Are You Disciplined For Destiny?

Hey there! A few years ago I was the worse at meeting deadlines, bringing things from thought to fruition and keeping my life on track. I thought about it for a minute and pinpointed some daily disciplines that made the difference in my life. Many of us want to reach all of what God has in store for us, but the fact remains you must be disciplined in order to do so.

Check out the video below and consider implementing them into your life.

Living a Life of Manifestation

Between the old adage, “you will have what you say” and the greatest book ever written the bible “death and life are in the power of the tongue” I believe they hit it on the head. I have never witnessed a person who continuously speaks negatively live a flourishing life. The habitual practice of speaking life will yield a harvest you won’t have room enough to store. It’s been only four days into 2018 and I challenged myself to speak aloud my 21 declarations. These declarations are packed with the truth of God’s word, some statements that stretch my faith, and things I can’t wait for God to do in my life. One of the last statements I have been rehearsing is, “I am overwhelmed with blessings.” I mean come on who doesn’t want to be suffocating from the blessings from above? I left it up to God in how He may want to bless me. He is more creative and has a wide thinking pattern than I.

My family brought in the New Year in Reno, NV this year. When I first heard that this was our destination I honestly wasn’t fully thrilled. Nevertheless, we packed up our 5-month-old and two-grade school sons in the SUV and trekked it up the 80 Fwy for 3.5 hours. Although the first room we checked into had an old smoke odor, the hotel was able to promptly switch us. Each day special moments and memories were etched into our hearts. If you ask the boys I’m sure Jaylen might tell you winning a 52″ stuffed giant panda bear was his highlight. Darius’ probably was all the food we got to eat along with his new found love for rock climbing. For my husband and I, of course, it was seeing their faces light up and the ability to pull away. We are quite the food snobs so we were pleased when we found this amazing pizza place Noble Pizza and a tasty breakfast spot Two Chicks.

I am overwhelmed with blessings!

Just as God does sometimes, He saves the best for last. Our final day on this mini vacation we took the scenic route back home which brought us up to the elevation of 8,236 feet to Mount Rose. I had never heard of the mountain. This allowed us the chance to whip out our snow gear and hurl a few snowballs. This is what winters were made for! The end goal was to see the beauty held within Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada. It’s known for its clarity and is the second deepest lake in the U.S.! I could literally stand out on the shore and gaze at the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides.

I am overwhelmed with blessings!

After looking through the many pictures I took on my phone, a huge grin grew on my face. The thought of having the means to take a trip, be together with my family, create our own traditions, and have fun all while doing it? God, you are so amazing! Who would have thought a 212-mile trip could encompass so many blessings. I shared all of that to say, I am going to keep on declaring…

I am overwhelmed with blessings!

Dear 2017

Dear 2017,

I could kiss you in the mouth if you had one, so instead, I will bless the Lord with my lips. Lord, you have been too kind! 2017 you gave me two things that I will never forget, first my daughter Jayla Simone Hammock and become an author.

We waited over 10 years to meet her and she is every form of perfection. Giving birth to Jayla was no easy feat. Morning sickness was at its high early on in the pregnancy then towards the end, the anticipation of her arrival was intense. Me…a mother of a girl FINALLY.

While Jayla is definitely the highlight of 2017, who would have known that 2017 would be the year that I would publish my first book and become an author. The writing process began in 2016, but Dream Chaser was birthed in 2017. I learned so much about myself during the writing process. I pushed myself to grow as a writer. I dug deep to be vulnerable so the lessons I’ve learned can be a blessing to someone else. If you want to stay motivated try earnestly remembering victories of the past. This will surely be a milestone in my faith that gives me permission to believe God for more.

2017, I think you were rooting for me to come fully into myself. Not that I didn’t know who I was but the totality of who I am. I wasn’t fully aware of my depth and you wanted me to stand back to take a good look in the mirror to see a glimpse of all the glory God packaged into my 5 foot 4 frame. This was the year my entrepreneur mindset shifted gears. This was the year “Proverbs 31 woman” was eloquently written on my forehead through the grace of God. On top of writing a book that yielded great sales numbers, I hosted a profitable women’s empowerment brunch, co-founded an inspirational clothing line and began to see the value in my years of personal, spiritual, and professional experience to step into the role of a coach.

Our family celebrated many milestones, musical recitals, not many vacations, but next year we will be certain to make room for Paris or maybe Hawaii. I can remember at the turn of 2016, declaring that 2017 would be the year of Baby, Book, and Brunch. All of which were successful highlights of the year. In 2017 I was blessed to strengthen meaningful relationships, which made the difference. We all need love, support, and a trusted space to let down your hair. Speaking of hair, in 2017 I bid a farewell to my short hair and grew it out, to a blunt bob which I love! Kellie Rowland gave me the inspiration for the look.

2017, you were delightful up until the last minute with the surprise engagement of my best friend and the early release of my brother to have a new start in life and bringing in the new year with a surprise road trip to Reno with the fam. Typically I like to give each year a scripture theme. It becomes a promise from God that I stand on and speak over my life. With all that I purpose in my heart to accomplish in 2018, the Lord gave me Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

With a promise like that, I am shooting for the moon!

Sincerely,

Jennifer