Have you ever dropped the ball on something you committed yourself to continue to do? Well, I have. I recently dropped the ball on my commitment to physically workout while on vacation. I packed workout gear, and a jump rope to remain faithful to walking and jumping at least five times a week. However, it has been three weeks, and I have not worked out a day. Total disappointment in myself is an understatement.

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Today, my prayer is for faithfulness. Dear heavenly father. Help me to be faithful to the commitments I make to myself no matter where I am. Lord, give me the mental strength to resist the temptation to be slack in not only my daily physical workout routine, but in my commitment to spend time with you. According to 3 John 1:2, you desire for me “to prosper and be in health even as my soul prospers.” Lord, help me to realize the work I expend in prayer and in bible reading ensures I am spiritually fit. Thank you for your new mercies I experience every day. You are consistently faithful in gifting me with “a point-in-time” within 24 hours to pick the ball up and continue in my work for you. Being in good shape physically and spiritually is important to me. May I reciprocate and demonstrate my love for you by being consistent, committed, and faithful in carrying my daily cross. Amen.


Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.  1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV


Living in faithfulness is putting my trust in the strength of God on a daily basis. I refuse to turn to others, or even rely upon my physical strength to do what God has called me to do. As a daughter of the Most High God, “I CAN BE” because it is He who strengthens me.

Diana Moye Mitchell




Group Leader

DR. DIANA MOYE-MITCHELL received professional training and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Chicago State University in 1991, a Master of Divinity degree from Howard School of Divinity in 2006, and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta in 2013. Dr. Moye- Mitchell’s doctoral work focused on the inequalities and sufferings of women in the “Black Pentecostal Church.” As a ministry servant of prayer, teaching and training, Dr. Moye-Mitchell seeks to encourage people of all ages to live their godly purpose with passion, and to pursue excellence in life.  In 2010, she organized a nonprofit organization for women, titled Sister-to-Sister Mentoring, and in 2020, she launched a new nonprofit organization, titled H.O.P.E. in Life, Inc. Dr. Moye-Mitchell is married to Elder Dwayne Patrick Mitchell, and was gifted by God with two beautiful children Visit her blog at: DianaMitchell.org

1 Comment

  1. Brenda

    Very timely devotional. I have been contemplating over the last few weeks about the things that I actually am supposed to be doing and not for whatever reason. Thank you for this timely message and reminding us that each day God grants us new mercies to begin again.


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