The End

Wow! It’s amazing how time flies, but what was more amazing, was this year! I’ve been incredibly blessed and very fortunate to have lived through a very good year, despite being in some low points. However, I am happy to say, I’ve experienced more highs than I did lows (especially as it pertains to my mental health), and I am “anxious” (no pun intended) to see how high I soar next year. Regardless of oppositions you may have, you can always choose your ending. I chose to have a good year and I did. Although this year has ended, (more) greater things are beginning! I pray each of you have had a wonderful year, and when you think that you hadn’t, remember, you did, because you’re still here!

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!

The End!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Jackpot

You’re being set up….but, it’s in a good position. If you play your cards right, you’ll win, so don’t think about folding the hand you were dealt. Carefully examine what you have been given and be strategic with your next move. Only you and the Dealer (God) know what you have, so let others continue to think they have the better hand. They say “everything is big in Texas“, but your blessings are going to bigger, and not even you can hold ’em. You probably don’t want to take a gamble, because you are afraid to bust, but go ahead and double down, because this is one bet you won’t lose!

Don’t be afraid to take risks, because you just never know when you’ll hit the jackpot!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Fervent pursuit

What do you want out of life? Better yet, are you waiting for life to bring it to you? If so, what happens if you don’t get it? Do you continue to wait, or do you get up and go get it? There’s nothing I’ve ever been more passionate about, than writing. I eat, sleep and breathe words, stories, books and one day making it on the New York Times Bestseller list. Although I have one of the hardest jobs on the planet, it doesn’t stop me from doing it, or pursuing my dreams. If anything, it motivates and pushes me to do so much more, because I want so much more. In fact, I want more for this blog. I want to do more than write books. I want to be so much more than an Author and Writer, and I will be. You know why? Because I have a fervent pursuit of accomplishing my dreams. I have a burning desire to get what I want, and I’m not waiting on the world or anybody to give it to me.

A lot of people are sleeping on their dreams and not obtaining their goals, because they’re still waiting. On who or what, I’m not sure. However, I’m certain that, whether or not they want it and how bad they want it, will determine whether or not they get it. I would never chance placing my dreams, hopes and happiness in the hands of someone else, and expect them to give it to me. Besides, no one knows better than you what you want and need! Maybe you’re lazy, scared, fearful of failure/judgement or you believe you’ve got time, when all you’ve got time to do is GO FOR IT! Stop waiting on your mother, sister, friend or someone else to give you approval, because it’s not theirs to give or even worse, you may never get it. Whatever you want in life is yours, but if there’s no internal burn, the pursuit cease to exist.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Excerpts

He knows you want it, and you want it bad! If you had it your way, you’d take it right now, but you wouldn’t be able to handle it all at once. Instead, He’ll give you just a taste, to keep you hanging on, because He knows that you know that no one can do what He can. You can beg and plead all you want, but your desperateness is not contingent upon how fast He comes, which is all the more reason why He’s making you wait. Besides, if He gave you everything you wanted when you wanted it, after awhile, He’d be of no use to you.

But, because you are nothing without Him, God will give you excerpts (or bits and pieces) of your blessings, just so you can continue to seek Him, because so many people are choosing not to. After all, He is your supplier and you can’t get what you need from anyone other than Him. Sometimes I sit back and think about all the crazy, ridiculous and outlandish demands I asked of God, knowing very well, had He given me all I asked for at once (i.e. marriage, babies, etc.), I would’ve lost it! At that particular time in my life, I was not mentally ready, so there’s no way I could’ve handled my blessings, because I would’ve been overwhelmed by them.

You may still be hanging on to a prayer/prayers that you feel won’t ever get answered, but that’s not to say that they won’t. He just won’t give it to you right now, because you aren’t able to handle the magnitude of it. Remember, when God does things, He does them BIG, so whatever you’re asking for, get ready, but most important, be prepared!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Keeping the peace

When you’ve found what makes you happy, do whatever is necessary to keep it. What you have is desired, and people will stop at nothing to take it away. It’s puzzling, to say the least, because even in the midst of your chaos, you’ve yet to let it go. After all you’ve gone through, you should’ve “lost” it by now, but you kept holding on, because it’s all you’ve got. Besides, it took you forever to get it, and there’s nothing you want more, than to “keep the peace”. Having a peace of mind, is one of the most important things you have, and it’s your duty to protect it. Because of its power, you’ll have people, things and distractions seeking to obtain it, but you’ve got to do all you can to contain it. Don’t allow anyone to take your peace, because it’s not theirs to keep!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

A bit of advice

Whatever IT is that you are wrestling back and forth with, do it!

If IT is robbing you of your peace of mind, get rid of it!

When IT hurts you, let go of it!

If IT makes you happy, then go for it!

When IT makes you sad or depressed, pray about it!

If IT is something you really want to do, have faith and step out on it!

If IT is abusing you, RUN from it!

If IT will cause your life to change, think about it!

If IT compromises who you are, forget about it!

If IT is not worth IT, then walk away from IT!

I don’t know what “IT” may be for you, but whatever decision you make, you have to deal with IT!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

The higher the height, the bigger the fight

Hey girl, let me talk to you for a minute. You’ve just had one of the biggest accomplishments of your life to occur, and while there are some people you thought would root for you, they chose to keep quiet instead. Don’t worry. You don’t need the applause, because the cause is greater. I want you to listen to me when I say this. You are more valuable than you think, and if you weren’t worth anything, people wouldn’t care about you. But, they do. They care, because they know your elevator is going up and not stopping on any floors, especially theirs. Besides, you can’t risk opening the doors up to someone who’s intent on taking you back down. You’ve come too far to stop now, so continue to pass them by, because where you’re going, they’ll never reach.

I don’t want to scare you, but I hope you know how to fight. I’m not talking about physical, because the battles you’ll be in, are mental and emotional. People are going to try and get in your head, and cause you to lose focus, because they know 2020 is clearly yours. They’re coming with some heavy stuff, but don’t allow any of it to weigh you down. Things are going to happen so fast and although it will take a bit of an adjustment, it’s nothing you can’t adapt to. The higher the heights, the bigger the fights, but don’t fret, because you’ve already won! I hope you are excited, because I am and I couldn’t be more happier for you!

Alright, Deetra. You’ve had your pep talk, and now it’s time for you to do what you were purposed to do!

Sometimes, YOU need to be your biggest motivator!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

The struggle is real, but so is God

For every problem you have, all it takes is one mustard seed

There is no requirement to obtain His blessings, except you have to believe

Worrying is heavy and can weigh you down, but God will pick you up

What you’re about to receive is a result of His power and has nothing to do with luck

The pain you feel is unbearable, but He’s going to take it all away

To you it might take forever, but to Him it’s only a day

Your patience leaves a lot to be desired, but His timing is perfect and never late

The struggle is real, but so is God, all you have to do is activate your faith

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Remembrance

December is a special time of joy, yet there are people who don’t have any

When they compare their blessings to those around them, suddenly they don’t have very many

They gripe and complain about wanting more, and ask God, “When is my season”?

But, Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, not gifts, so don’t let that be the reason

You can’t celebrate the coming of Christ, because you feel you have nothing to give

But don’t fret, Jesus gave the greatest gift of all, He died so that we may live

Nothing in a box topped with a red bow, is worth more than His love for us

December 25th is the celebration of Him, so stop making it all about us

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue