As I began to think about words of encouragement I could share with you today.  I thought about my journey and how it relates to the “little engine that could.”  In life we will face many trails of various kinds. Be it misunderstandings from people around us, to our names being in people’s mouths for no other reason but to speak negative, sickness, death and the like…

(I’ve learned the cost) There has been times that I wanted to give up because life seemed so hard.  I mean I have endured some rough seasons fighting against the desire to give up and return to my old way of handling things. As I look over me life now, I’m glad that I didn’t give up.  I’m glad that I encouraged myself when no one else was willing to encourage me.  I went from “I think I can” to “I know I can”.  I know I can make it through the storm, I know I will prosper in the rain.  I know I can, I know I can.

The price that was paid to get where I am today was costly and I’m not going to let anyone or anything turn me around.  Trials come as they may, but I’ve decided to stay in the race.  I’m not turning around and I’m not going to quit.  I have my armor on and I’m ready for war…Come on devil, you and your mother in-law…I know I have the victory and the devil is already defeated…

For 2015, let this be your 4 letter word that you will tell yourself.  “I KNOW I CAN” “I KNOW I CAN!”

When depression creeps in, “I KNOW I CAN” overcome this spirit

When money is low, “I KNOW I CAN” hold on until God makes a way

When life’s challenges come at you from different directions, “I KNOW I CAN” do ALL things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me….

I have a lot of things on my “bucket list” this year and I’m not thinking I can, I KNOW I CAN and I KNOW I WILL  through JESUS CHRIST MY LORD….

We have a battle to fight and a legacy to leave behind.  Losers never win and winners never quit…