Thursday, December 31, 2015


15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them." Matthew 7:15-20 NKJV

Almost everybody is running around claiming to be a Apostle, Prophet, Preacher, Teacher, or Evangelist but all I want to know is WHERE IS THE FRUIT?? there has to be substance! Where is the proof that you are these things? and I'm not talking about a piece of paper. 

If you are in the five fold ministry you should carry yourself as such. 

Periscope has a MULTITUDE of prophets, I call them the periscope prophets. These are the ones that proclaim the office to get people to attend their broadcast for a prophecy BUT wait there is a must "sow a seed" into their ministry before God speaks to them on your behalf and I'm just like really??? As if God would withhold a Word from you until you pay his "prophet". Quiet as it's kept this is a psychic (witchcraft) not a prophet!! BEWARE!!

You may say "but Tia I sent them a seed and the word was on point!" And I don't doubt that it wasn't on point because gifts come without repentance (Romans 11:29). Once a gift is giving to a person by God, because he loves us so much he will never take it away even if we do not repent of our wicked ways. That leaves us with free will to pervert the gift or use it to glorify Him. 

I see a lot of people saying that they love, serve, and glorify God but yet their attitude is jacked up. They aren't humble at all. They are boastful, rude, ungrateful, and down right mean!! That's not God...yes we all fall short of the glory of God daily, but some people are on a constant falling ground. BEWARE!!

Also, there are a lot of people saying that they love God but are doing everything that goes against His Word the bible says 8" These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And[a] honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men." Matthew 15:8-9 NKJV BEWARE! 

Lives should be being transformed and changed by the power of the Lord through your ministry!! The sheep shouldn't have to sow into the Shepherd monetarily to be edified, delivered, and helped. When the Shepherd is called the Lord doesn't have a salary scale and tell them this is what you should be making by this time next year and so forth. The Shepherds job is to do what God called them to do, pastor, teach, edify, and make disciples. (1 Peter 5:2, Acts 20:28, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Genesis 29:3, Psalm 23:1-6 )

Pleeeeese BEWARE of who you let speak into your life, pray for you, and even who you partner with!! Pay close attention to their words, but even more attention to their actions. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!!

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015


We MUST #KNOWTHYSELF (know yourself), if we don't know who we are, what we stand for, what we believe a world full of distractions, people constantly wavering in their decision making, people living how ever they want and tagging Gods name to it; we are practically destined to fail. 

I want you all to go into 2016, knowing yourself or at least striving to know yourself. 

When people ask you what you believe, what you stand for, why you do what you do, why you are so passionate about the things that you are; you ought to have a solid answer. Even if you don't answer them you ought to know for yourself (#knowthyself). Because if you don't know then there is a great possibility of having people pull you in 404083803854 different directions and your head will be spinning around like crazy!!

Social media is powerful (I say this often)!!! And there are a lot of dominate personalities on social media and if you have no awareness of who you are they will have you buying into who they are, what they believe, what they stand for,  and ultimately have you following them 105% but lost when it comes to thyself! 

Some people know more about celebrities than they do themselves, they know their favorite color, hometown, life story, relationship business, etc. That can be extremely toxic in the the long run, because what if they change their beliefs, business, direction, or brand....what do you do? do you continue to support them if their beliefs don't compliment yours? do you change your beliefs as well? do you #knowthyself enough to make this decision on your own? There is a lot that goes with it. It makes me think about a post that I did earlier in the year entitled We Need A Security Guard, PLEASE! (click title to read post) and I talked about guarding your heart, especially with there being so many Internet preachers now.

Some people believe in some of the strangest things and have some of the most obscure and irrational ways of thinking then some people go with the flow so much that they don't know when to make a solid decision for themselves. So it's time to do some work.......

Questions to ask THYSELF:
What do I believe in?
What am I passionate about?
What are some things that I vow to never participate in?
What do I want people to think of when they think of me?

These are very serious questions you should make time to answer and answer them honestly. You don't have to fake with yourself. You are free to keep it 1500!! And you may have struggled with those questions and that's okay because I did another blog entitled 11 Scriptures To Help Remind You Who You Are In Christ (click the title to read post) I hope & pray that post helps you answer some of those questions. 

Let us Pray:
Father God, I am lifting your sons and daughter up to you now I ask that you would help them know thyself more than they know of someone else. Give them a desire to know exactly what it is they believe in, will support, are passion about, and will not allow into their lives. Help them walk through some of the painful questions that they need to ask their self to find out exact who they are. Show them in your Word who you have called them to be and the purpose that you have for them. God, I ask that you would give them courage and confidence in their decision making so that when people come to speak ill of their decisions they can stand firm on their decision based off your Word and not fill overwhelmed and like they want to change their decision because people don't agree with them. Guide them in their every thought about their self, give them the wisdom and knowledge to be who you have called them to be and to be that person wholeheartedly. Shower them with your love Lord, your true agape. It is in the name  of Jesus Christ we pray, AMEN!

****I hope & pray that this has helped you in some shape way or form. PLEASE comment, share, and subscribe to my blog. until next time, I love you all!!! #KNOWTHYSELF

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Truth About Soul Ties

What Is A Soul Tie?

A soul tie is exactly what it sounds like, the tie of souls in the spirit realm. 

Why this topic?
Honestly, I've been studying this for some time (a couple years off and on) and I feel equipped to write about it. Also, I don't want you all going into 2016 not understanding soul ties on a deeper level (there may be some you need to renounce before the new year).

Does the bible talk about soul ties?
Of course the bible does, but it doesn't address soul ties using the verbiage and dialogue that we do today, but it does talk about the knitting together of souls and becoming one flesh by the way of sexual intercourse. 

Do I have to have sexual intercourse to create a soul tie?
Absolutely....NOT and I'm going to explain it in detail providing you with sound scripture!! Because every time I've mentioned soul ties, people think fornication, which isn't always the cast. There are few type of soul ties, which I will inform you of in this post. Here we go, PLEASE STICK AROUND!!! (I want you to be well informed)

David and Jonathan
1 Samuel 18:1 says "And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul."

Jonathan was a good friend to David, he loved him as much as he loved himself. 
This scripture clearly tells us that Jonathan and David were tied together via their souls. 

Later in 1 Samuel 18:3-4 it tells us that "Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. 4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow and to his girdle."

COVENANT = an agreement
Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he had agape (sacrificial) love for him. He took off his garments and handed them to David proving his loyalty to him in a time of need. Jonathan was Davids, ace coon boon, ride or die, he was about that life, done for the cause and I know you have friends like that!! People that you know will have your back through thick and thin, those that support you, and would be willing to take the clothes off of their back and give them to you! People that are willing to give you their last just so they don't have to see you go withoutThose are the soul ties we need!! GOOD, FRUITFUL, HEALTHY soul ties. 

BAD SOUL TIE: Let me be VERY clear when I say this, a bad soul tie can be established via a friend or ANYTHING for that matter; when you begin to obsess over your friend or must have everything they have, want to be just like them, are going to great lengths to be in their presence (neglecting your responsibilities) and can't stop thinking about them and agree with everything they do and say. That is when a bad soul tie has been established. 

Words, promises, vows
Proverbs 18:21 says "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."
In a previous post I stressed the importance of words and the power thereof. (click to read: Words Have Power). And as cliche as it may sound our word is our bond (literally) because Numbers 30:2 says "if a man vow unto the Lord, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth. 

A lot of times we say certain things out of our mouth without thinking of the consequences of some of the words we speak. We make agreements with people when we are in friendships/relationships not thinking that when we "want" out of those friendships/relationship we are still bonded to those persons via our souls then we wonder why the heck we can't stop thinking, wanting, and longing to be with/around that person.....

It's because of those word agreements, vows, promises you made to that person saying things such as "I'll be with you forever" "I'll never let you go" "I need you" "I can't live without you" and even thinking these things can be dangerous "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he..." Proverbs 23:7

YES! I know this is probably too deeeeeeeeep for you but this is the truth of the matter. 

SEXUAL Soul Ties:
Fornication & Adultery
FIRST we must talk about the oneness of marriage, Genesis 2:24 says "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be ONE FLESH" (Godly soul tie)
Meaning that because they have such a intimate love and are sexually active their souls have now become ONE! They are connected via souls and are to be connected in every way possible: intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and financially. 

1 Corinthians 6: 15-16 says "15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her?For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.”

ONE FLESH; this type of connection is to only happen when in marriage, but due to fornication and adultery people are walking around connected to multiple souls. Every time you have sex with someone out side of marriage you take on a part of their soul as do you and every other person that you have ever slept with. It's DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP, I know!

Let Us Pray
Father God, I thank you for the Word that is still living and still speaking in a world full of distractions. I lift up your sons and daughters to you. I ask that you would give them wisdom to discern every relationship and person that wants to connect to them in this season. I ask that you would sift every attack of the enemy that tries to come to be a distraction in their life. I speak against the unhealthy soul ties that have been formed and I tell them to flee from their heart, mind, and soul! in the name of Jesus Christ! I renounce every word agreement, vow, promise, and commitment that they have made that is holding them hostage to the agreements that have been released into the atmosphere! I ask that you would teach them how to let go and stay free. Show them there value and worth. Help them realize that you never met for them to be bond, that's why you sent your precious Son that died on Calvary. Thank you for the blood that covers a multitude of sins and makes them white as snow and born again. My God you are amazing, thank you for simply being a ruler over all things and because they are a part of you they have victory over unhealthy soul ties. I ask that you would bring people in their lives that would be a support system, accountability partner, positive, loving, honest, trustworthy, and authentic!! We bless your name O God because you alone are worthy!! It is in Jesus Christ name we pray, AMEN!!!

***This has been a roller coaster, the down low, the 411 on soul ties, but still not in it's entirety it would take me series to cover all there is to know about soul ties, but if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please let me know in the comment box below or connect with me on social media. I'll do my best to answer your questions to the best of my ability. until next time, YOU ARE AMAZING!! I love you!!

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Overcoming Toxic Emotions

What are toxic emotions? Does it sound complex and detailed? Well to answer that question I must say yes and no; no in the sense that toxic emotions are simply emotions that are not from GOD….emotions that don’t line up with the Word of God. I say yes because it can be extremely hard to overcome toxic emotions but by the power of Jesus Christ anything...I mean anything is possible.

Toxic emotions stem from the things we invite into our lives and the practices we take up so willingly. We must be very conscious of the things we allow into our ear gates/inner thoughts by the things we watch and listen too. Now you may say that the things you watch/listen to have absolutely no affect on your life but the enemy is a deceiver and he specializes in deception. I’ll explain this in further detail in just a moment but FIRST! Please take this time to think of some of the toxic emotions you may have/be dealing with.

I had you do that because, we must acknowledge it to be able to overcome it so these emotions have been planted from something: TV shows, friends, family, music, etc.
Ex: Have you ever noticed that when watching a love story, listening to a seductive song, reading a horror story, talking to someone about depression, you literally take on those emotions? Well I have!!!! Those are examples of toxic emotions taking root in your heart. (& you ain’t even know it) Let me be very clear about the love story, I’m not saying that a love story is toxic but in a sense it can be especially if you are in a ordained season of singleness. It can prompt you to contact that ex random….which God has released you from. Talk about toxic!!!

When such toxic emotions try to creep their ugly little self in we must be like 2 Corinthians 10:5, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

Some of our greatest defenses against those toxic emotions are prayer and the Word of GOD. Remember all seeds grow into something! We must turn off EVERYTHING that plants a seed that is not conducive to the WORD of God in our life – This is the start to a great win!

Moving toward being an over comer:
·We must have an intentional/intimate relationship with Jesus Christ our LORD and savior. Well how do I obtain a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ, Tia? I’m so glad you asked!!!

Starting a relationship with Jesus Christ:

o Dive face first into the Word of GOD!
· Get a BIBLE, there are a number of translations available. KJV is the original and most accurate translation, but some people find it very complex and hard to read; which is why I advise you to check out NKJV, NLT, AMP. These are the closest to KJV and are very easy to understand!
o Start praying
· Praying is simply communicating/conversation with GOD. People ask me all the time how do I pray effectively? I tell them there is no wrong or right way to do it. Begin talking to the Lord straight from your heart. (just as you would a family member or friend)
o Get a journal
· Write about your dreams, goals, have conversation to God, pray, etc.

Over come toxicity:

o Capture the toxic emotion IMMEDIATELY 
· Acknowledge, recognize, and call it out by name!
o Exam the thought
· Is this from GOD? Is this from the enemy?
o Ask GOD to search your heart and purge you of all toxic emotions.
o Begin replanting in your life:
* Seek scripture by the power of the Holy Spirit that combats the emotion ex:
· Speak those scriptures over your life daily, memorize them! Meditate on them daily!
· Seek sermons regarding overcoming the specific toxic emotion that you are dealing with by the way of the Holy Spirit
o Listen to praise and worship music
o Pray that God will connect you with more believers that have dealt with similar toxic emotions so they can help sharpen you!
By this point you have started to plant good seeds and as you continue doing the things I’ve mentioned you will begin watering those seeds and then you will experience the fruit of your labors.

Let us pray:

Father God, we thank you for this Word, we thank you that by your stripes we are healed, I cast down every spirit of low self esteem, lack, anxiety, worthlessness, identity crisis, depression, procrastination, doubt, fear, loneliness, anger, and pride in the powerful name of Jesus Christ. I decree and declare that we are healed from all things that are toxic to our destiny.  Help us to apply this Word to our lives like never before. Help us to live a life in your fullness of joy and free of toxic emotions. I decree and declare that there will be a turnaround in our minds; how we see, think, and regarding the things we allow to pollute out inner most thoughts. We submit our minds and emotions to you O God. Thank you Lord for your Holy Spirit that guides, leads, and directs. We vow to walk under total submission of the Holy Spirit, it is in Jesus Christ almighty name we have pray, AMEN!

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Be The Clay!

The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will make you hear My words.” Then I went down to the potter’s house, and saw that he was working at the wheel. But the vessel that he was making from clay was spoiled by the potter’s hand; so he made it over, reworking it and making it into another pot that seemed good to him.
Then the word of the Lord came to me: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?” says the Lord. “Look carefully, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.
Jeremiah 18:1-6 AMP

It has been months ago now that the Lord placed it on my heart to make a video to encourage His sons and daughter to be the clay, in reference to the scripture above. 


Don't be afraid to be the clay on today!!! Even though we can't always make sense of what God is doing trust that He knows exactly what He is dong. The things and plans that he has for you are not of evil but to give you a expected end! (Jeremiah 29:11) Don't fret! Don't worry! Don't stress!! Let him mold you and shape in the way He sees fit. 


When you think about the state of the clay in the Porters hand you will come to realize that the clay is in such a fragile stage that it has no say so in what way the Porter shapes it! The clay can't move, develop, or take form without the hand of the Porter. So the need for the Porter is so real! 

This is us, the clay!! As God is the Porter, we need God to shape and mold us into what it is that he wants us to be. I know it seems like you'll never advance from being a murky lump of clay into that beautiful pot that God intends for you to be, but the good news is that you WILL!! 
In order to become that beautiful pot that God intends for you to be you must be workable. You have to submit to the voice of God and get in position so that he can do with you what he wills to do, and when you get in position you have to be obedient. You can't fight the Porter despite the way things seem to be going (in your favor or not). You may be saying "BUT it's rough TIA!!! You don't know" but OH I DO!! I've been going through the shaping and the reworking for sometime, because of my attempt to fight the Porter!! Not wanting to submit to the workings of Gods unchanging hand. And I can testify that YESSSSSS it is rough, but this is because it's a part of the process of forming, shaping, and developing your patience, endurance level, love walk and so much more; so that whenever you fall you don't break!! 
It's all a part of the building! Allow God to build you up so when the enemy tries you, you don't break!! 

**** I hope & pray this has encouraged you all!! I would love to know how do you handle being the clay? How are you handling being the clay? How is God molding you in this season? Are you willing to be the clay or are you over it and ready to give up? I truly want to know. PLEASE share, comment, and subscribe!!! I love you all soooo much!! Until next time! BE THE CLAY! 

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving: 4 Things I'm Thankful For

Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States of America; it is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in the month of November. This is a time where families come together to celebrate the harvest and to give thanks to the new year ahead.

Most families come together with a wide range of dishes to share with one another along with good laughter, celebrations, and enjoy the company of one other, BUT that isn't really what it is all about. When I think of Thanksgiving I think about being thankful for something/someone. That is why I have sat down to share with you all four things that I am thankful for on this Thanksgiving.


Life is such a preciously beautiful uncertainty, wait let me explain. You never know exactly what your life will be like, there are extreme highs and extreme lows. Sometimes it's like being on a roller coaster and never realizing you are coming to a 4% decline until you are headed downward. And that's exactly how I feel right now, because I lost a very good friend yesterday, and all though I am mourning her lost I am thankful that I had the opportunity to be apart of her LIFE she was a very sweet, kind, loving, understanding, and creative being. My friend had a large family and touched many people. Even though she may no longer with us she will never be forgotten because of her smile and energy she brought with her every time she showed up.


Families are far from perfect (if you know one, let me know I want them to adopt me lol), there are character flaws in each and every one of them (including us) but I am grateful for them on today!! I love the great moments of randomness, games, food, and countless burst of laughter!! I am so excited that I get to see them this Thanksgiving. I love my family so much. I am very thankful that my FAMILY values the fact of us all spending time together; we still get together to celebrate the holiday.


True friend are far and few between, they are rare as authentic diamonds! And because I don't have too many people that I actually call friend. I am overly thankful for the friends I do have. My friends keep me uplifted and challenge me to go beyond the bare minimal to get the job done. They give really good advice and they love on me when I need it the most. A day before Thanksgiving my best friend that has never driven over 2 hours, drove 4 hours to come get me for Thanksgiving; this friend has come to my rescue many of times. My FRIENDS are loyal, honest, and trustworthy. Last, but not least they....PRAY!!


I am thankful for my purpose! My purpose has kept me from being harmed many of times; what do I mean?? Because of various situations I have put myself in, I know I shouldn't still be alive and well. I should have and could have been dead and laying in my grave, but the Lord is keeping me because I have work to do. There is still plenty for me to do on this earth, so there is no way I can leave without FULLY working out my PURPOSE.

Lets be clear****These four things are NOT the ONLY things I have thankful for!! I am thankful for EVERY single blessing the Lord has given which is MUCH!! I am truly blessed!! TRULY!! God has been sooooo good to me, but today I am reflected on these four things!! I love you all, and hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Are You In ShaPe?

Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!
Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV

Soooo guys, I've been really hitting the gym!! I've been working out two times a day and five days a week for a few weeks now and I'm actually seeing result. It works!! Working out really works lol, It was about time I got my life back in order in this aspect. I can't be spiritually fit and physically a hot mess......and that is what brings me to this blog post today, I want to tell you all a story as I've been known to do so many times before.

I was in the gym the other day and I saw this girl come in and start working out on a machine near by, she was getting it y'all!! You know that saying go hard or go home, well she had totally got the motto down to a science because she was going HARRRRD!! (with no intentions of going home anytime soon) Then me with my imperfect self started looking at her like she was crazy, not because she was making me feel like I wasn't doing enough, but because she was already thin. 

I truly didn't understand why she needed to go so hard on that machine, because to my naked eye she looked as though she was already pretty much in shape. I told the Lord "If I was even half the size she is I wouldn't dare be going that hard, I'd be trying to maintain the little weight I do have, not let it melt away." Then the Lord started speaking to my heart telling me that "just because she looks thin, doesn't mean she is automatically in shape." Me being a smarty pants said "well she sure could run longer than me!" he said "that may be true, but is her spirit in shape?" and at that moment it all begin to click as he kept giving me revelation after revelation.

The little hair that I do have now was blown back (he is constantly blowing my hair back with revelation). He told me that just like a lot of Christians they walk around "looking" the part but not really laboring the part. They go to church 2-4 times a week, wear nice suits and dresses, and know my Word, but their spirit is completely and utterly out of shape. He told me "Christianity is a show and competition to many of them. They play with my name and put words in my mouth. They are more traditional and religious than they are loving and focused on a solid relationship with me."

I wish you could of seen my face at this point in the middle of that gym. I hadn't signed up for a sermon and a workout that day, but he gave me some good revelation that had me completely out done. Although I have discerned such things about some people, the Lord had never talked so direct to me about "Christians". 

Perhaps you know someone like this or maybe that someone is you; however I encourage you to get back to what really matters, the last thing you want is for God to dismiss you from his gates on judgement day because you'd rather play church than to actually be the church!

Are you in shape? Have you been strengthening your spirit man as much as you've been lifting weights? Have you been ignoring your relationship with God? Have you been walking around "claiming" that you are a child of God but yet your life is fruitless? Do you look and talk the part but have failed to walk the part? If so, thank God the end hasn't come YET and there is still hope! God wants a relationship with you! Not only does he wants us to take care of our bodies, he wants us to take care of our spirit. Especially if he has called you to lead in ministry. You have to be in constant communication and right relationship with him to lead properly. He longs for you! He needs you! He wants to help you be bold, confident, and authentic for his Glory! #GetBackTOTheBasics

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Head vs. Heart

the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it?
Jeremiah17:9 NKJV

Head vs. Heart!!! “Huh?" "What?" "You’re confusing me! I don’t know what you’re talking about!” “What does that mean?” “I’m not following your logic here?” “Where are you going with this?” “Are they in some kind of competition?” Well in a sense the head and heart are in a competition and you have the power to decide which one wins the battle of tug a war! Today this reading will focus on the battle between the two.
Have you ever been faced with a critical decision and someone told you to “follow your heart?” Of course you have! It’s a well known phrase but in Jeremiah 17:9 it tells us that the heart is deceitful and wicked alluding to the fact that the heart can NOT be trusted. I’ve witnessed the heart steer people into things that they thought they were free from, all because the heart was "head over hill" for the very thing they had been delivered from, and by doing something as simple as “following their heart”, they took 10 steps back (after taking 5 steps forward) to the place that has the potential to doom them straight to hell.

The winds are high and the temperatures are dropping to record lows. The leaves are falling and pretty soon we can expect snow. But this doesn’t not mean that you have to participate in the infamous ritual of “cuffing season” despite the fact that the season has changed it doesn’t mean that your season of singleness is up. The last thing you want to do is cut yourself short.

We must be people that think with our head instead of our heart, because the heart will cause you to go back to that dead end relationship that you know is no good for you mentally, physically, and spiritually simply because your heart is telling you that you still love that person but the reality of the situation is that; you don’t want to be alone for the fall/winter months. You want someone to hold you tight and keep you warm through the night.

The heart is so manipulative, I call the heart an emotional muscle because one it is a muscular organ (if you didn’t know, now you know) and two that is where all our issues/emotions (Prov.4:23) flow from (one reason why it is vital that we guard our heart). Our heart has the ability to make us feel a number of ways; happy, anxious, depressed, surprised, irritated, worried, confident, angry, etc. but we don’t have to allow our emotions to have control over us.

Before you go to bed at night take a moment silence your heart(emotions) and sit at the throne of God so that he can fix, heal, and cleanse the areas of your heart that may be broken and damaged. Ask him to help you enjoy your singleness and to instruct you on where you need help growing and preparing for your future mate. A season of singleness isn't the wilderness God is still talking and instructing but you have to be available to listen and if you are busy "following your heart" and filling your life with clutter to avoid the preciousness of this season in your life, your future mate will be ready to meet you before you are ready to meet him. And you don't want to keep him waiting any longer than what he already has! :-)

****I pray that this reading has been a blessing to your single season and has also challenged, encouraged, and informed you sista girl!! In the comment section, let me know what you do to silence your heart when it is causing every emotion to surface that you know isn't ordained from God? Also, if you are married what are some things that you did in your season of singleness to prepare for your mate? PLEASE SHARE!!

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