Just the thought of the initial cost to something BIG can be stressful, it can literally cause you to quit before you’ve even begun.  In the last couple of days, I have had this conversation several times. So let’s talk about it.

Everything has a cost and its initial investment may seem to be dreadfully overwhelming. If you’re starting a business, it’s the finances(office equipment, furniture, computer, pots, pans, etc). You also have to invest your time researching (laws, rules, and the how to’s).  What type of Paperwork, Licensing, Permits, etc.)? Ohh God let this not require a DEGREE!  Now you’ll have to commit to studying, homework, focusing and becoming comfortable with DELAYED GRATIFICATION (basically sacrificing life as you currently know it). The list goes on and on BUT:

There is only one question HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?

What about the more inner-personal stuff liiiikkkkkeeee (THE YOU) in your RELATIONSHIPS!!! Remember we can’t control anyone else, sooooo we have to do our part.

The questions you ask God may go a little something like this.

1.  You want me to KEEP LOVING who?………..Why?

2. You want me to FORGIVE who?……….Do you even know what they did?

3. You want me to GIVE them what?……Can you please find somebody else to do it?

4. You want me to GO where?……God listen I’m not trying to go near those people?

*Side Note: Every one of those directives have a blessing right on the other side of the obedience.

The initial cost of this type of vulnerability feels like DEATH because IT IS!! IT IS DEATH TO SELF…(JESUS take the wheel…lol…lbvs). If you are really serious about BUILDING YOU, you must sit down, count the cost and PLEASE consider the DIVIDENDS. I PROMISE, IF YOU RELEASE YOU (die to self) you’ll find yourself LETTING GO of the dead weight that’s been stopping you.  You’ll feel much better! The task will become lighter and the benefits will far exceed what you could have ever imagined.

Now I’m going to let you in on a little secret. If you really desire to make the changes that will help you GROW, TRUST GOD and watch HIM begin to bring PEOPLE into your life that will share with you their testimonies (remember FAITH comes by HEARING) about going to school, starting a Business or reconciling (or at least making peace with people). YOU NEED ONLY TO BE WILLING! AND THEN OBEDIENT (yes action is required)!!                         

There is only one question HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?


Quick Story

There was a lady that I initially really liked.  We had a disagreement and she handled things in a way that wasn’t to my liking, so I cut her off (yep straight up……DONE).  I knew this wasn’t pleasing to God (but honestly It didn’t matter in that moment) I had been wronged and that was that!! Anywho I seen her some time later in WALMART and I decided today was thee day. I began to pray (for favor with her and a HOLY GHOST SETUP, I knew I needed him and if he wasn’t present, IT WASN’T GOING TO HAPPEN).  After cruising the aisles for a minute, waiting on the right moment I APPROACHED (not knowing what would be next(was this going to be one of those Walmart showdowns that would end bad and make me look crazy)………I JUST HAD TO TRUST GOD). I must admit I was still a little pissed (but my pissed was 2 sided, I had let this go on waaayy to long and at the end of the day it really wasn’t that serious). I started the conversation explaining to her my WHAT and WHY, and then I LISTENED as she gave me her WHY(I was kinda interested in understanding why she did what she did…..kinda).  We agreed to disagree on some points and move on. No it didn’t end that night in a Love fest BUT it was the beginning and we’d cleared the air.  TODAY WE ARE GOOD!!

WHO is worth you giving up THE BLESSING?

WHAT is worth you giving up THE BLESSING?

WHY would you want to give up THE BLESSING?







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2 thoughts on “The INITIAL COST

  • October 15, 2016 at 12:37 am

    I love it. You are so inspirational.

    • October 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Thank You gurrrrllll


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