Honesty hour ✨

I didn’t know who I was before, so I didn’t know what I had to lose. I struggled with the need to be accepted, so I accepted anything. I took on tasks that served me no purpose. I entertained friendships, relationships, & activities that added no value to my life. I broke promises I made to myself because I had no drive, no focus, & no strategy. I somewhat had a plan, but no provision, so I let that stop me. My intentions were good, but I couldn’t execute what I hadn’t fully given my all to..

I was saying one thing & doing another. I chose to ignore what I knew for what was more comfortable. I made terrible decisions, then beat myself up about them. I went to God with the same old prayer, asking for forgiveness of the same old things! My life became one still circle. I would pray for a way out, then when the opportunity presented itself, I compromised with sin.

See, what you magnify, you get more of! & I chose to feed my corrupt nature. I chose to be who people said I was. I adapted to my surroundings, & I dimmed my light for the sake of others’ comfort, instead of being unapologetically chosen, gifted, & bright! I lost myself trying to please others, but God interrupted all that! Instead of keeping my mouth shut & moping in guilt & shame, I made the choice to confess my sins, lay down my burdens, & reap the benefits of God’s precious grace!!! (Everlasting love, peace, & joy) from that day forward, I chose to put one foot in front of the other, REGARDLESS of how I FELT or what life LOOKED like, & because of that, I AM FREE!!!

My prayer is that someone was inspired by this. I pray that you wake up from that slump & surrender to God! It is not too late. You are not too deep in sin, too far astray, or too messed up to be forgiven, set free, & made whole by God. I pray that you give up the need to CONTROL your life. God knows what’s best for you! God’s plans for your life are far greater than your BEST days of dreaming!!!!! If you can dream it, HE can DO it!! Please, let go & let God. He’s waiting on you, with open arms.

1 John 1:9 🦋


It is March 1st, 2018! You’ve had 2 months to make it happen, whatever IT may be! I don’t care how big or how small, start somewhere! It’s just THAT simple! You ain’t gotta OUT DO nobody else!! You can live YOUR absolute BEST life, no matter your circumstances. It all starts with YOU.

You are NOT stuck! You are NOT a failure. You have NOT wasted time, & no you won’t try again next year, because there are 10 months left in THIS one! Don’t you dare give up & don’t give in. Life is just beginning, says God! I’m looking at your slate & it’s clean! Don’t worry about how it got that way, just know that you are FORGIVEN! Now move FORWARD! Write that book! Create that website! Go back to school! Apply for that job! Start your career! Possibilities are ENDLESS in this season, says The Lord.

What are you waiting on? What are you afraid of? God’s got your back, & you WON’T fail! NOT ON HIS WATCH! TRUST that He will see you through. STOP looking at what you don’t have or what you can’t do, because GOD will make it happen for you, through His MIGHTY works!!! It’s not about WHAT you’ve done, it’s about WHO you belong to! Now get to work! It’s not gonna happen on its own!

Prayer: Dear Lord God, I pray that after reading this blog, each & every individual is encouraged & determined to get things done! Lord, rest on the hearts of your children, & remind them of the different gifts they possess! There is something YOU can do, that NO ONE else can! Yes, you! God loves you THAT much! Someone needs to know that it doesn’t matter how many other ppl are doing it, what will make ALL the difference in YOUR work, is GOD! HE will build your platform & draw your audience. So forget about “looking” like “everybody else” & LOOK to God! I REBUKE the spirit of laziness, in JESUS name! & I RELEASE longevity into your life! Lord, bring those ideas back to LIFE! I pray that your spirit be awakened. Dream again! Believe again! I pray that you begin to PUT FORTH the effort! Don’t just hope for it, HAVE IT! Apply yourself! Don’t put it off until tomorrow, start today! I speak death to those “put down” demons! The ones that cause you to have low self esteem. They will NOT take over your mind any longer! Be FILLED with the GREATNESS of GOD! Think on thoughts that are from above! God’s plans for you! (Jeremiah 29:11) no longer will you ALLOW where you live to hold you back! Break OUT of that box! Be FREE from the captivity of your own negative mind! Be transformed! (Romans 12:2) Speak LIFE over yourself every single day! Then GO AFTER what you speak of!!!

May the peace & prosperity of God be with you, ALL the days of your life! Love, always. 🦋

Don’t get too comfortable!

While in prayer, The Lord said to me, just bc you’re not where you used to be doesn’t mean to forget where you’re going!

We win a couple of battles & think we’re ready for war! There’s still more work to put in, more corrections & cuts to be made. There’s still more to sacrifice & more to come. You can rest when I say so! You’ve got some catching up to do, bc I called you long ago & you didn’t want to answer. Your destiny awaits you & this time, you WILL make it, so don’t get comfortable! Just bc I delivered you from your mess doesn’t mean you’re entitled! Just bc you don’t struggle with that thing anymore, doesn’t mean it’s not another something on the way! Stay on guard! Stay on your post! Don’t give the enemy space to play in! Blessings are overflowing, prayers are being answered, yeah it’s all good, but don’t get too comfortable! The devil is still lurking!

Being God’s child is not some kind of get out of jail free pass. It’s not an “off limits” or you won’t have to suffer, pass! If anything, it’s gonna draw more warfare! It’s gonna cause the enemy to quickly take his focus off whatever he’s doing to place it on you! Another soul that God has made room for in His kingdom. Ain’t nobody mad but the devil! It is his duty to seek & devour you! He has studied you for so long that he won’t swallow you whole, he’ll present to you everything that makes your flesh weak. He knows what distracts you, so he’ll try you with that. Do not deceive yourself! Do not think you are so wise, that you’ve got it all figured out! Just like blessings come in many forms so does a curse, & the enemy desires to confuse & control you. Especially the way you SEE things. It’ll seem pleasing to the eye, but it’s deadly for your spirit! Walk by faith & not sight! By what you hear from God, not what you see in your circumstances! Do not be deceived! Seek God even when you set goals & accomplish them. There is ALWAYS room for growth! Yes, you’ve come a long way, but there’s still a ways to go! Be willing & open to receive correction. It is for your good!

Some of us have lived our whole lives in sin; ONE deliverance isn’t gonna set us completely free, but once you get a taste of it, maintain that appetite! You’ve gotta feed it in order for it to LIVE! What are you feeding? Your flesh or your spirit? Flesh says, I’m doing pretty good, I don’t have anything to work on. Spirit says, Lord, I’m gonna keep coming to you until YOU find me faithful & pleasing in Your sight! Don’t get too comfortable to stand corrected!

Psalm 119:71 NLT: My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to Your decrees.

A sinner’s prayer

Romans 8:35-39

Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God! If you know or have heard anything about God’s word, I’m sure you’ve learned of His forgiveness. We say to ourselves, how will or how can God truly forgive me for ALL I’ve done? Some of us would say, mean, I’ve done it all. I am in no shape or form, prepared to ask God to forgive me for all my mess, & even when I do, how do I stop sinning? How do I stop going to God for forgiveness for the same things? I don’t think I’ll ever be good enough for God, so I’ll just keep living the way I’m living.

The devil is a lie!!


You are NOT reaching for an unattainable goal! I want you to know that you don’t have to “fix” yourself up for God. You don’t have to wait til you’re done drinking or smoking to get saved & gain a relationship with God. No matter what you do or have done, you can still choose God, right here & right now! No sin is too deep. No generational curse, no spirit of bondage, no suicidal thoughts, no addiction, no lustful desires, no shameful past or present can stop you from a right now relationship with God! Don’t allow the devil to talk you into believing that it’s “too hard” to live for God. You don’t have to be perfect to be accepted by Him. He accepted you in your mother’s womb! He knew you’d fall short. He knew you’d possibly become angry with Him & turn your heart away from Him, & He created You still!!! He still loves you enough to forgive you. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about saying God, I’ll do better. I know I’ll fall short, but when I do, help me to get up & keep running towards You instead of what distracted me. I encourage you to get Romans 8:35-39 deep down in your heart & believe that God loves you & wants you to come to Him just the way you are! Don’t hide your flaws, take them to Him! He’ll work them out for your good!

Prayer: Lord, I pray for every heart & mind that comes across tonight’s blog. I pray that after recieving these words, lost souls come chasing after You. Teach us how to be one with You, God. Give us hearts of worship. Hearts that eagerly want to do better, regardless of thinking we’re not worthy enough. Lord, we want to be wise enough to make the right decisions. Help us to get to the root of what’s holding us back from pleasing You. Eliminate our distractions. Place more godly ppl in our lives. That one thing that I feel like I can’t let go of on my own, take it from me, Jesus. Change my appetite towards it. I NEED Your help. I’m not strong enough to tackle this on my own. Order my steps, Lord, so that they may be made pleasing in Your sight. Help me to be an example amongst my friends & family. I want to implement REAL change & growth. I’m so tired of the same old thing. Have Your way with my life, Lord. That’s the only way things will get better. I pray this prayer in high hopes of a fresh, new start! In Jesus name, Amen.

Relationship Status

“Draw near to God & He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, & purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

James 4:8 ESV

There are times when we pray & we feel like God isn’t answering or we feel like God isn’t apart of our lives, but we leave out the part about how we treat God like an old book that can be picked up & put to use when we feel like it. So many of us forget that God’s whole being in our lives is a relationship! & what do we do in relationships? We get to know one another. When we’re really interested, we stay in contact, sometimes all day, everyday. We wanna hear from them first thing in the morning. (If we don’t get that good morning text, we’re in our feelings!) throughout the day, we wanna check in (so how’s your day going?) we stay up all night on the phone, blushing & sharing childhood memories. We also go on dates. Set aside a time where you spend time with God & Him only! So yeah, think about God as if you’re dating Him! 😊 Want to know more about who He is? Read His Word. Wanna get closer to Him? Spend time in prayer, just talking to Him throughout the day. (Draw near) you wouldn’t want to be in a relationship with someone whom you only hear from when they need something! That’s one sided! Don’t you like compliments? Give God some praise! How do you expect to receive when you haven’t given anything? What about trust? You’re praying & asking God for this & that, but can He trust you with it? Are you even ready for what you’re asking of? Have you purified your heart & turned away from sin? You shouldn’t expect someone to supply your needs so quickly when you’ve betrayed their trust & shown no action towards moving in a better direction. What kind of relationship do you want? If one at all; It’s up to you! You can go to God with with all of your fears, concerns, & mistakes, & watch, He’ll come back with faith, clarity, & a message to back up everything He says He is! You can’t treat God like a side piece & expect to have a relationship that’ll withstand hard times. What is your foundation built on? Is it solid? Can you go to God about anything & you’ll receive? Salvation is free & a relationship with God is effortless once you genuinely want to make Him apart of your life! Stay connected to the source & you won’t have to worry about how the light went out.

Extras: Pray Psalm 51 relentlessly! Begin to go to God in prayer about having a better relationship with Him. Ask God to search your heart & just be honest with Him about where you are & where you want to be. Your faithful relationship with Him will take you there! Be consistent, no matter what!

“Faith aimed at the wrong target” By Alexis Symmone. 💛

“Faith aimed at the wrong target is WORTHLESS!”

Worthless meaning: Having no real value or use

Faith: has many definitions. Definitions that we come up with ourselves, but I am going to give a definition that I think we “ALL” can agree on.

“Complete trust, complete belief in someone or something!”

Do you find yourself only having faith for worldly and natural things? I know sometimes I do, well I “use” to. God had to allow me to see that he already knows what I need as well as what I want so there was no need for me to continue to pray and ask for those things. I had faith for “things” and things alone… it’s pretty sad to say, but hey it’s the truth. I would find myself praying so hard for a new job, a new car, a new home just “stuff” to flatter this outside appearance. God already knew what I wanted, and I “felt” I needed. When people would ask for me to pray for them, I would pray for things for them… I didn’t know any better. If I knew someone needed a job, common sense told me to pray that the Lord would provide a way…

But there came a time, a time where I felt my prayers were not getting through. The Lord had to show me why that was. He said to me, it’s not that I don’t hear you nor do I see you. What you are praying for are things I already know you or whomever else need or want but in order for me to meet those needs you/them have to meet MY NEEDS!

What he meant by that was, I want you, and I want all of you! I want them and I want all of them! He said, “Your faith is aimed at the wrong target!”, and my target at the time were “things” as I stated earlier in the text…. things of the world.. things that satisfied my flesh and my outer being. I changed my target! When I begin to pray, I prayed for things that would win the people’s souls… mend their broken hearts… release bondage and spiritual connections with outside demons! See the Lord wanted to heal the inside and then bless the outside. We don’t think about these things for people, let’s just be honest for a second. “Hey pray for me”, you aren’t going to pray for my broken heart; you aren’t going to have faith that God heals my mind… you’re going to pray, “Lord I know she needs a new job and she’s been going through some financial issues etc. he already knows this!!!!! “But instead pray for what you don’t see! Ask God what it is you should pray on my behalf or someone’s else behalf and have your faith aimed at the target of healing for my inside and someone else! After, the Lord does a work on the inside again, he will bless the outside.

In James 4:17 it states, “therefore he who knows Good(different) and does not do it is a sin. So now that you know different and you don’t do different you will disappoint God.

James 2:15-17

“15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

Let’s remix this thing—- suppose a brother or Sister is without a peace of mind, is without God…. have the same Faith you have for things for their soul !

I encourage you to have your faith aimed at what you can’t see! Bc what you can’t see is what you and someone else needs! Let it be WORTH it and not WORTHLESS!!! Amen? Amen!!!!

James 4:17

James 2:15-17

Just wanted to drop in on Sha’la’s blog and drop some spiritual gems, until next time may God continue to reveal himself in you.

Peace love and abundance !

Alexis F. 🌻

Good conduct

We must know how to conduct ourselves in order to have good conduct with God.

God dropped this little nugget in my spirit today, as I was studying, & it may sound obvious to you, but it was profound for me, bc of what followed this statement. So I looked up the word conduct, & the first definition is “The manner in which a person behaves especially in a particular occasion or particular context.” The second definition is “The action or manner of managing an activity or organization .” (We’re God’s organization.)

So immediately, God began to show me how we conduct ourselves so recklessly. We’re ungrateful, prideful, disobedient, we love money & pleasure more than we love God, we have no self control, we have a form of godliness, but still deny God’s power! But yet, we want a “good report” from Him. We carry on like there’s a “worldly” way of representing God. There’s nothing secular about being holy. We use the excuse of “I’m not perfect” when all we have to do is say “Lord, perfect my flaws.” Don’t expect to turn into a Saint over night, but as long as you’re sincere about change, & everyday you’re making a conscious effort to make better choices, God will show up in your life & deliver you from some bad habits. We have to get serious about which direction we’re headed in. Do you wanna keep living in the past? Still hoping something changes? The past is the past, beloved, leave it there! Do you wanna stay stagnant? Having to take the same test over & over again, bc you just won’t learn your lesson? Or do you wanna say “God, give me the strength to drop my old ways & commit to the way You would have me to go.”? All it takes is a little bit of genuine effort. You don’t have to promise God that you’ll be a preacher next week or even next year; just show God that you have a willing heart, & He’ll do the rest. Don’t worry about mistakes either! Saying “I’m gonna mess up” or “I’m not good enough.” is what’s gonna keep you stuck! Learn from the mistake & keep it pushin’! Consistency is key!

Prayer: Lord, You said in Your word that even if I have faith as small as a mustard seed, I can move mountains, so I ask that You take my little faith & move sinful nature, fear, doubt, & defeat out of my way! With the power of You that is in me, I will overcome the ways of the world, & I will be transformed by the renewing of my mind, in Jesus name. Amen.

Here’s a 21 day bible plan that helps determine the steps we should make when moving towards a more godly lifestyle.

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