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Being the oldest, is hard work. I’m 50 years old and I still ask God why did you make me the OLDEST?

I ask this question so often that every time I make a decision, give advice or opinion, he always whisper to me… “THAT’S WHY YOU’RE THE OLDEST.”

Growing up I always wanted to be a Teacher or a Lawyer. I love reading , I love teaching people what I learned (( especially my siblings)) then I pass it down to others.

I’ve always had the ability to see the BIGGER PICTURE. To see the situation out in its entirety. I don’t know if I learned this from my parents growing up, or if God gave me these gifts to help myself and others. Let me give an example.

A woman purposely threw a cellphone of the person they were mad at and broke it. He was mad,  she apologized. She promised him that when she got paid she would buy him another phone. Well, before that time came, he made her mad again, she told him that she wasn’t going to replace the phone. This made him angry.

That day he PROMISED her in text messages that he was going to get her back ((REVENGE)) for it. After she sent me all the back and forth texts I told her that I was scared and that he might do something real bad to her. Her text back to me was : “You keep saying that like you want him too.”  (( I told her  this many times in the past, the way their relationship is, someone is going to get hurt one day.”)) I was done. Shocked. Mad at her.

That VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY same night, while she was in the shop getting braids done, he came and knifed all 4 BRAND NEW tires.

I was one of the first people she called. I love my friend and will always be there for her, I just know with her……. I have to step back and let things happen.

I can always see the BIGGER PICTURE. You cant do something to someone these days and not expect for them to do something back. When you do A. to someone, expect them to do B. to you. Not everyone will do A. to you, those are the ones who have enough sense to know that this person cannot be trusted, and not to deal with them anymore. Because they’re the ones who will cause you to get in BIGGER TROUBLE. Sooner or later playing these types of games.. someone is going to get mad and do something about it.

Many people have came to me and told me things before they happened, and I didn’t listen…. but I listen now.

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In Matthew 7:13, 14  Jesus speaks of two different paths we can take in our lives: The broad way that leads to destruction and the narrow way that leads to life.

As I meditated on this passage, the Lord quickened it to me by saying “Joyce, on the broad way there is room for all kinds of fleshy things like bitterness, unforgiveness, resentment, and vindictiveness. But on the narrow way there is only room for the Spirit.”

In the flesh it is easy to take the broad path, but the in result is destruction. It is much harder to take the narrow path but in the end it leads to life.

Emotions tempt us to take the easy way, to do what feels good for the moment. Wisdom moves us to take the way that seems hard at first, but later on  we find that it leads to life. Joyce Meyer

Finding My * your* Purpose in Life 2 ~~ La’Crease’s Blog

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Listener, Advice, Planner

Finding my purpose in life.
What is my calling? What are my gifts?

Listener & Advice- When I was growing up, my mother use to always want to talk to me. She would share stories of her growing up and taking care of my aunt. She was the oldest just like me, and I really enjoyed her stories. She told me that she loved talking to me because I was a good listener. She always felt that her stories weren’t that interesting, and by me listening to them, she felt happy to be able to share them. She even shared personal childhood things that happened to her, things I never told anyone to this day.

When I moved into my first apartment, my friends would come over and sit all day telling me their issues or things that they were going through. I cared, and I would offer feed back after listening. The days I didn’t have company over, I would be on the phone listening and offering my Godly wisdom to them. Back then I could never understand why people would share their deepest darkest stories with me.Even though I was good and keeping secrets and I never gossiped or shared anyone’s business. I was always reading my bible, and I realized that people loved talking to me because of it. I became a good listener because of listening to my mother as a young gurl. I enjoyed it and it became natural for me. Today in my life, I receive many messages in my inbox, email and phone about advice and prayer. I really enjoy it. I know for a fact, being a great listener and offering Godly wisdom * advice* is apart of my calling.

Planner- I love to plan. Its funny to go back in my mind and remember gatherings I had that caused me to know that planning is apart of my calling. I use to plan backyard parties at least once a month. People would see me on the streets and say, “when are you having another one of those bomb parties you throw?” I use to laugh because people called me all the time and really wanted to know how did I plan such nice parties.

I remember planning Sistergurl gatherings at my apartment where we would sit around and “male bash”. It was like therapy for anyone who was going through something with their boyfriends. Women loved to come to those, especially being in our 20’s and trying to understand men. When my brother got married, I volunteered to be his wedding planner. I didn’t have any experience, but I offered to do it because I loved to plan. I learned a lot, and it was fun. In my 30’s as I got more into my bible and my relationship with God was even stronger, I planned many Women’s Gathering at my home. I planned so many I can’t even count them. Then I formed my own Teen Group – Raisingurls to Women for 5 years which consist of planning trips, dinner and movie dates, work assignments, and daily activities. I started Crees Feeding the Homeless for Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, Lunch, and Dinners. We passed out food on the streets of Detroit. Little did I know that when I was planning all of those gatherings, that this skill will come in handy for fulfilling God’s purpose and plan for my life. Planning is definitely a part of my calling.

Tomorrow~ Gift of Communication, Gift of Personality, Gift of Keeping it Moving

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Where works of the flesh exists, there is NO joy

Finding My * your* Purpose in Life ~~ La’Crease’s Blog

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Finding my purpose in life.
What is my calling? What are my gifts?

As I sat long and hard about this, having to go back and remember things in my childhood, I can say that it was quite fun. I was amazed at how much I realized that the things that I’m good at today, started a LONG TIME AGO. God had already put these things inside of me, and all this time it was growing. These are the things that I have remembered growing up. I hope that you do this exercise as well.

The Lord- I can remember being on punishments in my room reading the Bible and becoming fascinated with God and all the things that was recorded. It was then at around 13 or 14 when I built a relationship with him and started hearing his voice loud and clear. He spoke to me all the time, telling me things before they would happen. I remember feeling so special everyday, like we were the only ones in the world. Being in my room all the time with no one to talk to, he filled that void. I remember reading about how wise Solomon was, and how I wanted to have wisdom someday. So everyday I would pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray about it. Its so funny thinking back on those days being so young and wanting to have wisdom but I was serious. I truly know for a fact that he has Blessed me with Wisdom and Discernment.

Love- I grew up with a very loving family. We’re even closer in our adult life. My parents planted in us over and over again, that family is not suppose to fight. We could argue and debate, but when its over, we had to hug, kiss and make up right there on the spot in front of everyone. We hated that. Never knowing that it would play a huge part of who I am today. I’m not a person who holds grudges or is revengeful. When I was 17 I was raped and became very angry and hateful. But as time went on, God was there in my heart to restored the Love I had for people. The Love I have also caused me to connect to people that I had no business connecting with, and still till this day, I struggle with that because of the way I grew up. Love causes me to open my heart to the things that we go through as children of God. I believe with all my heart that the Love my parents taught me to have with my siblings, goes hand in hand with my calling. These are important things that I need to complete my purpose in life.

Writing and Reading- Growing up, I would be in my room or in the corner somewhere reading, and writing down my thoughts. I love to visualize things and bring them to life with my way of thinking. I always had a way of making people see things in a different light with my examples. I always get the reaction of ” I never looked at it that way”. I remember whatever I was reading, I had to pause and visualize it in my mind for several minutes . I would read a story and put faces and personalities to the story to bring it to life. My siblings and friends use to always talk about me, as they were outside playing. It bothered me when they did that, because no one understood me. In my 20’s I wrote a love story based on thoughts in my mind about how I would meet my husband. I realized recently that the reason why I hate talking over the phone is because I enjoy writing down my thoughts more. Recently I got serious about writing a book about my testimony within the last 2 years. Even though its hard to revisit many things about it, these important Life Lessons we all can learn from.

Tomorrow Part 3 Listener, Advice, Planner

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Where works of the flesh exists, there is NO joy

Pennies . …………………….. From the Desk of Cree

” Pennies”                       Apr 23, 2004

A few months while at work I decided to buy a couple of piggy banks to start saving change. I bought 3  for myself, and decided that I would put one up and use the other two for my quartes, dimes, and nickels.

Yesterday when I went to my room to add change to my banks, I looked over at the “pennies” which was on my night stand, while the quarters, dimes and nickels “sit in a lovely glass piggy bank, on the entertainment stand. I thought to myself, how easy it is for us to discriminate. When I thought about what I didnt like about pennies, and why they were sitting seperate from my other coins, I realized that ‘I felt” they didnt have as much value as the others did. They seem to be a “pess” always on the floor being stepped on, just in the way. But that gives me no right no mistreat them. They are all coins, why should they sit in a corner somewhere?  Would I want someone to do me that way? No!

Its a shame how easy we discriminate. I’m guilty of it just with the change I have. I can even remember one day this week, one fell and I just looked at it, never bending down to pick it up. Had it been a dime, quarter,  or nickel I would have snapped my knees trying to get to it. That ole piggy I put up, Im going to get it out and begin saving pennies.

I love pennies. Now that I think about it you can find a penny  faster than you can find a quarter, dime or nickel. How dare I mistreat a penny and put them on a scale against the other coins.

So my question to you is, what can you think of NOW, that you discriminate against? What are you going to do about it? Has this helped you to be more aware ?

The bible says: James 2

Favoritism Forbidden 

1My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. 2Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. 3If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

5Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? 6But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? 7Are they not the ones who are slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong?
8If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,”[1] you are doing right. 9But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. 10For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,”[2] also said, “Do not murder.”[3] If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.
12Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!

La’Crease J. Walker