It has jammed packed memories that were good, bad, beautiful, mighty and powerful. It had some sad unfortunate endings and some amazing new beginnings. In the end of it all this season there was hard, painful, difficult, rewarding, freeing, healing and victorious!
Going back to this city was exciting to me! I saw where I came from...Where my healing, restoration and my victorious journey to my purpose began! It's always awesome to see how far you have come! You must never keep your past with you, but you must always look back with honor of how far you have come and the joy of victory that you overcame!
I couldn't wait to see everyone! I really wondered what they were all up to now? Unfortunately what I saw was "LOST" faith, hope, and light! It was truly sad to see my family in such disarray. I came into town with fire, passion, light and love and they all seemed like their fire had been rained on, there passion had been lost, and there light had been burnt out. It broke my heart. You could feel a city so heavy, so hardened, so hopeless!
I don't know how to stay in the dark anymore. You see in my past I used to live in the dark. It was my city, my friend, my comfort, my homie, my God. I was lost there with no light in sight. But one day I saw Jesus through a friend and that is when the light came on in my world. Jesus freed me from bondage, slavery and darkness. I no longer live in that dark place and no longer see darkness. I always see an opportunity for light so bright that even if the enemy came to burn out your fire or try to steal your light, my victory in Jesus will never allow that darkness to show me any other way but through my Faith, Hope, Light and Love!
Seeing my family saddened me. I prayed while I was in their presence. I showed them faith, hope and light through my love and victory in Jesus! God used me to empower them, encourage them, lift them, pray for them, and love them so very much! It was exciting to see everyone brighten up out of darkness all around me.
I don't expect life to drastically change from one visit, but I do stand on those seeds I had sown into their lives will be watered and taken care of through our faithful Heavenly Father and He will get the Glory for fires being refired back up blazing bright, for passions overflowing in success in every area of their lives, and lights being relit so bright that not even a tsunami could burn it out!
Where are you today? Is there darkness every where consuming you? Do you only see your circumstances in front of you? Do you feel the stress, fears, and frustration of the obstacles in surrounding you? Do you feel lost, alone and confused? There is one amazing, phenomenal answer to it all....J-E-S-U-S! He will provide light, hope, comfort, guidance, power, peace, mighty doors of favor, prosperity and joy! When you stand on His word, His example, and His humble sacrifice...anything that is front of you is something you will successfully overcome, profoundly rise above, and phenomenally have victory over! The only things you MUST do to achieve this is to Stand in Faith, Lean on Jesus, Rise Above with His Mighty Word and Power, Live Out His Example, Praise God through the Storms, Love Everyone despite their actions, Be Humble and Kind in All Things, and Claim with Your Mouth, Your Words and Your Heart Your Victory Over Everything! Light, Joy and Peace will follow you throughout your victorious life and every thing around you good or bad will be an exciting moment to be joyful about!
Remember the enemy just wants to see you doubt, see you in fear, see you give up, see you stay stagnant...well like I always say "Lies you tell! I AM Victorious! I AM Mighty! I AM Powerful! I AM an Overcomer! I AM God's Best!" Don't ever let him define you or your destiny ever again! You are created for greatness and mighty purpose! Start Rising Above towards it Today! Praying for you All!