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Self-love Comes First – (Relationship Topic)

(disclosure: this post is longer than normal but it is about self-love and toxic relationships)

Last night I had a dream that involved one of my ex-boyfriend’s from some time ago. It was a extremely toxic time of my life. I didn’t feel safe during this time. period.

Didn’t feel safe at:

My apartment.

My university.

Not in my car.

Nowhere within a 30miles radius of the city we resided in.

I previously stated in my last post how I constantly like to reflect on where my life used to stand years ago from the current date.

4 years ago around this season, I was trying to prepare myself to move away from my current apartment. My ex and I were breaking up but it didn’t stop him from stalking my living whereabouts daily.

Many times, I would look towards my window and see a shadow standing there… trying hard to peep within the blinds.

I would look through the front door’s peephole and see that it was him. If I acted like I was about to open the door, he would run off.

All in all, I was stalked.

I was abused.

Mentally and physically.

This guy would come over to my apartment. Eventually start a fight with me but would REFUSE to leave.

If I tried to make him leave, he would get aggressive with me.

Physically hurting me then damage my belongings.

At the time, my older sister moved out since she graduated and I had a roommate who was not there often.

If I shouted or screamed, there was no one around to help.

He purposely would start these fights like a child.

He knew I wouldn’t call the cops because I had marijuana paraphernalia inside my apartment.

It was a plot and plow from the devil himself. Making me feel trapped and stuck.

I was with this person for over 2 years. It didn’t start off so bad but once his insecurities came unglued, it got worse and worse.

One time, he came over after getting extremely drunk and who knows what else was in his system.

I took a shower after I let him in.

I heard him on the phone with someone & I could tell he was getting angrier by the second.

I knew that I probably should get the heck out of the shower and put on clothes ASAP!!!!

As soon as I finished getting dressed in the bathroom, I went out into my bedroom.

He said he was angry because he had a guy friend that said I hung out with him one day after work.

Which was completely false. Completely!!!!!!

Until then, I never had anyone falsely accuse me of simply hanging out with them. I didn’t understand.

Since he was already out of his natural mind, he didn’t want an explanation.

He grabbed my cell phone that was on my bed & opened my front door to throw it down the concrete of stairs.

We both ran to reach the broken phone before the other.

He quickly grabbed it a hare closer than what my arms could reach… throwing it two stories down onto the ground/grass.

One thing led to another, I found myself running down, grabbing the phone and being chased after him.

I ran and screamed in the parking lot but no one came to help.


I knew it would be best if I grabbed my dog and packed up to go to my mothers an hour away just to get away from him.

As I am leaving my apartment building, he pops out of a dark corner… chasing my dog and I all the way to my car.

My dog jumps in and I follow him.

This guy jumps on-top on my car, sitting on my hood.. saying if I turn the car on, he would break my window.

*moment freeze* Hmmm… should I listen to him?!! 🤔🤔🤔


I turned that sucker on, ready to go.

Why would I get out the car?!

Crazy thing is, as I turned the car on… he stayed true to his word.

Instantly started to bash my front window in.

One blow after another.

Cracks forming all around.

Linking to one another.

I started to drive down this hill that my apartment complex sat upon. I swerved left and right trying to fling him off of my car.

It eventually worked.. he was off and rolled into the street.

Tears running down my eyes.. I drove all the way home without being able to contact ANYONE. (Since my phone was broken) 🙃.

I was okay but my poor dog was truly traumatized and still is to this day. If I ever raise my voice high enough, my dog goes to hide because of what he witnessed during that relationship. And that is from a dog.

Imagine how abusive relationships affect CHILDREN when they witness their parents going through it. I am blessed that we were not married nor did we have children together!!! *praise dance*

Reflection: God is the one who got me out of that relationship. He leveled me up and got me to realize my self-worth. My divine worth. I was able to move out of that city and somewhere more remote. All ties were cut!

Do not ever settle or allow anyone to treat you horribly. We are worth more than gold itself!!!! No one is worth putting up with such behavior. I’m not saying it was easy because it wasn’t. 😩 Sad to say, I invested a lot of time and MONEY into that person.

To God be the glory because He made all the difference by strengthening me to break away. 🦋

Society makes you think if you are single then you’re missing out. There are people who become solely dependent on constantly having a man or woman in their lives. They call it “serial dating”… one after another, after another. Never giving themselves time to work within before conjoining with another.

Self-love comes first!!!

Jesus did not die for me out of TRUE LOVE to deal with something like that.

As I woke up from my dream last night, I gave the glory to God. Thanking Him from such deliverance!!!! 🙌🙌🙌🙌


He WILL Strengthen Us

I am finding myself on my knees more & more … meditating & giving thanks to our Heavenly Father.

2 weeks into practicing yoga, it’s truly helped me with things that I didn’t notice before.

Such as having anxiety while I’m driving or in traffic. The breathing practices have broken down what was built up before.

Focusing on the present.

That I am safe.

I am loved.

I am sought after.

God and His angels are hovering over me, around me & before me.

Each step that I take, He is already there.

This, I knew before but practicing this type of meditation helped me implement it into my mind/spirit.

I remember precisely when I finally caved in for the first time and got on my knees in a plea with God. I told him that my life was His and asked for His help to walk in the divine will that He’s laid out for me.

It was around this VERY season. I was being leveled from one stage of life into the next.

After leaving alcohol, lust and partying alone, I was more in-tuned with The Lord. Which led me to this brand new experience with Him.

Timing and seasons hold sooo much meaning. I highly recommend to always reflect on how your life WAS and WHAT type of season it occurred in.

During that great time, there were also doors (aka negative situations) that opened that are JUST NOW closing. I had no idea that it would take “this long” but God’s timing is always perfect.

Now walking through, I can see the full completion of this particular “tribulation” circling in commencement.

Through prayer and meditation we can improve our conscious contact with God as we grow to understand Him, praying for wisdom & insight of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

During Old Testament days, devout Jews made an annual pilgrimage to the temple in Jerusalem for a time of special prayer and worship. When they continued their journey in spite of all obstacles, their strength was increased.

Although we may not make such pilgrimages today, our search to know God more intimately through recovery is in itself a journey. This faith journey may not be easy. Daily we will encounter rough roads of temptation. We may pass through waterless valleys of struggle and discouragement, but if we will persist in trusting and obeying God, He will strengthen us.

The psalmist ends his song by declaring in verse 10 that being a humble servant of God is far better than being one who serves wickedness. God promises to guide and shield those who seek Him and desire to know and obey Him. He will bestow grace, glory, and countless blessings on all who are His children.

As David used to pray 7 times a day, I dare you to challenge yourself (as I will be doing the same) to fully ASK for the very things that you seek & want God to reveal to you. I am a witness & can testify that He WILL do it. He will strengthen you in greater ways than you can imagine.

The Prophetic Advantage: Day 4 🌹

Hello Everyone,

Praying that you all had a wonderful and enjoyable weekend. 😃

As for myself, I surely enjoyed it. The rain finally let up & God’s beautiful sun got to shine throughout it all. 🌈✨

I took up the practice of yoga this weekend as well. 🧘🏾‍♀️ My friend who is 6 years more advanced than I, took out the time to help me train. We went to a free yoga class in the middle of downtown dallas. After the class, I could immediately tell the difference of where my head space was at. I truly felt more intune with The Holy Spirit. It brought a certain type of clarity to my mind that merged with the peace that God provides.

I’m going to continue to practice and see how well it helps me develop mentally and even spiritually with the Lord. 🤘🏾✨

Last week I was posting a few devotional excepts that are based from this book called “The Prophetic Advantage“. 🌹

These excerpts seem to cover only the surface of prophetic ministry. I am sure the book goes far more into detail than what I am posting.

I’m extremely curious to find out more about this book. I will be purchasing it to fulfill my curiosity! 😁

The final excerpt that I will be posting is:

Understanding the Deep Things of God 🌹

Notice Paul begins this verse stating man’s inability in the natural realm to understand the deep things of God. The Holy Spirit searches and investigates the deep predetermined plans of God for each individual situation. The Holy Spirit reveals these plans and purposes of God to our spirit.

The word reveal comes from the Greek word apokalyptō, which means to uncover, unveil, disclose. It is a picture of something suddenly being removed, and obscure things are now in plain sight.

When the Holy Spirit lifts the veil from your spiritual eyes, ears, and heart, you can perceive truth that was veiled from your understanding. This is called revelation.

Webster defines revelation as “the act of disclosing or discovering to others what was before unknown to them.” It is the communication of truth to men by God through His authorized agents—the prophets and apostles.

Revelation must be interpreted correctly before its application. There is a connection between the eyes and the ears being open to the Holy Spirit, which allows the heart to comprehend. The prophetic word or revelation comes through three basic spiritual senses: the eyes, the ears, and the heart. We have the ability to hear the voice of God. He opens our sight to see from His perspective and touches our hearts to feel as He does. Some people can even smell in the Spirit. Just as we have natural senses, we also have parallel spiritual senses.

“but just as it is written [in Scripture], “THINGS WHICH THE EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND THE EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND WHICH HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, who obey Him, and who gratefully recognize the benefits that He has bestowed].”

“For God has unveiled them and revealed them to us through the [Holy] Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things [diligently], even [sounding and measuring] the [profound] depths of God [the divine counsels and things far beyond human understanding].”


truly enjoy the rest of your day today!!! Walk throughout the day with a sound mind. Knowing that we serve a Great God. Don’t be scared to ask God for insight or wisdom on a situation. If you seek, you shall find. ❤️

The Prophetic Advantage: Day 3 🌹

We are officially half way through the week. Thank God for that factor alone!!🙌💃

Today is the 3rd day of “The Prophetic Advantage” excerpt.

Day 2 quickly went over the characteristics and fruit of the Spirit; which are qualities that God needs His children to need to obtain as we spend our days here on earth. Growing into spiritual maturity. Not to mention, we ARE in the last days. There is not denying that.

I want to spend my time doing what I should for the Kingdom of God. Nothing less. 🤘🏾

Today’s is titled “Prophetic Timing“. As we know, God’s timing is everything. His timing goes beyond our understanding, yet it is ever so perfect and it works out in our favor. 🙏✨

Check it out!! :

Day 3:

Prophetic Timing 🌹

There is nothing more important than time. Time is the measure of life. You become what you do with your time.

God created time and placed man in it, but God doesn’t live in time. Time was created to measure life and to take man out of eternity because eternity is timeless. Whatever happens in eternity lasts forever. It was grace and love that protected Adam in his sin state from eating from the tree of life unless he would have been an eternal sinner. You don’t want to leave time without Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior.

As we begin to understand that our times, our days, and the plan for our lives are in the hands of God (Ps. 31:5), we can get a sense of how important it is to hear from Him concerning that plan. Knowing what God has planned for your life and how He wants you to live out His plan is part of the prophetic advantage. You have access and can know how to get your feet in perfect time. By the Spirit of God you can be at the right place at the right time with the right people doing the right thing hearing the right message.

If you ask God to help you take inventory of where you are rightnow, how would you say your life is measuring up to the plan of God? Are you where you are supposed to be right now?

“But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.”

Psalms 31:14-15 KJV

Feel free to answer her question, I will give you guys my intake with a response tomorrow!

Happy Wednesday! 😃😃

The Prophetic Advantage: Day 2 🌹

Today is the second day of my journey into excerpt of The Prophetic Advantage.

After reading Day 1 of this excerpt, I’ve been reminded that we are oracles of God.

What an honor!

We as children of God are chosen to receive divine messages directly from God. I am thankful that we are considered worthy enough to withhold such greatness & truth!! 😃

If Jesus did not give His life on the cross for us, this would not be obtainable my friends.

…. could make this possible. His sacrifice was an overpayment. We receive access to ALL of Him b e c a u s e of Him. He is the definition of True L O V E. (Agape) ❤️

When I discovered that I was called to be a prophet, I knew great responsibilities would follow. At first, I was intimidated.. I can’t lie. Fortunately, I was quickly soothed by The Lord; Ensuring me that He will equip me for such a calling.

As I studied and read upon some of prophets in the Bible, it became evident that God will never appoint you to a higher calling and “leave you hanging” to figure it out for yourself! 🙌

Prophets have their Highs and they also have their Lows. One consistency throughout it all, is the favor of God. He is always there with a way that we naturally cannot see.🙏

Now….. Let’s see what other “prophetic advantages” are within today’s excerpt: I am very curious!

Day 2:

Character in the Prophetic Ministry 🌹

Prophets and prophetic people must walk in love, humility, and purity. Whenever we talk about character we are referring to your personality, attitude, and behavior patterns. Doctrine, gifting, and character all work together. The call to the prophetic ministry requires a process of maturing. Prophets are called, trained, and commissioned.

We are to give all diligence in developing our character. Our character will determine the level of revelation and power the Lord will entrust to us. Development of character gives you the capacity to carry the authority of kingdom.

The verses mention virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity (love). Notice that knowledge is included. I believe ignorance can be a character issue. True prophets should have knowledge, especially knowledge of the Word of God.

Secondly notice that he who lacks these things is blind (v. 9). Lack of character development will result in blindness. There is no way you can be effective in the prophetic ministry with blindness in your life.

Prophets have a calling from heaven. How do we confirm this calling? The answer is by developing our character with all diligence. A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit.

“who are being protected and shielded by the power of God through your faith for salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time. In this you rejoice greatly, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, which is much more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested and purified by fire, may be found to result in [your] praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

‭‭1 PETER‬ ‭1:5-7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

The Prophetic Advantage : Day 1 🌹

Prophecy is truly astonishing and intrigues me. I’ve been wanting to study and meditate on prophecy more than I have been in the past year.

I was led to a 6-day excerpt that is based from a book called “The Prophetic Advantage” by Michelle McClain-Walters.

In The Prophetic Advantage Michelle McClain delivers a practical, comprehensive, and balanced look at the role of the prophetic ministry in today’s world. Using the lion as an example, she encourages believers to rise up in boldness, power, and strength, as she…

·          Provides a clear understanding of the biblical mandates and mission of the prophetic

·          Outlines the function and focus that prophets should exhibit

·          Tackles the issues of prophetic operation and balance

·          Gives one hundred advantages that come to those who receive a revelation from God through the voice of the prophetic.

Walk with me as I take on this daily excerpt during this new upcoming week. 😃 feel free to share you thoughts on the passages!!

Day 1 🌹:

We are living in days of tremendous crisis and turmoil. The Lord has set the stage where no one with a carnal mind can discern what is happening in our society socially, economically, or militarily. If there was ever a time when God’s people needed an advantage, it is now. The Lord in His mercy is releasing revelation knowledge through His prophets that will empower the people of God with wisdom, direction, and insight into the council of His will.

The world is in desperate need of the voice of God. If the church is to be a force in the world. If Christians are to be a transformative voice to the next generation. We need to be tuned in to what God wants to tell us.

Israel had an advantage over the other nations because they possessed the oracles of God. The prophetic Scriptures gave Israel an advantage in preparing them for the coming Messiah.

The Lord is empowering the church with an anointing to communicate His heart and mind accurately. The church will speak as an oracle of God.

When we speak prophetically, we are speaking as the oracles of God. This will give us an advantage in all things pertaining to our lives. We have an advantage, just as Israel had an advantage. This is called the prophetic advantage.

“Whoever speaks [to the congregation], is to do so as one who speaks the oracles (utterances, the very words) of God. Whoever serves [the congregation] is to do so as one who serves by the strength which God [abundantly] supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified [honored and magnified] through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

1 PETER 4:11 AMP

“Then what is the advantage of the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision? Great in every respect. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God [His very words].”


Mentors In Christ

One of the many ways that God develops us is through the wisdom of others as His wisdom and teaching is shown to us through those people we look up to.

1 Peter 5:1-11 is one of many passages that stresses the importance of mentoring others and being available to God to shape others into His image.

“Therefore, I strongly urge the elders among you [pastors, spiritual leaders of the church], as a fellow elder and as an eyewitness [called to testify] of the sufferings of Christ, as well as one who shares in the glory that is to be revealed: shepherd and guide and protect the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God;

and not [motivated] for shameful gain, but with wholehearted enthusiasm; not lording it over those assigned to your care [do not be arrogant or overbearing], but be examples [of Christian living] to the flock [set a pattern of integrity for your congregation].

And when the Chief Shepherd (Christ) appears, you will receive the [conqueror’s] unfading crown of glory.

Likewise, you younger men [of lesser rank and experience], be subject to your elders [seek their counsel]; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another [tie on the servant’s apron],

for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD [the disdainful, the presumptuous, and He defeats them], BUT HE GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God [set aside self-righteous pride], so that He may exalt you [to a place of honor in His service] at the appropriate time, casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour.

But resist him, be firm in your faith [against his attack–rooted, established, immovable], knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being experienced by your brothers and sisters throughout the world. [You do not suffer alone.]

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace [who imparts His blessing and favor], who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you [making you what you ought to be].

To Him be dominion (power, authority, sovereignty) forever and ever. Amen.”

‭‭1 PETER‬ ‭5:1-11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Who are those mentors in your life that have helped you get to the place you are today in your relationship with Christ? It may be a mentor, a teacher, a pastor, a family member, or a close friend that has invested their wisdom, knowledge and experience into your life.

As for me, my main mentor in Christ has always been my mother. Growing up, she never drank and never cursed. She is always kind to other people and she constantly goes out of her way to help strangers. Even prayed for them if she was called to do so.

I used to be so naive. I didn’t understand why she was not more like the world. Meanwhile my friends could do certain things that my mother would not allow me to;

I used to think to myself “why is my mom different from my friends moms?!”

Letting such thoughts aggravate me to the extreme.

Fast forward, now being 25 years old;

I can look back and truly say, THANK YOU GOD! He blessed me to be able to grow up in a family with an wonderful example of how Christ wants us to live.



Yet, strong in Him!

Take time to remember those key people God has placed in your life. Never forget the investment they have made in you. ❤️

Happy Friday: Let’s Train Into The Weekend!


What a week it has been!! Here in Texas, we have been feeling more like Seattle due to the non-stop, pouring rain. This has been going for over a week now.

Down here, if it is not sunny and clear skies… we really aren’t sure what to do. Haha. 😅

This type of weather is actually my favorite weather to do creative activities. I usually like to draw and paint. Being given inspiration from cloudy skies and the Holy Spirit.

This time around, I haven’t been doing any creative activities. Just a whole lot of this……

Every evening I lie in bed and think about how I should be working out instead.

While working out our bodies is one thing, we also need to work out and train through spiritually as well.

Today’s verse speaks about JUST that:

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness (spiritual training) is of value in everything and in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and for the life to come.”

‭‭1 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Let’s gear up and do some spiritual training into, as well as, throughout the weekend! The Holy Spirit is always speaking…providing Godly wisdom, but are we listening? 👂✨

Food for thought my friends!!! Have a wonderful Friday.

Reblog: Watch “What is Your Purpose? Christian Motivational Video”

Hello Everyone,

I came across an exceptionally uplifting post by Jesusisking2017 ; this post contains a video that helps your mind explore the great ranges that God has laid out for us.

We are children of the Most High! Who are given a purpose… to live for Him and the good of the kingdom.

In you have a few minutes of free time: I dare you to check out this post!

Happy Thursday! ❤️

Watch “What is Your Purpose? Christian Motivational Video” on YouTube
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