Staying Focused

So far, I’ve been away from social media for nearly two weeks ( today is 3/16/23). I plan to stay away from all social media platforms indefinitely, but I’ll leave all of the information I’ve posted in hopes that someone will find something I’ve shared to be useful. While on this new journey of “no social media” I expect God to help me use my time wisely as I focus more on the relationships I’ve been blessed with, beginning with my children. My handsome fifteen-year-old son is on track to attend any university of his choice with an academic scholarship and my adorable eight-year-old son is approaching third grade with great fervor. God has been so very good to us and I plan to soak up every moment in life from this point forward. Please remember to take time to show the people who love you that you love them too.

What are some things I’ve learned on my healing journey so far: 1)Satan will always attempt to distract you and keep drama relevant in your life, please try to avoid reacting. I’m working on this, but sometimes I fail, however, I get back up and try to make better-focused decisions the next day. 2)You’ll be surprised how God will use your story to help set others free, so feel free to tell it as often as you’d like. I’ve met so many beautiful people around the world, and although I’m one of the most imperfect people I know, my story has helped others find their voices. 3)You can do anything you put your mind to. It doesn’t matter what others say, what matters is your belief in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself, then reaching your goals will prove to be very difficult. 4)God will never leave you nor forsake you. No matter how difficult the journey proves to be, no matter how many times you doubt that God cares, and no matter how much it seems like the wicked get away with evil, God is always there when you need Him the most. Be encouraged with Psalm 37. God ALWAYS shows up on time. 5)When you fight with pigs you’ll get dirty. It’s okay to let go, tap out, or better yet, ignore the foolishness altogether because it’s exhausting, unproductive, you don’t operate at a higher level if you engage with fools, and you become equally foolish the more you try to cast your pearls before swine. 6)Don’t let pride change your position. Fighting hate with love is always the better choice, but the road less traveled because it requires you to let go of the things you can’t control. 7)Stay above the fray! If you soar high above the drama then your enemies look like fools alone. Pray for them and release them to God. There will always be someone who doesn’t like you in this world and if you’re going to work for God you just have to accept this truth. 8) If you want to build healthy relationships you must create solid boundaries, pray for your enemies, and STAY FOCUSED.

I’m learning every day to stay focused and not beat myself up if I fail. I’m also determined to not allow the past to taint my new relationships. We miss opportunities when we allow ourselves to be distracted by things and people we’ve moved away from. Find your people, vibe with your people, thrive with your people, work on building healthy relationships, and find peace in God somewhere NORTH OF THE FRAY.

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