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Exhausting All Options

Exhausting All Options

I always say “it’s crazy how the universe works.” Here I am, dragging myself in my own mind, while simultaneously trying to stay focused and faithful when I fell into one of those moments where I just felt like I needed to ‘re-center.’ I hopped on YouTube and tuned in to a long overdue episode of the “Pull Up” series, hosted by Joe Budden with Teyana Taylor as the guest. Long story short, Teyana goes into detail about how at some point she felt like the music industry wasn’t yielding the results she felt like she deserved, which lead to her focusing on and developing other talents and interests. In the midst of conversation, she says: “I’m here to do right now and try it my way and if it doesn’t work, then I just know that it’s not for me. I’m a big believer in exhausting all options with anything in life.”

Those words really struck something within me.

Really think about if you “exhausted all of your options” before you made that tough decision. Like moving on from something that you still feel connected to on this day. Or not believing in yourself enough to face and overcome your own challenges. To me, exhaust all options means to give your absolute everything to everything. It leaves a minimum amount of room for quitting because you’re spending so much time finding other options, enhancing your ideas and simply giving yourself a chance to be exactly what and who you know you can be. Sometimes we give the world far more chances than we would ever give ourselves. After today, make the decision to be ten toes down. Exhaust all of your options and give that situation everything you’ve got, until you know that you know that you know – whatever it is isn’t meant for you. Our elders tell us all the time – “when you know, you know.”

Dead Broke but Rich in Soul

Dead Broke but Rich in Soul

I write this with full transparency and authenticity. I spent this entire day grinding, but in my head calculating. Every dollar spent and every dollar earned – trying to make sure my expenses stay far below my income. Then praying right behind those calculations, like God is in any way concerned with such small things. Not stressed, but pressed.

So now I’m sitting here and this lyric comes to mind:

”was dead broke but rich in soul, was we really that poor? Was we really that dumb?”

Damn. Like way to set me straight, Meek. For every dollar I ever spend or earn, my wisdom and soul will always supersede its value infinitely. As if I hadn’t witnessed greatness come with hard work time and time again.

Don’t be anxious, be patient.

Be not weary in your well doing. For in due season we shall reap.

All that to say, it’s far more beneficial to shift our focus to things that we know and have witnessed as opposed to those that are unknown and that we fear.

B O S S U P !

Squeezed Out

Squeezed Out

Key Takeaways:

Scripture of Focus = John 9: 11-17

Eight (8) is the number of new beginnings

We have to decide if we will be in the majority or the minority

We have to squeeze out the plots and plans of the enemy – anything that will stand up against what God is doing

Every time naysayers/the devil start their distractions, we must decide what side we will be on

It’s easy to be squeezed out when we receive an impartation of God’s word. The pressure arises to squeeze something out of us

God gives miracles that we don’t even know to ask for. Answering needs before we experience knowing what exactly is needed

New beginnings come with complications

    • The complications are there to squeeze things out of us

The right encounter with Jesus will change our whole life and who we are on the inside. It will also change how other people see us

Jesus will give us wisdom that we didn’t inherit

We will notice that people were blind to our potential before we had sight and now that we have sight, they want to know what’s going on inside of us

People will want to reuse our formulas because it looks so good

The power of the next level will come from how we obey what Jesus sees deep down on the inside of us

    • For example, ‘he put you in that relationship so you could figure out who you are” and ever since then, you’ve been moving different

Jesus got on the cross and stretched himself wide to give us a second chance

    • We have to believe what God says about us
      • That’s the only way we’re going to break something off of our families

We don’t need any man or woman to co-sign what God is doing on the inside of us 

Sometimes all we know is that he saw us when we didn’t see ourselves and he saved us when we lost ourselves 

We thought life was turning on us but God was squeezing something out of us

There will be pressure from everything and everyone around us when we make it to the other side 

There are people playing catch up to what is happening in our lives. We just have to know and believe that he’s doing something

God will change your language. He will do one thing that changes everything in your atmosphere 

What do you say about God when you’re pushed into a corner? What you say will determine your future

You have to squeeze out everything inside of you that does not belong

    • Squeeze something out that changes your family

You are not waiting on a breakthrough – God is just waiting on your vote

    • Co-sign what God has already said about you in heaven

Remember – Wherever there is pressure, there is also God