October 2020


“Who Lied to You?”



“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead all these people to possess all the land that I swore to their ancestors I would give them.” Joshua 1:6 (NLT)



Conducting ourselves as godly women 24 hours day for 7 days a week can be challenging. The circumstances, responsibilities and experiences in our lives can slowly cause our courage and confidence to dissipate and in turn tempt us to bury our dreams and our visions for our lives. We may even go as far as talking ourselves into believing, “well, I guess it’s not meant to be”, and we settle for the status quo.

My question to you is, “Who lied to you and told you that it wasn’t meant to be?” “Who corrupted your thinking into believing that you were not strong, smart, wealthy, or attractive enough to accomplish the dreams ,the goals, and the visions that are in your heart? “ It wasn’t God, because He is the one that embedded them into your heart! Sometimes “life happens,” and we experience tragedies, set-backs, hurts, and disappointments that will attempt to eat away at our faith, leaving us afraid to try anything else. Yet, in the midst of our struggle to move forward, we continue to feel the tug of God at our heart to go out and to conquer and to possess everything that He promised that He would give to us.

God is not like people. He does not hold our mistakes against us. As a matter fact, He will use the “craziness” of our lives as an opportunity to make His name great. God is not asking us to be perfect, but He is requiring us to stop holding ourselves in bondage because of our past. He wants us to be courageous in Him and to move forward.

Take it from a professional “screw up.” Don’t give up on yourself because God has not given up on you! That’s why you keep feeling the press in your heart to purse regardless of your past. Don’t’ be afraid. Be courageous! God is with you MORE than 100%.

You are not weak. You are strong in the Lord. You are not a coward, but you are a courageous warrior in Jesus name. Just do it…whatever God has placed in your heart and you will experience great success.
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Forward March by Elissa Gabrielle



Forward March…

A New Year has arrived and with the blessing comes the responsibility to live life to the fullest.

To all the dreamers and the people on the voyage to fulfilling your dreams, make no mistake about it: it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life…and a new chance to get it right. We’ve been given the blessing; now it’s time to put purposeful action behind the resolutions.

Every journey begins with a line drawn in the sand; a starting point along a road to a better place; but coupled with that starting point has to be the courage to put one foot in front of the other toward a goal of victorious accomplishment. Whatever your destination – big or small – it all starts with one step forward, and then another, and then another. It’s a new year, Dreamers…and a new chance for a FORWARD MARCH.

Although I am nowhere near where I want to be in my literary career, the starting line is far behind me. It is in the shadows of my progress of marching forward. Forward progress can be hard sometimes. I understand the difficulty that comes when you try to pursue your passion and purpose while the world is telling you No and expecting you to fall and fail. When the world trips you, consider it a speed bump instead of a stop sign; don’t give up; instead, FORWARD MARCH.

It is a beautiful thing to HONOR how far you’ve come in the first place. Our lives were magnificently designed to be testimonies of encouragement to others. For that reason, I have been sharing photos of my personal journey. I may never know who may benefit from viewing my voyage, but I know someone needs to see and understand that impossible circumstances can result in possible miracles. What seems impossible in life can bring about outstanding possibilities. Through the word IMPOSSIBLE we should grab hold on to the truth that I AM POSSIBLE.

If you can give thanks for the little things, you will always find that you have enough. And if you’re blessed enough to surpass that, you’ll always be grateful. But you can’t give up.

My Dreamers, don’t give up; even when you’re tired, don’t give up. The world is full of abundance and there is a place for you at the table of victory. All you have to do is take a step forward, then another; never giving up in the process. It’s a new year and a new chance to get it right. Forward march.

I love you to life.

Always and in All Ways,

I remain,
Elissa Gabrielle


Elissa Gabrielle is the USA TODAY Recommended Author of EYE OF THE BEHOLDER. Read full recommendation here:

“The beauty of Gabrielle’s voice is the deep emotional cadence as we enter each character’s point of view. In those special worlds, she writes with the talent to keep you immersed so that you can understand and empathize with their motivations and the conflicts that may overwhelm. Skillful and full of artistry, Gabrielle shares a powerful romance worthy of its resolution.”

~Michelle Monkou for USA TODAY