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Freedom from Sexual Impurity

My Story— This weekend, I fell back into sexual sin of masturbation and pornography. I allowed myself to become bored, alone, and with too much time on my hands. I gave my mind permission to wander into whatever path or found itself, and gave in. I gave in to my flesh’s desire to read erotic lust stories that I excused for “young adult romance”, knowing that my hunger wouldn’t be satisfied. I knew I wanted…

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How to be Delivered from Mental Bondage

I would like to share part of my testimony, of how God delivered me from people bondage. Growing up, I cared a lot about the opinions of people, especially those of close family members that had dominant personalities. Since I had low self esteem and lacked knowledge of my God-given identity, I allowed people that were not God tell me who I was, but as I got older, God strategically called me to make decisions…

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My testimony: God blessed me with a job!

Waiting for God to tell you to move when your flesh wants to immediately jump up and attach itself to something is a huge fight. The battle to remain still and unmoved in God’s Presence when there’s decisions that need to be made, is a challenge within itself. That was me waiting on God to send me the job position He had for me. I had family members tell me that I need to find…

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Life After College—Part 2

“Shamari, the SAAS has denied your appeal” Once I heard those words spoken to me, it already solidified what I felt God was preparing me for during the month of December. See, after I cried and repented to God and really start running back to Him, I felt that He was preparing me spiritually by giving me spiritual affirmations and friends that prayed for me. It was during this time where I had to ask…

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Power of the Tongue

Life and death lies in the power of the tongue. Being in college, I wanted so badly to be like the rest of the black girls on campus who cursed unapologetically, and popped off at the mouth, who threw shade carelessly. BUT GOD CREATED ME TO NOT BE LIKE ANYONE ELSE BUT HIM. Ephesians 4:2—“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” verse…

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Spiritual Affirmations for Your Mental Health

Before we go any further, I think it is vital as young women (and men) of God, we HAVE to know what the Word of God (the Bible) has to say about us. So, I will share with you some spiritual affirmations you can use in your daily life to fight against the negative thoughts and words that are used to speak against your identity in God: (all scriptures are in the New Living Translation)…

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