The journey continues…

Woooooooow yesterday marked my 9 month journey here in NEW YORK… I can’t believe it!! As you can see from the GIF below, this expresses my reaction to that thought mixed with tears and gratitude to God.

For the past few weeks I have been in some rather unique situations that have led me to doing A LOT of reevaluating my purpose, my move, my future and so many more things. The most interesting situation so far has been that of me seeing why God moved me 1,500 miles away from the known and placed me dead smack in the middle of the unknown. The why has blown my mind and has overtaken me in such a way that I have never experienced before. As I am typing this my eyes are full of tears of gratitude to God for even thinking that I am worthy enough to help carry out such a huge plan that He has for His children. That goes for each of you as well. When you start to feel less than or start to question why am I in this place doing this… The answer is that God wants you to show this world the masterpiece that He has created within you. Your smile, your kindness, your love, your personality, your talents, your beauty, your style, your voice, your creativity, your gentleness, your generosity and the list goes on and on about what this world needs to see because of the God within you.

Some pretty amazing opportunities have occurred for me that I would’ve never experienced if I were still in my known/comfort zone. Don’t get me wrong, moving outside of your comfort zone will bring pain, fear, tears, beauty, growth and vulnerability but through this journey which I still face daily, God’s promises stay the same. My go to scripture is Matthew 6:25-26

25That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life–whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?

26Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?

I never realized how much a worried until I decided to take this faith walk journey and all I could depend on was God My Source to provide the resources that I needed exactly at the times that I needed them. By me doing my part of working and doing as I am instructed to do, led to doors of opportunities that led to more resources. I struggle daily with not worrying and doing what I was sent here to do but I remind myself along with some pretty awesome people that are in my life, that I need God to help me in those moments of weakness.

As I sit here and think about all the people that I’ve met since I’ve moved here, reminds me that these types of connections and relationships don’t just happen everyday. God connected us all together for such a time as this and I am forever grateful. When you allow God to write your story and not get ahead of Him, you will experience a crazy amount of peace and it will make it easier to trust Him more and more. The next blog post topic will be on trust and boy oh boy do I have plenty of stories about that. You’ll have to check on back with that new topic of discussion.

Always remember that you will have struggles, disappointments, highs and lows in life and they are only here to mold you into the best version which is the masterpiece God created before this world began. So show this world proudly who God is and how His way is the only way that works by creating Kingdom success/fruitfulness.

Please leave a comment below on your experiences with moving out of your comfort zone. Can’t wait to read them!! Praying for each of you and if you have any special prayer requests, feel free to contact me and I would love to join you in prayer.

‘Til next time my loves… Be the change that you wish to see!!

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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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