“Let you “Sis” be for Real”
October 15, 2021

“Know the Power and Strength you carry”

I woke up this morning with a thousand and one things on mind. Am I doing what God called me to do? Am I neglecting areas in my life that I should be focusing on? Am I happy in the place that I am in? I’m sure there has been times in your life where you have asked yourself the same thing. You might be in that place right now. Let me tell you, it is never to late to start. One thing I began to tell myself is, “Tiff, you are still breathing so you still have a chance to take another step.”

I spent many years trying to figure out what made sense in my life and what I should be focused on. I was married at a young age thinking my focus had to be on being a wife and becoming a mother that I stopped looking at my own dreams and goals. I took a backseat for years trying to do what I thought was right but still found myself missing the mark. I crumbled like a cookie because every step I took was never a true step for me. I allowed self doubt and the opinions of other put me in a box that I wasn’t sure I would ever get out of. It took me years to realize the mental abuse I accepted and put downs I did to myself. Being truly happy and living out my dreams no longer was my focus, it was pleasing others.

I’m sure I am not the only one who has been a people pleaser. If you were one, understand and know you were not alone. I had to fight my way out of the box to realize that it wasn’t as deep as I made it seem. All I had to do is stand up and see that I had the power on the inside of me. I had to remind myself of Philippians 4:13, that I truly could do anything I put my mind to because it is Him that strengthens me. I didn’t have to rely on my own strength to pull me out because I wasn’t never alone. I also had to remember Hebrews 13:5, that the Lord would never leave me on me on nor will He abandon me. This walk I thought for years I had to do alone, was never the purpose that He intended.

He intended for me to lean on Him, build with Him, follow Him, and live out the playbook He set before me. Of course me being me, I had to be stubborn and try to sneak in my own plays and try to change His. But how many of you know that when He has set for you to do a thing, He will ensure it worked out? I could no longer lace up my Nikes to run in a different direction because that was never His purpose or plan. I had to focus on lacing up the shoes that would keep me on my path to destiny. I began looking at women who were in their 40’s and 50’s, living out their dreams and loving it. It may have taken them time to get there but the key thing was they never gave up.

Allow yourself to be intentional about living out the plan He has laid out for you. Not sure what that is? Be in prayer. Talk with God and let Him talk with you. That passion you feel for a thing, it is in you for a reason. It isn’t too late to make a difference. It isn’t too late to build the business. It isn’t too late to create the brand. It isn’t too late to adjust your brand. You are brand so why not market you. Market your strengths, your expertise, your niche. I am a music head and as I write this I heard a line from Fabolous and Neyo’s song “You make me better”. The line simply says “I’m a movement by myself, but I’m a force when we’re together”. Know that you have something on the inside of you already, but it is intensified when you place God before you. It is truly Him who makes us better. It is with Him that we can tap into the strength and power that we carry. It is in Him that we make today the best day.

Be encouraged today as we celebrate Women History Month this March. Know that you not only have time to learn about history, but you have time to create it. I love you. I’m praying for you. Be encouraged. #buildingtime #SHESpeaks

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