🔑Please take it from me! There’s a big difference in for and from as it relates to your pursuit of happiness.

⛹🏽‍♂️I’ve had a love and passion for basketball since before I can remember, along with a talent and a high IQ and feel.

🤮Despite all of that my college career was trash, along with other areas of my life as well.

🤔Why? because I was a for person and not a from person.

‼️Through God, we can live life from love, acceptance, swag, approval, confidence, and victory and not for it.

🥊I played and even lived convinced I had to fight for love, for approval, acknowledgment, and acceptance.

⚠️ I did not know God well enough to know the things that I had been fighting so hard for, through Him, I had all along. 

📖Swag - Mark 10:27 Everything is possible with God.

📖Approval - Romans 4:4-5 when people don’t work but believe God, the one who approves ungodly people, their faith is regarded as the basis of God’s approval.

📖Love - John 3:16This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. 

📖Acceptance -  1 Peter 2:9 that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

📖Winning - 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

📖Confidence - John 15:16  I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil. 

📖Zephaniah 3:17 Your God is present among you, a strong Warrior there to save you.

🏆As for me, don’t feel sorry for me. I’m no sad story (AND NEITHER ARE YOU), my pastor says “we ought not place a period where God places a comma.” Meaning that my story was not over during that dark time in my life, it was just beginning. Unlike a period which signals finality, a comma means there’s more to come, and now that I live from swag, approval, love, acceptance, victory, and confidence, instead of for it I am able to receive the life and happiness God had for me all along, just like you will be able to!