You can’t stop now!!!

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When God created each of us, He designed us for a purpose. Whatever that purpose is, God’s plan is to bring glory to Him and to serve others. We all have a different story which makes us each unique. Have you ever asked “Why this God?” or “Why me?” I have asked those questions quite a bit and still do at times. When you start to ask those questions, God ALWAYS shows you the answers. As I shared with you guys before, my life was turned upside down in order for my new season purpose that I was designed to live out could be fulfilled. I see how everything that I have gone through has prepared me for this season. Have you felt like giving up or when people try and knock you off track due to their own insecurities/negativity? Cling closer to God so that He can fill you back up when you start to feel empty. Not everyone will understand and appreciate your unique gifts and personalities, but remember it’s not all about them! This season of my life has been the most rewarding season because I have not only grown spiritually but I have seen God’s hand over my life. He has guided me from the path of certainties into the path of uncertainties. For that I am forever grateful. The uncertainty moments in life cause you to become stretched and growing in faith. For some that is not a desired or welcomed location but once you think about it, it is all for the best. God wants us all to grow and we can not stay in our same ol comfort zone. I encourage you to seeks Gods plan for your life and diligently work at your purpose. He does not call us to be negative, selfish with our time, stuck in our ways etc, There is someone out there that needs you to use your purpose!

Now let’s talk about when there is a rejection on our part. That’s when bitterness, complaining, negativity and jealously will start to invade your life. We should be so engaged to God’s purpose for our life that all other things should fall by the wayside. You must first and foremost LOVE GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART ❤️. Don’t forget to keep on your God-ggles to stay focused when people and situations try and knock you off course.

Remember to seek God in all situations and YOU CAN’T GIVE UP NOW!!!! WE NEED YOU TO STAY ON TRACK❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

If I would have stayed knocked down and stuck in my Candyce ways, I would have never met all of the amazing kiddos that God has brought into my life. I have blessed them in ways that I would have never imagined in a million years and vice versa. Continue to watch God happen in your life so that you can live a thriving lifestyle!!! Love y’all 😘

1 Peter 4:10

Each one should use whatever gift He has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.

‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The race is on! Round & Around we go!

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Philippians 3:13-14

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, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

This would be a great soul searching point to figure out what you are chasing after. Take some time to consult God to show you your heart ❤️. This will show you what you are truly chasing after in your life.

I will tell you that it’s not an easy pill to swallow IF what you’re chasing after things that are not in God’s will for your life. He will show you that your path is not the designed path that He created you to walk on. Trust me I have been on a path of obtaining everything that I wanted and thought would make me live a successful fulfilled life. Which left little room for God which was when I needed Him to come in a fix the hot mess of my life that I was creating. It wasn’t until I asked Him to show me the plan/path that He designed for me, that I actually felt joy, peace and guidance like no other. God had to completely shake up/detour my plans in order to unveil the once viewed as a road block that was under construction part of my path/life. View it as a new road that is new and less traveled with a mixture of beautiful scenery with some mysterious destinations that will become unveiled once you get to that location on your path. If you find yourself chasing after a career, a spouse, letters behind your name, fame, money etc. and you do not have God anywhere or He’s a very small part of your race, make Him first. I’m not saying that having all of those things is against God’s plan but if you didn’t seek Him first then it will all be in vain. Rememeber the Scripture that says only what we do for Christ will last. Those good works that were done out of self gratification and to show off for others will do us no good in heaven. It’s all about lining our priorities up with God’s priorities and not our own. He will show you your purpose IF you seek Him.

So I ask what are you chasing after in your life? The race was on the second you came into this world. We are all running our own race on different paths that hopefully ultimately lead to the greatest finish line of all times. I say hopefully because I pray that you all have accepted Christ as your personal savior so that you can cross that great finish line into eternity! 🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁

Here are some steps to running a purpose driven race: 🏃👟
1. Seek God first in everything you do at all times Matthew 6:33
2. Pray/talk to God as often as you talk to someone that is close to you.
3. Build your relationship with Him.
4. Ask yourself if what you are chasing after will be a testimony to others to show how wonderful God is.
5. Understand that you will be uncomfortable and there will be a lot of stretching you as a person to become who God created you to be.
6. Stay encouraged through the disappointments.
7. Remind yourself that you will only be on this side of heaven for a short time and only what you do for Christ will last. Heaven is full of blessings and rewards for the faithful believers.

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

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Are you wearing GOD-GGLES?

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Have you ever wondered how it really looks to show love to others? Over the past few years I have discovered how to love everyone like God commands us to. Trust me when I tell you that it is not an easy task. When you look at them through the eyes of God, your whole outlook changes. That is when the compassion steps in and softening of  your heart steps in. Again this is no easy task that you can do on your own, keep God on your mind and practice showing this love to the world. ❤️🌍🌎❤️

Helpful tools and benefits to help with wearing your God-ggles:
1. Remember the love that God has for you.

2. Recall the non loving things that you have done and said to people. Remember how they still love you inspite of your faults.

3. Your outlook on life will be a much lighter and cheerful one.

4. Fun to be around due to your loving nature.

5. Patience level will increase.

6. Discernment will be sole dictator of your existence due to the wisdom that you gain from God.

7. You will truly understand God’s love and be able to show it.

8. You will be able to spot distractions and be able to fight temptations.

These are just some benefits to wearing your God-ggles. You will have better than 20/20 vision!!!

Don’t leave home without your God-ggles each day 👓 🏠 you need them to go along with your full armor of God.

Ephesians 6:10-18New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against [a]flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 [b]in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 [c]With all prayer and petition [d]pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, [e]be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,

‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It’s time to reclaim your thrones

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I will be honest, the thought of me ever being married use to scare me because I didn’t truly understand it and appreciate why God created it. Seeing so many different marriages around me break apart from an early age, left a bad taste in my mouth. Not knowing at the time what was going on inside of me, created the mindset of never let that happen to you Candyce and protect your heart. Which is exactly how I approached dating, I had no idea how to explain my actions of pushing guys away, filling those voids and not being vulnerable. I thought it was normal and ok because it was protecting me from what I didn’t want to happen. It’s ok to protect yourself right?!? Like I said in my other post, I met some amazing men but I was not in the right mindset that I should have been in to make it really work and vice versa. I’ve dated guys that were pretty much like-minded in that area which I now understand why we connected. We connected because our brokenness brought us together which created an unhealthy situation. Lots of lessons learned in that area.

It’s so funny how you never see these type of things during the areas of your life, but when you look back… all you can say is WOW THANK YOU GOD FOR THE MATURITY THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN ME!

I never viewed myself as a queen like royalty even though I was crowned Homecoming and Prom Queen. God was trying to remind me and show me how full of Royalty that I was and am. I was so blinded by that at the time and never truly understood the meaning behind being a King and a Queen. What are your thoughts on what a King and Queen is when it comes to how you act? The definition for King & Queen:

King a boy or man who is highly respected and very successful or popular.

Queen a person or a thing personified as a woman considered the best or most important of her kind.

Now lets tie those definitions back into God’s view of His children. We are all royalty because we belong to the Almighty God and Ruler. When we act less than our royalty ability to keep the Kingdom growing, we are showing the world that being a part of THE Royalty Family isn’t that great and worth living as Kings and Queens.

There’s two approaches/outlooks to this topic that came to me:

1. As singles we are called to be a part of the building up of God’s Kingdom just like married couples. We are still Kings and Queens. Our unity is not as one like it is when couples are married, but we are still royalty and are valued. Now, if it’s God’s will for you to become married you two should have the same thoughts and act as Kings and Queens do. This is the time to live out that you belong to THE KING OF KINGS and understand that He has a special purpose for you. You should become the ruler of your heart, body, words, mind and actions etc. with the power of God. That is why we are called Kings and Queens and we should rely on the KING OF KINGS to help us do that and serving only God!

2. When Kings and Queens are married their ruling should be full of purpose and God centered. It’s the unity that God designed so that His Kingdom could grow and reach more. He left specific instructions for marriage and families. As Kings and Queens united in marriage, the focus should be on serving each other and God. When you come together on one accord the power of God is stronger. He designed marriage to be a beautiful thing and we should appreciate and follow His instructions.

*I’m not saying singles can’t have a strong power* Once we come together on one accord, there is so much power that comes from God. We all have the Royalty blood flowing through our bodies but we have to choose to reclaim our thrones by living like it.

I wanted to share how my heart had to be changed in order to fully understand how I am supposed to act as Queen Candyce. I had to go through necessary experiences to reclaim my throne. I challenge you to reflect on your life and present to see if you are living like Royalty whether single or married!!! God has transformed my heart on the idea of marriage and the importance of having a purposeful marriage that includes an incomplete Kingdom Man & Woman that know that God is the center of our lives, and that working together is the only way God’s plan will be executed!!! But most importantly that my shift off of self and onto only God had to take place.My healing process was tailored made for me and has given me so much contentment in my circumstances. Every step in your healing process is vital to the plan and next phase that God has for you. I will be in prayer for you in this area whether you’re married or single, that you seek God first and that He is the very center of your life so that your ministry (your walk/life as a Christian with the Holy Spirit) will grow.

TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!

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Stay in the will of God

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Romans 8:26-28 are the perfect explanations on what being filled with the Holy Spirit looks like. Even when we don’t know what to say, the Spirit intercedes on our behalf. Meaning all of the feelings and hurts that we experience are interpreted to God and in return God grants us His comfort and unfailing love. Have you ever been so hurt and let down that it hurt you to your core? Personal experiences like that were hard to go through all on my own. I remember one particular situation that I faced, I was so full of emotions and didn’t know how to express my feelings, I said a quick prayer “Jesus I need you” and it was like a sense of so much comfort and love that calmed my tears and hurt in the very moment. That was the Holy Spirit working on my behalf to stay close to God during my darkest and lowest times.

When you are in sync with the Spirit, you have to be in fellowship (confessed sins) I John 1:9. Honestly if you ask me having the Trinity (God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) apart of your life is the best feeling ever!! They all work as one and the purpose is to carry out the will of God. What do you think the will of God is? Think about that for a few minutes and are you living it out?

Being in the will of God: this is just a very short list of what being in the will of God looks like

  • Produces peace even when the world/man says you should be doing more or something else with your time.
  • Shows the world that anything is possible through Christ.
  • Provides a comfort that no man could ever provide
  • Fills voids that no man can fill.
  • Creates a way out of no way.
  • Blesses your life and protects you from the enemy.
  • Allows you to experience the joy only God can give.
  • Guides you while walking in your purpose on Earth
  • ETERNAL LIFE WITH HIM

Be encouraged and stay in His will for your life so that you can experience God on a whole other level! Trust me when I tell you that NOTHING and I repeat NOTHING is worth jeopardizing walking in your purpose. So whatever sin(s) is/are holding you back, get healing from God. God did not send His son to be used for our continual sins that we don’t want to give up. He sent him to help us get right and He does not grant us grace so that we can continue to enjoy our sins. At some point there has to be a feeling of remorse for walking wayward. I know that it will take some time but start by crying out to God to help break those stronghold chains that are holding you up from growing spiritually and walking in your purpose.

I am very passionate about God and helping others grow in Him! I am nowhere near perfect by any means and I am still growing. I have experienced deliverance from strongholds so I know that it is possible and I encourage you to reach out to our Father for help. LOVE YOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUU
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TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!

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Do you know the importance of your life seasons?

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Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

I love how the KJV states a time for every purpose. I’ve learned within the past year and some months, that my purpose is far more greater than I could ever imagine in a million years. Which means my seasons of life that I have gone through and are currently going through are preparing me for my purpose. I know that it has been a mystery full of confusion and aggravation to most that have been affected by my purpose journey. But I’m here to tell you that no matter what it looks like to others because trust me when I tell you that they will have their opinions on what you “should” do. Make sure that you listen to the voice of God! Learning to accept the season that you’re in is a key to peace of mind and growth. At times you may be tempted to compare your season to someone else. All that will do is cause you to delay your growth, cause envy, confusion, self-pity etc. Use the season wisely. The season that I’m in currently is being used for more outreach for Gods Kingdom like mentoring kids, helping families with adopted children with troubled backgrounds, teaching children at church, leading a divorce care 4 kids ministry, blogging, Academic Director for our company Eduvention mentoring and consulting, LLC and being available to help as many people as I can while being back in Houston (just to name a few).

If I had tried to “fix” my previous season to my liking and comfort zone, NONE of this would be taking place right now. It all takes place when you open your heart to God and ask for Him to reveal His plan/purpose for your life. You MUST grab to His hand TIGHTLY because it will be full of the uncertainties and weakest points of your life. Cling tightly for the ride!!! God will remove you from situations that aren’t bearing fruit in your life. He loves us sooooooooooooooooo much, I don’t think there are enough o’s that I could type that will begin to describe our Father’s love for us.

Looking at the picture above, I did it like that because when you take a picture you are capturing the very moment that is taking place. When you look back on pictures, those memories and feelings come back from that exact moment that you were there. The different seasons in the picture represents your life story and when it all comes together to the picture that you take today! Embrace your different seasons and look how they have changed and formed you into who you are today. Oh  and don’t forget… Every great and most memorable masterpiece (meal) required multiple seasonings and different amounts. Some are beautiful to look at, some are very plain, some are sweet, some are rocky and salty, some are spicy just to name a few and those can represent our different seasons in our lives. So don’t forget that they will make a purposeful masterpiece that God will be very pleased with.

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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’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley,  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  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 ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ 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 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑 HE KNOWS THE BEST PATHWAYS FOR OUR LIVES!!!

TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!

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