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Motivational Monday Moment – 12/26/16

It’s the last Monday of 2016. Where has time gone? It seems like just yesterday we were sharing our New Year goals, spring cleaning, making summer vacation plans and making our year end lists. Between the many changes that we’ve endured, you’re probably exhausted right?


You’re ready for this year to be over? Excited? Scared?

Last year I sat in a church on New Year’s Eve praying for a miracle. I was enduring so much that I felt overwhelmed. I prayed. I listened to the preached word. I listened to the music. I wanted and needed a change. My breakthrough had to come.

I believed it.


The pastor said that he declared 2016 to be a Sweet 16 for all of you. I said “God, help it to be sweeter. Help me to be sweeter. Help me to be better.”

I’m here to tell you that He did.

It wasn’t over.

I had to keep fighting.


I was going to be victorious.

And you know what?

So are you.

This is your chance to make it better. Don’t accept the same BS that you’re accepting now. The only thing holding you back is you.

You have the right to demand better for 2017.


Better finances. Better health. Better opportunities. Better relationships.

You are in control of your life.

Didn’t accomplish what you wanted? There’s still time in 2016, but if not…so what?

Refocus and recreate your goals. You are the captain of your fate.

You can choose to sit on the sidelines and complain about the situation or get up and get dressed. Sometimes half the battle is showing up ready to fight.

Fight for you.

Fight for your future.

Fight for the things that matter to you.

You owe it to yourself to choose you each and every day. Promise me that you will do that. That you will fight for you and choose you each and every day.



  1. This is a wonderful message…as are all of your posts…but sometimes, we’re just too tired to fight. And pray? Wow. Yesterday was one of the worst days I have had in a long, long time. It was Christmas and even though I have four grown children and four grand-children, I didn’t hear one word from any of them.
    And people wonder why I’m so dark and twisty..and why I don’t pray….and why I don’t even try anymore.

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