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The Power of Discernment

Discernmentthe ability to judge well: the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure.

God has given each of us the ability to discern whether or not something is in our best interest. If it’s not, let it go. If it is, embrace it. Discernment is one of our superpowers. Be sure to use it.♥️ ~ Shaun

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Love, Wisdom & Understanding

My goal for this week.. and always.. but more so this week – Seek love, wisdom and understanding.

When it’s hardest to love, love anyway.

Be wise about choice of words and actions. The goal should always be to build not destroy, even when situations seem hopeless.

Seek to understand before passing judgment.

These are my goals. What are some of yours?♥️ ~ Shaun

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Provisions Beyond Expectation

Provisions beyond our expectations. That’s what God provides. And somehow He always manages to sneak in a little something extra – lagniappe.

Expect the unexpected!

So.. I only intended to write a few lines and share today’s quote; however, I cannot publish this without sharing a snippet of my testimony. You see

Four years ago (August 23, 2018), I was searching for a house to lease. The one I had moved into after my separation had served its purpose. Plus, I needed more space (my son had outgrown his room). Well, I found a house, but could never reach anyone to inquire about it. At the time, my daughter worked for a realty firm so I asked for assistance with finding another contact. Y’all, I really wanted the house. Unfortunately/fortunately she couldn’t, but she did find another house in the same subdivision. One that had just been listed. The one I’m currently living in now.

Four years ago, I wrote about my experience while viewing the house. The house far exceeded my expectations. Not in size – because it’s tiny – but in the details. Not details others would notice but the ones only God knew.

Before losing my first home, I had plans to remodel. Had drawn them out. Had picked colors. Then, the foreclosure happened (couldn’t afford it after my separation). The first place I moved into exceeded my expectations. I had asked for specific things and God provided a little more. When I moved from there, He gave me what I had asked for and again, a little more. You see, I asked for the basics. The things I could think of – number of bedrooms, bathrooms, 2 car garage, front porch – the basics. But He provided the details. From the brick pavers in my kitchen to the exact color of my bathroom (things I had planned for the remodel), this house had it. It didn’t end there. There were so many tiny details that made me smile. Y’all, on that day, I felt so loved. And I still feel loved. To this day, as He always has, He continues to do little things that make me smile. I’m forever grateful and blessed to have His love.

By the way, I dodged a bullet by not getting the other house. Every few months some maintenance company is digging around or working on an issue at or near that property.

Listen, thank you for reading! I just had to share my story. Have a wonderful day.

Shaun

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Moments of Transparency

Being transparent has its limits. Our lives were never meant to be an open book for all to read. Knowing when, what and with whom to share is vital. I’ve finally realized everyone can’t handle our truth, only a select few.♥️ ~Shaun

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Purpose Requires Focus

Usually, I share the same captions that I use when I post my quotes on my social media platforms. However, today, I’m sharing the Facebook memory that inspired today’s quote.

August 2, 2019

It’s Friday, y’all! Here’s today’s social media find. Decided to use my own quote.😊 We can’t allow distractions to throw us off track. Our purpose is far too important to let small things hold us back.

Y’all, sometimes distractions are hard to recognize (or we refuse to see them as distractions). A distraction can be as small as someone looking at us the wrong way or not speaking. Or it could be binge watching a Netflix show or spending hours on Pinterest. Anyhoo, whether good or bad, distractions keep us from focusing on our purpose. Enjoy life, but stay focused. Oh…as for the negative distractions, give them to God and keep going. They’re not worth our time or attention.

Yesterday I decided to log off on one of my Instagram accounts. Just like my Twitter account, I could see it was becoming a distraction and affecting me mentally and emotionally. Not a lot, but it was. Even though posts shared by the people I follow were positive and inspirational, the suggested posts that continued to pop up were about things that I found myself dwelling on much longer than necessary. Typically I’d blow it off and refocus. However, I’ve learned from experience that if I don’t handle it now, I’ll end up in the same place before, anxious and unable to concentrate. So it was best to log off now.

By the way, here’s today’s quote. Almost forgot to share it. ~ Shaun

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Love

It’s quite evident that hate is in the air. However, love is also in the air. Today, let’s focus on love.

Give it.
Receive it.
Embrace it.

Yes, it’s all about LOVE. Is it just me or can you also hear Earth, Wind & Fire singing #AllAboutLove.♥️ ~ Shaun

It’s all about love.