That's the reason you're here anyway, right?
I remember having a conversation with one of my young (underage) family members. He had been caught smoking marijuana, which is illegal in GA.
I had an issue with this. I called him and pleaded with him... "Find something else to do. Do something different. Everybody around you smokes weed, drink, and party all the time. Do something different please. Read a book. Go to college, get out of the hood (truth is, the hood can be a trap), move away and make a GOOD name for yourself. Get new friends and do something different. Get your passport and travel the world son. Do something different. Please!"
Most of my life, I watched people grow physically but remain the same mentally and spiritually. I watched people exist above ground but never live. I watched some go to church Sunday after Sunday without change. Religion with no relationship. The thought of publishing this makes me nervous. This is not intended to be offensive but to spark ideas, movement, and change. If it's offensive, check yourself, not me.
I have heard over and over again that if you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done. Sadly, we often believe that what we see is our destiny. We believe that where we were produced is where we must produce. That we must also bare the fruit of the trees around us. We believe that our circumstances determine who we are and who we are to be forever. That is NOT so!
So on THIS day, I speak healing, deliverance from harsh circumstances, and peace over the life of the person reading this. I speak life and that BY FAITH your feet will move FORWARD, no matter how tough life seems to be right now. KEEP WALKING! Crawl if you have to BUT COME OUT! I declare that you won't stay the same, that whatever God has in store for you that your faith won't just "believe" but it will cause you to WORK towards healing, work towards restoration, work towards better, work towards more, work towards relationship with the Father! IT WILL WORK!!! Faith doesn't just sit, faith MOVES!! By faith, MOVE; while knowing that God is with you, ordering your every foot step, protecting you and making provisions for you. I pray a spirit of boldness and faith into your spirit. So that you may do what God has called you to do because SURELY HE has not called you to be mediocre! In JESUS name! Be free!
STAND UP AND STAND OUT, IN THE NAME OF JESUS!