not be recognized in your church or even your family. But God recognizes you. Don’t try to “prove” your gift. God will prove you. If you understand what I mean? Trust His process.

People will say you’re not qualified.
Well, God doesn’t call the qualified.
He qualifies the called!


1st Corinthians 1:26-27 says, “Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.

They can’t understand what’s happening in your life. They can’t receive it because they are looking in the natural. Keep your eyes on the Lord. Stay in daily communication with Him. He will instruct you in all your ways.

He will keep those in perfect peace whose minds are stayed on Him. (Isaiah 26:3)

Don’t be discouraged or dismayed. God knows the thoughts and plans He has for you. Even if what you’re looking at now, doesn’t look like what was said.  He causes those things that are not as though they were.
Trust Him in this season of your life. Psalms 32:8 says, I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.

You may wonder how it’s going to work out. As I stated in a previous blog post, “Your reality may not be lining up to what God said”, but you can surely believe His word.

You can believe that what was said will come to pass. It may be suddenly or you may have to wait while He prepares the place for you and you for the place.
Keep trusting Him.

“Can anything good come from that family?” Some may say. Yes you! God will call you from the midst of your family and put you front and center for His glory. He will show others how He can do all things, by your life and testimony. Your past does not matter. If you have been saved, He has forgiven you. Forgive yourself, if necessary and move on to what He has for you.

Is your heart for Him? Are you chasing after Him?

God causes you to be promoted when you are in His will. (Psalms 75:6-7)

God can get your name called and your resume put to the top of the list! He can open doors, no man can shut! That can confuse someone. They are left wondering how that happened for you. It happened because of the favor on your life. God can get financing approved. He will have your mouth open wide saying, “Wow Lord,” as you close on your home. God will amaze you. He will give you favor with Him and man. Trust Him in your journey. As you walk with Him and He reveals things to you, He will place people in your path to help you or for you to help. Stay close to Him in prayer. Stay in His word.

God wants your heart. He wants your life to reflect His glory.
Follow Him. Don’t just believe. (James 2:19)

How did she get this? Or who does He think he is? Oh, you are anointed all of a sudden? 

Let people talk, because they will.

You walk in the path set out for you.
God will bless you and set a table up in the presence of your enemies. (Psalms 23:5)
Unfortunately, some “enemies” are disguised as “friends”

Did you receive a word? Has God confirmed it?
Follow God. Be Bold! Don’t let people stumble you. Don’t allow fear of man to take you off your path.
Don’t allow fear of man to close your mouth when God has given you a word to speak.
Some of you have gifts that you are sitting on, worried about what someone is going to say. Or you are unsure of yourself.

God qualifies you. Remember that. Also, keep in mind that some people do not want to see you succeed. They want to always do better. They don’t want you elevated more than they think you should be. The flesh is nothing to play with!

Stay in order, of course. God does everything in decency and in order. But, if you’re in daily fellowship with Him, you will stay in order. You will discern His will. You will yield to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. You will wait for confirmations. Don’t fight for positions in church because you feel that you are gifted to do something and you’re asked to do something else. Just follow Jesus. That is what it’s all about. Let Him work it out. You can trust that He will.

Don’t allow people to keep you in the past. They will remind you of who you were and what you did.
God is progressive. Move with Him. Yes, you may have been many things. You may still have some ways and habits that God is working out. That’s ok. Keep moving forward. Move with the cloud. This work will continue in you, as it says in Philippians 1:6, until the day of Jesus return. But don’t willfully practice sin. Yes, we are saved by grace.

Do not take the Lord and His grace for granted. (Romans 6:1-2)

Continue striving! Press on and fight the good fight of faith.

don't quit

God does reward us. Stand on His word. Keep pressing.
Has God spoken a word to you?
Are there some things you’re supposed to be doing?
Don’t you feel it rising up in your spirit?
Don’t quench it.
Everything He gives us and gifts us is for His glory. We are supposed to be saving souls by teaching them the truth. Showing them who the Lord is.

We do that by our life. We must live what we preach. 

God will place us in different spheres. You can be in the marketplace, media, teaching, politics, deliverance ministry, pastoring, etc. God has called you to do something. He has called you to make an impact. Don’t continue to sit on your gifts and callings.

Answer the call. Forget the naysayers.

I pray this helped someone.

Be blessed