Join the Movement: Walk on Water

Walking on water seems almost impossible right? But, fortunately for you, anything is possible with God.

Today is the perfect day for you to start. You will never know what is on the other side of impossible, unless you take the first step and walk on the path.

One choice today: I WILL START (you fill in the blank).

I’ll share with you how I took one step. All I knew was that I wanted to obtain more opportunities as a writer, and I believed that New York was the place for me.  So, I packed my belongings, I quit my job, with a little money saved (less than $500), sold my car to my bestfriend Sher, I called my cousin asked her to let me stay with her until I got on my feet. I had no job prospects. I just knew I had to take one step. My other bestfriend bought my one-way plane ticket to Newark, New Jersey and here I am 9 months later writing this post in New York.

 

All things are possible with God on your side.

For with God nothing will be impossible.- Luke 1: 37

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when i decided to walk on water

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It takes crazy faith to even think you can walk on water..I guess I’m crazy.

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Retrospection: Write the vision and make it plain

One of my favorite scriptures right now is Habbakuk 2: 2-3, Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.
For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay

I’ve always been big on writing things down, because I believe that words are extremely powerful. Life and death is in the power of the tongue. Also, I believe when you write things down it gives your plans life. When you think about it, documentation is a way of the world. Businesses, agreements, licenses are all represented through documents. If they weren’t documented, it would be no way to back up the idea.

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Get her out of New Jersey and into New York City

Finding a place to live is stressful. Finding a place to live in New York is even more stressful. Finding a place to live in New York when you are under a time constraint is beyond stressful. I can’t tell you how many people I emailed, and out of my entire search, I literally only saw four apartments. Considering that I am just getting on my feet in NY, I opted to have roommates to cut costs. The only problem with that was everyone that I actually know in NY already has a place, so I would be living with total strangers. That was already a scary thought.

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happiness is the choice.

We are 19 days into the new year, and it seems like time is flying already. Of course, life is already throwing curve balls my way, but I think I’m learning to curve the curve balls- meaning not letting the fear of the unknown terrify me.

So, with that in mind, I have been doing a lot of reflecting on how I desire to live in 2015.  I mean really live. I decided that happiness is a top priority for me this year.

Naturally, I am a happy person. I’m always being silly, and making people laugh, but at the same time I get distracted with discontentment.

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I stopped looking for opportunities that I could create myself.

Writing has been a serious pursuit of mine, since about 2008. After a conversation with one of my college friends, during the summer of 2008, I decided I would go full force with my writing.

So naturally I started to pursue writing opportunities of all sorts. I wrote for my college’s newspaper, I worked in celebrity gossip, I’ve worked for AOL and Groupon. All opportunities which have come and gone.

Nevertheless, I have always been looking for writing opportunities, ultimately overlooking the fact, that I could just write. Simple as that.  Searching for writing gigs is tedious within itself, so why not just create my own lane.

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i had to learn to be still.

Being still has been a struggle for me since I can remember. From childhood, every time my mom told me to be still, it’s like my world would coming crashing down.

Having to be still would literally stop me from getting into everything I wanted to get into- some things which would ultimately lead to trouble, but I didn’t always know that. I just knew I didn’t want to be still.

Even as an adult, I find it hard to actually sit still. Sometimes I rock, shake my leg, or twiddle with whatever I can find. I just have to move at some point. Standing in any line can be complete torture, because if I move, I lose my spot in line. **blank stare**

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New Year. New Beginnings.

JONNITACLife is all about change. Throughout 2014, I became more courageous in sharing my life with you, which has essentially become my testimony.

This year, I hope to continue sharing my journey and I pray you are inspired to be bold wherever you are in life.

So, welcome to jonnitacondra.com

2014 was one of the most rewarding yet challenging years I’ve had.

2014 was quite the year. When I say I was totally pulled out of my comfort zone, that would be an understatement. I promise you, every situation has really forced me to change the way I look at life.

When things went wrong, my natural instinct would be to throw a pity party, but this time around I had to fight for a new state of mind. I just refuse to believe that all the adversity I have faced was to take me out the game. I have come too far by faith to accept that this was all life has to offer me.

I had to grow up spiritually.

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Patience taught me to persevere

There is nothing like waiting.  One of my least favorite things to do is wait. It just takes so much patience. Waiting in line, waiting on food (especially when I’m hungry), waiting on people (that’s a real hard one), waiting on things to take place in life, just waiting in general is a task. But, I can say waiting, which ultimately takes patience has taught me that even though things take a long time, it’s okay.

As I was reflecting, I thought about a few things waiting has taught me.

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