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There is Nothing More Beautiful than Knowing Your Worth by Elissa Gabrielle

THERE’S NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN KNOWING YOUR WORTH…but if you’re not on a journey to become completely whole, you may not recognize it.

Here’s the thing. People’s opinions of you, whether good, bad or indifferent must not outweigh the opinion and belief you have in yourself.

Growth hurts but also the regret of remaining the same. You want to surround yourself with people that upon learning of your story’s worst chapter, (we all have a chapter we don’t want read aloud) they won’t hold you hostage because of it. The people to keep around are the ones that will challenge you to be your best self – it will hurt, as evolution is never smooth. They will identify their brokenness and assure you that you can be put back together just like they were, even if you are shattered in a million pieces.

Stay clear of those who want you to serve a life sentence based on past failures and always remember, fall down twenty times, rise twenty-one. People that want to tie a noose around your neck are manipulators and usually lack so much in their own personal character that they wind up feeding off your glory. Shed the shame and release those burdens.

YOUR GLORY… How can you be broken and still have it? The detractors will identify something in you oftentimes way before you even recognize it. They will despise you on a level you didn’t even know you were on.

Your initial instinct is always correct – that’s your Spirit of discernment guiding you. Obey it.

You are stronger than your storms, more beautiful than you realize, smarter than you’ve been told and most importantly, you deserve all of the goodness and abundance of blessings waiting for you to take hold of it.

Fearfully and wonderfully made you are and to deem yourself anything less than would be blasphemy.
Don’t be afraid to live your best life.

Love & Light
Elissa Gabrielle

“I May Sink or I May Swim…but I Will Try!!”

A few days ago I found myself  wondering whether or not the energy that I had been investing in my dreams was truly worth the effort. For a brief moment, I seriously considered aborting my future goals as a result of some previous attempts that had yielded lack luster results. However, as I continued to ponder my circumstances, I concluded that I could not live my life laden with such paralyzing fear and apprehension about potential negative outcomes, that I refused to take the risk of trying.

I cannot  fathom the depth of regret that would consume my soul of not knowing whether or not I could have become an award-winning best-selling author, renowned international motivational speaker and evangelist, or Oprah Winfrey’s replacement as the Queen of daytime media because I allowed myself to succumb to self doubt. I realize that I must embrace the fact that failure is indeed possible. However, I must celebrate the greater reality of my imminent success because my confidence is invested in Christ Jesus who strengthens me to do all things through him (Philippians 4:13).

I am reminded of the Apostle Peter. Matthew 14:28-32  accounts  Peter’s impossible feat of walking on water.  The blustery winds taunted him with its chilling howl and banshee like shrieks, as the vessel he journeyed in rocked violently as the waves of the sea crashed against its sides. Yet, the Lord tells Peter to take a step of faith and walk on the water towards him.

Peter did what most of us would not do; he took a risk without knowing the outcome. Would he sink or would he swim? As result of his initial faith he accomplished greater than either one…he WALKED on water. True, his faith began to falter and he found himself beginning to sink…but the fact still remains that he learned that if he kept his faith invested in the words of Christ…he could indeed foster the miracle of walking on water. What if Peter had allowed fear to keep him imprisoned in the boat? He would have never learned firsthand that the impossible was indeed possible with God.

Therefore Beloveds I have made a decision to not give up. I will awaken the dreamer in me and resuscitate every vision that has stop breathing.  I may sink, or I may swim but nevertheless I will try.  I touch and agree that you will do the same in your life.

 

Remember this, defeat does not fit you. However, success you wear well.

 

Much love and success to you,

 

Sherabim(Sheri) J.Curvin

WWW.SOARWITHSHERI.COM

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“Break the Silence”

   A few days ago, “New Jerseyans” were blessed to experience a burst of sunshine and a sprinkle of spring warmth in the midst of our winter season.  It was a joy to experience the brief hiatus from the frigid temperatures and blustery winds that had become our constant companion.

     Taking advantage of the superb weather conditions, I embarked on a stroll around the grounds of my place of employment in hopes of burning some much needed calories. As I began to walk, I began to allow my spirit to pray and the words that I uttered were “God, when are you going to break the silence”? “I have been asking you for direction and you haven’t answered me.” The response back that I received was, When are YOU going to break the silence??” I stopped in my tracks. I was bewildered by His response as I was the one who had initiated the afternoon dialogue and I had just referred to my constant inquiries to Him regarding the need for direction for my life. He continued His speech, You talk to me when you FEEL like it, and then you expect me to answer you right away all the time. It doesn’t work like that.”

      Wow! True, I had been inquiring of God about certain situations in my life, but I have to admit that I had not been in consistent and FERVENT PRAYER. Yes, I prayed daily but most times it was “on the run,” because of being preoccupied with other things. I had not been in my prayer closet in weeks sharing uninterrupted, focused, and intentional intimacy with God.

That day, I learned an important lesson. If we want God to break the silence and speak to us, then we have to break the silence by inviting in a spirit of consistency in our lives. The Scriptures says, “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results” James 5:16 (NLT). Perhaps we are praying…but not earnestly and on a consistent basis. This means CARVING out time to pray amidst our busy schedules and the exhaustion that overwhelms our bodies.

I encourage you today to break the silence and become committed to earnest prayer and supplication to God on a daily basis; not just when you feel up to it, but despite how you feel. When we are faithful in breaking our silence to Him, He will be faithful in breaking His silence to us and send us our much needed answers.

 

Please pray for me. I know that you will. I am praying for you.

 

Sincerely,

Sherabim J. Curvin
www.soarwithsheri.com

Author of: Motherhood, Marriage, Ministry, and Money

 

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“He’s an Intelligent God!”

It is very easy to become frustrated and overwhelmed by what would appear to be the injustices of life. When things happen that we do not understand or agree with; even the strongest of Christians can begin to question the allowance of our God. After all, if He is omniscient, WHY would he sit back and allow things to transpire that He already knows is going to cause us inconvenience/ and or pain?  These are questions that I have been mulling over for some time.

As my tradition, I placed my answer on the altar of prayer and patiently waited for God to provide me with a satisfactory explanation. Well He answered me alright, but as His tradition, he did not respond to me in the fashion that I was expecting. His answer came to me in a form of rebuke. He said to me, “STOP INSULTING MY INTELLIGIENCE.”  WOW!

Like, the prophet Isaiah I experienced a “Woe Is Me!!” moment (See Isaiah 6:5). I suddenly realized how miniscule my opinion is in the sight of God. I realized that when I question God’s authority and sovereignty I inadvertently insult His intelligence.

Saints, amidst all of the chaos in our world, God knows what He is doing. He is not blind-sided or taken off guard by ANYTHING or ANYONE. Jesus wasn’t even blinded sided by Judas. He knew all along that Judas wasn’t trust worthy and would eventually betray him; yet his Father allowed him to experience the hurt and humiliation of being betrayed by someone he once called friend. (See Matthew 26:23). God allowed Jesus to experience much sorrow and grief for the greater good of His divine plan.

Rest easy my friend. Do not resign, withdraw, or sink into hopelessness because of what is taking place in our land or in your personal life.  Be encouraged and remember this:

“God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you”; (Psalms 62:11 NLT)
Do not become guilty of insulting God’s intelligence by arguing with or refusing to accept God’s plan for your life. He knows what He is doing. Just trust Him and LIVE!

 

Sherabim J. Curvin
www.soarwithsheri.com
Author of “Heart of A Woman: Motherhood, Marriage, Ministry, and Money”