Stress vs Stretch (2)

You are so precious in my eyes, you have no idea. Let me break that down for you; You are of great value and you should not be wasted or treated carelessly. I bought you with a price, I have died on the cross for you. You belong to me. I stretch you outside of your capacity, like a rubber band that is ready to pop. Though you may feel like you have reached your limit, you must remain steadfast and immovable. Everything that you go through, I allow it because I know that you can handle it. I would not give you anything that you can’t bare. You know this very well. You call it STRESS and I confirm that it is a STRETCH. I am your father, I know all things and besides me there is no other. I have called you to stand strong as a soldier. You are made for things such as this, why do you complain? A complain towards my plan, tells me that you don’t trust me. Am I not your creator? How are you able to endure without stretching? When the enemy comes in as a flood, how are you able to fight if you can’t endure? Soldiers battle, while others rattle. Those who rattle have little faith in me. Now, pick up your armor and stand firm as the soldier that I have called you to be. ✍🏾

No it’s not stress, it’s stretch!

 

Love,

Deyla

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Hey, lovely people!

This is the season where we celebrate any and everything because it is Summer and because of the fact that we need a reason to be outside under the sun with music and yummy food. To help us throughout this giving season, here are some Afrocentric greeting cards that you can gift to your friends and family.

Isidra Sabio is a Garifuna painter and illustrator; she has a collection of paintings and greeting cards that fits a list of occasions. I love Isidra’s work because she addresses the elephant in the room in the greeting card aisle. As human, it is important for everyone around the world to see people and things that they can relate to. And so, I feel that greeting cards is one area where you do not get to see people of color, Asians or Hispanics. There should be a greeting card that carries a reflection of everyone no matter what. Which leads me back to my original point of why I truly enjoy Isidra’s greeting cards because it embraces diversity.
Want more of these beautiful cards? Check out her website and follow her on instagram @isidrasabio .  I am in love with my cards and I cant wait to gift them this Summer, Thank you Isidra! 🌺

 

Love,

Deyla

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Are you willing_

Be willing. Commit to loving yourself no matter what. Forgive yourself for your mistakes, because we are not made to be perfect. Commit to being yourself, because everyone else is taken. You were made different for a reason. Commit to surrounding yourself with love because love casts out ALL fear. With a cup full of love, fear has little space. Overfill yourself with love. There is no fear in love. The thought of being punished is what makes us afraid. Therefore we shall indulge ourselves with love. Commit to loving others because we all need love. Commit to being who you were destined to be in this world because tomorrow isn’t promised. Time waits for no man. Commit to doing something different because what you are doing is not working. Commit to upgrading yourself and not your phone because you DESERVE it more than your phone. But it begins with a commitment. Are you willing?

 

Love,

Deyla

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Hey, lovely people!

I love grapefruit more than any other fruit. One thing that I really enjoy about this yellow round fruit, is that it is filled with delicious citrus acid and its packed with so many benefits. Here are some to keep in mind while they are still in season:

  • Makes you feel full
    • Because of the high amount of fiber that this fruit contains, it suppresses hunger. Isnt this great news for some us? I know it is for me. Which is great if you are watching your weight, because it prevents you from overeating and you wont have to run to the grocery store frequently because you have mistakenly eaten all your food, again. lol The answer to this problem will be a piece of grapefruit.

 

  • They’re refreshing
    • This is a popular fruit for breakfast, simply because it is refreshing and why not start your day with a refreshing fruit? Before heading out the door in the morning, follow a piece of grapefruit after your bowl of cereal or pack the grapefruit juice and drink it on your way to work/school.

 

  • Helps with Fatigue
    • During the summer season, many of us are running around like a chicken without a head and we often experience fatigue. Especially in this busy summer season and the hot weather! Grapefruit contains Nootkatone, which serves a boost of energy. Feeling fatigue? grab a cold grapefruit drink with extra ice.

 

Love,

Deyla

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believe

Believe and release. The moment you begin to activate your belief muscle, you automatically begin to release things. Things that are holding you back from being completely free. Things that make you feel like there is no hope and that it is impossible to move forward. Things that have been toxically glued to you since your childhood. Things that can’t accept your success. Things that turn your smile upside down. Things that you make excuses for over and over again. And if you can’t relate to this, replace the word things with the word people and you will see that you are not too far off from this statement.

See, something happens when you begin to believe. These things or people will begin to slowly step back because for the first time you have decided to stand firm in what you believe in. Your belief can be in anything; whether it is in God himself, happiness, peace, chocolate cake or coupons. It reminds me of the saying, if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. You see, small things such as this can make a huge difference in our days before us. So I encourage you to believe and release anything that is holding you back from being free. 

 

Love,

Deyla

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