The Patience to Wait..

 

A little more than 2 weeks ago I was sitting in front of my laptop or was I putting on my coat to walk out of the door?? #Smile Either way, I was busy doing something and in the second of stillness, I heard the Lord as clearly as I am presently listening to Maya Angelous’ “Just Do Right” on Youtube, say, “Do you have the Patience to Wait??”

My first thought was directed towards my NEW desire to purchase the book, “The Wait: APowerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life” Waitby Devon Franklin and Meagan Good, Marriage & Waitingbut then it wasn’t why I was thinking about this thought… The thought came to me several times and I thought, it was regarding my constant working out and NOT seeing immediate results, or was it because I had to wait longer for my new apartment, a huge one bedroom in NYC which is the same price as what my parents pay for their mortgage in S. FL for their 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom mansion; or back to Waiting on GoD to send my Hubz to be!!

Last night during our weekly prayer service where we pray for people ALL over the world, I attend Times Square Church, in Times Square Manhattan; the answer finally hit me as to what I was hearing from GoD and why I kept receiving the message about Waiting..

Warning: this is NOT for the faint of heart………

hospWhen I left the hospital, in 08, after having to be rehabilitated from head to toe, I was deemed as disabled, I NEVER heard of the term before because I went to school and worked my whole L.I.F.E and was oblivious, I knew at a young age that I didn’t want to end up being a statistic but there I was jobless, one person I knew called me a degenerate, another “friend” said I was sick because I had HIV/ AIDS and was it true that I was dying?? (I told them I had NEVER contracted the HIV or AIDS and anyone could read my charts as I would give them full permission) Daily I fought, daily I cried, daily I started to believe I would die then one day a Pastor who would always pray for me came face to face with me and said, “AniYa A., you will live and NOT die and you will go back to TBN….”

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She further said, that though I could NO longer work as a full time employee due to me not being able to sit for long periods of time due to the blood clot in my lung, as a Director or Producer, I needed to stay close to GoD by working with the Christian TV Station in whatever facet I was led!!

Here is one of the major turning points of my L.I.F.E

I went from handling ALL of the prayer partners on Tuesday nights, while the “Praise the Lord” taped to becoming a Prayer Partner begging for rides from Port St. Lucie to Ft. Pierce, FL. ALL I wanted to do was get out of the mental and physical jail I was in and be productive again, so I prayed for the People NO matter what..

One day as I picked up the phone to pray, though I had so many issues I battled, I said, “Good evening my name is Sister. A. How may I pray for you??” The woman on the other end said, “Ma’am, I can’t take it no more…. Please pray for me..” As I did every Tuesday night, I got my little prayer sheet ready to take her request!!

“I am ready NOW..”

“Sister A., I need prayer for my four children!!” I could hear the tears leaving the secret safe places of her eye lids..praying

“Well, what is going on, trust me I know many people who NEED prayer for their loved ones and their children!!” Now, I said this NOT knowing the response I was going to get because I NEVER could imagine that a mother could endure so much………

“My daughter has AIDS, my son is homeless with his wife and two of their children living in their car, my other daughter is in jail and my baby son is gay!!homeless

Sister A. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME, I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!”

Without a word I almost dropped the phone, I now was crying my eyes out but I put the phone on mute so she wouldn’t hear, me a Prayer Partner crying instead of saying the right words.. I gained strength after several seconds and said, with the Lord’s help, “Darling, you are one of the strongest people I have ever spoken too……”

Caller: “Sister A. how do you figure?? I am crying to you and NEED prayer for my children because ALL of their lives are in shambles and this is NOT what I expected..”

I close here, I responded by telling her NOT many people I know would have the strength she has to be calling for prayer, instead they would be drinking and smoking their problems away, but NOT her………… She was strong enough to drop everything and reach up to the source where her help came from!! psalm121-1-2

I prayed but I almost fainted as I thought about her pain, her anguish, probably her thinking that she failed miserably in L.I.F.E..

It is 8 years later and I am asking you, “Do You Have the Patience to Wait??”

To you Mother of Four, with Strength to Endure.. Do NOT Beat Yourself Up, Open the Door for Another!!

Sister AniYa A.

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Feeling inadequate —— DON’T!!

This message is for someone feeling down about their lack or giftings….. I am here to let you know you are somebody incredible and don’t you ever forget it!!

Several days ago as I was trying to make up my bed in a perfect manner, I recalled my aunt, the perfectionist whom always made her bed in this particular manner and how I could NEVER do it the way she did, that morning, I tried it over and over and over again in an attempt to get it as perfect as my aunt did; then the Word came to mii!!

“You are NOT your aunt and you have are good at many other things………..”

Wow, I thought, that’s right I am good at many things and making the bed the way she did it was just not one of those things I could master and it was ok!! Friends, I stopped what I was doing and reflected on the other things I wasn’t great at like tying pretty bows when I was in the wedding planning business (special shout out to Marina S. for always laughing at mii but helping mii in the process as we worked on those bows together) or being on time for every event, meeting, doctors appointments etc… Before I could continue to go down the list, the Spirit moved within and reminded mii that I couldn’t even list every good thing about myself plus GoD NEVER created mii to be nothing less than HIS Best!!

My encouragement to some of you today is: STOP looking at your faults, STOP trying to do what others have gifts in, STOP playing the victim instead BE VICTORIOUS, BE GIFTED, BE FLAWLESS because ultimately GoD made you PERFECT THE WAY YOU ARE..

I LoVe You ALL and I am rooting you on, if I can root you on; shouldn’t you be rooting yourself on too?? #Smile

A Woman's Intuition  (SN: friends, I actually NEED help re-publishing this piece as well as my novels.... Please message mii ASAP as it is my desire to see my work in print and circulating again --- Thanks a Mil --- XO)

A Woman’s Intuition
(SN: friends, I actually NEED help re-publishing this piece as well as my novels…. Please message mii ASAP as it is my desire to see my work in print and circulating again — Thanks a Mil — XO)

Thinking to myself, what a long day I have up ahead of mii!!

Thinking to myself, what a long day I have up ahead of mii!!

This man is one of the reasons I own my small business now..

This man is one of the reasons I own my small business now..

QUIET ON SET

QUIET ON SET

When you get every Lead role you audition for, you start to think that maybe this is of GoD but then your Purpose says you have more to do!!

When you get every Lead role you audition for, you start to think that maybe this is of GoD but then your Purpose says you have more to do!!

My Purpose has more to do with the BiG Screens and different characters I can play on and off TV!!

My Purpose has more to do with Ministering to others than the BiG Screens and different characters I can play on and off TV!!

When you are created for a Destiny Bigger than yourself, you will step out into many worlds and experience what others think they cannot!! Each One - Teach One

When you are created for a Destiny Bigger than yourself, you will step out into many worlds and experience what others think they cannot!! Each One – Teach One