Not Today!

To stomp on your heart, to trample on your soul; to let you lose sight of your dreams. To ultimately grip, your heart with unfounded fears. What the darkness tries to do, to your heart. Show the darkness you have a light; within, around, throughout… it all. Let the darkness be blinded by the light. Shine bright, shimmer fiercely; you are a diamond… not easily broken! Even in the rough times, let the darkness know; your heart is grounded. Forever rooted, no longer a slave… to fear. Kick fear to the curb, no trash talk today; my heart is predestined to thrive. Tell the darkness, Not Today!

You see, my friends. I too have faced dark times, but never a dark moment. What I mean by that? We all go through dark valleys, but I never let it define the moment. The darkness definitely has a shadow, but my heart is what will never cast the doubt. Just the light, a reflection of the love shining; from the inside. The darkness knows, I’m Never in the mood. So, when the darkness comes, trying to mess with your faith. When it tries to steal your hope, stamp the telltale sign on your heart; Not Today. I’m not in the mood… for the lies, the trickery; the deception. Let the darkness know, light within is so much greater. Then the darkness will surely give way, to the light… in you. Let the darkness read all about it, let it be front page news; how much your heart is truly free. And you’re truly bold, tell the darkness to pay special attention; to the highlighted area, Hell No… Not Today!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I would like to share one of my earliest memories, of a “Not Today” moment. I was 13, some friends and I were heading to the mall to hang out. On the way there, my friends decided to take a shortcut; through someone’s backyard. They all jumped the fence, and wanted me to follow; but my heart wasn’t trained for that. I told them I wasn’t comfortable with it. One of them said, take the long way, or go back. It was a true defining moment, but never a hard decision. My heart was content, to just go back home. Never held it against them, it was a moment for my heart to say; devil, Not Today!

To this day I’ve never been one to be bothered, or influenced by what others thought, or said about me. Growing up I had a wonderful godly grandmother, who knew my heart need a firm foundation; why I’ve been in church all my life. Even though it wasn’t until the age 15, when I accepted the true calling on my heart. Looking back now, I can see that from a young age; I knew who I was, and am. When you hear about predestined, and set apart. I can unequivocally say, I truly know what that means. One of my favorite scriptures, which I memorized around the age of ten; Psalms 23. “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” Verse 4‬, ‭NLT‬‬


27 thoughts on “Not Today!

  1. Beautiful and inspirational, this post simply shines a pure, loving light…it is impossible not to love it! Thank you, my heart needed your words.

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  2. You have a very rare connection with God—to have been in church all your life, and you’re still on fire for Him. I usually find myself praying for the teenagers in the church because it’s usually such a difficult time in ones life, and the time when they will usually stray from God —pulled by the temptations of the world.
    With you choosing not to go along with your friends shows strong qualities of leadership and not a follower. I pray that you will always remain a strong witness for Jesus Christ. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

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    1. When I write, I never know who it’s intended for. When I read about your situation, I knew this word of encouragement was given to me for you my sister! God is faithful, may His love comfort your heart! Blessings!

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      1. The words the Good LORD gave you were another confirmation to me Brother, thank God! He used so many people yesterday to confirm to me how He loves me, He is and always has taken care of me and that won’t stop. He is the same today and forever. Thank you for letting God use you to speak to me. Praise the LORD!

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  3. “Not today!” Yes! Thank you for sharing this inspiring post, Warren. I love that you’re always chasing after God’s heart.

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  4. Wonderful post. It’s so tricky how this life works. We spend most of our lives searching for the light to guide us through the path to find ourselves. But in reality that light is not anywhere else, it has always been in our hearts. We just need to find it in ourselves. Such a beautiful reminder 😊

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