Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Your Journey Is Just That...YOUR JOURNEY!



So lets just get straight to the point.

You not moving forward to achieve your dreams is a slap in God's face. He made you creative, ambitious, talented, caring, sensitive about certain things, resilient, and fun for a reason.

That desire you keep postponing because of every reason under the sun that you've made up, is a bunch of crap...

You see, I had just about convinced myself that I wasn't going to graduate school, especially after having my daughter. Seriously, when would I have the time? Who would keep her while I was in class, and my hubby was at work? When would I be able to work full-time, study, clean the house, date my husband, and have a social life? Like, how was I going to do it all?

Through the process of getting into grad school, and not knowing the logistics of how I was going to finish my degree...I am learning from my experience that grace makes room for God's plan in your life!

I truly believe that someone is waiting for every detail of their calling to drop into their laps. No, it doesn't work like that. You have to work for it. What I mean is that you have to take a step. When you take a step, you get step number 2. Some people are waiting to have a whole five year business plan, $500,000 in the bank, and two celebrities to follow them on social media before they do the very thing God has told them to do.

We have to stop this! I also believe some of us are afraid that because our situation doesn't look like others' situation when they did this or that....that we become stuck and don't push forward at all.

Examples of things we say are:

  • I don't live in a city where people will support my dreams like they do hers. 
  • She don't have kids, that's why she's able to travel like that and I can't. 
  • She's young and has a husband, that's why she's able to do this or that! 

STOP! Just stop it! Death to comparison!!!!

I'm just here to remind you that your journey to God's plan for your life, is just that...YOUR JOURNEY! How someone else accomplished their dreams, isn't going to be your blueprint for how you will accomplish yours! Make moves IN your circumstances, and God will move you OUT of your circumstances!

Lastly, stop using time as your way out of achieving your dream. "It's too late!" "I should have went to school 5 years ago!" "I can't change jobs now, because I've invested too much time into this one!" "If I go back to school, I'll be 40 before I'm able to become a doctor."  STOP IT! The reality is, time is going to pass by with or without you. My point is, 10 years is going to pass by regardless if you work towards your dream or not. FOR ME, I want something to show for the time I'm here on this earth!

I'm really unsure who this is for, but I'm the messenger that time is going to work for you. As you start doing the very things that your heart desire, your will regain your time, your energy, and your passion!

Sis, I pray death to comparison. Realize your journey is just that, YOUR JOURNEY! You may be getting a GED after 15 years, and 2 kids, but so what--Go For It! You may be 30 but your dreams of becoming a doctor just won't leave you alone---GO FOR IT! You may not have all the connections, but go ahead and start that business. Go for it sis. Invest in yourself. You're worth it, and God is waiting on YOU!

Grace is waiting for you to start walking in your purpose, so that it can provide you with "Rams In The Bush" to get you to YOUR promised land.

I'm praying that everything that's stopping you from achieving your goals, such as blaming having multiple kids, a demanding job, no time, and comparison of how others are doing things becomes irrelevant. I pray that something shakes so much in your life, that you have no choice but to pursue the things God has for you!

This may have been difficult to process, and more confusing being that you don't have direction. But please don't wait until you know everything. Go now and start working towards your goals, because it's a blessing in pursuing the very things God has planned for you! Grace will make room for you! Grace has made room FOR ME, and I truly believe there is enough grace to carry you into and throughout your assignment!


As always, I'm rooting for you and we're in this together!

Love,
B

Friday, November 10, 2017

When God's Grace Is On You

Grace- UNMERITED (not adequately earned or deserved) DIVINE (directly from God) ASSISTANCE (help supplied).

Grace simply means, not earned or deserved help from God. 

Brittany, how are you working full time, in school full time, giving your husband attention, being an attentive mother, cooking, working out (ha!), keeping your bank account out of the negative, spending time with your friends, and keeping your house together (Lord, HELP!)? I get this question so much. My response every single time is, "I'm graced for this season of my life." 

It's a lot. I get tired, but grace carries me day to day, week to week, month to month, and year to year. Literally, some days grace carries me from moment to moment. See, I have learned to surrender to God's plan for my life. That plan is laced in grace. I'm a living witness. 

But let me tell you a little secret about grace. Grace manifest itself fully in the areas that God has assigned you to. 

Maybe, you didn't catch that. I'm going to say it one more time. 

GOD'S GRACE IS ABUNDANT IN THE AREAS OF YOUR LIFE THAT GOD HAS ASSIGNED YOU TO...not so much in the areas of life you put yourself in. 

How grace cover's me in this season of my life:
  • I had 4 discussion post due by 7 AM, but I needed to cook and keep JoJo entertained until JB got off work. I ended up not getting school work done that evening from sheer exhaustion, but I woke up full of energy at 2 AM and completed my assignments. God’s grace was sufficient!
  • It had been a week (or more, let’s be real) since I had enjoyed quality time with my hubby. I could sense that it was wearing on him and me too, but JoJo was bouncing off the wall that evening with no signs of sleep in her near future. A nice warm bath for her, a bed time story later, and she was out. God’s grace was sufficient!
  • It was messages in my email inbox I had not opened, and I had not responded to any of my friend’s text messages. That day, during my lunch break, I had a full hour of uninterrupted leisure time, so I responded and checked on friends. God’s grace was sufficient! 
  • I needed to clean everything. I mean, everything was out of order in my home. From, nevermind…ya’ll get it. Naw, I’ll be real…from over 5 loads of clothes needing to be washed, 3 bathrooms needing to be cleaned, 3 rooms needing to be straightened up, and the kitchen needing Jesus to come clean it himself, along with the wall scents needing to be replaced…I just could not see the light at the end of the tunnel. But THIS day, while JB was at work, JoJo watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse for 3 hours straight, with occasional breaks using the potty, while I cleaned. My Lord in here! God’s grace was sufficient!
  • My attitude was on level, “not today.” I had not sat at the feet of Jesus in a while, praying or reading the word. But early one morning, with no reason to be up, but because I couldn’t fall back asleep I decided to spend time with God. I mean, the best couple of hours of my life. The weight of life immediately seemed lifted because my focus had shifted on the problem solver, instead of my problems. That day, I was a better person because of my time with God, and I’m glad he wouldn’t let me fall back asleep. He knew I needed him, and for that I’m thankful! God’s grace was sufficient!
Your assignments from God are laced in graced. 

As you live out his will, he will keep giving you the ability and abundance of whatever you need to accomplish each task. However, being outside the will of God will have you another type of stressed out. There will be no light at the end of the tunnel, and you will feel like you're going around the same mountain...over and over again. Getting no where.

The truth is...being outside the will of God doesn't get you anywhere.

So sis, I invite you to live in God's will, because his grace is abundant OVER THERE! You know those very desires that you can not shake from your mind? Start showing God that you are available to him, and watch him work everything out as your pursue his will.

You're graced for this season of your life sis, and we're in this together!

Love,
B

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Overwhelmed


Just recently I was feeling very overwhelmed. If it wasn’t the clothes that needed washing, it was the dishes in the sink piling up. If it wasn’t the bathrooms needing to be cleaned, it was the stack of mail/bills I had yet to open and shred. And lastly for my married folks, if it wasn’t my daughter begging for my attention, it was my husband needing affection. I meannnnnn….I just could not get with the program, and it started to truly weigh on me. Me being overwhelmed presented itself as me being distant from my husband, being short tempered with my daughter, not being productive at work, and me being straight up exhausted daily (literally could not wait to get in the bed daily).

As I prayed this one particular day, I just cried and told God how tired I was and that my expression of being overwhelmed was turning me into someone I didn’t like.

“Nothing is new under the sun” is what my spirit echoed.

You see, this isn’t my first rodeo with being overwhelmed. I juggle a lot on a weekly basis, but what started to happen was that the things I use to do to maintain order and functionality in my life, I wasn’t doing anymore.

I began to ponder on what actually overwhelms me, and consistently in my life it’s these things:
·      Clutter (whether it’s dirty clothes piled in the bathroom, my purse being full of useless things, or my car having trash in it)
·      Not having a to-do list (It’s just something about getting that list out of my head and on a sheet of paper that sets me free)
·      Spending money excessively (BUDGET BUDGET BUDGET!!! My family can buy whatever we want as long as it is PLANNED! If not, that really bothers me, now.)
·      Not Having My Quiet Time (Listen, I need Jesus. And for some reason, I will go weeks without picking up my bible, and wonder why my life is falling apart. It’s so so simple. To function at my best, I need to be connected to the best, and that’s my Lord and Savior Jesus.)
·      Gossiping (…or randomly telling my business to a co-worker….I know then that something is off with me)

Nothing is new under the sun….

I had to get back to what works FOR ME.

            For clutter, I have specific days during the week that I clean certain things around the house to keep the house from getting dirty. Sticking to this list makes me feel accomplished and productive.
            As far as my to-do list, it’s important for me to write this list AFTER I pray, and BEFORE I go to bed at night. The most important things seem to get on the list, and a full day of productivity occurs when I do this daily.
            For my family, meeting twice a month (around paydays) is when we have the most productive talks about money and how our money should be budgeted that month. When we have these family meetings, excessive spending typically doesn’t occur that month.
            When I stick to a consistent plan to spend time with God daily, I truly have peace about life, and I’m often not overwhelmed. I could be in the middle of a “storm” but still feel God’s guidance and covering over me when I spend consistent time with him.
            Lastly, I journal to keep from gossiping and venting so much. If I’ve already written it down, there’s typically no reason to bring up whatever it is that was bothering me. Everywhere I go, I have a journal nearby (usually in my purse or school bag).

My list that makes me overwhelmed may not be your list, and my ways of maintaining my peace may not be your way of keeping peace in your life. My only prayer sis, is that you get back to that place of peace by consistently doing the very things that bring you peace.

Being overwhelmed isn’t “normal.” It’s an indication that something isn’t right within or around you. An indication that you need to take action (or a different action).

And remember sis, once you start doing the very things that bring you peace, and you find yourself still overwhelmed, reach out for help. You just may need to talk to a counselor, because what you may be identifying as “being overwhelmed” may be depression or anxiety.


(This is what came out of my purse this past week...smh! Do you know the frustration of finding a chapstick in this type of clutter in a purse?! smh) 


I’m rooting for you and we’re in this together! 

Love,

B

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

IT'S TIME TO LET SOME THINGS AND PEOPLE GO

Dream #1

I was walking through a grocery store with my 2 year-old daughter. As we were walking and holding hands, all of a sudden I felt a lump in my throat and could barely breathe. I stopped in the middle of the grocery store, and was able to take a deep enough breath to get air in my body. I then proceeded to walk with my daughter, breathing normal, and I felt the lump in my throat again, but this time I couldn't breathe at all. I remember letting go of my daughter's hand to grab my throat, then I woke up.

As I woke up, I realized it was hard to breathe (in real life). My daughter (my kid is 26 lb) was laying on top of me, with her head on my neck. I picked her up and laid her in between my husband and I, and immediately the pressure I felt in my chest and neck in the dream, and when I first woke up went away.

Feeling Pressure? I don't care who or what it is (even if it's the closest person to you), MOVE them or REMOVE yourself. Do not wait until they do something else to hurt you, and do not wait until THEY decide to remove themselves from your life. YOU know exactly what you're feeling. After all, it's you that is suffocating.

Praying for you! 


Dream #2

I was in the passenger seat of my friend's car, as we pulled up to my house in my hometown. My friend's sister was in the back seat and my friend was driving. It was dark outside, but the porch lights from my grandparents' house and my mom's house illuminated the yard a good bit (yep, I lived right beside my grandparents growing up).

As I was reaching to grab my purse and bags, my friend (the driver) says "aw," opens her door, then reaches her hand out. I look up, and a huge dog was walking up to her, and when it laid it's head on her leg, I realized it was a huge pit bull. I screamed, "that's a pit bull!!" As quickly as I could say "that's a pit bull," as she was rubbing its' head, the dog opened its' mouth and had her knee locked in its' jaws.

I immediately got out of the car and ran into my grandparents house (not far-like 7 steps from my friend's car), because I knew there would be a set of golf clubs somewhere very close to the front door (my granddaddy plays golf in real life). I screamed and cried as I grabbed 3 golf clubs that were right at the door of my grandparents house and I ran straight to my friend's side of the car, and hit the dog on the top of it's head with all three golf clubs, as hard as I could, and it immediately let her leg go and ran off.

I gave a golf club to my friend and her sister, and then my exact words in the dream were, "It's coming back!" My friend was still in the car, but her sister and I were standing outside of the car, bracing ourselves with the golf clubs, as we saw the pit bull charging us.

I woke up as I was slinging the golf club with all my might towards the dog.

Sis, you've gotten too comfortable with a dangerous being around you. This is your warning. Stop pacifying bad situations with an "aw" and CALL IT OUT for what it is. You know what can happen when playing with "IT," but because it hasn't hurt you YET, you are pacifying the situation. It's literally only seconds away from trying to steal God's purpose from you!

PLEASE...
Call things out for what they are.
Do what the Holy Spirit is instructing you to do.
Now have faith that God got you, and TAKE ACTION!

Deuteronomy 31:6


I'm praying for every soul that reads this post! I love you, and know that it's time NOW to let some things (eating habits, foul mouth, gossiping, pettiness, and bad habits) and people (family members, friends, and acquaintances who serve you no good) GO.

And remember this sis, when you let go/remove yourself, and take GODLY action...you won't be losing (even though it may feel like it). God is going to give you everything you need, as you trust him (and give you more-check God's track record in the book of Job).

TRUST GOD SIS! I'M ROOTING FOR YOU! 

-Brittany Bradley 


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Unplanned Trials of Life: The Story Behind The Photo

One Saturday morning, I posted a photo that my husband took of me from our date night. Now, I have decided to share the story behind that photo. 


Monday of that week was the start of Spring Break in graduate school for me. After working all day, I finally had a week where I could go straight home and spend time with my husband and 2 year-old baby girl. No class, late night studying, assignments to turn in, or chapters to read that week. I had simply planned for the family to cook, catch up on tv shows, hang out with friends we hadn't seen in a while, and go to the park together that week. Oh, how excited I was when I got home on Monday evening! I immediately went upstairs and put on my husband's t-shirt and sweatpants, and ran downstairs in excitement about the homemade pizza and lasagna we were about to make. My husband was in charge of the pizza, and I was making the lasagna. 

Long story short, we ended up at MedHelp that evening, and I left there with 7 stitches in my thumb, and a tetanus shot in my left arm from cutting my thumb on a can of tomato sauce. We stopped at McDonalds for dinner, and said, "oh well" to the blood on the kitchen floor, and unfinished pizza and lasagna that was left on the counter tops, until the next day. 

Not the plan.

I went to work on Tuesday, thumb very sore from the stitches, but still excited about a week off from classes, and being able to go home immediately after work to spend time with my family. Sitting on the couch Tuesday evening with my family, I told my husband that it hurt to swallow and my right ear was hurting as well. I saw white spots on the back of my throat, and by 11 PM tears were falling from the pain I felt trying to swallow. I kept telling myself, "just wait until 8 AM to get back to MedHelp!" 

Wednesday morning, my Strep test came back positive. After a steroid shot and getting antibiotics from a local pharmacy I went home for the day because for 24 hrs, I was considered contagious. I ended up not going to work for the rest of the week, because even when the pain went away, my body was too fatigued to do anything. 

Not the plan.

Friday, my husband told me he had a surprise planned for me. After taking a shower, I walked downstairs and there was a makeup artist in our guest room/office space. JB arranged a makeup session for me to get all glammed up, and one of my best friends arrived to pick up JoJo (our 2 year-old). My husband even bought a little black dress for me to wear. He planned a date night to get me out of the house and for us to spend quality time together. It was such a perfect evening.

Finally, I was healed, and experiencing the "light at the end of the tunnel."

Listen...

Friends, are things not going as planned in your life right now? Are you finding yourself saying more times than not, "this just wasn't the plan!" 

HOLD ON! There is something so beautiful on the other side of every mistake, pain, disappointment, and moments of confusion in your life right now. 

Nope, it doesn't feel good to have to go through the unplanned ups and downs of life, but it's something so beautiful when you HOLD ON, AND KEEP PUTTING ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER...even when things don't feel or look good!

That week I learned that pain doesn't last always, rest is necessary, and Jesus is constantly interceding on my behalf.

I believe that God is more concerned with how you get through life trials (unplanned moments in life), and not necessarily concerned about the trial itself that you are experiencing. 

STAY FAITHFUL TO GOD DURING EACH TRIAL YOU GO THROUGH! 

God got you, and Jesus is interceding on your behalf for EVERY SINGLE THING you go through in life. 

I'm grateful for the beautiful picture (I didn't look like what I had been through that week), but I'm more grateful for the trials that anchored my faith that week. 

HOLD ON AND FAITHFULLY WALK THROUGH THIS TOUGH SEASON! 

Trial- a test of the performance, qualities, or suitability of someone or something.
Regardless of how you feel right now, you're built to pass this test and get through this trial. You will see the light at the end of the tunnel! 


GOD GOT YOU, I PROMISE!!..and I'm praying for you! 

Brittany Bradley


*Special thanks to Shonte Baltes at Bon Mercy Beauty Bar who is located in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville for doing my makeup. Your energy, your faith, and your presence made my day!! You're such an amazing woman Shonte! You did an amazing job on my makeup!! This momma felt like a star because of you!

*Thanks to my friend LeKeshia Thomas for my jewelry in the photo!

*Thanks to our friends Chris and Quachetta Jones for always being there for the Bradley's! We appreciate you guys! Looking for an encouraging word and great recipes, check out my friend's website Faithfully Anchored!

*And lastly, thanks to my husband for being super man that week, and every week taking good care of your wife and daughter! I appreciate you getting me to the doctor, and praying for me in the parking lot of MedHelp as I cried from just being disappointed in what all had happened that week. And again, thank you for such a beautiful date night, and all the effort you put into putting a smile on my face that whole day! Literally, a day I will never forget papa!

                                     
**My family at JoJo's first dance recital! Love them sooooo much!!**

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Day My Daughter Ran In Front of A Moving Vehicle

I never thought I'd see the day that I desperately ran behind my two year old screaming as a car approached her little body going approximately 20-30 MPH.

"How did this happen?" I'm sure you're wondering. 

I was in the church parking lot, leaning into our family car placing my purse, my daughter's bag, and her snacks, and juice cup in the car. My daughter was standing on the ground between my legs and the car and I suddenly felt my daughter move. I looked up from out of the car, to see my two year old running FULL speed in the middle of the church parking lot. I TOOK off running behind her screaming "MAKENNA!! MAKENNA!!" as I saw a car approaching going at least 20 MPH through the parking lot without breaking their speed. My daughter ran full speed towards the front of the moving vehicle, then cut her little ankles and body to the right, barely missing the car as she continued full circle until she ran into her father's arms, who was on the driver's side of our car. My daughter's life flashed before my eyes, and I WASN'T ABLE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT! The car continued going, because they truly did not see her. 

My husband yelled, "what happened?!" and I couldn't talk. I grabbed our daughter from his arms, held her, then put her in her car seat without saying a word. I then sat in the front passenger seat and LOST IT. At that moment, I realized how my life could have changed in just those split seconds. My husband held me as I screamed, "I JUST COULD NOT CATCH HER!" 

"Brittany, it was a mistake baby, and she's okay," my husband kept saying to console me. I felt lifeless as I laid in his arms, crying hysterically in our car. At this point our daughter began crying. My husband at this point was now consoling our two year old telling her, "Momma is okay," and consoling me at the same time saying, "Everything is okay. She is safe now." 

I'm 5'10.5, 140 lbs, slim framed, and an athletic built female. "How could I not catch her?" I thought to myself. My body shook the whole 20 minutes of our ride home from church. My husband tried to make everything light by making jokes, starting random conversations, and he even apologized for questioning what happened and continued saying, "mistakes happen baby." 

My thoughts shifted from, "I almost let my baby get seriously hurt or killed, and we should be sitting in Children's Hospital right now" to "why did you just show my family so much grace and mercy Jesus?" 

I then began to think of how often in life we are given an assignment from the Lord, and don't look after it properly because we're preoccupied doing something else, or....just trying to make ends meet. 

We say:
  • I can't go to school right now because I have all these bills to pay, a job to go to, and children to look after. 
  • I can't start my own business, because who will support me? Nobody around here has money. 
  • I'm not applying for other jobs. You know you don't need to be at your current job any longer, but you're comfortable there so you just...stay. 
  • I'm not relocating to pursue my dreams, because how will I afford this and that? Not to mention that my support system is where I'm currently at.
  • I know I need to eat healthier (per doctor's orders to save your own life), but you insist that you just can't afford healthy food, being consistent with meal planning, and a gym membership right now.
  • I know I don't need to be in a relationship with this person, but I can't afford to pay rent by myself right now, or I can't stand being lonely so I'll just put up with this dysfunctional relationship. 
  • And lastly, I can't step out on faith right now and present to the world what God has shown me, because people will think it's not possible, or that I'm too old to fulfill my dreams. 

How often do we shift our minds off of our assignments (goals and revelations from God), to take care of our temporary, everyday to-do list? Then, find ourselves RUNNING, CRYING, SHOCKED, AND OVERWHELMED as we try to make sense of what is happening in our lives because we didn't focus on the assignment he has entrusted us with.

I'm writing you to let you know that the grace my family received today, is the same grace that the Lord is extending to you. Your assignment is no longer out of your reach. It's safe back with you. 

So I ask, "what are you going to do with it?" Whatever your "it" is! 

It's going to cost YOU AND OTHERS if you don't properly look after your assignment(s) the Lord has entrusted you with. PLEASE (with tears in my eyes), keep your eyes on your assignment(s). FOCUS on what's MOST important starting TODAY!

Yes, you may have made bad decisions and have to live with the consequences of those decisions, or haven't followed through with things most important to you, but I'm here to say that God has placed your assignment(s) back in your care. TAKE CARE OF IT NOW. Whatever your "it" is, grab it, work on it, focus on it at all times, and never let IT go!

As you focus on the very things God has placed on your heart, he will provide provision to carry it out.

As I sit in our home office typing this blog, my daughter keeps running in and out of the room dropping dry honey nut cheerios on the floor, talking, laughing, and climbing on furniture. But just a few hours ago, this opportunity to see her laughing and playing was almost taken from me. 


(Picture from Makenna's 2nd Birthday party!) 



Makenna, I love you and momma can't promise that I'll never make another mistake, but thank you for reminding me that you are one of my most treasured assignments the Lord has given me and to always focus on you. I'm beyond grateful for your little life Makenna Jo!

I'm rooting for every single person who comes across this blog post! I pray that you come to know what your assignment is. I pray you cherish that assignment and never stop working on it, and that as you pursue the very thing God has placed on your heart, that the Lord keeps you and "it" safe from life's distractions. 

Brittany Bradley 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Purity: A Call To Action Beyond Sexual References

Most times when we think about purity we think of sexual purity. Not having sex until married. Purity being a call from God to save yourself until married. This type of purity requiring a conscious decision to not put yourself in tempting situations, or when in those tempting situations being strong enough to say "I trust God, and his plan is way better than my plans or feelings in this moment in Jesus name"...then doing what God has instructed you to do. 

I support sexual purity, and God's way of doing things whole heartedly. However, today, I'm sharing this post to encourage you to be pure in EVERY area of your life. I have been challenged by God to live pure as a woman of God. This has been resonating for weeks in my spirit.

Here are some areas God is calling us to be pure...

Our Thoughts
Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent and praiseworthy-think about such things."

Become aware of what you are thinking at all times. Monitor your thoughts. You may think this is easy or that you already do this, but I challenge you to know your every thought, and redirect it to what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. I've had to redirect thoughts of, "I just don't like her" to "Lord, help me to see her as you see her." When you monitor your thoughts, you will realize how OFTEN our minds aren't on things that are pure and too often on things that are displeasing to God.

Our Words
Psalms 19:14 "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, Oh Lord, my rock and my redeemer." 

How often have you had conversations with people and automatically thought, "dang, I said too much." Or you're in the middle of a juicy gossip talk and you begin to feel convicted because you know that if this person is telling you all of someone else's business OR all of their own business, they are surely telling yours to someone else. It is EASY to get caught up in un-pure conversations via text or in person that aren't pleasing to the Lord. Some believe they are just sharing helpful information, but it's gossiping...it's gossiping people! Also, become very sensitive to what you speak over your life and health. Saying in times of despair, "I just can't do this anymore" could yield life changing repercussions. Satan wants you to think it's okay to say certain phrases we've heard all our lives, just to hinder our future. 

Our Decisions
Proverbs 3:6 "Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take."

Our daily decisions and our goals tell alot about how pure we really are. Why do we do what we do? Why do we work where we work? Why do we date the people we date? Why did you pick out that house you're currently living in? Why do we eat what we eat? Why do we watch certain television shows? Why do we listen to certain types of music? Why are we okay with spending our money on certain things? Why do we vacation in certain places? Why do we post certain pictures/videos on social media? You get my point, right? ARE THE DECISIONS WE MAKE ON A DAILY BASIS PURE AND PLEASING TO GOD? We have to evaluate our purpose for the decisions we are making. Your FUTURE is connected to what you do NOW. Be intentional and purposeful about the decisions you make, the shows you watch, the people in your life, and the food you eat...just to name a few. Don't waste your life away now, thinking the future will somehow be better. Take action now, and let your decisions come from a pure place, and oh how bright your future will be! 

Lastly... Proverbs 4:23 "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it."

I think about a time recently that my husband and I were watching a good movie and our daughter was playing with toys in the living room. I became so sensitive to what was being said on the movie, and what they were doing in the movie due to my daughter being around that I asked my husband to turn it off. I had this overwhelming conviction that I am responsible for what my daughter is exposed to, and making sure that what she see, hear, and actions around her are pure. I believe this is how God feels about us. He knows how sensitive our earthly vessel is. We are as vulnerable as children, and we truly soak up what's in our environment. God wants us to guard ourselves, because what we overly expose ourselves to, becomes our reality...the good and the bad. 

I pray you see that purity is relevant outside of sexual references and that purity is a call to action from God right now!

Matthew 5:8 

Love Always,

Brittany Bradley 

Your Journey Is Just That...YOUR JOURNEY!

So lets just get straight to the point. You not moving forward to achieve your dreams is a slap in God's face. He made you creativ...