Updated: Feb 24
Hello hello, family! Happy Black History Month!!! ✊🏾 I am so grateful to see another month in 2022 and I’m ready for March to come in. I first would like to say thank you to everyone who was subscribed to my blog and all those who have purchased from my apparel! God is doing wonderful things and I am in awe of ALL He is doing and going to do.
I intended to post this on Sunday but something was telling me that it needed to be posted today. So I pray this blesses you and brings you hope throughout your journey in some way. Well, since our overall message this year is “changing her story,” I decided that each blog would tie to the message for the year. After weeks of being home in South Carolina and much-needed time with God, I asked God what is it that you all needed to hear this month. I received calls and texts about blogs pertaining to Black History Month and Valentine's Day. Although ALL of that would have been great to talk about, I still wanted to be obedient to what it was God wanted me to talk about.
Being at home in SC gave me the perfect opportunity to hear from God. God, gave me the message about “closing the gap.” Now, I wondered 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑔𝑎𝑝? And it’s the gap between me and God.
Over the past two years, my relationship with God has grown tremendously and it is yet still growing and I am learning more about myself through Him. And the one thing He taught me this month is how “𝑡𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡“ we really weren’t. You know tight like you are with your homegirls or homeboys. Yea that tight!
Well, there is a gap between me and God causing us to not be as tight. So, I wondered how do I close the gap? And God asked, well what’s in the gap? What’s holding us back from being 𝑡𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡? I thought of a few things and those things were:
All seven of those things are the reason why me and God really aren’t that tight. Yes, I have a relationship with God but sometimes those seven things get in the way of what God is trying to do in my life. I sit and listen to everyone else around me to where I forget about what God told me in the beginning. So, once I fail or things didn’t go the way I wanted it to do, I start losing trust in myself and in God. That’s when fear, rejection, and my insecurities start to get the best of me.
Romans 8:37-39 says, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
There should be nothing in this world that should separate us from the love of God. Not man, not fear, not rejection, not depression, not sin; NOTHING AT ALL should come between us.
CLOSE THE GAP! Set all things aside that are tormenting your relationship with God. Speak to that depression, speak to that fear, speak to that rejection and tell them THEY HAVE TO GO! They no longer belong here, their time has expired and it’s time to close the gap and focus your mind back on the Father.
My challenge for you is to write down anything that may be in the gap between you and God. Whatever it is, I pray that it leaves and never comes back in Jesus' name. I pray that your relationship with God grows. I pray that you and God continue to get 𝑡𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 and that He fills you with all things from above. Peace, joy, and love I leave with you.