All, but not enough

Margaret has a six-figure paying job, but for her, it’s not enough.

She has the car and house of her dreams, however, it’s not enough.

She gets to travel around the world at the expense of others, yet it’s still not enough.

She has power and people at her beck and call, but clearly it’s not enough.

Margaret appears to have it all, but it’s just not good enough!

Can you tell what Margaret is missing? Although she has everything others would possibly want and more, the one thing Margaret doesn’t have is happiness. She thought money was the answer, but it only created more problems. She figured once she had the car and house of her dreams that she’d be content, but not even it could soothe her pain. By traveling all around the world, she was able to live a full life, but deep down inside she still remained empty. She sits in a high position and people are at her disposal, yet she can’t make the misery go away.

It doesn’t matter someone’s finances, status or position in life, if they lack happiness, they’ll never be sufficient. Sometimes we think we can determine the state of one’s happiness, based upon outward appearances, but it’s the things that we can’t see that would give us the true picture. People can play pretend with the world, but can’t be real with themselves. However, just because someone shows you how bright their life is, doesn’t mean things are always lit.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Reigning without a throne

The enemy has all the power, but when it’s time to use it, he/she possesses none. Although they’re in control, they lack the authority to do anything. Their threats are strong and lethal, but without exertion, they’re harmless. They will use their position to invoke fear, but you’re in no position to be afraid. It doesn’t matter how high up they sit or how “low” they think you are, don’t give anyone permission to make you feel subservient. The enemy will often make you feel unimportant and try to reign over your life, mind, finances and other things of value to you, but without your command, he/she is unable to rule! Stop giving away your power, and use it against them!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

The Manifestation

For the year 2018, I was living in “expectancy”……..

For the year 2019, I declared that I was “expecting” more…….

For the year 2020, all of my EXPECTATIONS will be met!

The past two years have been the most memorable ones of my life! I’ve grown more, cried a whole lot, stepped outside of my box and have been blessed tremendously! I’ve fasted and prayed for certain things to happen, and God brought them to pass. Although I was consistent with my prayers and manifesting, my faith wavered and my hope made very few appearances. However, through it all, God remained faithful even when I was not. I was upset at myself, to say the least, because when I worry or have doubt, it’s my way of telling God, “I trust you, but”…….

This year has taught me so much, and if I don’t get anything else from it, one thing I will always know, is that you have to speak things into manifestation, and believe what you are saying! When I told myself how blessed I was and the things I was praying for would come to pass, they did. When I told myself that I’d never have any more that what I have, I was stagnant and couldn’t seem to progress. However, I started speaking positive affirmations over my life, and not only believed in them, but trusted in Him!

There have been many years I’ve gone without, but this year has made up for my losses in more ways than one. I’m happier more, even on the days my depression tries to convince me to be sad, but I can’t, because I don’t have a reason to. We are a little over a month away from the new year, and although I don’t make NY’s resolution, the lens in which I will see my many, many blessings from, will be the biggest resolution I’ve ever looked through. Last year was good, this year was better, but next year will my BEST! That is my manifestation, what’s yours?

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Chaos in the stands

I love football! Every Saturday, I would be seated in the living room, watching and waiting for Alabama to take down their next victim. Aside from them being an outstanding team, one thing I noticed in particular, is the loyalty and love their fans have for them. It doesn’t matter who Alabama is up against or if they have to travel to another state to play, the fans will be there screaming in the stands. If they win the game or take a loss, the fans are screaming in the stands. If the weather is hot or extremely cold, the fans are screaming in the stands. If they secure the championship or get eliminated, the fans are STILL screaming in the stands. There are times you’re going to lose in life, find yourself in hot situations and weather a many of storms, but through it all, someone will always be screaming in the stands for you!

Surround yourself with people who always lift you up, regardless of how many times you fall down!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

The Purge

“When I make it, I’m bringing everybody with me”! Have you ever questioned the reason as to why you don’t have something you want, is because you are holding on to something you don’t need? You desperately want to win in life and can’t, because they’re the reason you keep losing! You don’t understand, they’ve been there with me during my struggle”, but what if they are the cause of the struggle? I know you want to have friends, but some people can’t be to you what you are to them, not because they don’t know how, but because they don’t want to. I went through a period in my life, where I thought I had three of the strongest and most loyal people on my team, that I was proud to call friend. As the years went by and when I started to move up, they were strategically planning to bring me down. Although I saw the signs, was subjected to their jealousy and a victim of their false adoration, I still tried to bring them along. I carried them with me for years, but I eventually had to “cut off my hand to save my arm”. What I thought I needed, was the very thing I had to get rid of.

There is going to come a time in your life where you need to purge yourself of some people. Regardless of the attachment, if it’s not beneficial to you, then you need to considering detaching yourself from it. Granted you want everybody to share in your success, but you can’t, when they’re secretly conspiring to stop it. Although they may have acted as though they were for you and with you, they really were against you! You can’t pick up everybody and allow them to enjoy the ride, when they want it to be over (for you). “Everybody can’t go on your journey. It’s yours for a reason”.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

You’ve gotta be quicker than that

Too many people are living comfortably on “cruise control”. Although they want to excel in life, they’re too afraid to accel. They’ve been going at the same speed for years, and refuse to press the gas. Even though they want to reach their desired destination, they’re unwilling to do what is necessary to get them there. Instead, they’ll detour and take any available alternate route that will lead them to their destiny, but causes them a major delay. As they begin to question the reason it’s taking too long, God reveals to them, you’ve taken “one too many brakes”. On many occasions, God has tried to elevate you, by accelerating you, but you chose not to move. I’m not sure if it’s the result of fear or running into a roadblock or dead end, but if God has something for you, then nothing can get in the way of it.

If you want what God has for you, be in such a hurry to receive it, that you won’t allow anything or anyone to slow you down. You’ve got to be willing to “go at lengths” and “drive the distance” to obtain what’s yours. When you’re on your way to a place where God has asked you to meet Him, sometimes, it’s going to take a little speeding to get you there!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Giving you the best that I’ve got

I’m working on a book where I constantly stress the importance of how impactful words are, and how you react to them. They can either lift you up or pull you down. Make you happy or cause you to be sad. Make you better or have you at your absolute worse. When you allow what people say to you affect you, then it effects who you are. Regardless of how I feel about myself, If someone constantly tells me I’m nothing, then I won’t feel as though I have any value. I can be my biggest cheerleader, but if someone tells me I’m nothing to get hyped up about, suddenly the cheers would stop. I can have the confidence of David and the beauty of Esther, but if I’m told I’m dumb and ugly, then “I am what they say I am”.

No you’re NOT! You are the best, because you come from the best and He wants the BEST for you! You were created in the likeness of His image, so if you are a reflection of God, how can you be anything less than good? It’s easy for me to accept who someone says I am, when I’m not real sure of myself. Essentially, their reality becomes mine, which is one big distortion. However, if you stand any chance at survival, you’ve got to kill their negative thinking. Make it a point to give yourself daily positive affirmations to combat what they say and become so unbothered by their negativity, that even they have to question whether or not they should say anything at all!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue