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Why You Can’t Say “Later”

Hi there!

The weekend is over and we are in a brand new week. A week of possibilities. A new week to do what we didn’t do  the week before.

Speaking of, what is holding you back? You’re waiting on the right circumstances? You’re waiting on the exact amount of money? Or perhaps, the perfect mate to build your dreams with.

Well let me tell you, the circumstance will never be just right!! Never. Simply because as humans, once one thing is set, we have another thing we want to be perfect before we start. I know, I tried.

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Take that leap of faith today! Faith is not just an 11-1 p.m. on Sunday morning church experience. It is a lifestyle. A journey. What are you waiting for? Do it now. When you put it off, you run the risk of never doing it. This is why you cant say ‘ later’. It has to be NOW!

What will you make the decision to start today.? Share in the comments. Remember one foot in front of the other.

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Be Blessed

Unoma

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Containing The Other You

stop self-subotage signYes, I did mean self sabotage. Now before you roll your eyes at my audacity, just hear me out…abi read till the end. The dictionary defines sabotage as deliberately damaging or destroying something. So maybe sabotage is a strong word because I don’t think we do it to ourselves deliberately but sub consciously. On this fabulous Monday, this post is meant to get us noticing the signs and nipping the crap in the bud. Yes I said it..crap. The Bible tells us that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. And the promises in my Bible are solid as a rock so yeah…those things that make us self sabotage our destinies are crap.

So what are some of the signs, well the biggest one is negative talk. phew I had to deal with this myself. My husband used to me on me like the cliche white on rice. But I was slick with mine…”Well, if I don’t get this, it’s okay, that doesn’t mean I don’t have faith o but if I don’t its okay” What kind of silly double talk is that? But many moons ago,I used to be chief in double talk. We can’t ask God to bless with our mouth but doubt in our heart.And we all do it. Bringing me to the next point.

Self pity and the woe is me syndrome: We find a hundred and one reasons why it cant work…”I don’t have this, I’m not yet there, if only I had that”…sound familiar.God doesn’t give you anything to waste, it will only be given to you according to your demand/need. Do you have that Zacheuas radical faith? The one that made him climb the tree?

After we have gotten over that, we now compare ourselves with others. You cannot compare your chapter one to someone’s chapter twenty. You cannot compare your unique gift with another’s. As our names are different, so are our callings. And once you walk into your calling, you are therefore qualified. So don’t ever let the enemy trick you into looking down on yourself because you haven’t measured up to others. You heard it before but I’m going to say it again. The only person you should be in competition with is YOU.

Get rid of everything that is holding you back. Wake up everyday and make a demand on life, a demand on your goals, a demand on your vision. Remember economics, in a controlled environment demand will equal supply. Don’t be afraid to demand more, because you’re not comfortable for what the process will bring.

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In Joshua 10, Joshua was in battle and he told the men to bring out the kings and put their feet upon their necks. He didn’t kill them yet, just contained them in a cave. Your fears, doubts and self sabotage won’t disappear in a day, you’ll have to work on it as everybody does. Everybody had fears but courage is the ability to walk through it to your finish line. And you can!!!.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”~ Joshua 1:9

How do you silence the other you?

Be Blessed

Unoma

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Keep Going~ It Takes Work

So there is this dress, job, dream, goal, ambition whatever it is…you get my drift. Some thing you’d do anything to achieve..Well not anything( lol) but work hard. So for simplicity sake I’m going tell you about this dress. I am a lady after all. Follow me here…It’s my high school 20th year reunion. I see this killer dress in the store and I go to get it. Bummer! It’s a size too small. All other stores don’t have my size and I want it. I mean I gotta get. It would look fabulous on me. I have two options, get another dress or work to fit into this one. I want this one so….I decided to work…eat better and exercise should do the trick…right?

Woman running on a treadmill at the gym

I get on the treadmill the first day and I’m like WTW? This is too hard, I have aches in places I never knew existed. I made a decision never to get back on again. Then I see the picture of the dress in my minds eye. Now two days later, I get on the treadmill again and hurt even worse than before. All for a dress? I can’t do this again, I want the dress but why am I hurting so bad?

Answer: I removed my hand from the plow

To fit into the dress, I can’t quit when it gets hard or I get tired. I have to work everyday, when I stop and start again…it is more painful than before because I lost the ground I had already covered.

Everything takes sacrifice and hard work. Nothing good comes easy. Nothing. The reason I hurt more is because I didn’t stick with it. In Luke 9, Jesus talks about the hardships of ministry. There is a cost to your ministry, purpose, dream job, dream dress, whatever you are tying to pursue has a cost and if you want it, you gotta earn it. Luke 9: 62 But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God. 

It’s the second day in March….March can you believe it? January and February are now in the past and we are in March. 59 days gone and 306 until the end of the year. How has it been for you? Are you on track? Are you staying the course? Did you do what you hoped to do in February? Well I fell short about 25 pages. I didn’t complete revisions for my new novel but I can’t let it go pass this weekend because I’m scheduled to start my novella March 15. I may have fallen short but I’ll keep pressing.

Pressing and perseverance is Key. It is the only way God finds us worthy to unlock our store of blessings. Do not loose faith, remember you can do all things through Christ but you have to keep going…it takes work.

PS: There was no dress…I’m a writer after all.I had to pull you in…LOL For me I’d substitute the dress for my writing ministry, my purpose and what I dream of accomplishing.  Substitute the dress for whatever it is you are trying to achieve, how are you staying motivated?

Be Blessed.

Unoma

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#MotivationMonday See It. Dream It. Be It.

sexy and beautiful woman in the seaGood Monday Morning!

It’s a new day and a new chance to make a difference. This weekend I did a lot of things, one among them was watch the Essence #BlackWomenInHollywood luncheon. This is a yearly event, however it had never been televised until this year. Oprah Winfrey graciously televised it on OWN TV.

I cried,cheered and was in awe of the awesomeness of the ceremony. If you follow me, by now you should know that I firmly believe that we were all created by God for a purpose. I think He comes up with the plan( dream, purpose) then reaches back and picks a body then wraps it around that purpose…LOL. Just like a factory plant. Anyway, I say this to say that the women I watched are all living their dreams and purposes but it didn’t come easy. Here are a few quotes I found powerful

“I dreamed the biggest dream I could find.”~ Viola Davis

“Our fears can be our greatest liberators”~ Gugu Mbatha Raw (Belle, Beyond The Lights)

“We all experience fear but courage is moving fiercely through that fear”~ Regina King

“Stop waiting for permission” ~Ava DuVernay

“For every no, the mere existence of ….. Should give you hope. (feel in the blank with the person you admire, a mentor) ~Iman Milner

Be Blessed.

Unoma

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