Stand is a powerful word that we all can identify with. It simply asks the question, can we remain standing when life’s issues began to take a toll on us?  We must remain standing no matter how hard and trying life becomes and appears to be working against us!  Stand deals with the inner being of us individually and spiritually! In order for us to be able to stand during these times, we must seek prayer and spiritual guidance so that we rise above the matters at hand.

We must STAND when we are depressed!  We must STAND when we are oppressed!  We must STAND when we are hurt!  We must STAND when we are broke! We must STAND when we are sick!  We must STAND when we are broken!  We must STAND when we are on the brink of suicide! We must STAND when there is nothing left for us to do!  Even though we fight and appear to be falling down, we are not!  We are literally wavering with the issues and matters at hand and as long as we stand, we will never be overtaken and come to a fall!

Stand is self-motivation and encouragement to our inner beings. At times, we may have to cry in order to stand!  We may have to withdraw from people in order to stand!  People will never fully become acclimated and understand our stance but we must not become acclimated to the stance that they believe we should take or accept their understanding concerning us individually!

Stand lets us know that no matter how hard the battle is, we are able to endure it. We were already predestined to be victors and not victims!  We must press our way and stand even when we began to ask those self-directed questions such as: Why do I have to go through so much pain? Why do I have to struggle all the time? Why do I have to lack all the time? Why do I have so much sadness? Why do I have so much unhappiness?

Question after question, but we must still stand beyond the all the why’s even when it is dragging us into a deep hole of depression and we dress the outside as if everything is okay. With the truth being told, it’s not all okay! We are tired and tired of standing when it seems like love, peace, joy, happiness, and surplus keeps passing us by.  My God, My Lord, have you forgotten about us or how much longer will it be before you remember us?

We have had incidents and situations that we can’t shake, move pass, and we toss and turn with sleepless nights while our minds are running marathons and our souls are not at rest! We don’t have the resources to right our wrongs but we still struggle to stand!  By the grace and mercy of God, we’re able to stand because He is our light and our salvation and we trust Him regarding our lives and the issues of our hearts that are hidden from the world of people.

Be encouraged to STAND, STAND, STAND, STAND, AND STAND! In all that we have to go through and endure, we will come out saying, we had the strength and power in spite of, to STAND!



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Shinequa Reddick Pierce

I believe in being able to be motivated through positive speaking and inspirational quotations. We only get a chance at life once and it is totally up to us to determine how uplifting and fulfilling it will be. I am a natural born motivator and encourager and it brings me much joy by making and seeing others happy by even the smallest act of kindness rather it be through actions, words, or simply a heart warming smile. Inspire Yourself will encourage one to do just that as opposed to waiting on others to do it. This is a great experience and my goal is to reach everyone without any limitations to help make a positive difference in the lives of others through my inspirational writings that comes from my God given gift to write it from my heart.

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  1. Just stand on the Word of God. God bless you Shinequa because you are being a blessing to so many people. Thank you!

  2. Our Father will never leave us nor forsake us. Our trials just makes us stronger in the Lord, for the ones who believe. Lord Jesus has not forgotten his children. He wants us to cast ALL of our cares upon him and sit back and let him do his job. His timing is not our timing. We must not get discouraged. Then, we will get relief and it comes in his timing. Now, we have the strength to stand and continue to stand. Keep on standing, God’s children!

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