The End of a Decade

As I sit here thinking about the previous years, the only thing that goes through my mind is, “Dang…Won’t he do it?!” Let’s go way back and see how much I changed. 

  • 2010– Started fresh at Triton college after taking a year off from school, had a job at a hospital, was thinking of starting a blog, deleted my YouTube channel, and I really did not know how to manage my anxiety.
  • 2011– Met my husband by the end of the year (we went to the same college), I was getting ready to graduate, I entered the worship team at my church, and got out from a really toxic relationship. 
  • 2012– Traveled to Colombia, Panama, Guatemala, Florida, and I forgot where else lol! I started taking classes that would help me out in my career, and I spent as much time as I could just figuring out my life.
  • 2013– I took some classes at DePaul University, my husband became my tutor, I lost control of my eating, gained weight, and was getting stressed a lot during school. 
  • 2014– I transferred out of Depaul, went back to triton, my husband became my boyfriend, and from that point on my whole life changed. I was able to reconnect with my creative self and started writing songs all over again. 
  • 2015– Met a few people that I am so glad they are out of my life, started to control my anxiety a little more, got done with triton, and ended up going to Dominican university. 
  • 2016– This year was the one that was very difficult for me. Started this blog, reopened my YouTube channel, had my braces all over again, made a channel with my other half, traveled a little more, and what broke my heart was that I lost my abuela. She was the rock of our family, and I can still remember everything that went through my mind when I got the news. 
  • 2017– A few friends that I love died this year, it was a very hard stage because I was really negative, had depression that no one knew, but throughout everything I know God was just making me stronger for what was to come. I was embracing my ministry at church a little more than before, and I started to fall in love with the Lord all over again.
  • 2018– I went to a retreat that changed my life (shout out to my youth pastor), started getting more into the word of God, prayed for the Lord to remove fake friends (which this year he did!), my confidence sky rocketed, made new friends, got closer with my sibling, started writing content for my channel, wrote more on my blog, took “me time” very seriously, my significant other and I conquered so many things, and last but not least God put all the pieces together in time. 
  • 2019– Got engaged in February, traveled with my sister and mom, wedding preparations were on point, got a new job, went back to the gym, changed the color of my hair, crossed the stage, got married in November, redo my blog site, moved to a new home, detoxed from social media, bought the stuff that I always wanted, learned to save more, turned 29 (last year in my 20s!), reconnected with an old friend of mine from church, and by the end of the year God showed me his love like you have no clue. 

So the question is…What lies ahead of 2020? All I know is that something great is going to happen this year, and I am letting the Lord take control of everything. It is sad to hear on the news of what is going on throughout the world, but I know that if God is on my side my faith shall not be shaken. I have so much to put out on my social media, and I cannot wait till you guys see what I have in store. Love you all and I hope this year is the best year for all of us! 

~A decade in pictures 2010-2019~

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A few verses that keep my faith growing

Today I want to share with you all a few bible verses that helped  me along my journey, and keep continuing to shape me up. I hope this helps you guys out if you are looking for a few bible verses that will inspire you to keep going with your journey! 

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Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace. 

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Planning with my God

A lot of people ask me how in the world am I planning for the future without fear. Others ask me how do I wake up in the morning thinking it is always the weekend. The answer is simple and that is planning with God. I carry a planner every single day where I write down my goals, thoughts, and my wishes for the next few months. Let me tell you that the next few months though are mind-blowing! The more I see the hand of Jesus work in my life as each second that goes by, I can’t help but smile from ear to ear. 

Here is the thing, when you let Jesus work then you learn to let go and let him drive your life to where he wants you to be at it’s the most amazing result ever. At times, things might not seem clear because in order to get to where you need to be you have to pass through a whole lot of things in your life. It can even be a divorce!! A few things that I have learned and seen along with lessons are the following:

1. Relationship– in order to have someone in your life you need to love yourself, love God, and most important to remember that if someone is going to love you it will be because of who you are. Do not pretend someone that you are not! 

2. Vacation– If you are planning to go somewhere, but it all crashes down do not even get mad. God might be protecting you from an accident along the way, or even something worse. 

3. Friendships– Find a friend that not only you can relate to but, loves, and respects God! That makes such a big difference especially when you plan with that person special events because they understand your reason on how something needs to be a certain way.

4. Job– You are trying to find a job but it is hard right? Do not worry because if you are faithful to yourself, pray, and never give up then the right job will come to you. Sometimes when one door closes it is because it was not meant for you. 

I can name a whole lot more in this post, but I don’t want to make this too long. All I can say is, in the almost Fall of 2018 during a youth camp, at that very exact moment….I decided to let go and let God. From that point on, God took away and gave me more. God showed me the truth and made me go to sleep laughing. God made a few switches, without me even doing nothing, and brought me better people. You cannot tell me God isn’t real because I see him work every single day. 

Born and raised in a Christian home, baptized at the age of 17, and I did not let go completely until last year. I am only human, I can only do so much, but God brings me up when I feel like I am about to fall. Never did I see that till I decided to let go! Doing so, the Lord has made my plans brighter, my path bigger, and my sense of people that are bad influence even stronger. When you let Jesus control your life you will see his plans for you become reality, and bigger than your imagination. 

I pray that you who are reading this, may all your plans come true and if they don’t you will see that there is something better for you. I pray that one day, when you decide to let go, and let HIM may you hear the voice of God saying,

“Hello my dear child, it is so good to see you… a g a i n . ” 

 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

Weekend Vibes

Well what a weekend this was! I am so blessed and grateful that God has taken me through the first week of 2019. Today I took the time to talk to God (my way), and let me tell you that he answers quick! 

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Psalm 145:1

Today was maybe an eye-opener and a day where I had to trust what God was making me feel inside. I have been talking to the Lord for the past few weeks on something that I need in my life, and today I think I am closer to my answer. I am forever amazed at how he picks the right friends for you, and those that really care for you. Today I talked to a friend of mine that I haven’t talked to a while due to school, and she made my whole entire night.

Even though I still don’t have an answer, I know by faith that the outcome is going to be amazing by what her and I talked! It’s crazy how God talks through people, and they do not even know it. She will know this after she reads this post, but I felt a tremendous peace, not just because I am hoping for the best, but because I know that everything is in the hands of the Lord and everything will be alright.

That peace right there ya’ll is one that I wished everyone would experience because it is something I cannot explain. What have you been struggling on? is it school? job? relationship issue? or something that is going on in your life? I don’t know what it might be but trust me when I tell you that even if the outcome is bad you will look back on this, and laugh at it later on because you will see that you are still alive.

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It doesn’t matter what happens as long as you live through it, believe that God will take you out of it, and you will be victorious because the devil will not be able to touch you. It is at those times where you need to be silent, trust God, and watch him work as long as you have faith! With faith you can move mountains, make the ocean quiet, and even make the sun move because when you believe that God is the almighty and has everything in his power then that is when he shows you all his glory.

I honestly cannot wait to see what God has in store for me this week! I want the time to pass by super quick because I feel good things coming, and when I say that this is my year I mean it! Also, keep an eye out for my e-book! It is crazy that I took this step and literally I am writing my heart out for this e-book, and I hope it will be a blessing to you all. Also, I have been doing a few covers for my YouTube, but I can’t find soundtracks so guess what? I will be doing acapella till I find a good soundtrack for a song that I would want to do. When i post one up I will upload it on to my blog so you all can check it out! 

Also, I did a poll on twitter and I saw that the Blogging Tips & Tricks got the majority of the votes. So I will keep doing a series of blogging for you all so stay tuned because more is coming your way! Again if you haven’t already go ahead and subscribe to my blog, follow me on Instagram, YouTube, and on Twitter. If you have content that you would love for me to check out please let me know, and I will do it. I pray you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace. 
Michele C. 

10 ways to work on your faith

I have had a couple of people asking me the same question: How in the world do you still believe in God when things seem to go bad? The answer is simple my friends and that is to have faith beyond it all! If you are barely getting to know God, and have no idea on where to start then I am about to help you get started on this wonderful journey. A lot of people who are new get scared to even ask members from the church because they get so obsessed, try to chug you down the bible, and don’t understand that you are barley starting making you not to even go back to church. 

What to do

1. God is your best friend– You need to talk to God as if he was one of your friends, and remember that before you even say anything God already knows! 

2. Pray– Prayer works in mysterious ways but I would say just be yourself, and let it flow naturally. You can start by saying, “Hey Lord its me…ya boy..” lol! I know it sounds silly but trust me you will feel comfortable because at the end of the day it is between you and God!

3. Bible– When you read the bible do you get tired of seeing so many words? Try to be the person that the bible is talking about, and act it out. Sometimes you even need to have a visual set for you to understand what the bible is trying to say to you. 

4. Music– I talk about this ALL the time! Get your playlist into worship and praise! I do not mean the old songs I mean the good ones! Jonathan McReynolds, Yolanda Adams, Tori Kelly, Kirk Franklin, and much more! Once you bounce into one of the songs your day, mood, and faith is already set! 

5. Write out– Have you ever just want to sit down, and write out to God? Make him be your pen-pal, and write your heart away. I am a singer and songwriter so I usually write to the Lord in a form of a song it helps me so much. You can write to God what your goals are, and pray over it so they can be accomplished and remember that God always knows best! So if one thing does not happen chances are God has something better for you! 

6. Friends– Get friends that are filled with the spirit of Jesus Christ! I have a few friends that I love so much that have this every second of everyday. They are fun, outgoing, and most of all love God with all they got. They do not chug down the bible, and we see every concept differently, which when we share them with one another, we get to have an open mind. GET GOOD BUDDIES!!! 

7. Ignore certain people– By this I mean church people or even your friends that do not know the Lord, and might even make fun of you because you are walking with Jesus. God knows you better than ANYBODY and trust me other opinions from different people will become irrelevant once you figure this out. Church people can be too judgmental so watch out for that, and focus on you! Friends that are not in the spirit might want to make you do bad things that do not please God so try to stay away from them if they do not understand or you, or even support you! 

8. Listen– When you go to church listen carefully on what the pastor is trying to say. There are always hidden messages that actually will be directed to you, but understand that the pastor does not even know your problem. Every time when someone is about to preach they pray for God to speak through them, and that way whatever God would want to say the message gets out for certain people that need to hear a specific statement. 

9. Seek– You need to keep seeking the Lord every single day because the more you do the more your understanding will be. You will be able to give better advice to people that really need to hear you, and sometimes you would even surprise yourself because you had no idea what you just said! However, trust me the person you speak to will understand completely, and you might even change their life. 

10. Learn– You need to learn that having a strong faith takes time, patience, practice, but also it is a test. God is sometimes very quiet during difficult times and it is then when your faith needs to be stronger than ever. Remember that when you have faith the outcome is better than expected, and if it doesn’t then you will see something fruitful at the end of a difficult journey. Go and read the book Job so you can see what happened in his life! 

One More Thing

A religion with God is a relationship between you, and Him!!! I identify myself as a Christian, but if you want me to be completely honest my religion is the love I have for the Lord and everything is between Him and I! I have had so many ups and downs but one thing that I was working on was my relationship with Him! It is like having a relationship with your significant other see what I mean?

I do not let anyone get in between my relationship with the Lord, and I always work on it! It takes work, patience, discipline, and so much love! If I can do this trust me when I say so can you! I am working on my e-book which is coming out this year so keep an eye out, and it is about faith so I am hoping it will be a blessing to your life. Send me a message if you have a question I will be happy to respond, and I hope you are having an amazing day or night depending on where you are in this world. 

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Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace. 

Michele C.

Where you least expect it

Where you least expect it you will find me there.

Even though you can’t see me I am everywhere.

From the smile of a child to the last rain drop.

You will be able to see me even when you feel time stops. 

There is no one in this world that can show your worth,

No one that can bring you love more than you will ever know.

From the waves of the ocean to the air that you breathe.

You can see me even if you are hiding in the deep blue see. 

There is fear in the world, but I am with you.

Holding your hand till the day is through. 

Do you know where to find me? Here is another clue.

In order to see me you need to find the real you. 

Stop acting like how society wants you to act, and start acting the way you need to be.

Stop hearing voices inside your head and start trusting in me. 

Who am I? 

I am your God, you Father, and your King the one who  knew you before you were in the womb and made you so perfectly. 

Composed by: Me, Myself, and I

 

I had this song on replay every the whole day, and it is in Spanish. It talks about how you even though you can’t see the Lord you can find him in the least places that you can ever expect. If this spoke to you I am glad it did, and I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at.

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.