“Learning Patience While You Wait..”

It’s presently 1130pm and though I have a ton of things to do and emails to get back to before I start my day tomorrow, I had to drop everything to write this……..

So, though 2015 started off rocky – I made it and to mii that is NO small feat!! As I began to finally get my footing, started a new gig, working on new events for the young people through my small business, Freedom Entertainment Group, I became overwhelmed (in a good way obviously) with gratitude towards GoD that in everything I was going through, HE totally kept mii.. Then it happened, yup more people around mii were getting engaged and/ or getting married and that also meant babies were popping up like weeds too!!

Sure, I had been proposed to many times in my day, but I always knew that the one GoD had for mii would be different from everyone else.. What is funny, is even as of late there have been guys tryin to “Hooollllaaaaa” and I have turned them down because they too were NOT right!! I wasn’t worried about a date or having someone for my bday in October, spending Christmas or New Years with that “Special Someone” but for some odd reason, I spoke with GoD and practically told HIM that I wanted to be with someone special for Valentines Day and that would be that….. Oh Boy was that the wrong thing to do, first of ALL we CANNOT tell GoD what to do because HE is GoD ALL by HIMSELF and for 2. what was it that made mii want to ALL of a sudden be with someone for that day and NOT for the rest of my L.I.F.E??

See Fam, with the media perpetuating love, sex and relationships whether good or bad in our faces constantly, it makes it rather difficult for someone who is trying to wait on GoD to physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually  and literally wait on HIM.. I, for one have NEVER really seen good examples of Christian relationships growing up, so everything I have been learning in my adult years has been through reading the Word and trusting GoD while I learn to be patient because HE is my Father and cannot lie to mii….. I cannot discredit many leaders I listen to and watch such as Bishop TD Jakes and First Lady Serita , the Obamas, Joel Osteen and his lovely wife and many more!!

I say ALL this to say:

If GoD has promised you something, know that you will receive it.. It doesn’t matter whether or NOT you know where it is coming from NOR if it doesn’t come when you want it to, just have the Faith (Hebrews 11:1) to know it will come in due season as there is a time for everything (Ecclesiastes 3)…… Today, though I do NOT have that special someone in my L.I.F.E, I am thankful in the Waiting Experience because the more I wait is the more I learn to Trust HIM and I know that HE is preparing my soul mate as HE continues to prepare mii!! Love should NEVER be rushed and to be honest, there is NO rush when we are in GoD; I know HE has called mii to study the Word, Minister to the broken souls around mii and ultimately HE is allowing mii to go through many trials too because I used to think L.I.F.E was very fun, easy going and care – free while I selfishly did what I wanted to do, when I wanted too…… If you are in the Waiting Process, I suggest you continue to pray, wait, trust and believe that though you (insert laugh out loud here) didn’t have someone for these past holidays, like mii that the person who is for you, is waiting for you two to be together as well!!

To my Future Hubz, I am kind of glad we haven’t linked up yet because trust mii, I would have done something foolish already and you would probably be running for the hills; I thank GoD that HE is preparing us both and I pray that you are praying for our Future just as much as I am praying for it too..

Jesus, thank you for preparing us both as you already know each of us and what we are capable of but also what can hinder us from the destiny that you have spoken for us (Jeremiah 29:11) – to anyone reading this who has been struggling with Waiting, begin to pray about it and ask GoD to truly Help You!!

Your Praying and Waiting Sister,

 

AniYa A.

Blessings to you ALL 

 

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Psalms 41

It was a windy day and it was as if a tornado was sweeping through The Treasure Coast. I had just volunteered to take a friend to the doctor as her baby (whom I loved very much) was not feeling good and though it was a nasty day out, I could not see the baby suffering. Upon me dropping my friend off at the doctor with her precious infant, I decided to take a trip to visit Mama Hazel and Mama Linda of  In the Image of Christ in Ft. Pierce, anytime I was going through something I knew going to visit these two would change my perspective and I would feel better too!

Moments after I walked in Mama Linda had me to sit down and Mama Hazel shared that they were having an event and that she had just picked the Bible verse to add to the program; without hesitation, she asked me if I wanted to hear it?

I said, yes I would!

“Psalms 41 says: Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee. Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish? And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it. All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt. An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.  Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. But thou, O Lord, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.”

Mama Hazel read this scripture with so much joy in her heart and as she spoke Mama Linda smiled her sweet smile, while I thought to myself, “How did she know I needed to hear that at this exact second?” That’s when it became rather clear that it wasn’t her who knew but it was GoD in HIS Divine Mercy and Grace.

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It’s like this, my brethren while we are going through the most horrendous situations in our lives we tend to want to give up because we do NOT expect hardships NOR do we expect to make it through to the other side of pain. That day I stopped into the headquarters of one of my most favorite Ministries, I just wanted to be in the presence of women whom share pieces of their hearts with me. These women are so loving, compassionate and caring that I could be boo whoo crying and ALL they have to do is look into my eyes and say a simple word. Tonight, this message is for someone going through a battle in decision making.

This message is NOT a typical message that I would write as it is actually going to give someone an answer they have been seeking GoD for, here is the Divine Revelation of why this is going to answer a question for you! NOT only is it Divinely Appointed for me to share it before the midnight hour but it is also because you have been wanting to go into one direction, maybe into a ministry that you had your heart set on but you have been conflicted in your spirit as now you are changing your mind but are NOT sure if you are making the right choice. Tonight, the Lord is saying, come to HIM, sit still in HIS presence and know that HE is here with you! You will get the sign you have been seeking and it has to do with helping those in NEED of what you can help them with.

YOU, yes YOU, have a special gift that brightens others days when you are near and sometimes when you are NOT making others smile, you feel down and out. Wow, do you know what I am talking about? I believe YOU do…… The Lord does and did know you would read this and HE is saying it’s ok, let HIM HELP YOU!

{To Mama Hazel and Mama Linda, I don’t know if you understand how much you have encouraged me throughout the years but that day was sooooooo special to me and I will never ever ever forget it and I pray for you 2 always too}

Have a #Blessed night.

AniYa A.

 

 

Don’t Walk By

Over a week ago, I was given a flyer which had a powerful photo on it but also stated the powerful words towards the bottom right corner, “Don’t Walk By!” At first glance, I knew this event would be up my alley of giving back i.e. paying it forward; however, being there to experience what I experienced was much more amazing than I could have imagined.

My sister in Christ with the heart of gold, “Grace” gave me the flyer and shared that I should check it out since she knew I would get a blessing from blessing others. She was absolutely correct. I was completely #Blessed by this initiative to give to those whom have so little but often times they have much more than the richest of these! See, homelessness is a prevalent situation that is taking America by storm but what I have come to find out is those whom are homeless sometimes do NOT even look like they are and you just would never know. I got to the beautiful church, Bethel Gospel Assembly 2-26 E. 120th St, mins. before we were supposed to start walking the streets of DWB3Harlem (and in my group we walked ALL up and down Central Park) where we would share the love of GoD with those whom needed a message and/ or prayer and we were to also encourage those whom looked like they were really down and out or even sleeping on the streets to come into the church and get the help they needed.

I NOT only got to pray for our brothers and sisters throughout NYC but I also made new friends on my team whom attend another church on the Upper East Side. These friends are very special to me because we now have this really cool and L.I.F.E changing bond because we were able to change many lives. My people, I want you to stay encouraged and know that NO matter what you are facing, it is just NOT that bad. As a prayer warrior for several organizations as well as TBN, I can tell you story after story of prayer requests that I often was NOT prepared for. But this past weekend made sense to me that GoD in HIS Divine Nature was preparing for such a time as this!

To my new friends on Team A. (what are the odds – #Smile) I just want to thank you again for your graciousness and loving hearts towards the community and to ALL of the leaders whom work so diligently to make a difference in our city, thank you too for ALL you do! May GoD continue to Bless and keep you always.

For those whom wanted info on how to volunteer your time and efforts hand in hand with “Don’t Walk By,” please see the following flyers and you can also click on this website, you still have three more days to attend and volunteer: http://www.dontwalkby.org

DWB2

Your Paying It Forward Sister in Christ,

AniYa A.

Give back Friends, GoD Bless You ALL!