Embracing Me is an opportunity for us to connect with ourselves...learning to embrace the God within. The post that I share with you are very real. The experiences of my life (whether good, bad or indifferent) sought to develop me into a Woman who honors the God that dwells inside of me.

For over 10 years I fought against sharing my life's experiences with the world but I also neglected to fully share my gifts. You may ask why I denied myself to live and the answer is fear! After relinquishing the fear of my own thoughts as well as the thoughts of others I have decided to do and be all that God has ordained. He chose me to share my testimonies through songs, poetry, short stories and encouraging words.

I invite you to travel with me as I journey into yet another fearful place, seeking to please the Father while providing healing, restoration and inspiration as chosen. It is my hope that these words will improve your daily living.

My charge to you: Think Well. Do Well. Speak Well. Be Well. Live Well.

"For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." - Isaiah 55:10-11

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A Key Ingredient for Success

"My eyes have always seen what I see today and they still see what is to come." (SJWH)

Do you understand the above quote?  I will explain but first allow me to share with you... 

Two weeks ago I received "Strengthening Your Walk," a daily devotional I am honored to participate in writing alongside fourteen other authors. I am now the author of one book, co-author of a poetry compilation, and a contributing author of two books with a third writing contribution on the way. Recently, many of my peers asked how I became a writer and my response was this:
Since I was eight years old I knew I would one day become an author. Just like I knew and know I WILL become Dr. Whitaker. 
But what I knew didn't stop there. I've always known I would work hard, love harder, give greatly, serve earnestly, study diligently, and enjoy life. My heart was elated to know that something I said (or would say), something I have done (or will do), has made (or will make) a difference in someone else's life.

So you see, my earlier quote simply means I believed in myself from the beginning. I saw the visions and ran with (and still run with) images of the end results (outcomes). That doesn't mean I've never felt like quitting or that I have not faced challenges. Little by little, I achieved success with perseverance by simply pushing through tough places. It was not easy. I had many sleepless nights (up writing while the house and the people in it slept). My mother passed away while I was striving on the pathway to success and although I slowed down to a creep in order to deal with my grief, I still did not quit. I could go on and on about the various things (some of us call stumbling blocks) that happened while on the continuous journey (and I still have no clue of what else may come), yet, I press!!!

If I could say one thing to encourage you today it's this:
Remember, a key ingredient for success is the ability to believe in yourself so much so that you can see yourself where you desire to be!
Then go forward on the path and follow wherever it may lead, despite whatever ups or downs occur on your journey.
I trust God in all I do and I pray that you do the same. Know that you were created with purpose in mind. We are all different "ingredients" for one delicious recipe!

Be well,

Stacie J. Whitaker-Harris

PS: I SEE YOU THERE! Sending hugs


  1. You have not missed a trick!!! See it and feel it!!! The emotion you can invoke is sooooo important. Conjure up the feelings of joy that you will feel when you are there doing the very thing you see. Your mind can't tell the difference. It is as real as your hand and I SEE ME and YOU in your FUTURE....Keep doing God's work by using your GIFT to IMPACT those that come in contact with you. See our gifts are not just for us. They are for those that ENCOUNTER us, too. Later Lovie!!!!

    1. I SEE you there too!!! I love and appreciate your encouragement TRASIE! You are amazing! Keep being wonderfully you!!!

  2. Stacie - your message is like a ray of sunlight! Your 'recipe' is nourishing and delicious! In Balto yesterday and talked about you... :) The only step is the next one.. You are so cool! (*J

    1. Hi Jane! I'm enjoying every delicious bite and every soothing sip life has to offer! I miss seeing and serving you and your mom. Certainly appreciate your love, support, and energy sent through your post! 🙂

      PS: Hope the talk was good stuff (giggling). Sending hugs