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Day 31 of #100daysoflesshustle

Have you ever been in an environment where you felt that you weren’t good enough?  Maybe you didn’t have the academic credentials or weren’t part of a sorority or fraternity.  Maybe you are part of a writing group and everyone is published except you and a few others.  Whatever the circumstance there are times when we feel that we don’t quite measure up. For years I worked at a job…

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Day 29 of #100daysoflesshustle

There are times when we remain in our comfort zones because of fear.  A dread of not being good enough or fearing failure.  Oddly enough there are some who fear succeeding in life.  The thought of being ostracized by those close to them and accused of being “too good for us now.” I often wonder how successful people handle their inner circle once they’ve obtained a certain level of success. …

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Day 25 of #100daysoflesshustle

Today’s reading of Proverbs 16 reminded me of my propensity to create lists.  I do this for every aspect of my life and quite frequently without thinking.  It’s become that much of a habit.  What began as a means of creating structure for each day has evolved into something I had not anticipated. After being blessed with the ability to leave (not fully retired) from my job after nearly three…

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Day 22 of #100daysoflesshustle

The beauty of a spiritual gift is being reliant upon Christ for it to be lived out.  I am by nature a shy and introverted person.  By walking into a room, I am more likely to become uncomfortable unless I know someone who is already there.  And yet despite these things God has called me to minister to others.  John 15:5c became my go to verse each time I had…

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Day 20 of #100daysoflesshustle

Yesterday I watched a live broadcast on Eric Thomas’s YouTube channel.  It was presented by Forbes and he spoke on the topic “healing from trauma.”  I’ve become angry at life after enduring much over the last several years and desire to move forward. I awakened this morning with ET’s motivational message on my heart.  I began asking myself a series of questions such as what happened to my morning routine…

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Day 17 of #100daysoflesshustle

Walking by faith is often a challenge.  When God impressed it upon my heart that it was “time to leave” the neighborhood I where I currently am my first thought was whether I could afford a house in a different area or not. I’m sure that I am not the only woman (or man) who in the words of my mother has “champagne taste and Kool-Aid money.”  I’d always aspired…

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Day 14 of #100daysoflesshustle

There are moments in my time with God when I am at a loss for words.  This is one such time.  Having utilized the NASB and Message Bible during my devotions has opened my eyes in such a wonderous way.  I’m in awe of how expansive the word of God can be. The simplicity of #100days brings a newness to my time with the Lord.  I am forever grateful.  As…

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Starting Again #100daysoflesshustle

How lovely that I had my devotional time this afternoon rather than this morning.  The NASB entitles Psalm 4 the “evening prayer of trust in God.”  I’m already excited with anticipation prior to reading… For several days I’ve had trouble sleeping and while nothing is wrong, I’ve found myself wide awake at 4:30 am.  Yes, I prayed to see if the Spirit was leading me to go and read my…

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First Draft Completed #100dayslesshustle

I’m often amazed at the outcome of something I’ve strived to accomplished and how it comes into fruition once it’s done God’s way.  Today I completed the first draft of my nonfiction book.  I’m very thankful for God’s direction.  He Led me on a path I may not have otherwise traveled. I had been telling people for quite some time that I wanted to write a book and while it…

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