Below is a message I sent to my family in our our family group chat….

The enemy doesn’t attack you unless he knows your name.

The fact that he knows your name, is proof that you are a threat. The fact that you’re a threat, is proof that you have a promise. EVERY promise is always guarded by a problem big or small. You and I are no exception to birthing pains.  We just have to PUSH THROUGH. 

And remember.... NOBODY leaves treasure unguarded. So the fact that there’s something standing between you and your promise proves its value.

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