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This isn’t random at all, but I follow Dwayne Johnson on instagram or otherwise known as “The Rock.” Mostly because I think he’s awesome and want to meet him one day, he’s super funny, but he also has tons of inspiration in him.

One thing I associate with this dude is the word FOCUS.

He posts up workout videos of himself in the gym and he will randomly stop working out, look up and yell to the other workout peeps “FOCUS!” -it’s pretty funny you should go look him up to check it out-

All humor aside though that word in that particular tone has rung in my spirit for the past month.

I feel like theres a bunch of us who have lost their umph, stride, motivation,etc in our goals,dreams, contending for our prophetic words that have yet to come to pass and everything else that has just become blurry.

I know I have been plagued by this lackadaisical mode.. my dreams feel super distant, goals have left stains on my white board for lack of crossing off or erasing them signifying their completion, and life has just sailed into this “daily routine” of living, making a baby, cleaning house, cooking dinner, visiting family/friends, and going to church.

Now all these weeklies aren’t terrible, but sparks of creativity aren’t in there, or go getting of dreams, ideas, or even brainstorming for those ideas.


I used to write down daily to-do lists (the only organization involved in my life lol) and would enjoy checking off the items of chores or whatever happened to be on there. It made me feel accomplished and productive. Then actions towards my short term goals (and long term) found a place on those lists so I had room for “extra curricular activities” in my day….-until I got discouraged and having way more responsibilities to even think about such things-
But who said creativity, chasing dreams, and vision casting was extra? As in, “you’ll maybe get time to do these things, but it’s highly unlikely because other things such as working a 9-5, keeping up the house, or whatever else is the majority time consumer in our day come first since they are considered PRODUCTIVE.”
Productive: adj. | pro-duc-tive | : doing or achieving a lot : working hard and getting good results : producing or able to produce somethings especially in large amounts : causing or resulting in something

Now hear what I’m not saying, before you hear what I am saying : I’m NOT saying let’s quit our responsibilities, let our hair grow wild(including underarm/leg/etc hair) make flower crowns and carelessly live on the beach – goodness that does sound fun though minus the hair part– because responsibility is apart of life. But, that doesn’t mean responsibility has to steal creativity’s spotlight.

Creativity is productive.

Working hard and getting good results could look like an artist who worked hard to imagine the picture they are painting on a canvas which is their good result. Being able to produce something in large amounts could look like finishing your first book, this blog could be causing someone to be inspired and in turn resulting into a huge creative find. . creativity is insanely productive.

Abba first showed Himself as CREATIVE in the bible to us with good purpose. WE are creative beings. Creativity flows within us whether we want to have it or not because of our creator. He could’ve came as Father, Savior, etc but He chose to be creator first. That’s CRAZY!

The entire universe was created before jobs and duties were delegated.

Now, are our bills very real? yes, unfortunately they are.
do our houses need to be tidy? unless you like to live in dirty dishes, towels, and garbage YES they do.
Do our children need our love and 24/7 attention? Yes, but then there’s always babysitters 😉
Husbands? yes. But they’re big boys who can manage themselves for your me time. 

I state these four things because women are smashed into these four like a box. . but we aren’t just created to be the gorgeous housekeeper wife mom who also works in corporate america..


This isn’t a feminist rant trust me I’m not chopping my hair off and going all natural.. but these are very real things that come up in our daily lives and tend to throw covers over our natural ability to create.

-for those of you who are yet to have your own home, husband, or children, I’m certain you can insert the things in your life that take priority such as school, jobs, family, etc..-
Beginning of the year always has this atmosphere of FRESH. Fresh starts and fresh planner pages..- I just got a concrete planner for the first time ever and I’m overly stoked to mark it up! get one!-

So let’s take the opportunity to catch that atmosphere and allow ourselves to FOCUS on things we are passionate or want to be passionate about. Let’s get organized and have brainstorming creativity fill our empty pockets of extra time instead of social media or tv.

Let’s allow Abba to breathe life into our long lost visions, dreams, goals, and prophetic words so we can stick those on our to-do lists along with all the other things..

Let’s MAKE TIME to be productive in creativity and stop looking at it as an extra or a bonus if we get everything else done.. (ladies who are in college homework and studying is important and vital to your graduating, but time isn’t your boss it’s actually the other way around 😉 )
2016 is going to be our best year yet. A year where old dreams have been stirred up and stepping into our realities, where goals become fun to see on paper and are pursued with highest passion, where creativity is celebrated just as much as rest and getting a paycheck, where brand new ideas come like train cars uniquely chained to the next one, and our focus/ balance on ourselves as creative beings wouldn’t be tampered with or bottled up.
Also, though this declaration is powerful, it is most powerful when partnered with. Getting around women who will champion you and walk this focus with you are important to stay afloat. Without community things wilt. We were never meant to do it all alone anyhow or else you’d be the only person on the planet!
Find your “FOCUS!” yeller and stay close to her, guaranteed you’ll both have an amazing 2016.
Shake off all the discouragement, idleness and slothfulness. Whether it was put on by you or someone speaking over you just “shake it off, shake it off” -no, really get up and shake/dance it off right now as a prophetic act.. go I’ll wait..-


Take a fresh breath and smile..😁
Woo girllllll we are ready to step into 2016 and take charge over our crazy schedules and dreams.


Papa, Thank you for the ability to create. For giving us the ability to make time and not be a slave to it. For being our number one cheerleader and “Focus!” screamer, and for promises you’ve placed in your word to give us motivation in times of needing motivation. I pray that our 2016 will be better than 2015 and that we would have more room in our lives to do one of the most important things we could do, sit down and create. I pray that you would bring clarity to those who feel they aren’t creative and vision to those who lack passion in other things besides making money for they have had no time to vision cast. I pray that we would have dreams, visions and encounters with you even tonight that would propel us into our 2016 with great height! Thank you for loving us the way you do, in Jesus name Amen.
Loving you, you focused, organized, sane go getter!
Tanisha Poni💜


Remember who you are

I woke up the other night/morning asking the Lord what was on His heart for me to blog about.. and granted it may have been around 12am that I asked such a question, but this is what I really got 👉 a vivid vision of The Lion King scene where Simba meets Rafiki, talks about his past and then has a vision of his father telling him, “Remember who you are.”

(Papa knows us and because He knows I am fond of Disney… He likes to give me messages through characters and movies.😄 )

Afterward, I had this strong feeling of the past holding some of us back. Keeping us from receiving all 2015 has for us or even the next 24hrs.

unless you let it.

The day you asked Jesus to be your Lord you became a NEW CREATION. The old washed away and He made all things new.
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

To Him the past never even happened.

ISNT THAT NUTS?! How is that possible? Because it feels so real to us right? Yet HE REMEMBERS ONLY THE NEW. If you brought your past up to His attention I’m sure he would respond with, “I don’t know what you are talking about.” -Trust me, I’ve asked-

For us, living in the natural world a huge percentage of the time (cause we can experience the supernatural too okay💁), it’s easy to stay in our past. WE think we have to be properly punished for it, because grace and mercy just aren’t going to cut it. No, that’s too nice for us to accept. But, we raise our hands, shout, sing, dance, and receive prayer…. only to go home with the same grey cloud of self-hatred and unforgiveness.

When we do this, we are flat out telling Jesus, “You weren’t enough.”

oh the very real pain that comes from even imagining this cuts deep.

Heroine, JESUS was MORE THAN enough.
He knew.
He knew what He was getting into. He knew He would pay a higher price for people who wouldn’t even squeeze out a rock for him. He knew He would be the one who would suffer consequences for all the “horrible” deeds, sins, etc. done in this world for people who wouldn’t even accept that gift. He KNEW.

How dare I sit there and tell my savior, “Look, Jesus.. you have done so much for me, you loved me, you accepted me, you brought me out of depression, filled my heart with joy, and gave me strength to overcome anxiety, but you see this past mistake… the most horrible thing I did? That is just way too much for you to just wipe away. I have to live with this guilt and shame for the rest of my life, because that’s what I deserve. My self-punishment is more powerful than your sacrifice for me.

N O!!!!!

Darling, He PAID IT ALL.
even after our growing falls and pains. We fall and get picked back up, EVERY TIME.

Just because it happened, or you CHOSE to do it.. doesn’t mean you have it permanently attached to your life resume.

Praise God for GRACE, MERCY and JESUS!

(shame, guilt, and condemnation are from hell.)

Simba ran away, with guilt and shame thinking he killed his father. And Scar let him. Scar WANTED him to think/feel this way. Because he knew if Simba grew up and found out all he was, Scar would be thrown out of pride rock. Forever.

Lovely…. it is time for you to take your place in HIS Kingdom. We cannot sit around some jungle eating bugs the rest of our life because we are afraid of people seeing the “truth” about the kind of person we were or what we did.

He paid it all.
You are F R E E.

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my OWN sake, and remembers your sins no more.” – Isaiah 43:25-

“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over OLD history. Be alert, be PRESENT. I’m about to do something brand-new. IT’S BURSTING OUT! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.” – Isaiah 43:18-19 MSG-

Remember WHO YOU ARE. (And WHOSE you are.)

Oh you don’t know??
let me help you out..
You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” haha ok no really.. here you go:

1st and foremost you are A DAUGHTER OF THE MOST HIGH KING.
You are CAPABLE.
You are JOYFUL.
You are BRAVE.
You are BOLD.
You are ROYALTY.
You are CHOSEN.
You are LOVED.
You are HIS.

Don’t shake your head…just receive. These are your TRUTHS. This is only a pinch of who you are and how Papa sees you. I gave you a pretty great head start. So run back to your rightful place, discover the more to this list, and reveal YOU.

All of creation is waiting for it.

“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” Romans 8:19

Papa, you are everything. Daily we are thankful for the sacrifice you made at the cross. For choosing us. For loving us with a love we will never fully be able to grasp. You are the best Papa in the whole world. I pray that from this year forward every chain that has bound us to our past would forever be broken NOW in Jesus name. I pray that the thoughts, lies, feelings and emotions that are negative towards this would disappear right now. Every ounce of pain and self hatred has to go right now too. Papa I pray that you would replace all this junk with your GRACE, PEACE, and most of all PERFECT LOVE. I declare 2015 will be the year we say, “YES!” whole heartedly to our rightful place in your kingdom and to knowing and continually discovering our identity in you. Thank you so much Papa, I love you. In Jesus name Amen.

If you have been victim to your own self hatred or unforgiveness and would like to get rid of it pray this from your heart:

Papa, right now I choose to repent (turn away from) from self hatred and I choose to come out of alignment with it and everything that came with it right now. I also choose to forgive myself of my past mistakes, and my past in general and choose to come out of alignment with unforgiveness and into alignment with the truth that I have been redeemed. I choose from this day forward to not be governed by my past but by your love. Thank you Papa, In Jesus name amen.”


*If you have further questions on this subject or what you just prayed please feel free to email me at weareshe1@gmail.com I’d love to do my best to answer them*

Loving you,
Tanisha Poni 💜

Don’t speak

2014 is almost over.. Crazy!

I’ve been reflecting (I know it sounds cliché this time of year but I really have ha) looking at old photos and remembering everything I did this year.

I traveled: honeymoon in Hawaii, 2nd honeymoon in Disneyland, mission trip to Barcelona, vacation from mission trip to Disneyland. (Yes, I love Disneyland)

I endured: losing my job, first year of marriage (transitions can be tough at times), first time leading a team in Spain, staying without a job and learning to be ok in the season Papa had me in.

I seen a dream come to life: this ministry and blog 👉 S.H.E (has been on the dream list since I was 18)

I had FUN: growing, learning, adjusting, adventuring, &

Sorry for giving you a run down on my year, I just wanted to get your desire stirring to think back on yours.

Certainly I went through some tough times, but I choose to remember the GOOD that came out of them. 😉

Ok now that you’re finished reflecting, lets graze the arrival of 2015..

It’s 3 days away! 😱

We see all these “new year, new me” memes and the “resolution list” posts , etc, etc.
All surrounding the common factor 👉 transformation.

That’s a great thing to desire of course but with action behind it.

Every year it comes up… And then sadly, every new year it fades.

The dreams we dream up, the list of things we want to do, the number of pounds we want to lose, the characteristic we want to start walking out..

It all sounds good right? We get it out of our mind and release it with our mouth and think.. “Yes!

And slowly but surely MAJORITY of us lose the echo of our spoken word and ultimately motivation to see these declarations come to life.

So let’s stop SPEAKING about it.

Let’s LIVE.

As women we have the supernatural ability to talk anyone’s ear off. A percentage of the time we are repeating ourselves, but the huge chunk is us just having lots of things to say. (😄)

So for us it’s easy to speak such beautifully-wrapped with intention-words. But let’s be quiet for once about all that in 2015 and let’s shock the world by action.

Let’s take the plunge into the highlighted dream for this upcoming year and make time to hear the plan for it to awaken!

Let’s just get healthy without having to tell the world that we are doing so.

Let’s embrace growing. Letting go of the thought of losing ourselves and get excited about the truth in actually discovering ourselves.

Let’s cross those things off our “2015 things to do” list in documentation making the world excited to see what’s next.

Isn’t that surge of energy that provokes action brewing now?!

Heroines we are capable. We were wonderfully created. We scare the naysayers more than they intimidate us. We were born for this. We were hand chosen to live in these times. So let’s LIVE THE GREATNESS OUT OF IT!

Don’t speak. Do.
S H I N E.

Be a living declaration of what you want your 2015 to look like. 💪

Papa, I thank you for being with us in our 2014. For being faithful, for loving us through the hard times, the stretching points and the amazing ones. As this new year approaches I pray we wouldn’t be inwardly consumed with working on ourselves, but consumed with you and the plans you have for us. I pray we would gain all the transformation you laid out for us to receive in 2015. I just thank you for choosing us for such a time as this, to be a representative of your kingdom, your name, and your son. This year we will go for it. This year we will put hands and feet to our declarations and bring even more glory to you Papa. You’re so worthy of our lives. Help us remember why we get up in the morning and whisper our assignments for the day. 2015 will be the year our words become life. Thank you papa! In Jesus name, amen.

Happy early new year beautiful, it’s going to be JAW DROPPING!

Loving you,
Tanisha Poni 💜