3:2 (day 03)

Soooooooooooooooooo… Let me start off by saying that today has been a rollercoaster of a day. From waking up early with the strong desire to listen to worship music to some changes in plans to my emotions skyrocketing to exhaustion and ending with a bursting through the ceiling with excitement from the news I received.

Y’all my prayers are being answered all at the perfect time. God knew that I would be in this exact spot with it all and at the perfect time… BOOM He shows up and shows out!!!

Remember my word for 2018 is TRUST. That is not very easy for me to do but I know that in order for God to take me to the places that I need to be, I MUST TRUST Him at all times.

Today signifies a powerful number. 3 represents the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. And today my friend the Trinity showed out on my behalf!!! He is ALWAYS listening and provides right on time.

As I take you on this journey with me, my prayer is that God will speak to each of you in a way that you KNOW that it is Him. In this year God is raising up His children to go into enemy territory and SHINE Jesus’ light for all to see. This is my current season and I know that wherever I’m going, God has prepared them for me and He has made room for my gifts and talents.

3:2 Discussion question:
What do you see yourself doing in 2018 for the Kingdom? 
My answer: Sharing Jesus with this world in whatever field God has me in.

‘Til next time my loves…. make sure that you are leaving your comfort zone in the past!!

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Praising God with you for all of the victories in your life!!

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3:2 (day 02)

Hello my loves!!! Well let me first start off by saying today has been a bit of a blah kind of a day for me. I get in temporary moods that tend to stick around for a day or sometimes just some hours. Today was one of those days.

There are several factors that always tie into my mood changes. With that in mind, I approach my interactions with others differently because I know that the way that my attitude is set up, it won’t be in my best interest to respond according to my mood. One factor I can show you was the weather today and that it was extremely cold.

I thought to myself… If I think this is freezing oooh just wait until I move. But that got me thinking about preparation, wisdom and covering. As you can see above I did a screenshot of my current location and my future location. It didn’t stick out to me what the current temp in Houston was until I just attached it. How cool and significant that number is right now for this series.

Preparation is definitely where God is still working on me. The wisdom that I have received from others that have experienced the NY winter has provided me with the proper physical and spiritual covering.

Let me break it down in a different way. Without the wisdom and guidance from others about what I am walking into, I wouldn’t be covered at all. For example in this case, Houston and New York have two different types of winter’s. Yes they both are extremely cold right now but as you can see, our temperatures are going to rise back up by the weekend. Also the type of coat that I would wear down here on a cold winter day will not be the same type of coat that I wear up there to protect me from the freezing temperatures. I could do two things with the wisdom that was shared with me.

One: accept the wisdom and actually put it to use.

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Two: reject it and go off of what I feel is right.

There’s always a reason why God will cross your path with someone.

I have honestly received so much wisdom and covering today that it has caused me to get more excited.

Y’all I ain’t gone lie… Today I said I don’t know how I’m going to make it up there in this weather. And soon after that God whispered “You’ll make it because I’m already there waiting on you and I’ve provided the resources to keep you warm”.

Don’t you just love how our Daddy listens to even our most silliest things that actually come out of our mouths?!?

I will leave you with this… My word for 2018 is TRUST. I don’t know where I’m going to live, where I’ll be working, what acting and modeling gigs I will get or anything BUT I do TRUST that our Father already has it all planned out and knows when to let it all unfold. The picture below is a picture of my vision board from 2017 and as I looked at it tonight this popped out to me. I didn’t have a clue when I was making my board that the section under destination would actually be where my next destination would be. I circled it when God confirmed that that would be my next residency. Isn’t God so AMAZING?

Tomorrow I’ll share with you how He connected me with people from that area last year way before I knew I was moving. Stay tuned for this mind blowing story!!!

Discussion question for 3:2… What destination are you holding on to right now? Has God confirm that place for you or have you confirmed that place for yourself? Comment below so we can encourage one another.

‘Til next time my loves!!!!!!!

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3:2

First off I would like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family!!!  I am SO EXCITED for 2018. Welcome back to Sweet Inspirations by Candyce ❤

WARNING ⚠⚠⚠ THIS POST WILL BE SOMEWHAT LENGTHY DUE TO THE TIME THAT I TOOK OFF FROM MY BLOG!! BUT TRUST ME IT’LL BE WORTH YOUR TIME TO READ IT ⚠⚠⚠

Now since I had to share that disclaimer…. where was I? I have missed sharing my life stories with y’all and I am super excited to share this new season with you.  So much has happened since my last post which was back in December 2016. Here’s the link If you want to go check it out to get a refresher https://sweetinspirationsbycandyce.com/2016/12/21/gifts-talents-fine-print/

If you can recall my series titled “kissing my 20’s goodbye” from 2 years ago, I brought you along on my journey to turning 30. That was such an emotionally, spiritually and growing time of my life. Here’s the link to follow my journey into 30. https://sweetinspirationsbycandyce.com/2016/01/03/kissing-my-20s-goodbye-2

As I said “HAPPY NEW YEAR” to my closest and dearest family and friends at midnight, my heart went into a state of shock. It finally hit me that I will embark upon a new journey in exactly 2 weeks from today to New York. All of emotions that you could possibly think of when you think of relocation hit me!! I was sad, excited, thrilled, nervous, afraid, insecure and full of peace all at the same time. Those are natural emotions to have when experiencing something like this. But the peace only comes if you have God along with you at all times.

I know that God is already there waiting on me because He has confirmed this time after time on so many levels and through so many people. That’s the thing about obedience, “Your YES GOD will have you out in the world looking like WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTT, how’s that going work?” Trust and believe that I am a living witness to what walking on the water can do for you if you only TRUST Him.

Day 01: As I reflected over my last 7 years after graduation up until now, every single experience that I have been through has equipped me for where I am going. I am reminded of

Romans 8:28 NLT And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Even inspite of the many, many, many struggles that I’ve faced and disappointments, God’s word has never been a lie. His words are the only thing that has helped me to remain faithful to Him.

Here’s my summary of what you are to expect to read in this new series called: 3:2. I LOVE to make words and/or numbers have deeper meanings. So as I was spending some alone time with God, He dropped in my spirit to one: start blogging again and two: the significance of me turning 32. You pronounce 3:2 like a ratio 3 to 2. The 3 represents that I’ll be turning 32 in exactly 3 weeks and I’m moving to New York in 2 weeks. There are some other significant meanings to the numbers that I will post about in the future. I will be blogging my last weeks in Houston and my first week in New York. There is SO much in-store for me and I was just reminded of that today as I was encouraged and humbled as I read Deuteronomy 28:1-14. As I listened to it from my Bible app, I started to cry because I felt and heard God saying those words to me and assuring me that due to my obedience, He is going to bless me far greater than I could ever imagine.

Deuteronomy 28:1-2 NLT “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God”.

The faithful and consistent things that God has created me to do that I faithfully did was seen by God and will be rewarded with things (not just tangible) that I have never experienced before. Whether it be a crazy amount of peace in a completely chaotic circumstance or financially, I will KNOW that it was nobody but God blessing me with exactly what I need at the perfect time.

So please just sit back and join me on my journey 3:2 and subscribe if you haven’t already.

UNTIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!! ❤❤❤❤

Discussion question for 3:2: What do you feel holds you back from doing what God is calling you to do? LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW SO WE CAN ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER!!

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Gifts & Talents fine print 

My favorite place I go to meet God and write

Welcome back to my blog!!! I know that I haven’t posted since August. So much has occurred since then. A mixture of things have taken place from excitement, troubling and mindblowing experiences. With all of those experiences, it has matured me even more into a more intimate relationship with God.

This topic was placed on my heart ❤︎ to share with those of you that may be struggling with using your gifts & talents. A lot of times we are confused on what using our talents for God is all about. The parable about the talents was referring to money but if you read deeper God has entrusted His wealth in us by showing the world how powerful and talented He is. When God blessed you with your talents it was a gift that was given specifically to you to use for HIS glory and not only if it fit in man’s certain category, traditions, the “norm”, popularity etc. Some people are ALWAYS going to find some way to either criticize, impose their beliefs, discourage you from using your talents. Remember the only person that you answer to is God. Your unique God given talent is tailor made to you and only you. God knew that your unique gift could only reach a certain group of people. That’s why we are all different. So when people say you shouldn’t be going there, working there, doing that, living there remember that you got your YES FROM GOD!!

I will be the first to say that my talents are so unique and mindblowing that God is still revealing them to me. There are things that I had NO IDEA 💡 that I was capable of. They are all working together for God’s purpose for my life. There are places that I can only go, people that only I can reach, influence that only I can have. Same with you. Your story is so unique and life-changing to the people that need you. PLEASE don’t give up because other people don’t agree with your God given path. If I took in all of the negative advice from others, I would NOT be where I am today. I was able to discern because I know my Daddy’s voice over everyone else’s. I challenge you to learn our Daddy’s voice.

I titled this Gifts & Talents fine print because there is so much to that parable that really isn’t shared. You have to understand the meaning behind it to be able to live out the Scriptures Matthew 25:19-29.

Are your talents and gifts sitting, wasting, waiting, etc. away because you have decided to be like the one man that hid his gold? That is a very dangerous place to be. You will start to live a life that you feel is meaningless, disconnected, full of complaints, self induced tiredness/stress. When you use your talents for the glory of God, you feel empowered and filled by His spirit. Also when you fully understand that the gifts that God gave you is not only for you, it’s for other people to look at you and ask what do you have within you that is illuminating like no other.

The fine print is…includes hard work, being an outsider, misunderstood, crazy looking (not mentally), isolation, relocation, frequent attacks from the enemy, haters, criticism, tears, pain, dieing to self daily (all the time), strength, fulfillment, joy, intimate relationship with God, walking with Jesus, protection, abundant mindblowing blessings, opportunities of a lifetime and the list goes on and on.

If there is something that you have been fearful of doing because of the opinions of others… WHEN GOD GIVES YOU THE YES…NOBODY CAN SAY NO!!! Step out off the boat love and walk with Jesus on the water. Yes it will be scary but remember who’s right there infront of you. Dream Big!! If your dreams don’t scare you then they aren’t big enough!

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Here is another encouragement from John 15:4-5 where it is talking about the vine and the branches bearing fruit. This is a perfect reminder to you when the opinions of others start to come and the misunderstandings fire at you, take a look around at all of the fruit that your branches are bearing because of your obedience. Your fruit bearing is what speaks LOUDLY for you, not your verbal arguments that you engage in. Stay connected to the vine which is Jesus and everything that you grow with produce fruit 🍏🍒🍓🍌🍊🍋🍇🍈🍉🍐🍑🍍🌱. My life speaks for itself and so should yours.

‘Til next time my loves remember to use your gifts and talents right where God has you until HE moves you!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Remember Jesus is the reason for the season Merry CHRISTmas to you and your families 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

UPDATE… God uses plain ordinary people to do extraordinary things! 

WoW I can’t believe that it has been a year since I posted about God using us to do extraordinary things. So much has occurred since that post. Please click on link and read it before you proceed to read this post God uses plain ordinary people to do extraordinary things!!!

Ok WELCOME BACK!!! SO.MUCH.HAS.HAPPENED. Well let me get right into it. I was given a vision by God to start up a ministry on September 22,2015. At first I was super excited and ready to spring into action but then the enemy took over. I’m not saying that I turned into this crazy woman but my passion and purpose was attacked and I couldn’t figure out why I stopped pursing my God-given vision. 

After reading Fervent by Priscilla Shirer it was revealed to me why I stopped pursing my purpose. Satan knew that by me walking in my purpose that I would going against his plan. He knew I am a force that will be victorious. Shedding tears of frustration and formulating a battle plan, empowered me to fight for my purpose! So 5 months later I stepped out on faith and presented this ministry to the youth minister at my church. Since then SO MUCH has happened. God has huge things in store for this ministry and I’m so humbled and blessed to be a vessel to carry His vision out. 

My biggest update is that on August 12-13,2016 I will be hosting my very first City- wide sleepover conference. I would have never guessed that in a million years that I would be hosting anything. There are so many emotions that I am experiencing leading up to the sleepover. I am SUPER PUMPED to see what God is going to do. He is definitely working on me and my trust levels. Throughout this year so many mind blowing opportunities have been given to me and I can’t wait to see what happens with them all. You’ll just have to stay tuned in to find out….

I know that I haven’t been blogging as much as I use to, but I will be posting more again. I’ve been extremely busy making moves walking in my purpose. Love you all and thank you for your support. ❤ 

 

 Check out my ministry website Hey! G.I.R.L.

Feel free to leave a comment below on your yearly update. I would love to see how God is working in your lives!!! 
‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

This little light of mine….. Part III

But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.
1 Peter 2:9-10 MSG

I know that I have been MIA from my blog. I have been in a lot of prayer and direction for this topic. As I thought about this topic on letting your light shine, I was shown light in a different “light”.

We all naturally respond to bright lights in the same way. Here are just a few ways we may respond to the light. Our eyes hurt for a split second, we close our eyes and look the other way until it’s safe for us to look again, we get a headache and/or we have a confused look and place our arms up to block out the light etc. But our response to the light is the part that has been placed on my heart to share.

Can you figure out the direction that I’m going with this? We either embrace the light with a positive “giving yourself time/grace” to allow your eyes to adjust. Or you complain and fight the change of the levels of light to brighten your way by placing sunglasses on to keep you in the dark.

The embracing of the light allows several things to occur:
· You see everything bright and clear.
· Every angle is exposed.
· Light energy is present and gives life to things to grow.

Rejection of the light allows several things to occur:
· You are in a blind state.
· You can’t see the whole picture or the hidden angles.
· Nothing has room to grow and there is no energy present.

Where do you see yourself within these two scenarios? Are you embracing or rejecting the light?

You may be a tad confused or torn in between the two. Well the embracing the light has shown me several things. The first one is that like the Scripture says above in 1 Peter 2:9-10, God has chosen you to be set a part from others to walk with Him and to show the world that Jesus lives within you. The second is that your perspective on life should be a positive and empowering outlook. You don’t allow the stress of this world keep you down. You walk in the confidence and power that God has given us as Christians. The third is the darkness that Satan wants us to remain blinded by will not be exposed. So by living in the light, all of the lies, insecurities and fears etc. are replaced with the light of Christ. The final one is that when light is present then the correct energy is able to do it’s job to make sure everything that you allow the light to shine thru will grow and flourish.

When you reject the light several things occur. One being you are in a blind state which is called rejection. You are rejecting the light by choosing to remain in darkness. That can look differently in each of our lives. As God to show you if and how you reject the light. For me, when I was living in a blinded state I actually despised people that were living in the light. It was like a jealousy and bitter state of mind that consumed me because I didn’t truly understand what it meant to have the light shining through me. So I rejected those who had it shining through them. I see that from the other hand now and how I’ve been rejected or talked about because I’m letting my light shine brightly. Jesus was rejected and HE is the light. We as His followers have to be made aware of the backlash that will follow. Not everyone will appreciate your light so don’t allow that to dim your light! Keep walking with your light shining brightly. Another rejection of the light will have you only believing a portion of the picture and keeps things hidden. Those hidden things are your true identity in Christ, your purpose and your guide to thriving in this life instead of just surviving/Bible. Without the light shining on those hidden places, you will stay blinded to all of those lies that stay lurking in your life. The final rejection of the light shows that you will not have the capacity for anything to grow and energy will not flow effectively. That can look like a number of things for example rejecting of wanting community fellowship, solitude overload and blocking of growing in the God. The longer the energy is not present the more things die off in your life. Friendships die off, family relationships are broken, your spiritual life becomes dry and brittle which opens the door to Satan to come in and take over.

Think about a situation when you decided to let your light shine and when you didn’t… If you did let it shine, did you see it as one of these four perspectives? If you didn’t let your light shine was is because you wanted to stay in darkness or wasn’t aware of the great danger that darkness brings?

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We are all given the choice to let our lights shine. Are you shining brightly or living in the dark hidden places? I pray for everyone that reads my blog and that God will speak to your heart in a way that only He can! Love you all and please share this with as many people as you can.

‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This little light of mine….. Part II

Last night as I’m sitting at the stop light waiting for it to change, I was confused by all of the green lights that were shining when my light turned green. The confusion moment that I experienced showed me that even though light was present, it caused confusion to me because I didn’t process the timing of them being synced. At times in our lives, yes our lights are shining but they are off synced with God’s plan and purpose for us. Take time to get back in sync with God and make sure the light is shining with His control panel. I’m not saying that it’s necessarily a bad thing to have the light out of sync because it should caused you to pause and allow that conviction to do its job. Having those convictions were created to steer us back to our Father. Admit that getting out of sync with God caused you to be confused and that you are going to get back on track with him. Another thing that God revealed to me about all of those green lights that I experienced last night, was Him giving me the green light to keep going pursing my dreams and that He has already gone ahead of me to make that happen. I invite you to truly seek God’s will for your life and allow Him to speak to you. It’s all about building that intimacy with Him. His desires will become your desires if you fully let Him in. Invite Him in so He can unpack a become a permanent resident.

SPOTLIGHT VERSE:

But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin 1 John1:7

Have you ever wondered why when you meet or are around someone who is full of joy, causes you to feel extremely comfortable around them and happy? That person or persons are living in the light of Christ. The “comfortable” feeling  that they are experiencing is God’s light. When I was living in darkness, I didn’t appreciate and fully understand the meaning of the light. That caused me to try and avoid the light or most times I would just tolerate it and put my shades on to block it out as long as I could. I pray that you understand what I was saying. Are you wearing your sun shades right now or in constant search of some sort of shade? I’m here to tell you that being in the presence of the light and walking in the light is the way that God created us. He created us to be dependent on it and without it, unfortunately we will never live a fruitful purposeful life that He designed us to experience. I don’t know about you, but I want to experience all of the blessings that God has for me on this earth. It’s the only way to live! So be encouraged my friend…It’s not too late to turn towards the light and take off those sun shades.

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I have the light!!!

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Both of these pictures symbolize me living in the light of God. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞

‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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This little light of mine….. Part I

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Ok am I the only one that started singing 🎤 this little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine… Let it shine, let it shine, let it shinnnnneeeeeee (insert a run of your choice)🎤. That last part was me being silly. But as a little girl I use to sing that song and did not truly understand what it was all about. I would say within the past 2 years I grabbed a hold of the Scriptures that gave us the perfect examples to walking in the light. Another song that just came to mind is We’ll walk in the light, the beautiful light, somewhere the dew-drops of mercy are bright. Shine all around us by day and by night. Jesus, the light of the world. It’s amazing how songs that once meant nothing to you, can speak to your life in mighty ways once you allow God into your life. And not just allowing him come in temporarily to visit you but to unpack and reside in your heart permanently. There are so many verses that tell us how we should be as Christ followers. Here are some of my favorite scriptures:

But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin 1 John1:7

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 NLT

But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 NLT

You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14 NLT

All of those verses speak about Jesus and how He was sent to be the light to this dark world. When we decided to become a Christian, we made a decision to be some form of illumination source for this dark world. You may be thinking 💭💭💭 well my life is too dark right now and how can I possibly be a light to someone. Well my friend that is the beauty of knowing our heavenly father. He does not care how much you’ve messed up, he can still use your mess and turn that into your message. Don’t allow the enemy to feed you those lies of shame from your sins. It’s his goal to keep you down so that you will not illuminate this earth. I saw a quote about a year ago that talked about glow sticks. We all have to be broken in order to glow.

I just decided to make this a short series about the light. God has a way of delivering messages right on time. So stay tuned in to this light mini series. I will take a Scripture a day that I listed above and break it down to you. Also I will post some pictures I took of some different beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
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I took this picture Saturday right behind DFW airport in Irving, Texas.

Keep walking in the light shining brightly!!!!

‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kissing my 20’s Goodbye………….

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Day 1: This is my very last day of being in my 20’s. Let me tell you how many emotions I experienced just that day alone. I started reflecting during my Daddy-Daughter time aka my quiet time with God like I normally do. But for some reason a huge feeling of gratitude and love was showered on me at once by God during this time. I could not take it all and that caused me to go into an uncontrollable crying and expression of how thankful I am to God for all of these years and all that He has done for me. My heart was so full of joy and love. All of His promises that He has promised me are being revealed and coming true. When you leave your life in God’s hands, He will never lead you astray. No my life is not perfect by any means but I stand confidently next to him and I know that He will keep all of His promises. I have to do my part and keep a relationship with Him at all times and live out my purpose.

So that day I had some sweet kiddos that I was able to speak life into lives. I just thank God for using me where I am and all that I’ve gone through to be able to show who God is to others. I encourage you to do the same, allow God to use your mess to be your message. Someone needs you!!!

My workout session was a good one, I enjoyed typing in 29 for the last time LoL!!!

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THE BIG 3-0 DAY….
I woke up again very emotional and kind of worried to be honest. I spent my Daddy-Daughter time all in tears of joy. I don’t think I kept from crying longer than a minute. I was so overwhelmed by His love and from the love of others. You never know the impact you have on the people around you. But oh did I find out soon! One of my dear friends posted a video for me on FB and had me boo hooing after I thought I collected myself. God has a way of giving you what you need right when you need it or when you don’t think about it. All of the warm wishes, collages and phone calls warmed my heart. At that point I didn’t know what I was going to do other than run I few errands and  get ready for a night with my girls. My dearest sister-friend that I’ve known basically my whole life, surprised me and took off from work and we spent the day together and did some shopping and chatting. I truly thank God for her and our relationship that we have that continues to grow in God. AND to top it off my dear friend that mentioned before, had lunch with us and we had a wonderful time together. I am truly blessed with some wonderful prayers answered friends. We laughed so much and shared stories and bonded together. New friendships were formed! So after we left eating, we got ready for the night. I wanted to do something different for my birthday so I decided to go to a food truck event at the race track 🏇🏇🏁🏁. I have never been to a race before and had no idea what to do! I had THE best time ever!!! We had a BLAST and shared sooooooooooo much laughter with each other and people around us.

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I couldn’t ask for a better birthday night with my loves!! 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂

On Saturday night I had a birthday dinner that was AMAZING… I feel so loved and blessed. I’m going to share some pics from my dinner. I love you all and thank you so much for joining me on my journey to 30.
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I am LOVING my 30’s stay tuned there is so much more that God has instore…

‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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Kissing my 20’s Goodbye………..

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Day 4: Let me first start off by saying… God has a way of putting you where HE needs you to be and with whom HE needs you to cross paths with. Monday was such a refreshing and fun day. So exactly a year ago when I moved back to Houston, I was asked to join a mentor group for middle school aged kids. I was very reluctant to do it at first. When you have a calling on your life, God is going to place you where He needs you to be even if you aren’t open to it. That’s exactly what He did and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ MY FIVE STAR FAMILY 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. Not only do we mentor the child, we show them Christ and they get an opportunity to accept Him at a summer camp. My passion and purpose is for young girls that need guidance and godly advice. They need a positive role model in their lives and a listening ear. God designed me to be in this position to do that. I am grateful that He created others to do the same thing. Ok so back to my day, we had a coaches meeting to discuss how we can take things to a whole other level with the kiddos. Afterwards we decided to go to one of my favorite restaurants to hang out and start the week of my birthday celebration. We had a blast and new friendships were created along with the deepening of others. I am so blessed to have such selfless people that I can actually call my friends. Monday was a great day!!!!!

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Day 3: The Five Star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 kick off… Well I’m not going to lie and say that I had the best attitude going into the school. I was totally excited but I wasn’t in the right frame of mind. That happens when the enemy tries to knock you off of your purpose path. So my focus was on the wrong thing. I was caught up in numbers and why I had so many girls which again losing focus on the bigger picture. I was getting frustrated because they were talking too much not listening etc. So I said a quick prayer so I didn’t go off and say the wrong thing that would ruin my ministry. So during our group time I talked to them and stated some things I observed and what needs to change and we were good. They opened up about some things and you guys know about my sensitivity levels rising LoL, it caused me to get a little emotional because God opened my eyes to why I had so many girls and why I had these particular ones. I’m who they need to stand in the gap for them and pray for them. They need so much that only God can give. He is using me to be His vessel. I know that it is not about me. And it amazes me how my perspective has completely flipped. It’s not all about Candyce… It’s about building God’s kingdom by any means necessary. Also let me tell you how sneaky the enemy is… My plan was to go to a Bible study after I left the school. So it was much later than the time I should have left in order to be on time so I was debating if I should go or not. I’ve me learned that when I start questioning things, that’s the enemy trying to block me from hearing a word of God. So I went anyways and y’all when I tell you EVERYTHING that I had been struggling I with and needed God’s answers was talked about. I love it when God works like that because it’s like he is personally taking that moment to speak to you. My heart was full ❤️

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Day 2: Giving back is what I have a passion for. So in lieu of me turning 30, I decided to get a group of friends together to go help out at the Houston Food Bank where we packed 1940 backpack buddy meals for students don’t get food over the weekend. We were able to bless them. So let me tell you about my amazing friends, they came out to help and gave their time to help feed someone else. Black is my favorite color so I asked them to wear black with me so we could stick out together LoL. We had a system going we were dancing, singing having a blast while packing food for the less fortunate families. I would recommend getting a group together and help out anyway you can. Ok here’s my sensitivity moment… They decided to show a YouTube video on the backpack buddies program. Oh boy why did they do that? They had me and a couple of my friends in my group (I’m not going to mention any names *cough cough*) all teary eyed. I’m guessing they decided to show us that so we can know the great impact that it has on the community. I just love the kids and kids are my business!! And to top it off we got sponsors from Torchy’s Taco to feed us. There was over 150 volunteers. Oh and being apart of the Houston food bank Young professionals group has helped me to stay involved. I’m on the programming committee so we plan amazing events like our Helpie hour from last night. I challenge you to get involved in your town and make an impact in the lives of others….

STAY TUNED…

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‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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