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Go Get It: Getting Your Passion

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“God allowed us to reach this point in order to take us to the next level.”. These were the words of Erica speaking of the relationship with her sister and the eminent sabbatical of the group Mary Mary. I’ve enjoyed watching their show for the past two seasons on WE and have appreciated the position they have taken as a gospel group going mainstream with their edgy yet anointed songs that transform our thinking and motivate us to go for everything God has for us.

Yet in the midst of watching their show tonight titled, “Fight of a Lifetime”. I am sure that it indeed has been a fight of a lifetime for many people. I sense that there are many people in a stage of life where they want to break out from the normalcy that they have been engaged in and return to their happy place. In 2012 Forbes Magazine reported that only nineteen percent (19%) of people were satisfied on their jobs. Many of them often worked from their cubicle fantasizing of the clock striking five o’clock so like Clark Kent, they could turn into their Superman “type” in the studio, at the sewing machine, or in the kitchen.

Whether that happy place is a six figure corporate executive leaving his position to save children on the streets of Cambodia or a medical doctor who decides to become an entrepreneur, or like Mary Mary, it may be that you suddenly realize that your passion for touring and making records has blessed you to arrive to a wonderful place in your life filled with fortune and fame; yet the passion of changing diapers and being a housewife is the calling that you wish to walk in. Whatever your expression, the chains of obligation are slowly falling off many and they are becoming impressed with conviction to follow the road less traveled and get to the essence of getting to their own happy.

From the time we start school, we are taught to get a good education and play sports so we can get a scholarship. Our expression in school may have been art class or baking cookies or for others designing software. Technology and passion have cleared the way for many to develop their successful vocations without stepping foot into the walls of a university. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, to name a few are successful innovators who traveled the road less traveled and the against the opinions of man to follow their dreams.

Mary Mary have experienced an awesome career that has spanned many years and have opened the door to other gospel artists breaking into the mainstream. Despite what they may choose in their path, the decision to follow their peace will be their ultimate success.

P.S. Thanks for reading this post. I hope that you will comment and share your experience. For additional information on developing the power to express yourself, stop by my store for my audio teaching I delivered in Kinston, North Carolina called “The Power of Expression and Knowing God for Yourself.

Love you and God loves you double!

Danita  Ogandaga

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$0.79 Therapy- The Movement of Grace

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Seek to make changes that go beyond the cosmetic and behavior. These things will play a part in your development and transition into a new perspective. Simply changing yourself from the outside in is not enough. Change happens from the inside out because God is working in us.

One of my favorite scriptures is Ezekiel 36: 25, it says:

25 “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. 26 And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.[b] 27 And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.

Cleansing alone does not create adjustment. It requires an mind renewal and perspective change administered by the Holy Spirit. Experience the unforced rhythm of God’s grace today and let it change your traumatic situation. No matter what you have been through, you can recover all!

God loves you. He always has and He always will.

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Drop Them Bags: Forgive Now!

Everyone knows that forgiveness is not easy! Stephen Hayes suggested that unforgiveness is like being on a giant hook. Next to you on the hook is the person who has hurt you. The hook is extremely painful and wherever you go, so does that hook and so does the offender. The only way you can get off the hook is if you allow the offender off first. The cost of not allowing the offender off of the hook is, perhaps, a lifetime of unhappiness. Is it really worth it to spend your life unhappy?

Join me and one of my clients, Berenice, as we discuss her powerful testimony of forgiveness! The spanish version is also available on YouTube.

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Be blessed!