Lord, help me to wait.

I’m on the brink of a major decision, one that could significantly impact my life and the legacy I leave for my daughter. I’m sharing this now because far too often I’ve found that we share the victory but not the process.

The truth is, I have to make a decision and I don’t know where God stands (and yes, I asked). I’ve sought counsel and reached out to one of my favorite prayer warriors and I still don’t know the answer. So, I’m leaning on patience as I try not to make a move without God…but we all know that God moves perfectly in HIS time which is sometimes counter to ours.

To be frank, I’d like Him to hurry up and tell me what to do. I don’t want a sign, I want to hear His voice explicitly advising me of the right direction.  Yep, like stop whatever He’s doing and say “Sharnikya, here’s the plan…” I mean, I’ve never made this type of request, don’t I get at least one in my lifetime?

So that’s where I am, waiting somewhat patiently and on the verge of impatience.

If you’re in the same boat, pray with me:

Lord, help me to wait. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


P.S. Queenie isn't waiting for anything, this girl is moving and shaking! More here



"...they should have behaved better."

Last night I invited Tokeitha Wilson of Empowerment Station, author of 'Too Precious to Be' to speak with the group of women I'm currently serving via one of my enrichment programs. She shared parts of her journey and I love that she didn't just include the highlight reel, she shared some of her failures and lessons learned. This is important because far too often we only share the highs, neglecting the blessing of the lows and completely missing the fact that our lows can transform the lives of others.

A few jewels from last night's session are below:

1. When it's time to tell your story, don't just share the highlight reel. Be transparent, discuss the failures and the times you had to repeat the 'test'.

2. Even in times of transition, make sure you get all that God has for you in that space and be sure to give to others during that time as well; It's not just about you!

3. Don't worry about those that contributed negatively to your journey. Thank them for the material and testimony! "You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better." - Anne Lamott



Troubles don't last always?

...Well how long do they last?

Last night I lead part one of a four part series I created for women in transition. If we're honest, we're all experiencing some type of transition and whether that's good or bad is a matter of perspective.

During the session, as we shared some of our obstacles and worked together to map out plans to overcome them, one of the ladies referenced the adage, "Trouble don't last always" to which another replied asking, "Well how long do they last?".  We all laughed but I offered that they likely last until our perspectives change. We get to choose our posture and disposition on our circumstances. We get to decide how we will respond in times of 'trouble'. 

As I shared with the ladies last night, transition and stillness should go hand and hand. As you move forward (even when it feels like a step backwards), don't miss those opportunities to be still, listen, reflect, and regroup.

Check your perspective, readjust it. It's not about how long the trouble will last, the beauty is knowing that you will outlast the trouble!

P.S. I won the battle against cradle cap! I'm one bad mama! More on that here!