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Let's find our happiness again!
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Don't let negativity attack your mind! This will pass! Just keep the faith.
Every morning, I receive an emailed devotional "Crystal at Daughters of the Creator" (If you're looking for devotional's on the go, Crystal is your person here). Now, I don't know Crystal...but it sure feels like she knows me. Each morning's devotional is right on time and hits the nail on the head in regards to what I'm going through EXACTLY each day at the exact time. And lately? I have to thank Ms. Crystal, because her devotionals have helped me cope with my regrets, that all of a sudden, came crashing down on me. I realize now... it's a test. Everything in life is a test...and how we endure the test is what matters. For I truly believe in Ecclesiastes 9:11. "The race is not awarded to the swift, nor to the strong...but to the one that endureth until THE END." I hope you all are connecting to The Spirit this morning. Join Ms. Crystal & lets begins our resurrected life. READ BELOW:
When Jesus’ body was taken down from the cross and prepped for burial, not one person expected Him to rise again three days later. Yet by the power of God, He was raised from the dead and ascended to His Father in heaven. The celebration of the resurrection can’t be underestimated—by the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, we are empowered to live a resurrected life. Before we knew Jesus as Lord, we followed death in the dictates of the world, our flesh, and the devil. We were prone to follow every wind of doctrine that blew past us. However, when we started living a resurrected life, everything changed within us—the darkness become light, despair became hope, and the chaos became peaceful. Living a resurrected life is more than just attending church on a regular basis; it’s an opportunity to take every day as a miracle from God to live to the fullest. Our lives reveal the light and glory of Jesus Christ by our demeanor, attitude, and outlook. It’s not that we don’t have problems or tough days—it’s that our problems and tough days don’t have us. A resurrected life is free to explore the deeper mysteries of God through His word. A resurrected life can know God’s voice and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. A resurrected life isn’t bound by shame, regret, or fear. A resurrected life is unafraid to take steps of faith in dark places. Jesus could’ve been born on the earth and refused to suffer death for our eternal salvation. Yet He loved each of us so much that He willingly lay His life down and picked it up so that we could live a resurrected life.
Dear Lord, thank You for the resurrected life I live because of Your sacrifice for my sins. I pray for Your resurrection power to give me strength and courage to face every day. Amen.
In His Service,
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Happy Resurrection Sunday! Peace, Love, & Blessings! Your burdens are now free.
This is for you who's been hurt by a family member, sexually abused, strung out, running the streets, and/or down for so long...This is for us.
Jordan Belfort said "No matter what happened to you in your past, you are not your past, you are the resources and the capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all change."
Sometimes our past will eat away at us. It's sure been eating at me, but realize this is what will make us better kings and queens, better fathers and mothers, and better role models for generations to come. We've overcome struggles that some people let defeat them. We're choosing the best solution-living. And as long as we choose to live, sure, the journey will get tough. But the rewards will be far more greater than any sleepless nights, regretful thoughts, and/or shame. We are powerful beyond measure, and it is our trials that will yield us great tribulations.
This is my promise to you. Hang on just a little while longer...and everything is gonna be alright.
To enlighten someone along this journey, I've decided to share my personal burdens at this present moment in hopes that someone is inspired to keep pushing.
1) PEOPLE'S VALIDATION! This has to be my worst one, because I'll put on this facade just to make myself seem more than I appear, putting me in this life filled with lies. I can't count how many times I've lost something or someone just because it didn't meet OTHER people's expectations. I can't point out how much I've tried to be in the limelight just to be...IMPORTANT. But, through my storms, I'm learning I don't have to be anything or anyone but ME. I don't have to create these elaborate stories just to make my life seem more "glamorous". I don't have to put down others just to play UP myself. Over this past year, it's been a roller coaster yet a humbling experience in realizing that my life is valuable. I am worthy by just being ME and so are you. My happiness should not and will no longer be dependent on what people think of what I'm doing, who I choose to fall in love with, or what I choose to do everyday. My happiness is MY happiness.
2) Being Perfect! I constantly struggle with my mistakes, even the most simple mistakes. Inside of my mind, I get so caught up with being this "perfect woman"...better yet, striving to be this "Proverbs 31 woman" and yes, while it may be attainable one day. I can't be hard on myself now when I make mistakes everyday. I have to accept that I'm going to mess up. I'm going to lie without thinking about it. I'll sit in the gossip. I'm going to hurt someone's feelings unconsciously. I'll take that occasional drink and I'll make crude jokes that I don't mean but I say them just to laugh. I do some wrongs each and everyday but I also have a LOT of RIGHTS that make me ME...flaws and all. But that does not change my heart and all the love for others in it. I'm selfish. I'm impulsive and that's fine...but that's me. I can't continue to beat myself up when I make a mistake each day. It's time to accept each mistake and love them at the same time. Because isn't it our mistakes that MAKE us? How can we stay standing if we don't continuously fall? Take one day at a time on this journey towards progress but it's time to embrace being perfectly imperfect.
3) WALLS WALLS WALLS. Everyone has gone through a absolute HORRID breakup. I spent 3 years going through one...and while it was absolutely...definitely TERRIBLE. It has allowed me to clearly and confidently finally see myself as a Queen. And while I've gained the self-esteem I should have had a long time ago, I've also gained the biggest burden...and that's the now black walls built around my heart. And just when what seemed like the perfect match entered....I opted out because I don't know how to FULLY tear the walls down. Maybe I'll learn and maybe it's going to take a while. But I do know...what's meant to be will always be. And who's meant to be your soulmate...will always come back. Walls are meant to come down. It just takes the right person, the right experience, and the right struggles to knock them down. Most importantly...it takes courage to put the effort in to knock them down.
Peace, love, & blessings!
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Rihanna "Needed Me"- http://youtu.be/gTsMNNIrMNY
Rihanna "Sex With Me" - http://youtu.be/tyiDtagjgOY
Sevyn Streeter "Shoulda Been There"-http://youtu.be/7dr6SXV4ujs
Fetty Wap "Jugg With Me" -http://youtu.be/iqeWB0umWtg
Future "Stick Talk"- http://youtu.be/g80pThLhA2o
Future "Wicked"- http://youtu.be/4wrn4Tg6_4g
JR & Trey Songz "Best Friend" -http://youtu.be/sGAp70U4SXQ
Bryson Tiller "Been That Way"-http://youtu.be/deS68HogMtM
Jacquees "Future Baby Mama"-http://youtu.be/7x7nEwhKkwM
Jeremih "Oui" - http://youtu.be/VtcP0PFifpE
Remember, this blog is not just to share my personal experiences and stories, but it's to sprinkle bits and pieces of me, what makes me unique, and what makes Adia...well, Queen Dia. And part of me...LIVES for music. See, I'm not your ordinary queen. It's the weekend. And I know...Its Easter Weekend. But before you get those nice dresses and suits out...and head back to church like you didn't miss the whole year (because black people love Easter service, right?) sit back, listen, enjoy, dance...and LET GO!
Well everyone...its been a slack week. And my only words for today in regards to our "burdens" is...Let go & have fun. Because if I could make a point about anything...Life is supposed to be fun. It's supposed to be filled with nights we don't want to forget, laughs that make us cry, and people who are near and dear to our heart. Life. It has its burdens...but after this week, I know it has its fun too. Have fun y'all and remember, no matter what you're going through...let the universe put a smile on your face. You never know who's watching.
This week, it is our task to release our burdens. When we wake up in the mornings, we will say this:
"I release my burdens to The Spirit. I will use wisdom in making decisions, and I will act in harmony with the pre-destined plan for me. I am free"