FAITHing my way to the top

Well hello there and welcome to my newest series: FAITHing my way to the top.

If you are new to my blog… I am SO excited that you are joining us. In order for you to be able to follow along with this post you have to go back and read my previous series called 3:2. Click the link to read that fun series below https://sweetinspirationsbycandyce.com/2018/01/01/32/

I know that’s it’s been a while since I have posted on my blog, but honey let me tell you how my life has and is continuously changing day by day.

The main purpose for my move to New York is to grow my business that helps equip young ladies for purpose while partnered with a Godly mentor. The path that God has chosen for me to journey into is the entertainment industry. I am at a place in my life where my “Yes Lord” literally means wherever and whatever you want me to do, I’ll do it.

Disclaimer: This is the most challenging season of my life that I’ve ever had. It’s pushing me into a deeper level with God and self discovery. My insecurities have been placed on center stage and I’m sitting in the front row staring back at them while fighting through the blinding lights and heat that come from the pressures all around me. There’s no getting around them. There’s no yelling “CUT” and “BACK TO ONE”. You continue to push through every emotion and every reality. The only thing that is helping me to see past the blinding lights and spot lights on my insecurities is the faith that I have in God. He is right by my side and wipes away my tears.

The title of this series came to me a few weeks ago and it hit me like a ton of bricks. This season of life that I’m in is literally my leap of faith while wearing heels. Ladies you know how heels make you feel from the very beginning after you purchase them and the many times after you have had them a while. Very painful at times BUT you feel BEAUTIFUL in them and like a new lady. But the most important thing to remember about wearing heels, you don’t just sit down in them. It requires you to actually walk in them and go places and that is where the pain comes from. Not in the sitting still and pretty stage but in the actual journey from your home to your destination. Think about that for a few moments.

So as I am reflecting on the mountain moments where everything seems to be working out perfectly and exceeding your expectations, those moments will have you praising God from a joyful and cheerful place. But what about those moments when you weren’t ready for those deep valley places and you thought that the faith that you have in God would continue to elevate you to mountain top views. Well I’m here to share my journey of mountain top views and of deep valley places. I’ve experienced both just this short time that I’ve been in New York. I went from getting booked back to back to rejection after rejection and rejection again. Yes it did take a brief toll on me and my faith but God reminded me that He is right here with me and that I’m still growing closer to him and will be able to touch the lives of so many different people. I have already seen that done right in front of me. Each set that I’ve been on has allowed me to share my testimony with so many others.All of the No’s only reminded me that those were not the doors that I needed to have opened in order to fulfill my ultimate goal/purpose.

All of the opportunities that I have been given, don’t just happen on a regular basis especially to someone that is just getting into the entertainment industry. All of the business classes that I’ve been taking weekly for FREE, don’t just happen anywhere. You have to pay thousands of dollars for this type of information in order to grow a business. God is showing me that by my active faith in Him and trusting Him to provide for me, is the ONLY way that I’ll make it to the top.

I want you to ask yourself: What will my life look like if I go after what GOD has created me to do instead of what I think it should be like?

In closing, when I am referring to “TO THE TOP” I’m not meaning taking over an industry or being well known. It means to the top of your purpose that you were created for. Remember that no one can do what you were created to do like you can. This world needs our obedience. Stay alert of any distractions that will be sent your way by Satan and discern everything that is placed in front of you.

Love y’all and I will post some shots from my photoshoot at the end of each post.

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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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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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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