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Keep Hope Alive!

Can you believe it? We are in the third quarter of 2023! This is a good time to take a moment and just reflect on all that God is doing in your life. I am fully convinced that this is not only your year for divine encounters, but also your year of evidence. Whatever is going on right now, please do not lose hope. It is my prayer that the things you contended with at the beginning of the year, you will not contend with towards the end of this year. I heard Bishop Elvin Mickens Sr. recently say, “Your best days are still ahead of you!” Do you believe that? If not, can I challenge you to muster up the measure of faith that you have and whisper these words, “keep hope alive.” You cannot cross over into the fourth quarter of 2023 putting new wine into old wine skins.

Here are two scriptures I would like for you to commit to memory this month.

“And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” (Mark 2:22)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13)

I want to encourage you in this third quarter of 2023 to keep hope alive! It is not too late to reach for your goals. It is not too late to finish this year strong; and go for it! I need you to keep hope alive no matter what it feels like or looks like. Keep your eyes on the Lord and see yourself expanding wider in this month. We all have a natural ability to reach, but I want to speak to you beyond your natural ability. I want to speak to the spirit of God that dwells within you. I want every gift in you to be stirred. I pray that your testimony in this third quarter of 2023 is, “thanks be unto God who has caused my hope to reflect abundance and expansion.”

Let me encourage you once more, it is not too late! Your story can change quicker than you can blink. Trust God now that He is bringing you into divine alignment. That means somethings in your life this month might shift and some people in your life might be shifted, but trust God! I want to remind you that in this hour God is saying, “Don’t Lose Hope!” Why would God be so insistent on sharing this message with us? He wants us to be reminded that His love runs deep towards us, and that He is fully aware concerning everything we are going through, and will go through.

Let your hope in Christ take you to a mindset that believes what is impossible with man is possible with God. That means God is speaking from a place of security because He knows the plans that He has for you. That means even when you think the Lord is not near, He is closer than you could imagine. Best of all, when God tells you not to lose hope, He says it with love; and because we know that perfect love drives out all fear, I need you to stand in your God given authority and keep hope alive!!!

You can accomplish that goal. You can write that book. You can go back to school. You can be the first in your family to make history. You can share your story without shame! When I launched my business, Carenda Deonne LLC, it was from a place of pain. I wasn’t on the mountain top. I wasn’t even in the hills; I was in the valley. I had lemons coming from every direction. Truth be told, I had more internal lemons than external lemons.

Nevertheless, I decided not to lose hope. I decided to embrace change by building my inner man. I decided to shift my mindset and started speaking the word of God over my life with boldness. I decided to heed to wise counsel. I did not just need to talk about my pain, but I needed layers of hurt to be uprooted. I tell people all the time making lemonade is a thing of the past. Now, I am taking aim by throwing those lemons back. What lemons are you going to throw back this third quarter of 2023? In what ways are you going to build your hope back in 2023? What are you going to reach for and go after in this third quarter of 2023. I believed Bishop Dwayne C. Debnam when he said, “Your resiliency will pay off.” I believed Pastor Roger Pettay when he said, “God wastes nothing.” And I surely believe God when He said, in this season, “do not lose hope!” Truth be told, many of us think about Rev. Jesse Jackson when we hear the words, Keep Hope Alive! However, don’t just stop there with a thought, but see hope rising in you to a level of uncommon favor and miracles.

When it comes to God nothing is hidden, secretive or surprising. Remember, He knows the end from the beginning. He is God and God alone! Keep hope alive!

Live Life on the Promise of Impact!

Min. Carenda Deonne

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