‘The race is not given to the swift, nor the battle to the strong…’
Last week I went to North Carolina to a family member’s funeral. Typically I am not able to attend these types of gatherings because of my very busy schedule. I also don’t particularly care for long car rides. However, this time I felt compelled to go with my dad and mom. I love being with my family. So I asked my oldest brother and his wife to drive us in our sprinter and I asked my sister Darnice to go along as well. Even though the trip was surrounding unfortunate circumstances, I was excited to see my cousins whom I had not seen in years. I used to spend a few weeks every summer with them so I could not wait to hug their necks and tell them how much I loved them. Knowing that this ride would be five hours long, we brought movies, blankets, pillows, and snacks. I also had my ipad and some work that I knew I could work on while riding.
Not even halfway down the road there was a cry for a restroom break. So my brother pulled into one of those rest stops for everyone to use. Now, while I was in the restroom, someone had this grand idea to sit down and eat. I wanted to grab and go because of the anticipation and excitement to see my cousins. Well this of course added more time to our trip to North Carolina. We actually sat there for over an hour eating food that none of us liked. So yes, I complained that the food was nasty and I was ready to roll so we could hurry and get to where we were going.
As soon as I sat down Holy Spirit started to minister to me. He asked me what was my rush, and as I pondered His question for a minute I had no answer. I knew He was about to teach me a lesson. He said your destination has been set. You know you are on your way to NC so relax and enjoy the ride.
THERE WILL BE PIT STOPS ALONG THE WAY, BUT IT’S OKAY!
Relax and enjoy your trip…
You are now wondering what does all this mean for you. Well in this faith walk you know where you are headed so you have to focus on that so you can enjoy the trip. There will be pit stops along the way, but its okay. You may have to move twice or like me, three times before you move into your dream home. So many people are in a rush to get where they are going and when you do that you can’t enjoy your journey. These are moments you will never experience again. 2 Corithians 5:7 says “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” This scripture says we walk. Faith is not our ticket to participate in a sprint. Then Isaiah 28:10 says “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.”
I have said all of this just to say, it’s time for you to “relax and enjoy your trip.”
Thanks this really ministered to me.
Praise God for the time being now and the person being me to relax and enjoy this journey of faith. That’s right….where we are going is not moving…it will be there when we get there. Thank you, “Lady Wisdom”.
That was awesome. I needed that reminder.😊
I needed to hear that, it’s like you knew just what is going on with me right now
Yes, Dr Dee Dee I receive. I have been trying to get my promotion for a few years now. Well I have been promoted in a different way. I have been selected for a year long detail. My agency is responsible for transitioning one President out of the White House and another in. This new adventure starts March 1st. So I will enjoy my journey no matter what.
I come in agreement with you for the new job!
Amen Dr. Dee Dee
Amen, thank you, confirmation, I need to slow it down
Thank you so much for sharing Dr. Dee Dee.
Thank you Dr. DeeDee. Life is a journey that we should lovingly and patiently walk. This message came right on time for me today. ☀️
I needed to hear this as I anticipate graduating this coming May with my MSW! It’s been a very stressful/fearful semester for me. It’s now time to enjoy the ride since I won’t experience this again. Thanks I needed to read this. I receive in Jesus Name Amen.
Thanks you the word. All I can say is Yes, and AMEN!!!
Good morning Dr. Deedee,
As I prepare for my trip to the Bahamas, I thought how to apply your word in my life. Just like you said in life we get so busy and anxious and when we look up we missed something or maybe even left something. Holy Spirit revealed to me through your word. I will slow down and enjoy the ride in life and meditate on Gods promises. Good teaching.
Ahh! I love it. I needed to hear this because I’m always in a hurry and have not enjoyed the trip.
Yes I call it memories, don’t take them lightly because in this world everything is rushed and fast, but when you can take time and spend with family you love, make the memory and enjoy it.Thank you for that Word Dr Dee Dee
That was good confirmation
Great word, I am more encourage on my advancement; at a steady pace. Thank you gor sharing women of God.
I RECEIVE THIS SHARED FAITH LESSON…
Thanks for sharing it!
This really blessed me.
Yes, I will relax and enjoy my faith journey.
It’s amazing how you find the time to make everyone at ease with the word of GOD one thing I have learned is trust in the promise. It’s coming and on top of HIS promise I can now enjoy the ride. It’s my choice……I choose to enjoy the ride. #perspective
Thank you…. I needed that 😁👍👌👼
You are so right. This morning I was spending my time with the Lord, but there were so many things pulling on me; our new facility, membership issues, my secretary’s health, my only daughter’s health battle. My little grandson’s care. It all came to a head when it felt like 100 lbs were on my chest and squeezing my heart. The Holy Spirit said” your only help is in casting your care and relaxing.” I repented for worrying, and obeyed. I can’t believe I allowed myself to get so stressed out. Thank you!
Great word of encouragement ….
Thank You…Dr DeeDee
This is so on time for me. I needed this NOW! Praise GOD.
Thank you for the “gentle reminder” Dr. Dee Dee! Sometimes we get so caught up in the hustle & bustle, that we fail to enjoy the moment for what it is. Thank you for sharing xoxoxo
Thanks Dr Deedee for confirmation. I recently went to the doctor and my doctor told me my on/off switch for my body was broken because my body can’t shut down.. So now I am walking by faith and not stressing over the things I need or want to do but allowing the Holy Spirit to direct me and shut it down and relax sometimes. I am really enjoying your blogs because I read them when I am trying to shut my switch off! Thanks for blogging! Love you
My thoughts also. Thanks for the encouraging reminder.
I agree totally, you must seized the moment. Create memories, laugh and enjoy where you are and embrace your journey and joy that comes with it.
I love this Dr. Deedee! A lot of us struggle with this daily and really what’s the rush? We can still just enjoy the journey while we focus on the promise and not the process.
Thank you, I’m always rushing here and there. I need to slow down and enjoy the trip. This is a good nugget. Bless you woman of God.
Oh my Dr. Dee Dee thank you so much. I am not enjoying the trip of my life because I want to know my purpose and Being distracted by the cares of this world, this blog made me stop and think.
Thank you for sharing!
Thank you Dr. Dee
That was,a timely word very encouraging. I am thankful to God for you. This word stopped me in my tracks.
Dr. Dee Dee, your words of wisdom ministered and reminded me to capture the moment with my heart, soul and spirit. This past weekend family and friends celebrated mu retirement with me. My husband bought me a beautiful vase with flowers that I wish could live forever but I know they won’t so I will enjoy the moment! The retirement dinner was awesome and I enjoyed the moment. Blessings!!!
Thank you for this lesson! I definitely needed the reminder. ❤️
This was awesome!!! I wish I had the option to share ☺️☺️
Hello! It will be public tomorrow. The subscribers receive it first😍
Thank you Dr. Dee Dee. I’m listening!!! Thank you.
Thanks Dr. Dee~Dee I was about to give up on my walk. i really felt like what’s the use!! This was very encouraging. Enjoying your Instgram and new website.
Praise God! Please never give up!!
That was a well needed word for me. Amen and Thank you Dr. DeeDee! We really do appreciate you and your family.
May God’s blessing continue to overtake you. Dr. DeeDee when you wrote this you was lead by Holy Spirit to speak into my life. To tell me to enjoy the trip🙌🏿thank you for obedience love you Dr. DeeDee be blessed
Amen Good word
This is another great word! I’ve been enjoying your blogs thus far.
Thank you for the reminder…relax and enjoy the joy! Don’t be in a hurry, Tasha.
Thanks Dr. Dee-Dee, for always thinking of us all, great word of wisdom.
Thank you for the word
It hit home with me since I’m always rushing
Thank you Dr. DeeDee, I am embarking on a journey where, I am no longer in my 8yr. relationship, living in sin. No sex or intimacy for 31/2 yrs. I had to be obedient to the spirit, finally. I am also for the first time in my life an empty nester. I was trying to feel some type of way, but I know God has a plan. I am finally going to enjoy the journey. I know being 54 and never living alone, can be many things, but I choose to trust God and enjoy the journey. I’ve been many things to many people, daughter, babysitter, sister, girlfriend, mother/auntiemom, and a wife, never have I ventured into finding out who God created me to be, that is a journey I am on right now. Although all of those pit stops along the way has left me in a ditch. Thank You Dr. DeeDee, through God and Pastor Mike, I am embarking on my journey to find my life and live it the way God intended me too. I love u Dr. DeeDee and my SOFCC family
I love it! Stay encouraged!
Thanks for the reminder in life there will be pit stops along the way.
Continue to be a blessing to the Kingdom Woman of God.
Thanks for the reminder Dr. Dee Dee, so timely but Gods word always is.
Thank you Dr.DeeDee for reminding me to enjoy the journey along the way into destiny.
Praise God for family, I miss being close to mine. I have no family in the DC area. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story.
Thanks I’m going to ENJOY THE JOURNEY😱Oh I see that’s FAITH.Its building me up for my JOURNEY.That road is GREAT!!!😍 Thank You
Thank you for this.
Dr. Dee Dee this is so true, I am currently unemployed and recently had a baby, even though I need to work desperately, I am enjoying the baby and staying in faith until the job shows up. Rebuking, fear and anxiety, and letting God be God. Thanks for sharing
Makes you stop & think, I love it!!! Thanks😘
Thanks Dr. Dee Dee, for the encouraging word of wisdom. Sometimes we can’t see down the road but like you said we have to walk by FAITH and receive that GOD has our plan we just have to walk it out.
Thank you Dr. DeeDee,
I needed to hear this tonight. Although you are speaking to us women, I feel compelled to share this with my husband as it will be a blessing to him in regards to a situation we were discussing earlier, a delay or I may say a pit stop. However, we will keep our mind on God’s word and continue to meditate on his word day and night until it manifests in our life. Every delay is in our favor!
Thanks for sharing this Dr. Dee Dee. I’m always reminding myself to savor the moments and appreciate the lives God allow me to touch along the way. Love you!
Sometimes we are to busy to be quite and hear Holy Spirit speaking to us, always on the go, rush, rush, so thank you Dr.DeeDee, for reminding me that it’s already done, so I can seat back and enjoy the trip. And being the voice of Holy Spirit when I am to busy to hear Him for myself.
In a world of rush rush rush it is so important to slow down and enjoy the journey. It will make the destination that much sweeter. Thank you for that reminder.
Thank you Dr.Dee Dee, for the reminder to slow down ànd enjoy the present moment. God bless you today and always.
Thank you Dr. Dee Dee for sharing and reminding me to stop, relax and enjoy the trip. Awesome!
Thanks for sharing Dr. DeeDee! I found myself smiling as I was reading this blog. I believe this is one of my biggest challenges and lessons to learn yet — as Joyce Meyer would say, “I am still going around this mountain again and again…” Learning to “sit still” and hear the voice of God and “relax” and enjoy the journey because my destination has been set is such a challenge for me. As a mom (Tyler is now 18), single (lots of duties at home), military officer (go over and beyond always), I have been trained to go-go-go and do-do-do. Once again, thank you for your transparency and your desire to speak into the lives of God’s Glamorous Girls and reminded me that “Some moments that I will never have the opportunity to experience again.”
love it! ❤️
Thank you Dr. DeeDee for an on time word. I am currently in school(university) and I am so anxious to finish. I want this process to be over. Your message touched me to slow down, I do find myself rushing to the next assignment or the next task. Instead of getting the full teaching I end up short, with it sometime reflecting in my grade. I will take my lesson in now for full understanding and not just rushing to get it done.
Awesome, thank you! ❤️
Yes! This is what I needed to hear. Dr. Dee-Dee your words are a reminder to us to “Stop and Smell the Roses”. We are constantly rushing around and not enjoying life and our families. I need to make some changes…
Well, I was presently surprised to find Dr. Dee’s blog….thanks for another avenue of reaching out to the Women, we always need much encouragement, and you certainly have it together, in EVERY area of your life, that allows you to pour out. I hope there will be more “Infusion” dates to become available, some of us don’t hear about them, until they are all sold out. Your messages are always insightful, you are doing a great work. Thanks for encouraging us to “smell the roses”.
Wow! Just the reminder I needed tonight. I sooooooo appreciate you! 😘
That was good. My first thought was that is the fun part those pit stops while traveling. I know each year when I travel south my husband and I look forward to the pit stops. We have so much fun sight seeing and shopping. However I would have never thought to apply this to my life in general. For I for one can be quite inpatient at times. Thank you so much for this great teaching.
I love that you and Pastor Mike teach/preach anything that is not nailed down. It is so transparent and readily applicable to everyday life. I love, love, love you both and thoroughly enjoy sitting under the tutelage of you both. Thank you Dr. Dee Dee (Dr. P P) for encouraging me by your audacious walk to be bold and confident in all that I do!
Thank You for sharing this blessed me now I can sit back and enjoy the ride. Its already predestined my destination.
Thank you that was very inspiring and a on time word. I was just asking God in my prayer time what am I doing wrong this was my answer slow down and enjoy the trip…..Love you sister Dee Dee!
Good morning thank you so much, I plan to enjoy and embrace this wonderful ride.
Dr. Dee Dee thank you soooo much. I am in the process of looking for a car to buy, and I know that I’m gonna get a car regardless of which it is. After reading this blog I know, I need to pace myself and enjoy car shopping until I find my match. Thank you and God bless
Amen Dr. Dee Dee an on time word! The Holy Spirit spoke to me when you said, “Faith is not our ticket to participate in a sprint”. I am always asking God for more time and all I need to do is slow down, sit back and relax. Thanks for reminding me to enjoy life! Much Love…
Amen Dr. Dee Dee an on time word! The Holy Spirit spoke to me when you said, “Faith is not our ticket to participate in a sprint”. Thanks for reminding me to enjoy life! Much Love…
Thank you, so much Dr. Dee Dee!!
After my battle with breast cancer and I won 5 years survivor!! I now enjoy every moment of my life big or small. Thank you, for that reminder!!
Reminds me of last years theme “Realized Dreams” but Pastor added to that as a side note -REST
And since this years theme is “Moving Mountains” with an overlfow or carry over of “Realized Dreams” I still receive the “REST”.
Great word- short and sweet!!
Thank you Dr. DeeDee🔆
Amen, I’m going through a job transition right now. I thank God for his word “we walk by faith and not by sight”. This blog has truly encouraged me because I was troubled with the fear of the unknown. But I will relax and enjoy the ride. Thanks Dr. Dee Dee.
This was so for me! I was just speaking with a friend about slowing down and enjoying life on the way to my destination. This was a great encouraging word, right on time.
A couple of Sundays ago Dr. Mike had told us to celebrate March 20 because we will never see that day again. That has really stuck with me and each day I make a point of enjoying the day as I will never see this day again. However, I can take the time to rejoice and take in each moment.
Thanks for a confirmation of my pastor’s Word. The two of you make such a great team and I thank you both for changing my life!
Wonderful blog Dr. Dee Dee. This was for me. Relax and enjoy the ride.
Sidebar.. When in the mobile view of this page the comments are not aligned.I’m not sure if you can see it. However I wanted to let you know.
Love & Blessings!
Thanks for sharing Dr. DeeDee…it hit home
This is for me on so many levels…thank you!
That nugget was for me!
This was excellent! Thank you!