The Dream Assassin’s Assignment

Life’s experiences have a way of defining moments for you that are unforgettable. I will never forget while in nursing school a professor said to me very casually,” I don’t think you were cut out for this”. My feelings were crushed, but in the same space, I was reminded that she didn’t have the final say. In fact, I had to refer back to the promise given to me in my dream by the Lord. The promise was not only will you finish, but you will encourage others in their journey. There were many road hazards on my race to the finish line, but it wasn’t impassable. In that season, it was my first encounter with a dream assassin.

                                                    The Assassin’s Assignment

My definition of a dream assassin is a person or group of people who are assigned to halt, distract, obstruct, and terminate your progress with your dreams at all costs. Dream assassins can be family, friends, associates, co-workers, frenemies, strangers and even those in leadership. Many of them are in this field of work for different reasons. For some people, they can’t see past their own defeat, so they are incapable of being supportive. Then are those who can’t share your enthusiasm because theirs is a painful distant memory. Finally, there are those who have been assigned by the Enemy to get you to abort your assignment.

                                                  How to Identify A Dream Assassin

Being able to identify a dream assassin may not be easy initially, but once you recognize the characteristics you will be empowered to know that you were built for this. Dream assassins will always magnify the negative. It is the narrative of their life. They devise schemes to be implemented that will cause dream detours and roadblocks along your journey. Conversing with them, you will find they question the validity of your dreams. The operations of the assassin can be covert or in plain sight. Most importantly, they will never be supportive, but they want to be privy to your plans. With that being said, you don’t have to disclose everything God is doing for you to everyone unless you are lead to do so. For the dream assassin, they will use the information from you as ammunition to destroy you.

                                                    Waiting on the Promise In the Pit

It may seem like you are the only one facing challenging times, but you aren’t alone. The life of Joseph, a young boy who was a Dreamer in the Bible is the inspiration for me.(Gen.37:1-50) He was misunderstood, mistreated and misplaced by people who should’ve been supportive. His life is one that has many teachable moments. The Lord was with Joseph so he succeeded in everything he did. We must learn to do everything with a servant’s heart and remain humble. This is easier said than done, but it is a lifelong skill that is invaluable. Everything that you do should be done in the spirit of excellence. Integrity along with loyalty to God will yield rewards that are incomprehensible to you and those connected to you. Remember, that dream assassins don’t have any power or authority over you or your dreams.They are positioned as a reminder that you must have complete trust and total reliance on God. Dream assassins can be instrumental in enhancing your resilience to adversity. They have been given access to witness the stage being set for God’s glory to be displayed. Thank God for them because they inadvertently assisted you in getting to your next level!

And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; Genesis 39:2

Would love to read your thoughts or comments on how you deal with dream killers?

Be Blessed,

KBKORNER

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A Million dollars’ Worth of Dreams

Have you ever had a dream? A dream to do or create something amazing but the concept hasn’t left the proximity of your brain. And you walk around this earth with this amazing vision but afraid to display it to the world. It’s not by chance that you have this dream. The Lord implants these visions in our head on what we are supposed to be doing, what we could be doing, or what he has for us.

If the Lord gave you the dream he will order your steps to make that dream a reality. 

The test isn’t about having what it takes to make that dream happen, but do you have the faith to make it happen. The funny thing about a vision is that it is unrealistic without faith. The Lord wants us to trust in him. He wants us to seek him for guidance. He wants us to know him as the omnipotent, omniscience, and omnipresence God that he is.

If we would believe his words nothing would be too big or too small for us to accomplish.

We walk around with a million dollars’ worth of dreams but with a pocket change worth of faith. Then we have the audacity to wonder why we haven’t started accomplishing our dreams. Your aspirations don’t match your faith! Then we become envious when we see others accomplishing everything that we have dreamed of. We see people with the same talent or even less but is walking into everything that the Lord has for them. And we are confused and don’t understand. But where was your faith?

You are supposed to dream! But with faith, that dream can become your reality. Your talent can become your source of income. You can start that business. You can achieve your goals. For the Lord is our father. If we would rely on our own understanding we would forever be lost.

So, seek the Lord for he will guide you. If you ask, you shall receive. He knows your heart, he sees your dreams and he is waiting for you to take that step of faith to him.

KT Jacks ❤

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Beautiful Timing

 

“I feel the momentum of my ambition fading. I don’t want to lose the grasp that I have on my vision. My dreams are gridlocked and I am apprehensively waiting for the appearance of progress.”      -KBKorner                    

                     It can be a struggle to exercise patience while you are navigating the “in between the vision phase”. This phase can be described as a place where you contend with unexpected hurdles and delays. This is the place where many throw in the towel and walk away. Others acquire an ambivalent attitude toward the process and are stagnant. Then there are those that seize the moment with a “never giving up perspective.” This phase also puts a demand on your faith and cultivates patience. Faith is defined as the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. There will be times when it seems like everything that you are working towards is beyond your reach. However, you must remember that God’s plan is designed so that you can win in the appointed time. The plan is already established it just has to manifest in the earth.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

                             Timing is Everything

Expecting a baby can be an exciting and terrifying experience. The ideal time of full-term pregnancy is 39-40 weeks. If the baby is delivered prematurely the Obstetrician must delay the delivery so the baby can be treated with medication. This medication helps speed up lung development so that he can breathe outside the womb. God doesn’t just want you to survive, but He wants you to thrive! God’s will for your life may not include your plans. However, your heart’s desire should be in sync with his will. The appointed time is all about his Glory and you bearing witness to his goodness. Don’t rush the journey you’re developing each step of the way.

                                   One on One Time

I challenge you to take time to spend it in prayer and devotion daily. There is clarity and peace in the quiet time with God. This may be in your car on your way to work, while you are on lunch break or while taking a stroll in the park. Being in fellowship with God will fortify your faith and build endurance to thrive. There are so many wonderful things that God wants to reveal to you in one on one time.

Until next time,

KBKORNER

 

 

   

I’m Under Construction

Have you ever visited a beautiful neighborhood, where it seemed every house brought forth dignity to the complex? You drive by the houses and they are all well put together, the lawns are mowed, and the flowers are blossoming. Then you keep driving and you pass by one house that seems abandoned and neglected within this well-kept community. The windows are boarded, and the weeds are growing rapidly.

And you think to yourself “wow, what an eyesore to this beautiful community”.

Truth be told, at one point this house resemble the houses in the neighborhood. It was built by the same contractors. It was designed with the same elegance and effort as the rest of the homes. But somehow, along the way the home lost its value. In the same manner that we can view the eyesores of this world, we can pinout the eyesores among ourselves. We begin to let this world dictate our lives to the point where we are unrecognizable to what God has called us to be. We disrespect ourselves and depreciate our values as children of God. We all have fallen short of His glory.

But my Lord is a Savior!

If you are anything like myself or even that house, people have seen you and marked you out. People have professed your life to be over! They have declared foreclosure on your soul, but they don’t know the Lord you serve. He will come in and save us from our sins. He will step into the unholiest places and pull us out with ease. He will wash us from our filth and declare us clean again.

See, God is not done with us yet. You may have seen my brokenness, but the Lord sees my worthiness. They may believe that we will never be anything or amount to nothing, but the devil is a liar! I want the devil and the naysayers to know that we are coming for EVERYTHING that the Lord has for us. He will pluck our weeds and water our garden. He will pour life into us until we’re whole again.

God has called us to be amazing no matter what avenue life has taken us down. If you haven’t made it to where you’re supposed to be God will walk with you. He is not done with us yet, we’re just simply under construction. ❤

Ezekiel 36:29

“Moreover, I will save you from all your uncleanness; and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not bring a famine on you.”

-KT.Jacks ❤

Take the Step

                        “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord” (Psalms 37:23 KJV)

Happy New Year!

With the start of a New Year, many of us have the best intentions to begin new endeavors. However, with no vision or plan in place to implement not much happens.The excitement of beginning a new adventure dwindles and you’re back at square one.Vision Board planning is what  I love to do to visually mobilize my thoughts and dreams. I absolutely love creating one and it really does help me to focus.The board is a blend of great pictures and positive affirmations that speaks to  all areas of my life(finances, marriage, travel personal goals,etc.) Carving out time in my hectic schedule can be a challenge as it is with the rest of the world, but it is feasible.There is a sense of accomplishment with that small feat. So I encourage you to take the first step forward and know that your steps are ordered.It is up to you to follow the blueprint.

                                                                     FEAR FACTOR

Beginning something new can be a frightening and daunting task.The fear of failure can be paralyzing and suffocating to your existence only if you allow it.The voice of self-doubt can be so loud it is deafening.Even with that, we have been given the power to silence that view.It is in this moment where you need childlike fearlessness.Children don’t give thought to what happens if it doesn’t work.They proceed with the mindset that it will happen.At some point, in all of our lives, we can relate to being at a crossroads with the fear.This destination of uncertainty is a reminder of our human frailty and God’s omnipotence.God is the only visionary leader for believers.Speak life to your vision out-loud daily.Fuel your faith and cause fear to suffer a famine.

                                                                Goal Getter

If you can envision yourself accomplishing the goal then it makes pursuing the goal achievable.But it first begins with you and your perception of you.All things are possible through Christ Jesus.You are never without guidance and a consistent prayer life will give direction.I pray that you get revelation to see yourself how God sees you in 2018. Preparedness is the antithesis of procrastination.I challenge you this year to leave all of your excuses behind. Purposefully Pursue God with a Passion and know that provision will be given for your vision to become a reality!

 

Until Next time,

KB’S KORNER

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  

                                           

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I know that some people have their new year’s resolutions and ready to see what 2018 has to offer them. But I dare to ask….” what season were you in 2017?” You must know where you have been in order to know where you are going. So, I believe that hindsight is given to us for that exact reason.

The definition of Hindsight is to understand a situation or event only after it has happened or developed.

Hence, the commonly known slogan “Hindsight is 20:20.” Everything is clear now because you lived through it. You may hear someone say…”If I didn’t lose my job I would have never started my business” or “If I hadn’t lost everything I wouldn’t have known God to be a provider”. God is coming in and teaching us lessons that we can only appreciate in the aftermath.  Therefore, what was your season in 2017?

As for myself, 2017 was a season of development and trusting God. I don’t believe I knew what it meant to truly trust God until I had no other alternative. I get so big headed and try to lean on my own understanding. This notion has failed continuously. There were nights I had to pray because I couldn’t carry the burden myself. And like a superhero, God came in every time and rescued me. That’s when I learned the true meaning of having Faith.

Faith is not knowing how it can happen but trusting God that it will happen. 

I don’t know what 2018 has to offer me but I’m sure the Lord will have a funny way of showing me his path. With the faith that I gained in 2017, I will trust him and follow him. I will walk into everything that he has for me because I know him for myself to be true.

And for anyone who is reading this, I pray many blessings for your 2018. Please feel free to comment your season! I would Love to hear.  ❤

 

Proverbs 3:5 ESV

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

 

 

New Horizons For the New Year

Good evening my fellow bloggers and my amazing Virtuous team! I pray that your Christmas was amazing and your upcoming New Years brings in abundant blessings. I would love to introduce the new co-blogger for Virtuous……@KBKorner ❤ She is my beloved friend, cousin, and most importantly sister in faith. May her words encourage you as she encourages me.