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

Present times calls for future blessings

Stop moving, because there’s nowhere else for you to go. Stop running, because it won’t get you there any faster, so it’s just best to “be still”. I know you are uncomfortable and sick of the position that you’re in, but you’ve got to stay put. Yes, you’re tired. Yes, you just want to get away, but truth of the matter is, you’re not going anywhere…. not until He says so. You must get through what you’re presently going through, before you can receive your future blessings. You’re exactly where you need to be, and you will not move forward until the time is RIGHT!

Be patient, remain hopeful and continue to hold on tightly to your faith. God’s timing is not ours, but when it does come, it’ll be at the perfect time.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue  

Feast your eyes on this

Sit down. I’ve been expecting you. I hope you came with an appetite, because what I have prepared for you, will satisfy all of your cravings. Not only will it be fulfilling, but it’ll be like nothing you’ve had before. Neither Burger King or McDonald’s can give you what I can. Although you may “Have it your way” and proclaim “I’m lovin it”, once you get a taste of what I have to offer, you’ll never want anything else again. So please, take your seat and allow me to serve you. As you sit down, I want you to take special notice of those around you. I know you may be wondering why they are standing, but I didn’t have any room for them at the table. Granted you are seated alone, but it’s only because, this spread was prepared just for you. Partake of this food and eat until your heart’s content, for I have “prepared a feast for you in the presence of your enemies”. Take and indulge in the many blessings I have given you, and worry not as they look on. I extended an invitation to them as well as I did you. However, I gave you the provisions, and them a front row seat!

No matter what you are going through or up against, God will bless you abundantly, and do it in front of your enemies!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

God’s Plan

Dana has just received some wonderful news! The very thing that has been desperately trying to hold her back, has decided to let go. After a year of being captive, Dana is finally about to be set free! Her captor has decided to get rid of her, because she feels she’s no longer of use. Although Dana has been a good and faithful servant, her services was just not “enough”. On several occasions she’s tried to have Dana removed, but she didn’t have the power too. Having seen no other way to let her go, she instead opted to “cut” her loose. The enemy was happy, because she thought by “releasing” Dana, it meant she had “nowhere else to go”. Needless to say, the only place Dana is going, is UP! She’s excited and overjoyed, because she knows the enemy’s plans has failed, but God’s has not!

It’s easy to accept the fate someone has chosen for your life, especially when you feel it’s all there is. However, you can worry about the things they’re going to do, or you can rest in knowing there’s nothing God can’t handle. Like Dana, you may be in a “position” that plans to “write you off”, but understand this, “God knows the plans He has for you…..they are plans to prosper and not harm you, but plans to give you hope and future”. What God has for you, is for you, and He “plans” to allow your enemies to see it!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue