3:2 Leaving my legacy

Let me start off by saying I have been THE biggest cry baby today. I’m not sure if you’ve ever been in my current situation and how God is moving you from your familiar into the unknown. My time back in Houston has been full of mind blowing experiences.

From not having a job when I moved back to how God used me to mentor so many children and adults, has definitely played a HUGE part of why I was such a cry baby today. The start of Hey! G.I.R.L. last year has taken off at a rapid pace.

I didn’t realize how much of an impact that I was making. Today I was taken to lunch by my little mentee’s. God knew that we needed each other. Even though they are sad, upset and confused about how God calls us to do things that we don’t understand at the moment but all in due timing He will reveal it to us.

I know that my legacy will continue to illuminate in Houston as I depart to my next assignment. The evidence of God is my legacy that will be still be in place years and years from now. It is so humbling that God decided to use me to show people that He is the only way.

Be prepared for lots of pictures from some of my assignments in Houston. I am so honored and blessed to have met some amazing individuals. There’s no way that I could post all my pictures. I tried to put them in chronological order as much as I could. Enjoy and there’s 2 questions at the end.

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Eduvention Mentoring and Consulting

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Five Star

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Eduvention Mentoring and Consulting

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Pathway to Hope

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WHCC lead team

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Soul Link

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Love y’all so much

3:2 Discussion questions: What do you want your legacy to be? How are you working towards making that a reality?
‘Til next time my loves, put smile on someone’s face!!!!!

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3:2 Paths

Tonight’s post will be shorter because I want to leave you with some questions to reevaluate some things in your life. This idea was just laid on my heart. I titled this post Paths because we are all on a path of some sort. My path does not look like yours and vice versa. A dangerous outlook is comparison. What it all boils down to is, how are we utilizing the path that God created for us? I will admit that I have compared my path with other paths that my heart desired. For example, marriage and raising a family, traveling the world and having a certain type of lifestyle just to name a few. All that did was make me depressed, stagnant in every area of life, unhappy and miserable. I had to get to the point to where I was happy and content in both the good and the bad in my life. That only took place when I shifted my view from what I didn’t have to what I actually have right in front of me and within. One of the most awkward season that I went through was the season of moving back home, not having a job for some months and trying to find my place in church and home and with friends and family. But during that long season God was pruning me and molding me for this very moment as I’m preparing for my huge move to New York!! My path is tailor made just for me and God knows exactly why He chose me to carry it out. I do not have all of the answers to most of the questions that people ask me about my move. My one and only answer is God needs me there for an assignment. I honestly don’t know what it’s going to look like or what I will be doing BUT I will continue to watch God happen.

So here’s your questions for you to reflect on:

  1. What are you holding onto in this season that could be holding you back from getting to God’s path for you?
  2. Do you wish that your path was created differently?
  3. In a culture that prides itself on making a lot of money, do you get caught up in that sometimes?
  4. If God’s path for you included the very thing that you dislike the most, how would you approach your circumstances? (What would your attitude consist of)
  5. Does your current path fully represent Jesus? If not then what changes can be made to your path to match THE path made by God?

‘Til next time my loves!!!!!!

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3:2 Puzzle pieces

Hey my loves!!!

So if you’ve been following my blog then you should be updated on what this series is all about. But if this is your first time on my site then oh honey bun WELCOME TO SWEET INSPIRATIONS BY CANDYCE. Also before you finish reading this scroll down to the first post 3:2 and catch up then jump back in to this post.

Well if you remember from yesterday’s post I talked about how God exceeded my expectations on some answered prayers.

Tonight I titled this part PUZZLE PIECES. I absolutely LOVE to put puzzles together and I’ve always loved sitting and completing them ever since a very young age.

Before I post I always ask God to reveal what I need to hit on. Have you ever thought about puzzles from a different perspective? I view my life as a giant size puzzle and I am the outside pieces. Let me break it down, the border pieces represent my purpose/calling on this Earth. Those are the given pieces that can represent things such as my general framework, human limitations, the day that you entered into the world etc. Typically border pieces are the easiest to spot out as the most obvious on where they are to go. Their role/purpose is already predetermined for them because without them there would be no closure/stopping point. I hope that you are still following me. Another observation of the border pieces is that don’t ever really show you the full picture of what the completed puzzle will look like. Ok raise your hand if you see what I’m getting at!! I know that I cannot see you raising your hand but God can and that signifies that there’s something down within you that knows that there is greatness within you and a calling that needs to come together.
I want to go into more detail about the statement that I made about the border never gives you all the details of your life and what it’s going to look like. I’m at a point now where God is adding more pieces and I can’t see what it’s looking like but I can FEEL the beauty that’s coming together. Each person that I have met up until know have played a part in putting my puzzle together. Experiences have also played a part in completing my puzzle. I want you to pause and think about all the people and experiences puzzle pieces. Do they have beautiful detailed colors that show fruit bearing experiences or are they dark that represents sin and strongholds that are keeping you stuck? The beauty about each of our puzzles, God designed it perfectly for each of us and He knows EXACTLY how many dark and colorful pieces that we will have. But oh please be encouraged, God still uses the dark pieces to complete our puzzle.

All of the people that I have strategically met from this time last year up until now was all God ordained and I’m learning that they聽 play a part in my purpose and my move to NY. The young lady pictured below that is standing next to me is just one example of how God needed for us to cross paths and for me to remain an encouragement to each other throughout last year and continuously until He says enough.

My closing thoughts… remember that each piece has a position, a predetermined color and position, a different shape and purpose. We were all created to carry out our purpose and calling but in order to do that, you will need all the pieces placed in the correct spaces to put you together in order for you to be complete in Christ Jesus.

3:2 Discussion question #1: What colored pieces (colored or dark) do you think you have more of right now that make up your puzzle right now. (Refer back up to the illustration about the colored pieces representation).

#2 What do you think the size of your puzzle can represent?

‘Til next time my loves!!!!!
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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?聽
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!!

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.

Or

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 鉂

WARNING 鈿犫殸鈿 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 鈿犫殸鈿

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 鈥淚f 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!!!!!! 鉂も潳鉂も潳

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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‘Tis YOUR season to be jolly…

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‘Tis the season to be jolly… Fa la la la la la la la la!!! Have you ever thought about what that song means? Well it hit me yesterday while listening to my pastor that speaking about the Christmas season. I thought about my life and how much it has changed within the past year. I can’t believe that it has been a year since I moved back to Houston. God has used me in ways that I would have never imagined.

A thought came to me as ’tis your season (Candyce) to be jolly. Meaning it is hard to accept the seasons of life that you’re in especially when it’s not what you imagined or planned for. But rejoicing in the current season that you are in will produce that joy that only God can give. My life is far from perfect and no 聽where I thought I wanted to be but I thank God it’s where I need to be. He has shown me so much favor and I will be forever grateful. God has shown me that so many聽 people need to be exposed to who He is and how He uses me and so many other wonderful Christians to share His love. Even though I will never fully grasp how deep His love is for me, I experience it and I love passing it on. I challenge you to do the same

Now it’s your turn to rejoice in your season whether it’s storming in your life or sunny skies… Learn to be content and full of joy wherever you are. This current season of Celebrating Jesus is more than enough to bring joy to your life.

Matthew 1:23AMP Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel鈥搘hich, when translated, means, God with us. [Isa. 7:14.]

God is always with us even when we feel alone. Look at the positives in your life and not your mistakes. Remember mistakes are proof that you’re trying. Keep your head held high and connected to the only source of your life… GOD!!

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS 馃巹馃巹馃巹

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‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Are you listening to your Shepherd?

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Psalm 23 The Good Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name鈥檚 sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley,聽 I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord聽 forever.
Psalm 23:1-6 NIV

In what way did you insert yourself into that passage of scriptures? Did it comfort you and reassure you on some things?

I thought about all of those times that I wanted to go my own way and guide myself or allow others to, into what I thought was the right path. Whether it was myself or others that led me down that path, the Good Shepherd was still there using his call to guide me back to him. Sometimes I heard his voice and sometimes I didn’t. I was so deaf at one point in my life to his voice that thinking back on it now scares me. If you aren’t hearing Jesus’ voice right now, pray that God reveals to you what is deafening you to his voice. I had a long list of deafening sins. Open your heart 鉂も潳鉂も潳鉂も潳鉂も潳鉂も潳鉂も潳鉂も潳鉂 to him and listen to his call. That will direct your life and will eliminate all of the stress, drama, confusion and many other issues.

Don’t remain a lost sheep any longer!! Get back in the herd of other sheep so that you can be led by the one and only GOOD SHEPHERD 馃悜馃悜馃悜馃悜馃悜馃悜馃悜馃悜馃悜馃悜馃悜馃悜馃悜馃悜 HE KNOWS THE BEST PATHWAYS FOR OUR LIVES!!!

TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!

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Move that Thang!!!

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These pictures bring back some wonderful memories. I remember looking at this mountain thinking how in the world will I ever get to the top of it. In my mind I had a million and one reasons not to do it. Fear was definitely the main reason and not fear as in heights, but fear that my asthma would start to act up. That was enough for me to really become afraid. Oh and also a fear of bugs LoL!!! The more I thought about it the more I began to second guess my ability to climb it and face my fears.
In the scripture:聽Matthew 17:20 NIV

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

God never said that you would not have obstacles and mountains to climb, He has equipped us to be able to climb/move those mountains that come in our lives. I just recently heard one of the best interpretation of this scripture. She said that when it says in the scripture that the mountain will be moved, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will just disappear. It’s going to require that you either climb it or move around it yourself. Either way it will not be in your way any longer. Having that type of faith requires God to be the ruler of your life. What does that look like in your life? Could it be you witnessing on your job to others, you spending quiet time with Him in the mornings, or bible study groups with application? In order for those mountains to be moved,聽 detachment from those “giants” must take place. You can climb that mountain and obtain victory through Jesus Christ!

Remember while you’re at the top, look down at the obstacles, disappointments, heartaches, more faith, trust, love and joy that you have obtained throughout your faith walk! So make sure that you Climb that thang with Faith and Trust that God will bring you through it!! (Thang is what we say in Texas LoL)

Sometimes you may feel defeated, but always remember Philippians 4:13

聽I can do all things through Christ Jesus who gives me strength.

Defeat requires alot of energy. Ask yourself are you feeling defeated by your mountain? If so, tap back into the Light/Jesus in order to obtain the energy that you need to climb/move that thang! Oh and as you can tell from my picture I overcame my fears and climbed to the top AND encouraged and helped others to come with me. I was victorious over the bugs LoL 聽馃悓馃悰馃悳馃悵馃悶馃悳馃悳馃悵馃悵馃悰

TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!


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Which face do you wear the most?

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Which face represents worry?

Luke 12:22-25
Do Not Worry
22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: 鈥淭herefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]?

If you find yourself worrying about different things, that means you are lacking trust in God. I still struggle from time to time with worrying. When I find myself worrying or as soon as an ounce of worry starts to creep in, I go to God and ask for forgiveness and that my trust will be renewed. I use to be the Queen of  Worrisomeville (a made-up  place that I use to reside in). I’ve had to learn that God has everything under control for my life. That learning process was not an easy one at all, it took me from my comfort zone and security into nothing land. God showed me that I must trust Him to deliver the plans that He has for me and that no man could EVER do what He did and is continously doing in my life.  So stay in His will and get in the passengers seat and listen to the pilot. Trust that He will never leave you nor forsake you.

All 4 of those faces in my picture represents my life journey and how God has transformed me into the Candyce that I am today. I still have more growing to do and I encourage you to grow as well!

Watch God happen & LOVE U!
(Watch God happens means to stand back and watch Him work while doing your part by growing in Him to be able to see His hand in everything).

TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!
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