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You Got What It Takes!

You Got What It Takes!

You Got What It Takes!

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall the do; because I go unto my Father.” John 14:12 KNJV

The scripture shows us many occasions of people who had what it takes, and God used the resources the people had or owned to help them out of their situations.

Let’s look at a few examples: When God asked Moses to go deliver the children of Israel, he was afraid and wondered how we was going to do it. He used what was in his hand, and that was a rod. When the children of Israel were being oppressed by the philistines, David used his sling shot to put Goliath down. When a widow came to Elisha crying about a debt, the Lord increased her oil to sell and pay the debt.

Think about how far you have come this year friends. If you are like me, you may have not seen any of this coming, but our God does not half do anything. He has been with you and I all the while. He helped me to use what I had. Writing.

Over the years these undiscovered and even less talked about gifts have always stirred inside, I could always feel that there was something there. But I just kept on writing to Mr. Christ about me and my little world. Then one day he opened my eyes and put a fire inside of me that burned as I moved by faith and not fear, as I stepped humbly into my calling.

Having God in our lives is where it all begins dear hearts. Keeping our eyes open by paying attention as God shows us how to move. Stay in prayer as we trust God in all things, and I MEAN ALL THINGS. Keep a grateful heart. Know and believe in your purpose, stay with it. We gotta learn to be patient with ourselves, remember Rome was not built in a day. You are not alone; you and I have the Good Lord and those amazing cheerleaders who remind us not to give up. This journey we are on takes Love, adventure, creativity, laughter, with an attitude of optimism, along with no diggity no doubt.

YOU know I never was in the military, but I spent a semester in college Army ROTC. Back then the slogan was, BE ALL YOU CAN BE! As I think of us as soldiers of the Lord we are growing from the inside out. Here are a few more reminders that you got what it takes friends: courage, commitment, service, leadership, initiative, inspiring the next generation. Those are only some of the amazing things you are doing. God is working behind the scenes preparing you for that finale. I am so excited for you!

Do you realize you are actively living your dream right now? Even as you work toward your goals, you are in motion. As you head toward your destination, take time to smell the flowers. In other words, enjoy the journey. What a beautiful view. Keep love, a sense of adventure, creativity, laughter (lots of it), with an attitude of optimism, along with no diggity no doubt!

Remember, YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES! God has not brought you this far to leave you. Stay positive, focused, and prayerful. Remember who you are and whose you are. Keep your head up. You were made with a purpose on purpose.  AMEN.

Remember friends, we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.



Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!


“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is GREATER than he who is in the world.” I John 4:4 ESV

Do you see the great person that you are? Every day that you wake up is another day toward making it greater than it was yesterday.

Greatness means to keep moving beyond circumstances. You see that big old mountain in front of you, and you ask yourself how will I ever get to the top. As a believer, you know the Lord can do all things but fail. So you put on your shoes of faith and get moving. You are more than a conquer through the Lord who loves you.  What does it mean to be greater?  The dictionary defines greater as an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above the normal or average.

When I hear the word greater, I think of: accomplished, experienced, masterful, practiced, favorable and faithful.  The Word of God tells us we are greater because he is in us. Picture it, the enemy with that smug look on his face as he uses those around us to deliver his attacks. “You can’t finish anything. The nerve of you having a dream! I can’t see you making this or that happen! You have no resources or money for what you trying to do! You failed at so many things, take it from me it’s a bad idea! You don’t have what it take to claim this so called “GREATNESS”! You ain’t nobody and you never will be! Why don’t you just quit! I’m telling you this for your own good! You believe me don’t you?!”

The Great Jannie is here to inspire, encourage, and remind you about your greatness. We serve a mighty God, who provides for us, and he will make way for our dreams. He has provided a special coat of spiritual armor for our body. He has given you and I a natural born gift and we use it. We are great because the Lord is our shepherd, and we shall not want. He shall supply all of our needs according to his riches in glory. We are never alone because our God walks, talks, and cares for us. For he knows the plans he has for us, plans to prosper us and not harm us, plans to give us hope and a future. We are great due to of his amazing grace and mercy. Because he lives we can face tomorrow, the next day, month, and year!

We are great friends because we have Jesus. When the enemy tries to make you believe you can’t, won’t, and  shall not, remember it’s the God in you and through him you can do all things! Hold on to what the Lord has given you. Yes you have a God who will fight for and about you! Halelujah! Raise your shield in faith! Believing God for all of those great things he has chosen for you to do. Claim the greatness of God living inside you! Step into what God has called you to be. With the Lord on our side, we can, will and shall accomplish all he has puts in our hands to do.

You are Great and God will take what you have making it Greater. Anyone can become great. Jesus tells us how: whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant: and whoever wish to be first among you shall be slave of all. Jesus who was the greatest, came to serve, even to the point of death, trading his life for our salvation.

Remember we are each others keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.