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A few years ago I was getting these really insane water bills. I mean HIGH! So I decided to dig some wells in my yard to have water for my landscape. I live alone, so I know it had to be from watering the grass. So I hired a company to come out and dig these wells. The foreman and I walked all around my yard and as we were walking he was putting down flags. I asked what the flags were for. He said, "The flags represent good places to dig for water." I asked, "Why do you have so many flags?" He said, "I'm not sure if any of these places will produce water." I said, "Hold up, you mean if you dig all these spots and don't hit water I still have to pay you?" He said, "Yes, that's how it goes." I said, "Ok, fine." Needless to say, he dug three wells and never hit water. I said, "Just stop."

I got a few more extreme water bills and called him back. He said, "Are you sure?" I said, "Yes, keep drilling until you hit water." The next well he dug he was down 500 feet and still didn't hit any water. He asked if I wanted him to stop. I said, "Go deeper." He dug down another 200 feet and still nothing. I said, "Go deeper." He drilled another 200 feet and he hit rock. I said, "Blast it, cut it, do whatever you have to do but keep digging." After fighting the rock and breaking his drill and getting a new one we got a little deeper. He said, "We are at 1,200 feet, why do you want me to keep going?" I said, "Cause I'm tired of these water bills and I'm going to do something about it." He said, "But this is really deep." I asked him if he had hit water yet. He said "no," so I told him to go deeper. "But you don't understand," he said. "We don't usually drill this deep, this is going to be expensive." I told him that, "Sometimes you have to go deeper to get what you are after, no matter what the cost." He started the machine and went down another four inches and hit a river of water. Just a few inches separated me from getting my breakthrough. That was five years ago and that well has never run dry.

In 2013 I want you to apply that to your life in all ways. Sometimes you will spend time on a thing and it will produce no water. Don't be afraid to move on to another spot. YOU CAN'T HAVE FEAR. I don't care how much time you put into it. If the well is dry MOVE ON! Nothing lives where there is no living water. Be it a relationship, a job, a business, don't be afraid to move to another spot.

Now, on the other hand, if you are digging your well and you are sure that it is not only where you want to be but where God wants you to be, then keep digging in that same spot. Don't stop digging until you hit a river of blessings. Don't stop praying until you live in the change you've been waiting for. Don't stop pushing until you deliver your breakthrough. Yes, it will get difficult. Yes, you may hit rock. Yes, there will be a cost. But when you get to what God is trying to get you to, YOU WILL RECOVER IT ALL!  One of my favorite scriptures says that. "PURSUE AND YOU SHALL RECOVER IT ALL!"

Some people give up when they are only inches away!!

Happy New Year.

DDDDIIGGGGGG! People DIG!!!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, if I called my momma right now. You know what she going to say?(which I wouldn't call her this late, cause I'm the only one be up like this.) When I call Momma, I say Hi Momma how u doing or what u doing? Her response be, Oh, nothing but the blessings of the Lord, Baby! I say, ok, I hear you! Me too! Or she gonna say, Blessed & Highly favored. Or when she call me, what yall doing round there? My response be, I'm just taking it EASY! LoL!! :-) And she say something like, you always just taking it easy! And I say, that's right! Matt. 11:28-30 says what? It's says, Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I WILL GIVE you REST. Amen(I got Amen written there! :o !!!!) LOL!!! Take My yoke upon you AND LEARN from Me, for I am gentle(meek) and lowly in heart(Zech9:9), and u WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS!!!!!!!!! FOR My yoke IS EASY & My burden IS LIGHT. Amen again! ....In Him was life, & the life was the light of men. AND the light shines in the darkness, AND darkness did not comprehend(overcome) it.... full of grace & truth. OMG!!! FULL OF GRACE & TRUTH!!! Lord, have mercy Jesus!!! :-) Here's something else: you know the 10 & only 1 came back to say, thank you? That's kinda like the example of 10%. Cause 1 out of 10 is 10%. Just like $1 out of $10 is 10%. Tyler, I hope u can catch this example: if I been right there with u all day, then u step out to go to the studio or something. Will someone need to come tell u something I said when you are just now leaving from right by my side? What sense would that make? Somebody tell me that, if they know?! People so smart til they just too d*** smart for their own use. Where they do that at! I don't ever wanna get that smart. And I don't ever want have something so bad that I must look my n*** up at somebody. Nope! No thank you! And I wish I would run behind a n**** cause be got a car, house, money, some this or that. For what? What is that gonna do for me? Somebody tell me that?! If a man can't love Sheneith, protect Sheneith, care for Sheneith & provide & guide Sheneith. Sheneith don't need, nor does she want him. And its a MUST he be lead by the Holy Ghost, himself. Nothing else will do, Baby! Nothing else will do!!!! Jesus, Holy Ghost/Spirit & God works for me!!! Yes!!! Song: "That's how I like it, Baby!" If I'm dancing for God then why would I not dance for the man he gives? Everybody do understand that it all was unto God, right? And if unto God, whose business is that? Ok, then! I have no idea what kinda ppl yall be around. But just know yall be getting on my nerves with all this foolishness. But no everyone always talking about all these 'positive thoughts' & stuff. Let me see them positive thoughts put into action then. Can we do that much? All I do know is love never fails. Take it however they wanna take it. Oh well! Misery loves company. And I'm with Madea! The best part of having company is WHEN THEY LEAVE!!! Hello!!! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) ...LoL... :-) Now, how are you feeling Tyler? Have I put you to sleep, yet? LoL!!! Do u wanna hear how special, I believe you are? :-) Yes, I think/believe that you are truly an amazing man. I think you are trustworthy, honest, strong, smart, gifted, loved, intelligent, wise, handsome, of course! :P :-) You are indeed, a dapper. When u wanna be. And u know already, I know u have this really serious side. (Which is the very side that remains me of my father!) The difference is, then you have this really playful side. That you are so exciting & joyful & out the box, & done, not only broke the chains. Dude, you done destroyed them chains. Like what chains, oh there was suppose to some chains. We wasn't informed of that, right there....LoL... :-) I know she done learned something. She been around Madea! I just look at it this way. Only God could have brought this moment to being. Cause I'm the one that's been crying out, longing for that MAN! Once I realized the devil had been playing with me. Okay, you wanna play with me. Okay, we'll see. One thing, for sure is I love God, & He loves & adore me. So, when ppl are saying, we praying or this & that. Just cause ppl claim or saying they are praying. What that's suppose to mean? Is it God's will! Is it what He would have you to say or do? Or are they just going thru the motion? I remember when He had grab my attention to focus on Him. I would be crying asking stuff like, "how I been in church all my life & nobody saw this or told me, etc? Boy, then I was hot! And He knew it, too! So, afterward if somebody would throw up something in my face. I would be saying, to myself, "oh, now somebody got something to say? Why they didn't say something to me when I didn't know. God done told me now!" Answer this question for me: Who are ppl, compared to God? Is God a Spirit? Can anyone outside of you & God know what you & God talk about in you all's relationship? What God said to David in the bible, was it the same thing He said to Joseph or etc.? When God say, ye shall possess the gates of your enemies (something like that). What He talking about, something like, your children shall possess the gates of their enemies? All I'm gonna say is, God don't play & He is about His business. Believe it OR NOT! To each us own! And this is another, FOR SURE! I bet u one thing, God knows EVERYTHING ABOUT me & everybody else, too! Therefore, I won't be entangled in all those lil ole fights. That has nothing to do with me in the first place. LOL!!! One of my most favorite question is: "what that got to do with me?" Tyler, what's God's order? Who the head & who the head of the head? Ok, then! As long as you know. :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Or perhaps, the week at my parents house during my father's funeral. Which his body was out 8 days. But anyway, my 2 older sisters that lives in Detroit. One shared with me how she felt no loved cause my father & her mother was no longer together. Smh! The man we all loved & respected & cherished. But there was his younger daughter of the two oldest, which had pain behind the break up. Man ole man. Wow! Oh, here is some gangster stuff. Before my older siblings moved from our home city with their mother & relocated to Detroit. My father got my mother, right. She have 3 kids of her own from a previous marriage. They get married, live in my father's house & the only thing seperating my father's house from his ex's house was my cousin's house. And my father & my siblings step father were both able to be nice & kind to one another. They both were really pleasant men. They mother passed a long time ago, though. Keep in mind, my father was 22yrs older than my mother. 22! Do u know, the guys growing up in our neighbor respected them, looked at them. Even when I moved back there & lived in that house for those 3yrs they still would be talking to me about my father & the man he was to them, in their eyes. Smh! That man stay sliced in that Tyler,Tx hospital til his older kids got there from Detroit & the next morning he had passed. Just the night before he was laying down rules to nieces, etc. Cause he was trying to get to Dallas,Tx.to check on them cause 3 of them had been in a car wreck. And before he & my mother could make it half way. Their accident happen! On a Sunday, the 1st weekend in October 03. And the last 5days of my father's life while he was weak & vulnerable; as we had never seen him before. Dee had to be strong there with Dad. Even though my dad was asking him to drive him back home. Dee couldn't do it. Cause he noticed my father kept having mini heart attacks on him & he talked my father finally into checking himself back into the hospital. He was only concerned with Pat(His wife) my mother. Lord, Jesus! Father God! These are some of my life stories. :o !!!! :-) And its all good, too! So, its all good, then. :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I'm back, T! Tai wasn't quite ready once I got there. So, I just sent u that. LoL... :-) While waiting on him. I could tell u so many occasions of this & that. But all that mess, is just that mess. God is bigger than all that there. These years, I have also learned to appreciate being a mother to sons. :-) I have learned so much from doing so. I'm still learning. Boys are different. LOL! Yall think different, etc. Oh, & did I tell u, my father used to have us pick out my mother's birthday present, anniversary, mothers day gifts or etc. He would ask us or maybe we would remind him & we would tell me what she might like. He would keep getting a ring, a necklace, a suit, etc... Stuff like that. The difference in you & I, Tyler is, you know ladies to have been the backbone, etc. I/we personally, meaning my entire family knows it to be my father, along with my mother. They both did their parts. And u talking about a tag team. That was Mr & Mrs Tag Team! Even though we somehow still got away with some stuff. We feared my father & mother. Even though we did stuff wrong & or got in trouble(s). Lol... Let me tell you how bad Paulette got it. Ok, I was shipped to another jail. So, after a minute or two, I wasn't calling Paulette as much. Do u wanna know what she DID? I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM HER inside of jail. Like what! Them folks shipped me 3 times just for a 9 mos sentence. Tai didn't even call me momma when I got out. He was calling me by my name, what he heard my family calling me. Being I was away. Even though he was coming right along with them to see me. When he & moved to Dallas & I would try to explain to him that my nieces wasn't his sisters. He would have a fit! He had grown to think that they were. He was a little boy, he didn't know no better. My mother & father kept him til I got off paper. My mother had grown attached to him, too! But I couldn't let my mother keep my child. Could none of them knew how hurt I already was. And the pain of it to hear your son not call you mom but your name. Wow! Keep in mind, Tai, is my oldest. Both my sons have their father's last name. Not mines. At the time, I thought that was the right thing to do. My father didn't approve of it. He was a wise wise man. Too wise! I didn't know no better. Which is why I don't play NO GAMES right now! You think I care about any of them that left me? I don't. I'm actually happy & happier. That what u say, Thank You Jesus for! Grace & more Grace!!!

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  • Mayelyn Bronx

    Thank you for this! I appreciate these words :)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    How are you feeling T? :-) Oh course, in my life there has been hurt on top of hurt & hurt on top of hurt. I come to realize that God does let everything work together for good. And what the enemy meant for bad, that God meant/means it for my/our good. If I had never been thru any of these things. I wouldn't be able to trust Him like I do. He has done for me, even what my parents could not do. He also has done for me & my sons what He didn't allow either of their fathers to do. So, yes I can talk, praise, worship, cry, etc to Him if I so choose to. And there is nothing no one can ever do about it. Period! Hallelujah to GOD, FATHER, SON & THE HOLY GHOST. I LOVE HIM! AND GUESS WHAT? I KNOW HE LOVES ME. CAUSE HE CAME HIMSELF FOR ME! I ain't mad at nobody. Believeth that. Nor do I hate anybody! I will kick them to the curb before I hate them. I ain't got time to be hating on nobody. For what!!! The devil is a liar!! That's what he is. God is good, love, patient, kind, intelligent, smart, all knowing, all seeing, all hearing, everywhere at the same time. He's my AGENT, GOD, LORD, FATHER, KING, FRIEND, KEEPER, LEADER, GUARD, GUIDE, DIRECTOR, ETC... HE'S ALL THAT & THEN SOME. HALLELUJAH!!! I got to go pick up Tai, now. :-) Talk to u when I get back. Right back, too! LoL!!! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Maybe u would like to know that it was 4 of them & 1 me. The 4 included 2males & 2females. One males was my infant son, at the time father. Which Tai is now 17yrs old. Or maybe u would like to know, I had to do 9 months in jail behind that when the judge saw me as wrong. Him not looking at it as 2 against 1myself. It is to this day, God has not told me did he use His hands to stop the bullets or was an my angel positioned between me & the bullets. Like I said, He was saying, God has something in stored for you, God has something in stored for you. I got out the in a few hours, the next evening or so. My father came to pick me up. Tai was at their house. This happen in 1996! Those people was trying to give me 20yrs for two counts of agg. Battery. My mind kept telling me anybody in their right mind should know this is/was self defense. You trying give me 10yrs on each count. It's two ppl against 1 person. Smh! I lost all respect for that system. But God has been Mmmm good to me & mines anyway, always & forever. Thru it all! When I heard you say 20yrs, it did something. Baby, they don't know who or who do or don't have a relationship with God. And God can do what He wanna do, when He wanna do it & just How He choose to have it done. That's right! I trust him even if I can't trust myself. He has been found to be faithful AGAINST ALL ODDS. Also, ask me how this made me feel being the youngest of my parents children, female at that, raised & going to church. That was horrible. But God, Baby! I know Him to be Good. I'll cont.. this some other time. Thanks for listening T, & thanks for loving & caring. I love you, too.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    T, there were times in my walk with God that I thought I had arrived or something. And believe me, I got over that! Baby! What! And here's the thing. I didn't call myself. My experience with Father been just w/ He(The Invisible One) & I. That it knocked me to my knees. My own family couldn't even understand, neither could I. (note: Do u think Paulette ever changed? No!) This experience I been having with God has been His own doing. This is one reason that I DONOT try to change ppl or whatever. Cause if & when God, Himself do it. Can't NOBODY tell u anything different. What? You wanna know that while I was being shot at with a 9mm..red after getting into with 2 females after the night club when I was suppose to be at work that night. But I was at the club & after the club we fought in front of my oldest son house. The house i had moved out from with him earlier that year. And they thought they were gonna jump me, I cut them, 1 was shooting after I got back in my car & God allowed the bullets to have holes in my car on the passenger side & thru that passenger window while I was sitting in the driver's seat of my car. And the Holy Spirit was talking to me, saying, "God has something in stored for you (repeatedly)" as I drove off, etc. Me not really know the depth of what had just happen. Cause I was never introduced to the Holy Spirit, at that time. But raised in up in church my whole entire life. Going all my life. Baptist! At that time!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I had to play you some music, T! :-) You are the music man. :) You know it, too!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Oh Tyler, I apologize! I don't know if u would have wanted me to stay & continue to console you. So, what do you want? Would u like for me to stay; because you are enjoying the attention I'm giving you. :-) I will stay, if you would like me, too! How will I know? You'll come up with something. I'm sure. FYI...I'm willing to do it your way. You just gotta say it, so I know it. LoL... :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I gotta go! I will be back after about 9 or so. Around that time. You already know. Join in if u want to. :-) okay, :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Better yet Tyler, I need to see a picture of this really large flower arrangement that was so large it hurt someone's back. And I'm tell u, if u EVER need to do that again or not! :-) Thing is, I'm sure it was lovely. First of all because it came from you. Unless u let somebody else order it! What color(s) was it, T? Somebody send me a picture or post it(you already know where). :-) I wanna see, too! Will u do that for me, Tyler? I can hear Oprah saying your name. Every since the LiveChat pretending your WitnessProtection Movie. You remember that? Oprah was like, OKAY TYLER! :-) I HEAR YOU! And u were just a laughing....LoL... :-) That was too too funny, me. And adorable. :-)

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