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 6: Started off a little rough which I found out why later on that day. This picture is basically how I spent my whole Saturday at a Tapioca shop. My name was Kenda for the day LOL! I told her my name and I guess she couldn’t spell it but I thought that was too cute! I had a lot of work and things to catch up on. For some reason, I had been feeling less motivated. I was determined to get my fire burning again 🔥 but most importantly ask God why I was feeling this way. OHHHHHHHHH did he show me!!! I just started reading the book Fervent by Priscilla Shirer and it is definitely not a book for a person that is not willing to truly grow their prayer life with God and fight against the schemes of the enemy. So after I finished completing one assignment, I said to myself “oh it’s on sister, let’s do this”. But little did I know that it was EXACTLY the answer to my mysterious passion/drive flame potential burnout. I thought that I had a pretty strong prayer life and I still do but this book has given me more strategies to defeat those moments from the enemy that come up like losing focus and when you lose your passion.

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Here is the book and I’ve been journaling for a long time so this is my newest prayer journal along with this amazing book!!! Please go get it and read if you are tired of the enemy being victorious in your life. So after reading the first chapter I realized why my motivation was dim. The attacks that the enemy has designed are so strategic and subtle and if we aren’t made aware of them, we will become defeated by the enemy. I am loving this point of my life and I am so excited about what God is bringing me into. I’m even more thrilled to able to share it with you and bring you along this journey to encourage you to make God the focus of your life.

Passion is the fuel in the engine of your purpose- Priscilla Shirer

If you have lost your excitement and drive for living out your purpose that God created you for, tap back into your main source… God!

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Day 5: Family day!!! Where do I begin? Well I’ll start with understanding the true blessing that God gives us with our families. It makes my heart ❤️❤️ smile thinking about all of them. No we are not perfect by any means but love each other dearly. My brother in law was affirmed as Elder at his church and we came to support him. It is such a phenomenal feeling when you can give to others and how God equips you to be able to give without wanting anything in return. I loved being able to see all of my old church family and hugging them. Oh how I miss them and I am even more thankful to hear such encouraging words and love from them. My heart was full yesterday. As you can tell in the picture from above my niece had a volleyball tournament and they won every single game they played the whole weekend! I’m a proud auntie 🙂 of all of my babies.

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Here is my big baby that is so excited to FINALLY be taller than me!! Sunday was a great day!!!

STAY TUNED…

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‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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Kissing my 20’s Goodbye………

Sooooooooooooo… I decided to do something a little different with this post since starting from Day 9 to Day 7 has been so emotional on so many levels. I wanted to give some advice and what God has been revealing to me. Well as you may or may not know, I am not an emotional crying type of person and for the longest I struggled thinking that I was incapable of being truly moved by the spirit. OH BOY has it been a feeling of breakthrough after breakthrough in those areas that I have been praying for years about. When God delivers and answers those prayers… I can’t describe the feelings. Just know that those are the moments when true intimacy with God takes place. Even through the ups and downs of this week alone, I know I AM  victorious with Christ. Cling tightly to His hand. Trust His plan and that has been my go to promise for this last week of my 20’s. I know that I am walking into a new season and new adventures and will not let ANYTHING stop me!!!

On a funny note… So today I had some super precious kiddos and one little girl that was a cute and innocent as she could be said “Ms. C you look like you’re 15” I said WHAT??? 15? That’s pretty young don’t ya think LoL! Then she said well how old are you and I told her I’ll be 30 next Friday and her EYES GOT SO BIG AND BRIGHT 🔆 AND SAID WOOOOOW!!! I thought that was too cute. I know I look young but geeze 15???

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What do you think? 15 or nah

I know that in this current season of my life God is equipping me to do some powerful things and trust me it has not been an easy journey. I am forever thankful for those people that are in my life that support, love me, encourage and grow with me. WOW ONE MORE WEEK TO GO… WHAT SHOULD I DO EACH DAY?!? I THINK I’LL TREAT MYSELF TO SOMETHING SMALL EVERYDAY LEADING UP TO THE BIG 3-0! CAN’T WAIT

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STAY TUNED….

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‘TIL NEXT TIMEY LOVES❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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The world premiere of your story!!

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How many of you have ever been apart of a play or a movie? In order for you to get into character, you had to prepare and maybe get some background knowledge about your character in order to become your new character. A lot of times it’s harder to relate with some characters than others. This ties into singing as well. Learning new songs or genres can be a bit challenging at first. The more you practice and study the material, it becomes like second nature. You can apply that to anything in your life because we are all faced with challenges and areas of growth.

As Christians, we are called live a life that should be a witness to others. Whether you think your life is worth sharing or not, our lives should be the greatest testimony of all times. If you think about where you have come from to this very moment, God has done some tremendous work in your life. If you are thinking “my life is a hot mess right now”, please don’t blame God as the cause of it all. However you choose to look at it, it is all for a greater purpose that God wants you to add to your testimony.

As 2015 comes to a roaring end… step out on your stage/set and show your world premiere of your life. I have invited you all to my World Premiere this year to the Life of CANDYCE D. I pray that you have been blessed in ways that I will never know. Most importantly I encourage you to keep working on your life story starring YOU!!! God isn’t finished working on us and has the perfect Love story written for each of us. I am full of joy just thinking about what God has in store for each of us.

In closing, my eyes are filling with tears just seeing how God has guided me to this very moment and answered my deep prayers about spreading His word to other countries.  My blog has been read in almost 30 different countries, 1,000’s+ of views and visitors just in the span of 6 months. I never imagined that happening. God had a greater plan than I did and had the perfect plan.

Jeremiah 29:11 MSG

I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out- plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

I have never read the Message translation of this verse and I absolutely love it! I have prayed for everyone of you that are reading my blog before I thought of Sweet inspirations by CANDYCE!!! Keep God first and you will NEVER fail. If your 2015 wasn’t what you thought it should be, reflect and see where you can add more Jesus. Your riches and “luck” may not increase but I guarantee if you change your outlook on your situation, God will do the rest. It’s a team effort. GOOOOOOOOOO TEAM!!!! (I apologize my cheerleader came out LOL)

I L❤VE Y’ALL and may you have a BLESSED & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!🎆🎇🎉🎉🎆🎇🎉🎉🎆🎇🎉🎉🎆🎇🎉🎉🎆🎇🎉🎉

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

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Take a look up at the sky!!!

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I must say that at this time last year on August 20, 2014, what I thought and knew about God has grown miraculously! The relationship that I had last year has grown tremendously. I was in complete awe of who God was at the time but hadn’t really experienced Him like I have. I remember as a little girl looking up and seeing images like these and thinking, WOW JESUS IS ON HIS WAY BACK LIKE THE RAPTURE SCENE LOL!! The true beauty and significance that it possessed was limited in my eyes.

Looking at this image now reminds me of God’s miraculous plan and the beauty that is within me to shine for the world to see! ⛅⛅⛅🌅🌅🌅🌞🌞🌞⛅⛅⛅

What do you see when you focus on the picture?

One of my favorite scriptures comes to mind Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Alot has occurred since last August to this year and that scripture holds so much truth. My L♡VE for God has grown which is one reason why I started this blog!!! I encourage each of you to grow your relationship with our Creator of the Universe. He has each of us in the palm of His hand, which means that He holds us close. So why not hold Him closer?!?

TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!
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God uses plain ordinary people to do extraordinary things!!!

wpid-1438642937078.jpgQuick question… Do you feel like you aren’t worthy or important enough to be used by God? Whatever your answer is please know that God can and will use anyone. He handpicked us all before the world was created to carry out His plan. Please be advised that God does not work on our time, He will make sure that you are fully equipped with whatever you need to be able to walk in your purpose. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. I know personally that when I am going through my prep phase, I am a complete hott mess. By a hott mess I mean… I don’t look like “Candyce”, I am soft-spoken, calm, slow to speak, patient and full of worry. Those are what I call my self-destruction traits because I look perfectly relaxed and prepared on the outside but inside my heart I am ready to explode.

One of my prep phases was one of my lowest points in my life. Disappointment after disappointment seemed as if it should have been my middle name because of how often it was happening and how I held onto that as my new identity. Later realizing that those disappointments were a setup for my purpose and His plan for my life, allowed me to experience actually walking in God’s purpose for my life. If you are doubting God, let me be the one to tell you DON’T GIVE UP ON HIM!!! He will never give up on you.

I will say that walking in your purpose, things will start happening and you will not understand why or how they occurred. Just know that God has paved the way for you and will open doors that no man can shut. He will make sure that you are fully prepared for your purpose and He will make sure that you are doing your part by getting prepared as well. If you need some preparation tips here are some:
•Pray daily
•Study and read the Bible
•Apply all of the scriptures that you are reading
•Read devotionals
•Attend church & Bible Study groups regularly
•Take your mask off (true self)
•Open your full ♡ to God
•Get an accountability partner that can help you stay on track
•Enjoy God’s creations
•No worrying

Throughout my transition period aka prep phase, God was working on me to prepare me for this point of my life. He allowed me to be able to work with twice as many kids as I was before which now makes sense to why I left one position to work in another position. It will sound and look completely crazy to others because God did not give them the eyes (brain power)to fathom your purpose so beware of criticism, laughter, lack of support and ridicule. It will come especially when you are doing work for God’s kingdom! Keep your head up my loves, God has your back! TO BE CONTINUED….TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!

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