To Begin Anew

Since it’s the start of 2013 and this my very first blog post (yay!) I thought it would be fitting to write about new beginnings. This year should bring you something new that the previous year didn't  Stagnation is a harmful poison that if not cured can stunt your growth and if something’s not growing then it’s dying. Stagnation prevents someone from going forth to their destiny in God. If you want what God has for you then you have to start somewhere. An action is required to bring about a result. Jesus didn't just teach salvation he is our salvation. You have to begin working the purpose that God has placed inside of you. How do you do that? Well for starters you have to seek God for what He wants you to do. Then you have to plant that new seed into good soil. If you are not starting your foundation on the Lord then it will not be producing any good fruit. You have to work this thing out and base it on Jesus.

Proverbs 16:3 Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established

Get rid of anything that is preventing you from starting anew. Many times we are stuck in the same spot because we have comfort zones that we don’t want to get out of. In order to break comfortability you have to get in the habit of being uncomfortable sometimes. With any new thing or change it’s going to bring forth challenges because it’s something completely different to you. But those pains are only because you’re breaking through walls to get to the other side of your destiny, so keep breaking! Don’t let it stop you. Once you see it through to the other side the feeling of success and liberation will be well worth it.

When starting anew, you must start from scratch and create long term goals and short term goals. Short term goals are good because it will keep you in the habit of the "winning mindset" after successfully completing each one. When you set goals for your new journey have purpose behind them. Get rid of what is not beneficiary to you. Don’t be afraid to let go of some people. You can’t start anew if you keep attaching yourself to the old. If a friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, or anyone else is not supporting your vision then get rid of them. That’s just how it has to be sometimes. If you don’t then they will continue to drain you and be a hindrance to your growth. That’s why Jesus said to the crowd who was following him in Luke 14:27 that if they could not deny themselves and carry their cross then they could not be his disciple, you don’t have time for the extra baggage. You have to walk together with people who are going to help aid the process.

Get rid of the junk in your life that is keeping you from God because without God as the driver then pretty soon your car is going to break down. Let God take the wheel. God knows exactly where He wants you to go and what He wants you to do, so don’t you think He would be the best person for the job leading you on this new beginning? Without God it will be impossible to achieve what you were created for because He is the one who created you to do it. Either that or you will be an agent for the enemy.

You also have to think positive and know that with God’s grace you’re capable of more than what you think you are but it requires getting rid of defective systems. If the system that you are using now isn't working then why continue to use it? You keep choosing the same men over and over expecting different results, but you’re using the same formula. Break out of the failed ideology that has been keeping you stuck in the same rut.

If you say you want to write then write, if you say you want a good man then start choosing men and not boys. Choose men who will respect you, not just a hit it and quit it guy, but someone who will actually wait for you until marriage day. If you say you want to do better than do better. All the choices in life are up to you. You have the power to either accept the perfect will of God over your life or reject it (I would prefer the first part.) But that means getting in complete alignment with God and that means whatever God says get rid of, get rid of it!

Every day should be a new beginning; you should be constantly reminding yourself of your visions and dreams so you can soon achieve them one day. Even when that happens don’t stop. Continue to create new ones.

I’m excited to be starting a new beginning with this blog. I hope I can encourage someone through my testimonies I will be sharing and my life experiences as I follow Christ. And as this awesome journey continues may we connect with one another, love on one another and grow with one another.

So start afresh and tell yourself that you will never be the same and you’ll be one step closer to where you need to be.



  1. Hi Shaniqua,
    Thank you for sharing your heart, your spirit, your love of God in this very inspirational message! I hope you continue to share your blessings with others. Everyone has a story, and unless that story is shared, no one benefits but the one who has yet to share the story. May God continue blessing your life's journey, and filling it with His love. God bless you always. :)

    1. Thank you so much Renee! That really means a lot to me. I am so glad you read it and you are so right about us sharing our testimonies to benefit others. As God as the driver that's what I plan to do. Thanks for the encouragement. May God tremendously bless you!
      Shaniqua Snowden*


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