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Motivational Monday Moment – 12/19/16

My Motivational Monday Moment is inspired by my girlfriend Tya. She and I had dinner a couple of weeks ago and she said something so profound to me. I was telling her what was going on and how some people hate me for the things that I receive. That God has been moving people in and out of my life over the last few years and I’m struggling with the loss.


People assume they know what’s going on in my life when they have no idea. She smiled and said you have favor. I said “I know sis and I’m thankful of it, but how can you hate on someone who has favor.” She laughed and said, “Favor is not Fair”.


There it was.

Favor is not fair.

Psalm 5:12 (NKJV)

For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.

I felt as though man was persecuting me because God has favor on me and my life. Was it fair? Nope. But, as Tya said, “Man thinks in terms of fairness and equitable treatment, but God is divine.”. Woohoo!

My girl was dropping knowledge. She was sharing what I needed to hear. Many times I question God about his favor. Are you sure God? Me? Thank you God, but am I ready? Do you think I can do it?


When my ex-husband called me in April to tell me that he was getting laid off? I asked him “Are you okay?” He replied “Yes.”. I told him that God will redirect our path by closing doors and opening new ones for us. I told him to trust in God. He thanked me and we got off the phone.

I immediately begin to pray and I asked God “What am I going to do? I have a birthday party that I planned and paid for. I’m moving and now I have to financially support my son by myself. God, how am I going to make it?”

God immediately spoke to me and said “Haven’t I always provided for you?” I immediately felt at peace. He had. He has never forsaken me. Even when I felt alone, God was always walking with me and waiting for me to call His name. He never missed a beat.


I thought I was alone, but I wasn’t. My ex continued to pay his share of childcare and Munch’s life continued uninterrupted. God then allowed me to get an interview for the current job that I have now. He allowed me to move into a different role making more money and more responsibilities than ever.

My response was simple….Thank you God!

Favor isn’t fair and God has favor over my life. I can’t explain it and you know what? I don’t have to. I’m thankful for it and I’m using my voice to share the stories of my survival. I’m also a testament to God’s grace and mercy in my life.

You may think that your life sucks or you can’t imagine getting a better job or situation than you have now, but get over it. You can. You have to know that you are worthy. Worthy of more than you currently have.

You are bigger than any situation or problem you find yourself into. You may think that God has abandoned you, but He hasn’t. Sometimes He’s blocking things you can’t even see. Just know that you can always count on Him.



  1. Just like the other two posts here this morning, I love that this is how I get to start my week! It was the first email I read in my blog account and it truly was a blessing. God has always made sure that I was ok as well. It’s so comforting to know that he is there, making sure we are ok. Even in the rough times, I can still see his hand in my life.

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  2. Your faith is boundless and I’m glad He’s there for you. Actually, I’m glad He’s there for everybody. I’m still a little pissed at Him but He was there for me when I was younger and I will never stop praising Him for that. Somewhere along the lines, He deserted me…and most likely, rightfully so.

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      1. Thanks, sis but I don’t think He hears you. I’m paying a penance for something, I guess. It’s okay. I still believe in Him. I just don’t understand how He can let “one of His children” suffer so much. But I also know the Bible teaches us not to question Him or His actions. 🙂

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  3. Before reading this I am sitting at home alone, sick from a cold, balling my eyes out and pow-wowing with God and Jesus. (lol. Both of Them because I am there, tired, so very tired) Great reminder and thanks for the encouragement. I know that God is strategic in His way, yet I most times forget it’s His way and not mine. Continued blessings upon you and yours. God’s grace.


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