Waiting Is Hard – Leibester Award

Allowing your soul to enter a space of wait is difficult.

So many in this day and age and yes I include myself in this find it easy to get caught up in everything. We see people doing things we wanted to do, having things we want to have, etc. This over time if not handled properly can create idolitry, causes comparison, leads to self-works. Can cause strife, bitterness, pride and many other things.

I wait for the Lord , my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
Psalms 130:5 KJV

Doing things in self-work eventually wears you down. Cause if it is outside the will of God for your life you will find a constant depletion of energy. Working and doing things within Gods will, will still be work, just not exhaustive work. Many times we know we are operating outside his will as we have no peace thus causing exhaustion. We entertain worry, doubt, fear of losing what we worked to get

Allowing God to do things on His time will save you peace and energy. Gods time is outside of our time. Thats why many times we get caught up in the notion God isn’t working or moving I got to do it all myself. He is at work, He is moving, perhaps not in the way hoped. He wants to develop character, integrity, fruit, prudence in your life before bringing things waited for.

Allowing waiting to be a time of preparation shifts focus from what you don’t have to what can I grow and develop in, in my here and now. In states of self-work we are consumed with obtaining what we waited for so much it can blind us to things we need to see that could be hurt down the road. When our focus shifts blinders come off and then we can see the real deal of reality.

We have to allow waiting to be seen in our mind as a preparation time and not as a punishment. Believe me having that kind of mindset keeps you in a defeated place. Grow in womanhood or manhood. Grow in God dive into His word and study it out. Be part of a church that leads you to growth in spirit, soul and body (1 Thess 5:23). Learn to take charge of your mind and shift it by renewal (Romans 12:1-2 & Eph 4:23). Having the right Pastor, Spiritual mother and father makes a huge difference. I know I am thankful for mine.

They know there are things I am waiting on God to bring and do in my life. They pour into me to help me get renewed to shift my mind back if I gone astray and its causing character defects. I will keep waiting patiently, all the while growing, developing and praying until doors open. This keeps me in a place of operating in faith with works.

I pray this encourages anyone waiting for things to happen in their life.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Habakkuk 2:3 KJV

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Leibester Award

Many gracious thanks to Laura M Bailey of All The Shoes I Wear for this nomination and sharing my blog space with your followers. Be sure to visit her blog 🙂


Acknowledge the blogger that gave it to you and display the award

Answer 11 questions that the blogger gave you.

Nominate 5 other bloggers and notify them of their nomination

“This award is meant to encourage new bloggers. From The Global Aussie: “The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”

To my Nominees, choose any or all the question above OR you may instead, list 11 random facts about yourself.

My Random 11 Facts

  1. I am part of a wonderful church family at Reformation Developmental Center in Tarboro, NC. Pastored by the amazing Juanita Gibbs of whom is a Pastor, Blogger, Life Coach, Author and Professor, Inspiritation to many on many ways. She has helped culivate my writing, ordained me as a youth teacher and has helped uncover gifts, talents and abilities within me.
  2. I love being a youth teacher to my lil joys and developing lesson and plans to bring the word of God to them on their level
  3. I enjoy writing and studying the word.
  4. I will be an author one day.
  5. I enjoy a cup of coffee
  6. I love Lush Cosmetics for their Sleepy lotion and bath bombs
  7. I love doing administrative works
  8. I enjoy encouraging people
  9. I love Mexican food
  10. I want to travel to many foreign destinations.
  11. Photography I love

My Nominees Are…..



Saving Joyfully


Laci, McGee Travel Tales

Leibester Award

I would like to thank Laura M Baily, All The Shoes I Wear blogger for the nomination for this award. Click her name for link to her blog space and check out her writings and such.

What is the Liebster Award? The Liebster is an award that is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcoming.

The GUIDELINES for the Liebster Award are as follows:
1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Display the award on your post
3. Answer the questions given to you
4. Nominate 5-11 other blogs for this award
5. Ask them creative and unique questions of your own
6. List the rules and inform your nominees of the award

My Questions

1. What is “your song” for getting you motivated, to work out, to accomplish a task etc.

-My current motivation song would be lots of songs love listening to music too many favs to name.

2. When you are down about something, what person do you contact and what is always their approach that gets you out of your rut?
-My go to person is my Pastor Juanita Gibbs, she is like such a great best friend to me. She hears me out lets me vent, then keeps it real with me in a counsel type way to show me things to work on in things again or what needs to be prayed about.

Visit her blog by clicking here.

3. Have you ever been so embarrassed you left a place and never went back? What happened?

-I cannot say that has happened to me. If it has I don’t recall it.

4. Do you have a childhood friend that you’ve never heard from since then, but think of often? Have you ever tried to get in touch with that person?

-Had a childhood friend, think of on occasion, but with the time we been apart we have grown in different directions. Seen them on facebook but were not connected via that medium at all.

5. Snakes or spiders?


6. Have you ever tried to duplicate a meal or dessert that you had a restaurant? Was it epic or an epic fail?

-Yes I sure have it was a main course dish from Cracker Barrel I dont even think its on the menu any longer, but my version turned out just as good if not better than theirs.

7. The last wedding you attended – which guest were you? Life of the party? Hidden in the corner? So drunk you don’t remember? Mad at your date and left early? Feeling sorry for yourself and jealous of the bride and groom?

-Some how at the last wedding I attended I became the unofficial MC of the event and even caught the bouquet.

8. Of all the sci-fi movies you’ve seen, which one would be your “dream future”, the kind of life you could embrace even if not perfect?

-Not really been in to SyFy flix in a long time

9. If you could go back and tell your 12 year old self one piece of information that could change your life, what would it be?

-Change and adapt to things early on, don’t take so much to heart and guard who you think your close to, because they aren’t as close to you as you think they are.

10. What celebrity hairstyle did you try to copy in your teens or early 20s?

-Cant say I have ever copied a hair style ever in my life.

My nominees:

Judy @ Sensibledove

The Sun Shineth Again



GraceO @Gracelifecollections

Questions for my Nominees:

1) What is your favorite color?

2) Cats or Dogs?

3) Favorite book

4) Favorite tv show

5) Favorite movie

6) Favorite candy

7) Which season do you prefer?(Spring,Summer, Fall, Winter)

8) Time alone or got to be around people or both

9) Saver or spender

10) Dream vacation

Leibester Award

I was nominated by Grace Okezie for the Leibester Award this is the blog nominations link.

Check out her blog space and her history in the blog where she nominated me.

About the award:

The Liebster Award 2018 is an award given to new and upcoming blogs nominated by fellow bloggers in order to give exposure and foster a community of recognition and appreciation.

It is a way to be discovered but also to connect and support the blogging community. The award was first created in 2011 and continues to flourish every year.

Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and put a link to their blog on your Liebster Award blog post.
  2. Include a small section telling us why you are passionate about blogging.
  3. Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (Optional)
  4. Answer the questions given to you.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 bloggers that you feel would enjoy blogging about this award.
  6. List these rules in your post.
  7. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  8. Inform the people/blogs about this nomination.
  9. Comment on the official blog post with a link DIRECTLY to your Liebster award blog.

Questions from my Nominator:

  1. What is your opinion about blogging. A means of income or a platform for information. My opinion of blogging is a way to encourage people through my journey with the help of the leadership God gave me in my life, as well as, His leading in my life to overcome things that many of us battle. Showing that it is possible to get the right help to heal your soul.
  2. What do you do aside blogging? I work for a tele-communications company in my home town. My passion is my kingdom work of website maintenance and ad construction to draw people to the ministry along side my Pastor. I am recently ordained as a Youth Teacher and I work with some wonderful children teaching them scripture and lessons at their age range.
  3. Who do you look up to in blogging and why? I would say I look up to my Pastor Juanita Gibbs she encourages and inspires me so much from getting healthy, studying and getting more into the word of God and processing things out of my soul that need dealt with. She is an amazing example of a woman of God before me. I had asked God for so long to send a woman figure into my life that knew enough about the real world and its trouble that haf the balance of knowing the word to help me He answered all that and more in her. I am so greatful.
  4. Who would you never forget in life and why? I would have to say whom I would never forget would be my Reformation Developmental Center Family. They have stuck by me, accepted me, and loved me and that has made all the difference in my world.
  5. Where would like to visit in the next one month? I would like to visit a tropical island by cruise.
  6. Do you have a skill? What is that? A skill would be perhaps my photography. I love taking photos of just about anything, people, places, things to capture the moment, or the beauty or the obscurity to remember it in imagery as long as the image lasts.
  7. What do you see life as? Life is an opportunity to show God to the world. We are to be salt and light and love and kindness to a world that doesn’t readily have that.
  8. What is the craziest dare you ever did? None
  9. Where do you see yourself at in the next 5 years? Perhaps full time in ministry.
  10. What/who would you for? Not sure what this question is about.
  11. Where is your best shopping center? Amazon.com

My Nominees

1) Saving Joyfully

2) Missinperfectdot

3) Lizzy

4) Renew or Redo

5) Crave the Dish

6) Riya -High Noon Journal

Questions for my Nominees

1. Favorite book?

2. Favorite tv show?

3. Do you have a hobby?

4. Are you an extrovert/introvert/ambivert?

5. Who is a role model for you?

6. What inspired you to blog?

7. Do you have a favorite scripture?

8. Favorite food?

9. Favorite pet?

10. If you had to choose one would it be pizza or tacos.

11. Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?

Leibester Award

Blog Award Link by Chahat Malik, Enchanting Infinities click link visit her blog where I was nominated and to view her blog Thank you for the award.

I will say that it is only because of my Pastor Juanita Gibbs, that she encouraged me to begin to blog and write.

Without her encouraging voice I wouldn’t be doing any of this. Thank you Pastor for your impact and influence in my life!

Be sure to like, follow, subscribe, buy the book, tune in as she is not just a Pastor, but also an entrepreneur, life-coach, author, wife, mother, friend.

Website Facebook Instagram Youtube

Book on Amazon WordPress Blog

Nominations (Which I forgot to do this part)

Be sure to check out my nomination blog who nominated me, check out my blog like and follow. My pastors blog also and all the people below I nominated! Happy blogging!

For questions just tell the blog community anything you wish them to know about you and/or your blog

1) dtills

2) delicatefighter

3) renew or redo

4) miss imperfect

5) crave the dish


I was elected to be awarded for the Liebster Award by: Riya @ highnoonjournal

About Riya – I come from a small city in India (Nagpur, Maharashtra). Currently I’m living in Beijing, China for studying MBBS. Life is pretty good here but very different from what I had in India. I miss a lot of things about India but having lived here for two years already I’m pretty much used to this lifestyle.

Thank you so much for the award!

My very first blogger award!

Such an honor as a new blogger to be awarded this by the blog community!

~Cynthia 😍

What is a Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. It’s a great way to discover great blogs by new bloggers and support one and another in the blogging community. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Rules of the Award

Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blogs.

Answer the questions sent by the person who nominated you.

Nominate other bloggers to receive the award and write them several new questions.

List the rules and display the Liebster Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

Blog Nominations for Liebster:

Questions for my Nominations:

What is a favorite scripture?

Who is your favorite author?

What event have you attended that just made a lasting impact or memory?

What is a favorite thing you like to do?

What do you enjoy most about blogging?

Favorite movie?

Favorite tv show?

Favorite color?

Favorite song?

My questions from my nominator:

Why do you like blogging?

For me as a new blogger of less than 3 months it has become a way to express a different side of me that I normally keep hidden away. I want my life story to inspire others that may go through pr experiance similar things like I have to know we can overcome, heal, and walk in a newness!

What is your favorite gift you have received till now?

My favorite gift I have received to this point I would have to say is a second chance at life. To explain that stay tuned for my book release.

If you read, which is your favorite book?

To this point as an avid reader so many books have been a favorite through the years. My most favorite is the Bible(of course) close seconds would be books by Juanita Gibbs, Joyce Meyer, Lisa Bevere, Lysa Tyrkheurst, Bonnie Gray, and many more.

Which celebrity do you admire?

Cannot really say I admire a celebrity, but I do like Sandra Bullock ever since I heard she came to ECU which is like over an hour from where I live.

What do you think is admirable about you?

What I think people admire about me is my writing. For years my writings have been remembered. I recall when I went to college for a 3rd degree the profession of whom I had years like 7yrs prior remember me when she said “I remember you, you always wrote very well”. Hense the blogging now all this time later.

What is something you learned in 2017?

I have learned quite a bit this year, bit for this blog sake I will keep it short and say that learning to love myself for who I am has been a learning experiance.

Pick a quote you live by or wish to live by.

~Love Life~Live Life~ 😍

What is your favorite food?

All food 😉

What makes your nervous? Any phobias?

Snakes, lizards, etc anything creepy crawly.

Which is your favorite T.V series?

Golden Girls