It’s In The Next Steps


Sometime the things that seem so small and so insignificant that God tells us to do, are the very things that will lead us to our purpose. Because we think it’s small or that it won’t matter, we don’t do it.

We have to have enough faith in the small things. Whatever God tells us to do, no matter how small we may think it is, it’s a big deal because it came from Him. Often times our next steps puts us in the will of God. We have to have enough faith to trust God by doing the next step.

You want to know the will of God for your life? It may be in the next step. Seeking to discover your purpose? Try taking the next step. And if you are unsure of what the next step may be…then your next step is to seek Him. Pray. Get still before the Lord. Release your need for control. Surrender your plans, your thoughts, your insecurities, your brokenness, your cares, your worries, your past…whatever it is that is preventing you from fully listening and trusting in Him…surrender it!!

No matter how big, small, significant or not the step is, trust Him by faith and do it.

~Hazel~

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Keep That Fire Burning


I find it interesting how when it comes to relationships, we do all that we can to keep the fire going. We get creative, we ask questions of our mate, we flex ourselves, and we make sacrifices…all to keep the fire going in our relationships.

Well…what if we put that same amount of effort and energy to keep the fire going in our calling or in our gifts and passions?

What if we didn’t allow fear to hold us back from moving more toward the things God is calling us to?

How do we keep the fire going when insecurity creep in?

Recently I delivered a message on growing in the area of our gifts and calling. Check out the message below! Subscribe to YouTube channel. Comment and share! I would love to hear from you!

Fan Into Flame

~Hazel~

Do It Scared


The last two or so years have been the scariest of my life! Yep…most days I’m terrified! However, there is a dream…a vision…a purpose that I must attain. So, I decided to push after it! And…I’m still pushing!

I realized that if I was going to reach the full potential of who God called me to be, I had to let go of fear and choose faith.

When I set out on this journey I exchanged all negative “What if?” thoughts for positive “What if?” thoughts (I actually wrote a blog about that: “What If’s?”).

I also realized that I wanted to pursue my God given vision and dream even if that meant doing it scared!

Faith and fear cannot coexist. Fear is not something given to us by God, so it must come from the enemy. That doesn’t mean that I don’t feel fear, but I have enough crazy faith to choose courage to overcome my fears.

Decide for yourself to do it scared instead of being scared of doing it!

~Hazel~

Stay tuned for more posts on this topic!

Our Plans, God’s Steps


Hey guys! Did you know I started a YouTube channel?? I’m slowly building it but check it out and subscribe please 🙂

Recently, I had the opportunity to preach at Common Ground Christian Church – Midtown in Indianapolis, In.

Often time we make many plans, but if we are wise, we will know and trust that the Lord orders our steps. His steps lead us to beautiful destinations. We have to trust Him…okay I won’t give more. Check out the sermon below & don’t forget to subscribe to my channel! Share the video with anyone you think could benefit from what God shared through me!

Our Plans, God’s Steps

~Hazel~

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Eyes of Faith


The other day I was reading a daily devotion (1 & 2 Timothy on the YouVersion Bible app) by one of my favorite teachers/ministers of the Gospel, Priscilla Shirer. At the end of the devotion was the most needed and timely prayer for me. The first line alone read (as I paraphrase): Lord, help me to see my life with eyes of faith.

That sparked so much reflection for me! …see my life with eyes of faith…wow!

I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me at times see my life with eyes of faith. As I continue to grow in my walk with God, it gets a little easier…but even that is dependent on the situation (if I’m being honest). Sometimes it’s really difficult to have faith.

It’s hard to see your life with eyes of faith when you are following Christ, trying to live out Christian principles, and yet you face one hardship after another.

It’s hard to see your life with eyes of faith when:

  • It feels like all your sacrificing is not paying off.
  • You are constantly faced with disappointments
  • It seems that your hard work is in vain
  • That coworker keeps testing you
  • That promotion seems so far away
  • Your marriage is getting tested
  • Your singleness doesn’t feel like such a joy
  • Your kids have literally lost their minds Or
  • You feel like you are sucking as a mom

That’s a long list lol

Y’all life is hard, and it’s a trick of the enemy to use our difficulties to entice us to throw in the towel!

When life gets difficult, many of us tend to worry. I know I do from time to time. The problem with worrying is that it gets you nowhere, and it makes you more dependent on yourself. Worrying robs you of your faith! Worrying feeds your fears and encourages your doubts.

Living our lives with eyes of faith helps us to keep our focus on God. The same God that has the world in His hands is the same God that has His hands on you.

Let’s take every difficulty we face, every doubt, every struggle we endure and give it over to God. Let’s have enough faith and trust that God will give us wisdom on what to do with our tough situations or that He will handle it himself!

Let’s see our lives with eyes of faith!

~Hazel~

Though you are Imperfect, you are loved by a Perfect God!