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Try Again

Have you ever been through a pretty traumatic time?

I mean the possibilities are endless to list in examples so I won’t but I’m sure most of us have at one point or another.

Well, last week I encountered a ‘pretty traumatic’ situation with my mom- who just got cleared CANCER FREE on Friday 😁-

My mom and dad are usually cooped up in the house all day, every day due to the fact that they both have been in pain this past season..

Naturally, I decide to take my mom out on a field trip because she had finished her last round of chemo and was finally over the chemo sickness that lingers a while after its injected.

So I suggested we go to my favorite store: Marshall’sI know, the deals are amazing hence the favoritism

No big deal right? It’s just an hour tops at a retail store she will be fine, I didn’t even think about my safety being compromised cause I’m honkey dory majority of my days.

There we were, browsing around hunting for the best deals- I was looking for a bathing suit because I needed one for a trip I was taking and she was looking for some shorts.

We were near the back of the store steadily hunting when, this HUGE explosion sound went off and the entire building shook!!

My heart fell out my butt.

I quickly turned around to face the back of the store to find my mom.. to my surprise she was still pretty chill…

Me: Mom?! – semi cracky voice from slight adrenaline-

Mom: What was that? -not even flinching-

Me: I don’t know it scared the heck out of me though! 

Mom: ::Laughs:: I know.. -goes back to hunting for her shorts-

So in sight of my mom not tripping at all –that a probable earthquake just took place.. or Bane from Batman decided to set off bombs in good ol small town regions…. or T-rex happened to make a major comeback– I decided to equally not trip and allow my heart rate to slow down..

But, as I made my turn back towards the front of the store… all you-know-what broke loose..

PEOPLE WERE RUNNING OUT!

Next thing I knew.. Employees were shouting, “EVERYONE EVACUATE THE BUILDING NOW!”
repeatedly..

Oh, hello stronger burst of adrenaline!

I shouted, “OH SHOOT MOM!! COME ON WE GOTTA GO!”

My mom in true disappointed fashion: “DANG IT I JUST FOUND GOOD SHORTS!”

She started pushing her cart with her and as I mentioned to leave the dumb cart, she finally grabbed her purse and a dasani water bottle –that had yet to have been paid for 🙊-

WE STARTED BOOKING DOWN THE ISLE..

Mind you.. my mom has not ran in awhile especially since her body has been in pain from stupid chemo.. so I was worried about her.. as I ran in front looking back every step almost..

We near the front of the store where the rest of the shoppers were stampeding the entrance when,

ANOTHER EXPLOSION goes off!!

Now.. if you remember my theories mentioned above.. you can see I watch too many movies.. and my imagination is brilliant. So I had the serious audacity to say..

WHAT IS THAT A DINOSAUR?!” 🙈

-I Know, I think that was my way of trying to make light of it or sike myself out aha.. didn’t work
I turned back around to my mother who was shouting, “WAIT! Wait..

I felt my eyes get HUGER -they’re already huge- as I seen panic try to overcome her. . panic attack central was about to make its debut.. but as she looked at me look at her in shock of what she was clearly going into.. .She snapped out of it.

PHEW.

She shook it off, maintained her peace and asked me for my car keys and mentioned we would be fine..

We made it outside to where there were tons of shoppers around us just looking for whatever it was, standing still like deers in headlights.. (Good ol nosey folk)

Some lady said, “Oh it’s just tires popping from it being too hot outside..”

At that moment… I felt myself loose in tension because it wasn’t a dinosaur, or the San Andreas fault line, and Bane went back to being a fictional character…

But then, I looked to my right and in front of the stores next door SMOKE took over the parking lot!

And things kicked back into overdrive as cars sped out and people were running to get into theirs.. We ran to my car-after almost getting ran over- and made it inside..

At this point my mind was like, “Hello.. PRAY.”

aha oh right, I forgot about that in the intense stampede!

I started praying as we backed out of the parking spot and started driving off to yet ANOTHER EXPLOSION!!

My heart must’ve thought this was a relay race because once it would slow down there it went again beating faster.

Driving further away, we scanned our rearview mirror and found black smoke coming from BEHIND MARSHALL’S.. the back of the store where we were no wonder why It felt so huge..

I didn’t care what it was at that point. All I could think about was we were just saved from harm, death even. It was clear by now this was a bomb, or explosion of some kind for sure.

I know we are supposed to be all fearless and brave, Jenny-usually it’s Johnny but we are girls– on the spot with quick impulses to pray..

But… YA GIRL WAS SCARED. Period.

I called my husband right after to let him know I just escaped death and to ask for prayer cause I was still shaking with adrenaline, but at the time it just felt like sheer fear.

I of course did not want to partner with fear cause it’s a lie and I didn’t want to allow it to keep me from ever going to my favorite store again..

That’s what trauma does, doesnt it?

It keeps you from wanting to be in a similar scenario again so you avoid it at all cost, to protect yourself.

Is it scary? YES.

Is it something you never want to go through again?
YES.

But, just because it was something that happened once, or twice or whatever number in your case doesn’t mean we stop functioning in that area.

If you have a friend that backstabs you, it doesn’t mean you stop having friends.

Your cat happens to die -I miss my Big Mama🐱- doesn’t mean you stay away from cats , or never get another..

You get your nerve drilled on from an inexperienced dentist.. SHOULDN’T keep you from going to the dentist ever again.. –True story happened to me, yet I really didn’t go back to the dentist for awhile aha.. I have now so yay for freedom.

Try again.

My mom -bless her brave heart- went BACK to Marshall’s THAT NIGHT because she wasn’t living without those darn shorts. Lol.

When she texted me asking if I wanted to go back to get the things I had in the basket, I thought she was kidding.

A picture of proof seconds later had my face literally like 😧

This woman had no fear. She didn’t care about what had just happened hours before, she tried again..she had a vision, a goal in mind-having a certain pair of shorts in your life is serious sometimes-

Her vision of owning those shorts helped her stand in the once epicenter of a huge fear scene.

Your vision will keep you going.

Vision for better frienships.
Vision for cuddly furry babies.
Vision for that million dollar smile. –literally about a million dollars Dentists don’t play

You have to try again.
And keep trying until you receive what you desire in life.

Obviously, we have been given the ability to approach Papa in these traumatic moments and take back our peace and reestablish where He was with us in that time because He promised to never leave us nor forsake us.. so we can breathe easier.

You are not your sole protector. Yes, you make decisions like: not choosing to cut a watermelon with your eyes closed.. but when it comes to being hidden from harm, it’s Papa who protects us.

He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge;” Psalm 91:4

y’all know I am so about the Message version so here it is:

That’s right- He rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you- under them you’re PERFECTLY SAFE.” Psalm 91:3-4

I felt a shift of mindsets with that one.. COME ON! haha

Darling, get back out there.

In the words of one of my favorite artists..🎶 “If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again, you can dust it off and try again.. try again.” -Aaliyah

I believe in you.
Abba believes in you.
You should believe in you too.

walk with your head high loved one, for you can have confidence in knowing you are ‘perfectly safe.’

Papa, thank you for being our great protector. For keeping us out of harms way, sheltering us in storms of trauma, rescuing us from grips of fear. I pray we would operate in the courage and peace that has already been given to us, and to continue to try again. To walk in authority over fear. And gain more ground as we face similar situations with now more awareness of you and your peace. Thank you for loving us so well Abba, In Jesus name.. Amen.

Loving you,
Tanisha Poni 💜

Ps. It was an armor truck that exploded (the ones that pick up money from businesses) they said the engine blew up.. But, I think someone was tryin to get some monayy. 😄

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Be still

Ya know, it’s kinda funny how most of us can’t wait to rest and relax on the weekends from our jobs or just busy weeks.. 

And then when opportunities rise up -unexpectedly- that would cause us to rest, we get into fight mode and want to get out of that particular “resting spot.” (Such as being sick, fired or laid off from a job, etc.) 

Our first reaction is usually to combat the issue.. Because I mean we are fierce warriors, just look at us. “woah-man” is how you say woman. 😉 

We don’t want to stay sick, jobless, or whatever the case may be we have to be on the go, on the move, fill our schedules up with productivity and all that good stuff.  

WHY?! 

We don’t know how to BE STILL

As women, somehow the fight to become relevant -that our fellow women in history partook in- rolled over into our present. There’s this stigma if you will, that if we stop moving as women we will regress. We will be looked upon as weak and every other negative adjective. 

BUT!  We are relevant.. And we will stay relevant. Because we were created to stand out. 

Even if you are doing nothing productive, not filling up your schedule, not fighting against whatever battle it is that has come up… You are STILL relevant.. Especially to Papa. 😊 

In the word it says: 

“The Lord will fight for you, you need only to BE STILL.” Exodus 14:14 

BE STILL, and know that I am God..” Psalm 46:10 

BE STILL before the Lord and wait patiently for Him..”  Psalm 37:7 

Be still, be still, be still. 

There’s times to fight yes, but then there’s times to rest in knowing He fights for you, that HE is God and He is good. 

Just take a moment even now to be

Tarry in His presence, sit silently with your eyes closed, “ANNNND breatheee, just breathe..” 🎶 😄 -but seriously- 

No more striving to hold on, have it all together, make sure each hour is taken up properly… Scratch the to-do list and put on there 👉 BE STILL

Sometimes we get too carried away, with our daily routines and our overwhelming seasons that we forget we have Jesus.. 

It’s fairly easy to get caught up in a Martha mode with all the things that “have” to be done and by pass the Mary option which happened to be what captivated Jesus most. Jesus said Mary chose what is “BETTER” (Luke 10:38-42) 

I know it may be hard to shift gears.. – I never did learn how to drive manually- but if you apply consistency it’ll get easier. ☺️ 

Be still princess, there’s more than enough time to be a warrior and seize the seasons ahead.. But remember, a warrior’s most effective weapon is her ability to be still, rest. 

“Then I hear you say to me.. 

you, don’t have to do a thing, 

just simply be with me and let those things go, 

they can wait another minute, 

wait 

this moment is too sweet, 

please stay here with me, and love on me a little longer.. 

Cause I’m in love with you.” 

(A little longer-Jenn Johnson) 

Papa, in moments of extreme business, chaos, struggle, battle or whichever please help us to be still. To desire to sit at your feet and pour out our love on you. To let go and be filled up with your refreshing reassurance in just how valuable, relevant, and worthy we are as your daughters. I pray we would cling to you more than our organized life, more than the feeling of doubt that things won’t work out, and more than the confidence in our next breath..for without you we could do nothing. Thank you for being our place of refuge, safety, and comfort in the tough crazy times. For loving us.. And for your son in whose name I pray, amen. 

Loving you, 

Tanisha Poni 💜 

Keep your peace 

So I forgot to write my blog in the midst of all this sickness I’ve been battling. Wah!  😩 I apologize.. It is my goal to weekly post on Monday and I have failed.. To everyone who has been dedicated Monday readers, I have failed you too and for this I am sorry. 

Let me explain: 

I felt a tickle in my throat on Friday night -right after a S.H.E girls night out- and thought no this isn’t trying to happen to me.. Sorry sickness ya gotta go! 

Saturday I woke up with a full on sore throat and a slight cough to which I also said the above eviction notice to… Only to find myself bed ridden by Sunday

Now with this all going on you could imagine my face since this sickness didn’t listen to me the first two times… It wasn’t a cute wink sister. 

Monday fever broke out along with some extra bathroom time as I sat and hugged the toilet three times outta the day. Gross but who doesn’t do that while getting sick? 

Tuesday-Wednesday I remained the same except no more getting sick.. But the symptoms caused me to miss out on one of the fonder things in life.. Food. 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday…. became the same ride. 

Yesterday was the first day I began to feel a little better. I even put on makeup and something with an actual button for pants. But my energy was still low.. 

Why are you telling us your whole life Tanisha?! 

Because I am a woman of faith and I know and fully believe in healing and what the word says, “By His wounds I am healed” And I have been dealing with this cold for 8 days.. Some could consider that evidence for healing being untrue.. Or even worse God not being God.. 

But, during all this I chose to keep my peace. (Isaiah 26:3) 

Was I upset that I was sick longer than I felt I should be? Sure. 

Was I tired from not being able to sleep or eat properly? You bet. 

Still.. I wouldn’t let go of the promise He gave to be completely healed and to be able to keep my peace through it all. 

Now, keeping my peace didn’t look like a smile on my face after I coughed for a minute straight.. It didn’t look like me sitting with my legs crossed,hands together and my eyes closed.. 

It looked like me not having my peace shaken. I protected it.. From thoughts of doubt.. And anything else that would try and steal it. I fueled my peace with truth-scripture- and sometimes songs that reassured me of that truth.. 

No matter what it looked like or how hard it felt to go through.. Protecting my peace was more important. I made sure I let my husband know if I felt weak at all in this so he could help me hold my hands up like Aaron and Hur did for Moses (Exodus 17:12) 

 Now, this is my true life story this isn’t some “super Christian” post this is my life. This is how I operate. I can’t choose anything else because everything else doesn’t work- trust me I’ve tried (before my relationship with God of course)

Every hardship I face I turn to Papa. I turn to His word.. And if I am weak in those times I turn to someone who I know will help me refocus. 

In Psalm 34:19 it says, “A righteous man may have many troubles, BUT THE LORD delivers him from them all.” 

may: might

All: all

I’m not in this walk because I heard it was easy..I’m in this because I can’t get enough of my God who has given me life.

I say all that to say this:  in times of trial or hardship keep your peace.. Stir yourself up if you’re not “feeling it” and get around someone who will push you higher when you think you can’t make it. 

That’s all for now, protect that peace sister. 😉

Papa, I thank you for your peace. The peace that surpasses all understanding. Thank you that no matter what happens to us you deliver us from every trouble. It is your promise. You are a good good God and we couldn’t live without you. I pray we wouldn’t forget your benefits Papa and the great gift it is to be able to approach you with even the smallest bothersome things. You are our peace. Thank you, in Jesus name amen. 

Loving you, 

Tanisha Poni 💜

Girl, put your armor on

Ok my fierce warriors, today I’ll be wrapping up the mini series on the armor of God. We have seen the benefits of the sword as well as the shield.. And today we get to understand the rest of our defensive weapons:
-The helmet of salvation
-The breastplate of righteousness
-The belt of truth
-The readiness of the gospel of peace

Let’s dive in then, starting with the helmet:

“Take the helmet of salvation..” Ephesians 6:17

There’s a reason we were told to wear our helmet whenever we rode our bike or decided to rollerblade down the block when we were young.. If we didn’t and happened to fall “our brain would fall out.”

Similar to this real life image, the helmet of salvation saves us from death.

Salvation was a gift from God. It is unearned, only given. (If you are desiring to put the armor on I assume you have been given such a gift, if you haven’t all you need to do is pray to Him for it- “Father I admit I need you and can’t live this life alone, I believe in your son Jesus Christ, that He shed His blood and died for my sin, right now I thank you for this gift of salvation and confess Jesus as my Lord and savior. Thank you for loving me, in Jesus name amen!” 😊)

We don’t have to daily ask for this salvation, but we should recognize it daily. Once we accept salvation, it guarantees that we have victory in battle. Thankful to Jesus for defeating the enemy and giving us the inheritance of fighting from a place of victory rather than fighting for victory.

No one would go into battle without a helmet it would be insane to. So, when the going gets tough remember you already have the victory. 💪

The breastplate:

“..with the breastplate of righteousness in place,” Ephesians 6:14b

A breast plate is used in battle to protect from a direct attack on your heart. Righteousness does the same for us spiritually.

Righteousness is also something that has been inherited.
Once you accepted Jesus and had faith in Him, righteousness came. (Romans 3:22)

Our heart must be protected from things that are NOT righteous. In Proverbs 4:23 it advises, “above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Obviously without our heart we are lifeless.

We must monitor the things we allow to enter our heart, to raise them to the standard of righteousness.
For example: worrying constantly about health, finances, safety, etc. that might very well be an attack on your heart against the righteous truth in God being our healer, provider and protector.

When dealing with heart issues we have to cut them off at the source, which is normally a thought. The second a thought comes up we have to take action and take that thought captive. (2 Corinthians 10:5)

Here is a clear picture on what we should be thinking,
“Finally, [brothers and] sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬)

Protect your heart, put that breastplate in place.

The belt:
“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,” Ephesians 6:14a

What do belts do? Hold our pants up. -Unless we buy those super tight pants that look painted on.. Which shouldn’t be bought I’m just sayin ladies. 🙈Ha-

So why would we need a belt in battle? Because we don’t have time to constantly hike up our pants or risk a piece of armor falling off from having nothing to hold it up.

TRUTH is the belt that allows you to fight without being distracted by minimal things. Truth keeps the rest of the armor in place.. Without it, you have room to question your salvation, righteousness, faith etc.

The biggest distraction is when you are sideswiped and suddenly become less secure in what is true. When you trail off into uncertainty you lose stability and it is easier to take you out. Now if you’re fully secure in truth, you won’t even have to address the issue, you can remain focused on the battle.

How to put your belt on-
Read scriptures daily. Wake up with them. Post them on your mirror to notice before work, school, or the day. Then share that truth with another in need of it, sometimes when we do this we become even more convinced.

Be filled with truth. So that your day becomes a cinch. 😉

Lastly the shoes:

“..and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” (‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭15‬ NIV)

Basically we are to have ready feet.
What’s ready feet?” I’m glad you asked 😊

To have “ready feet” simply means to be prepared, to actively be ready. To fight, to stand, to further His kingdom, to flee a place we shouldn’t be in.. Etc.

I’m a visual learner so let me put a picture on this one…
I used to box. Boxing not cardboard boxes.. And whenever I got into the ring to spar (practice fight) my feet were probably the most important thing in the ring. If they weren’t ready I could’ve lost my balance. They had to be active in order to maneuver around my opponent or to approach them. If I allowed my feet to be all loosey goosey I would’ve got knocked out by the boy with whom I was fighting… Instead of me knockin his lights out. (True story 😁💪)

Point being I remained in my ready stance until the fight was over.

How to be active in your ready feet:
Be alert. Dialogue with Papa, ask what His direction is for you and your day or moment. It’s not just about battle it can be for your next destination too. No matter what, get close to Him so you know when and how to make your next move.

In boxing my coach remained outside the ring in my corner, shouting out different moves to make or what to avoid, “Don’t let your calves touch the ropes!”
“Keep your left hand up!”
“1,2 combination!” Etc.

With Papa it’s the same way, we just have to be actively ready to hear Him and willing to move.

Goodness this makes me want to get back in the ring! Haha.

Ladies I want you to know something,
You are just as spiritually powerful as a man is. We haven’t been given the “girl Holy Spirit.”
Although we may be the “easy” target on the enemy’s radar because of our vulnerability and sensitive side, does not mean we are weak and unprepared to fight! We have been chosen by Papa to live in such a time as this. Not just to nurture the babies and clean the kitchens. But to equally reign in battle to further His kingdom on this earth and see it rightfully turned over for Him.

We are Heroines. And Heroines we shall be!

Papa, I thank you for the full armor, for not counting us out as women but empowering us all the same. For choosing us and trusting us with this specific time on earth and rooting for us in it. Thank you that the victory has already been won, and for the sacrifice that it cost your son. I pray we would actively be ready and fully functioning within our armor daily, battle or not and continually learning the depths of your love for us throughout it all. In Jesus name amen!

Go get em tiger. 🐯💪

Loving you,
Tanisha Poni 💜

Christmas presence

We are 3 days away from one of my favorite days of the year.. December 25th!

Christmas. 😍

Recently, I’ve been people watching (I know it’s weird, but don’t be actin like you don’t do it!) and people are SO on a hunt for the BEST gift. They are so desperate, they become stressed out! And don’t get me started on the ones who end up receiving unexpected early gifts.. They freak out wanting to impulse buy out of obligation. But is that what it’s all about? Presents?

Let’s get one thing clear right now before I continue.. I am a giver. I love to bless my loved ones with gifts. I also don’t mind receiving them either ha, but Christmas isn’t about presents under the tree…or a tree period.

I just want to remind you of one thing and then I’ll be done 😊

Christmas is about celebrating the greatest life we could’ve ever been graced with. Jesus. He became the gift of life for us then, so we could have the ability to be that gift now.

When we accepted what He did for us, and gave Him permission to live with us, we were given the same anointing that was on His life. Which enables us to be life givers.

Now, I’m not saying you can pile up some dirt and breathe life into it- that’s kinda Frankensteinish- I’m saying, we have the awesome opportunity to give LIFE away. Our life.

LIFE- time, love, attention, care, provision, advice, counsel, prayer, joy, hope, encouragement, etc.

That’s my life definition. To “give LIFE” away looks like spending time, loving on someone, giving your full attention, showing you care, providing when you see a need, offering advice and following through if it’s accepted, counseling through an issue- helping them walk through it-, simply praying for someone- really not just saying, “I’m praying!” Or “I’ll be praying!” And not actually do it-, releasing joy and hope into their current situations just by smiling and offering all these things to them along with encouragement to seal it all in.

We have been given such a gift in this life. We learn daily about the goodness of God and how wonderful it is to live knowing Jesus! We can’t keep all that to ourselves..

What are you saying Tanisha?

I’m saying let’s give LIFE away for Christmas. Let’s take a step back and actually get to know our loved ones. No matter how often you’re around them you can always learn something new.
Let’s put our phones down– Instagram can wait to see your beautiful face with your family later, it’s not going anywhere- and actually go further than the mundane conversation that goes like,  “I’ve missed you! How have you been ??”
I know it’s been awhile! I’ve been great how about you?!”
I’ve been great too!”
That’s awesome ::smile::”

And then you both look around and feel awkward so you grab the phone…. No! Stop it! Ask questions! Dig deeper! Have the obvious intention to spend time getting to know them. You may find out something isn’t so great and gold coated, simply because vulnerability comes out in safe places.

Family, friends-relationships- are so important. I recently got to be apart of something greater within my family’s lives and Papa showed off with just how great His love really is! My husband and I spent time no matter how late it was, to release LIFE over them. The reward is hearing the shift take place. The one where hopelessness and despair turn into hope and joy! It’s so worth it.

Don’t be concerned with the presents under the tree… Be concerned with the present in being PRESENT during this time.

After all, the giver is Papa, the wrapping is Jesus, and the gift is YOU.

Celebrate Jesus in honoring Him with your life and following His footsteps in giving life away. Christmas is brighter and less stressful when we focus on what truly matters and what it’s all about.

I’ll tell you a little secret: your presence will mean more to them than your sacrifice to wait in line to get that extra on sale present, or the last minute one. They won’t feel like you love them less.. If you intently spend your time with them. If they do…slap em. And reveal the truth that they are loved! (Hah ok don’t slap em.. That’s not helpful)

Christmas presence– the visible, tangible, occurring, awareness of love, life, joy, and every other good thing. 😉

Papa,I thank you for the reason behind this wonderful season. I thank you for your son Jesus. I thank you that His life was the greatest example of what you want our lives to look like. I thank you that you loved us so much to sacrifice your only son so that we could have a chance to live. Papa I pray that this Christmas we would fully grasp what it means to be present. To come into a greater understanding of the birth of Jesus and the beauty of His story. I pray that it would not only be in this season but it would overflow to our new year. Help us to give life away, give us words of encouragement, wisdom, and knowledge to be a priceless blessing to our loved ones. We ultimately want you to be exalted Papa so they may know you more. Thank you for choosing us for such a time as this. I’m overwhelmed. I love you, in Jesus name, amen.

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)

Merry Christmas my beautiful gems, I hope it’s the best yet!

Loving you,
Tanisha Poni 💜

Comfort shmomfort

Comfort zones are comfortable. I know, it’s super profound right?

Why do we like them? Oh, cause they’re comfy. Most of the time, we women prefer the comfier things in life…such as: the type of mattress we sleep in, comfort foods (mmmm😋), our desire to not wear the heinous bra (but because of not wanting to let it all hangout we keep it on for the majority of our day🙈), or simply the love of lounge around clothes because in reality, being all dolled up hurts sometimes.

We are ABOUT that comfortable life.

But, a life lived comfortably, is no life at all. (I’m not sure if I just made that quote up myself or if I read it somewhere..hmm oh well, it’s good!😄)

The zone full of cushion, safety nets, and all the other reinforcements is of course unexposed to danger. Ultimately making life a piece of cake.

Where’s the risk? Where’s the FAITH? The trust we so claim to have in our Creator to be everything He said He’d be for us? It’s not there as long as comfort is.

Comfort is fear’s offspring.

The reason we stay there is because we are afraid to become “unprotected”, afraid to fall, afraid to get more responsibility (let’s keep it real), afraid the outside is really every bad scenario we have thought up, etc.

As women we tend to want the guarantee. Of course we want to “fly free”, but with the guarantee that we will actually stay in the air.

Well ladies, I have GREAT news for you… There IS a guarantee that should you decide to break out of that comfort zone… You will NOT die, but LIVE. You will NOT fall, you will RISE. You will NOT fail, you will PROSPER!

You: “No way?!”
Me: “WAY.” 👇

Psalm 118:17, “I will not die but live, and proclaim what The Lord has done.”

Psalm 37:24, “Though (s)he may stumble, (s)he will not fall, for The Lord upholds (her) with His hand.”

Psalm 46:5, “God is within HER, she will NOT fall.

Three outstanding Psalms that straight up destroy comfort zones. You’re welcome. 😉

You have the guarantee beautiful, so get rid of your parachute…keep your eyes open… Get that running start and SOAR off that ugly cliff of comfortsville and see what living really feels like.

Whatever you just got provoked to jump into -I’m praying it’s something along the lines of: truly trusting Papa, or risking it all to experience everything you’ve wanted to experience with Him by saying “YES” to Him…and not diving into a relationship lol this ain’t about no boys! 🙅- be all in. No plan B.

Heroines don’t react to the subtle, sweet, yet deceitful sounds of comfort.. They respond to the roar within them, “FLY!”

It’s your turn Ms. Brave… Live out your name. 💪

Papa, I pray every comfort zone gets demolished right now in the name of Jesus! That your peace would overtake the negative “what if” thoughts and your love would drive out fear. I pray the gold found in the psalm scriptures would shine bright in our spiritual vision so much so that it excites our natural one. Living with no plan b because we know you, is the best life ever. In the times of transition or trial in which comfort advertises itself as “fulfilling”, let your word and these ring aloud to remind us you have it all, beginning and end in your hand. You’re the greatest Papa, thank you for all you are for us, with us, and in us. In Jesus name, Amen.

Loving you,

Tanisha Poni 💜