A New Day

Today is a different day. Not the same as yesterday, or the day before. This means it doesn’t have a history yet, it hasn’t been created. Today is a day where you can start doing something that you have always wanted to do. You can forgive someone for what they did to you ten years ago. You can create new habits. You can breathe easily knowing that the troubles of yesterday are no more.

Use this day to create a new day, a day to do something that is going to make your tomorrow better. Monday (last week), I had a hard day, Tuesday I woke up and decided, that day wouldn’t be like yesterday (Monday). I decided to let the feelings subside and move on with what was in front of me. Many times, we have a bad day or a bad experience and we let it linger from day to day to day; never really experiencing a new day because we are still carrying the burdens of yesterday, so it’s really just a different day. I’ve been there, one day you look up and a whole year has gone by and you’re still in a funk about something you can’t even change.

As people we have to get in the habit of letting things go and understanding what will be, will be. We have to get in the habit of unloading some of our baggage. Your kid was disrespectful and acted a complete fool in the store, don’t let that carry over into tomorrow. A customer was rude, let it go. Things didn’t go as planned, oh well, plans change. It is important to not let experiences get in and take residence; learn to move on from them. Learn to experience new days.

Not every experience is going to come with closure, not every experience is going to lead to understanding, not every experience is going to make it easier to forgive, but with each experience you can learn and you can grow from it. Wake up each day with the attitude that today is a new day, what happened yesterday will not control my today.

Wake up knowing that you are blessed, you have been granted new mercies. Wake up knowing that your future is bright and that the only thing that can stop you from reaching you goals is you. Yesterday is out of your control but today, this new day, is yours to master!

  • Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, -Phil 3:13-
  • The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. -Lamentations 3:22-23-

Fear or Faith?

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Standing in the doorway she looked out at what was in front of her and then she looked back at what was behind her. In front of her she saw new beginnings, healing, growth, beauty, new relationships, and happiness; most of all she saw the unknown. Behind her she saw the hurt, the failure, the broken relationships, the lack, and the abuse; most of all she saw familiarity. What should she do, she wondered as she stood glancing back and forward between the unknown and the familiarity. One step forward and she walks into her destiny. One step backwards and she walks into her death. Fear crippled her while faith tugged at her. Fear was telling her she couldn’t and her faith was telling her to trust God. She knew she had to let one go but which one would it be?

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I Am……

Check out this post that is going to be in my upcoming book.

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Day 12: I am going through.

Today’s “I am” is, “I am going through”; what does this mean exactly? We often get stuck in our situations and by stuck, I mean we sit down and just watch the chaos unfold around us.

There is this country song that I absolutely love, it says, “If you’re going through Hell keep on going, don’t slow down if you’re scared, don’t show it you might get out before the devil even knows you’re there.” When I am going through something I often listen to this song or I ‘ll sing to myself. It reminds me to keep going.

Sometimes it gets hard to keep going but it is an absolute must. I know what it feels like to take two steps and get knocked back three but eventually the steps will get easier and the knock backs will become infrequent. There is a…

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A Position of Surrender

Have you ever gotten to a point where you just can’t go on? You feel broken, confused, alone, and maybe even lost. Have you ever felt like you couldn’t take anymore, asking God why me? “Lord you said you would never put more on me then I could bear, I can’t take any more of this.” Have you ever just fallen to your knees and cried?

It is at this point, in this position, where you surrender all to God. It is at this point where the load is lightened. Most people view this position as a sign of weakness, but it is actually the strongest position you can be in. A position of surrender. Not surrendering to your circumstances, to the problems, to the addiction, to the loss but you are surrendering to God. In this position you lay everything at His feet.

God did say He would never put more on us than we can bear (1 Corinthians 10:13) but at some point, we have to surrender it all to Him. We have to go to Him on our knees, hands raised to the heavens, and head bowed believing that his grace is sufficient. The moment we stop going to God with our tests, trails, and tribulations is the moment we decide we can solve our problems on our own. It is no longer He, putting things on us, but we are putting things on ourselves.

There is this gospel song that I love titled Be Blessed (Paul S. Morton). In this song he sings about praying and how God change things when we pray for one another. The surrendering is not the acceptance of defeat but the acceptance of victory through God. In our own strength we are not capable of changing things around but when we surrender and pray God steps in and lighten our load.

I want you to know that it is okay to give it to God, whatever “it” is. I promise you that once you surrender to God, He will change things.

No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it. -1 Corinthians 10:13- (NET Bible)

Peace is Possible 

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The best thing you can do for yourself is find peace in your life and never let it go. (Psalm 34:14)


You may think this is difficult because of all that you are going through or all that you are facing but I am telling you it is possible. This is possible by letting go of what was, believing in what is, and understanding that what is to be is already taken care of.


Letting go of what was.


You cannot change anything about your past; the hurt, the loss, the betrayal, the brokenness, you can’t change it so why hold on to it? Why keep hashing it up only to feel the feelings you felt when it first happened. Often times you are waiting on an apology or some type of understanding as to why these things happened and they never come. Now you are just stuck in the…

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